The Simpsons

The Simpsons producers pull Michael Jackson episode
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The Simpsons producers pull Michael Jackson episode

Child abuse allegations in Leaving Neverland prompt cartoon’s makers to act
8 Mar 2019
Is Apu racist? Simpsons voice actor ‘happy to step aside’
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Is Apu racist? Simpsons voice actor ‘happy to step aside’

Actor’s response at odds with the cartoon’s jibe at critics who say Indian character is offensive
25 Apr 2018
The Simpsons ‘embiggens’ English with official new word
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The Simpsons ‘embiggens’ English with official new word

Nonsense word from iconic TV show among 850 new additions to the Merriam-Webster dictionary
6 Mar 2018
Disney agrees £39bn deal for 21st Century Fox assets
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Disney agrees £39bn deal for 21st Century Fox assets

Sale ends more than half a century of expansion by media mogul Rupert Murdoch
14 Dec 2017
Disenchantment: Matt Groening cartoon to air on Netflix
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Disenchantment: Matt Groening cartoon to air on Netflix

After poking fun at modern life in The Simpsons, the animator is turning his sights to fantasy
26 Jul 2017
Baby Jesus statue given 'Maggie Simpson' head
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Baby Jesus statue given 'Maggie Simpson' head

Church criticised after local artist crafts replacement piece from orange clay - and other tall tales
21 Oct 2016
The Simpsons' Smithers comes out as gay after 27 years
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The Simpsons' Smithers comes out as gay after 27 years

Animated sitcom handles sexuality of long-running character with 'surprising subtlety', say critics
5 Apr 2016

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24 first episode: should Jack Bauer have come to London?
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24 first episode: should Jack Bauer have come to London?

With EastEnders-style landlords, ploddy police and Downton villains, has 24 fallen into the cliche trap?
7 May 2014
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