How exciting! 500 episodes…It’s hard to believe. What is even more mind blowing is that 100 of our biggest fans vied for the right to participate in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records by watching over 84 consecutive hours of the show. Fox set up a huge tent the Hollywood & Highland complex with couches and a huge screen. The viewers could not take their eyes off the screen (there are spotters who have spotters to check on them) and they only get a 10 minute break every two hours! Wow! That’s dedication. Of course, there was a prize. Congratulations to Jeremiah Franco and Carin Shreve. They received $10,500 each and co-share the new Guinness World Record at 86 hours and 37 minutes. Not bad for a few days “work.” (more…)
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500th Episode of The Simpsons – 16. February, 2012
Congratulations Matt Groening!! – 15. February, 2012
I was honored to be a part of the celebration for the unveiling of Matt’s well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What a great Valentine’s Day — and just one day before his birthday. (more…)
Viva La Bart! – 21. March, 2010
Nancy and Music’s Renaissance Man – 23. May, 2007
Recently I had the pleasure of watching the great Placido Domingo lend his dulcet vocal tones to The Simpsons.
Although he and Bart didn’t have any scenes together, watching the “King of Opera” take singing lessons from Homer was definitely one of the highlights of working on the show.
We so seldom get to actually work with our celebrity guests that you can imagine the admiration in the room when Placido was coming up with take after take, injecting his own “create” into the character. He truly is the “Renaissance Man of music.”
400 Episodes Strong – 23. May, 2007
OMYGOD—400 episodes already!! It seems to me that it was just yesterday that we were announced on the Fox line-up as having our own half-hour show!
Fox threw us a big bash on the lot on New York Street, famous for the set of Hello, Dolly! About 1,000 peeps attended, mostly artists and staff. There were plenty of media there and I spent about 1 1/2 hours doing tons of interviews for the promotion of our record-breaking 400th.
The only other show that tops ours is Gunsmoke. It was on the air from 1955-1975.
The Simpsons first aired in 1990 as a sitcom; however we made our television debut on The Tracey Ullman Show back in 1987, making it a 20-year-run.
My vision is to see that we do no less than 500! Fox will throw us another party—bigger balloons, better food.