Easy, a passion project where he's in control.Also, the reason Groening never revisited Life in Hell was probably because after he'd made his fuck-you money, what purpose would be served by developing an old property like that into a medium it wasn't intended for and inevitably having to suffer some kind of executive meddling? More money? More fame? What could it bring that he didn't already have without risking someday regretting he sold himself out? It's like, if one-shot time travel was possible, would you go back and redo your 5th birthday party to make it "perfect"? Probably not because, well, there's more important things in your life to deal with.
Sam Simon was upset that they originally didn't roast him, in the final version he gets drawn as Howard Hughes.You know, it was a good sign when a show's creators outright allowed the writers to make fun of them.
Has anybody ever read the criticisms of the show from their golden years? I can't stop thinking about what a bunch of spergs they were and now I can't entirely blame the writers for mocking them.
Some more lesser-known (and SFW) Simpsons trivia:
Lawrence Tierney was an absolute drunken maniac during his recording sessions for 'Marge Be Not Proud'. At one point he nearly got into a fistfight with showrunner Josh Weinstein.
Tierney was fucking insane. He was supposed to play a recurring role as Elaine's father on Seinfeld, but he stole a real knife from the set, hid it in his coat, and pretended to use it in a Psycho-like manner. Everyone was too terrified to work with him again.Lawrence Tierney was an absolute drunken maniac during his recording sessions for 'Marge Be Not Proud'. At one point he nearly got into a fistfight with showrunner Josh Weinstein.
Late on this and I know people generally see "Moaning Lisa" as the cornerstone of Lisa's >tfw too intelligent episodes, but I honestly thought it was pretty good. It was interesting to introduce us to her musical passion from her perspective all the while keeping it grounded.I kinda miss the Flanders that used to be here. I used to think of my dad whenever I thought of Homer and thought we were in that situation as well where someone in the neighborhood was always better than us.
I do too, and this scene was one of those I used to watch over and over thinking of how much it meant to be in that situation.
"They're gonna get eaten alive in middle school."They're literally terrified of moths
Conan O'Brien was the originator of the name of Selma's pet Jub-Jub. It's one of many nonsensical phrases he would say around the office, so when it came time to name the iguana, they turned to him to ask and he said "Jub-Jub".