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‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Calls Russia-Ukraine Conflict Prediction “Very Sad” and Not Coincidental

Just prior to Russia launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, a series of social media users noted that The Simpsons appeared to once again predict the future back in 1998. Those social media posts did not go unnoticed by Simpsons showrunner Al Jean, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that the 24-year-old gag — […]

“Steamed Hams” at 25: ‘Simpsons’ Cast and Crew Attempt to Decipher Classic Moment’s Extraordinary Cult Following

Hank Azaria, Al Jean, Bill Oakley and more retrace the 1996 episode, revealing why "22 Short Films About Springfield" was groundbreaking, how it nearly led to a spinoff called 'Springfield' and boggle over how it ultimately gave way to perhaps the show's most popular meme.

‘Simpsons’ Intro Elaborately Re-created by Bored Quarantined Family

An Ontario family who was becoming bored during social isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic found an entertaining way to pass the time: a visit to Springfield.

Aziz Ansari Criticizes ‘Simpsons’ Creators’ Response to Apu Controversy in Netflix Special

Among the topics addressed by Aziz Ansari in his new Netflix special was the controversy about 'The Simpsons' character, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Remembers Penny Marshall, the Show’s First Guest Star

Technically, Penny Marshall was the first guest star to work with 'The Simpsons', but her episode aired after others, such as Kelsey Grammer's first appearance as Sideshow Bob. "She will be very much missed," showrunner Al Jean said.

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Vows to Find “Right” Answer to Apu Controversy

"I truly appreciate all responses pro and con," Al Jean says of the hot-button issue.

Stephen Hawking Had a Single Joke Request When He Appeared on ‘The Simpsons’

"He was certainly a hero to all of us," showrunner Al Jean recalls.

O.J. Simpson Was Nearly on ‘The Simpsons’ 25 Years Ago

"Fortunately he passed and we got Dr. Joyce [Brothers]," Al Jean says.

‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Fires Back at Ted Cruz for Using Show Reference at CPAC

"I think Ted's the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth," Al Jean quipped.

“Mr. Plow” at 25: How the ‘Simpsons’ Classic Pushed New Boundaries and Helped Cement the Show’s Legacy

Conan O'Brien, Al Jean, Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, the daughters of Adam West and Phil Hartman, plus more pull back the curtain on the beloved 1992 episode, revealing worries over the censors, trepidation at inserting God and the gag written solely for William Friedkin.

‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Returns Jab From George H.W. Bush 25 Years Later

Recently the former president has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, which prompted Al Jean to respond.

Kevin Curran, Writer and Producer on ‘The Simpsons,’ Dies at 59

He also wrote for 'Late Night With David Letterman' and 'Married … With Children' and won six Emmys.