TV on Blu-ray: “The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season”

Sixteen seasons into a series, you’d think it would lose its ability to surprise and make you laugh. But The Simpsons isn’t your average TV show, and sixteen seasons in it’s still pretty darn funny. The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season compiles ...

An Open Letter To Edna Krabappel From Bart Simpson

Dear Mrs. Krabappel who art in heaven,

I was told that, in times like these, I’m supposed to pour one out. I don’t know what that means. I guess it’s my heart, so let me keep this quick because the Bartman doesn’t ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 81

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

Cartoon Kiddies: Baron Vaughn

Kids love cartoons. This is a fact. If any kid ever tells you that they don’t like cartoons, then you should steer as far away from them as possible and quietly alert the authorities, because they’re almost certainly an Estonian dwarf ...

PopSmarts: Let Nothing Come Between Us

One of the most anticipated television events of the summer is Under the Dome, a 13-week summer series adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. Under the Dome, which premieres June 24 on CBS, has a high-concept ...

You’re Dead To Us…Cop Movies

The other day on the Popdose email thread, as one is wont to do, we started spouting off old cop movie cliches for some reason—”I don’t play by the rules!” “Chief is gonna have your ass!” “Turn in your badge and gun!” ...

5 Musical Genres Overdue for a Comeback

In our lifetimes we’ve already seen ’80s New Wave/dance pop, ’70s garage rock, and ’60s chamber/Baroque pop enjoy a revival of sorts. And surely we all remember the heady days of the Swing Revival of the mid-1990s, yes? Those were some ...

TV on DVD: “The Simpsons: The Fifteenth Season”

With so many years under its belt, one has to wonder whether there is any interest in another season’s worth of Simpson’s episodes being released on DVD and Blu-ray. However, Fox has produced an excellent collector’s set for the ...

bLISTerd Presents: Our 15 Favorite Arcade Machines

Many moons ago (by which we mean until the mid-90s), there existed mystical Shangri-La’s in shopping malls all across Americas, where quarters flowed, laughter resounded, and countless beefs were settled by joysticks and four buttons. Where the latest games were at your beck ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Great Moments in Cartoon Death

There are few things more unsettling than when an animated television show or film hopscotch over the whole feel-good nature of ‘toons and land squarely on The Big “D.” You shouldn’t be as attached or emotionally invested as you tend to ...

White Label Wednesday: This Is Halloween

While Mr. Dunphy’s upcoming Friday Mixtape is one of the most esoteric tributes to All Hallow’s Eve that you will ever see, I chose a more commercial (read: lazier) path to celebrating my second-favorite holiday of the year. Now ...

Popdose Interview: Duckman creator Everett Peck

Animation fans rejoice, for Duckman, the irreverent animated show that aired on USA in the ’90s has finally arrived on DVD. CBS/Paramount has released all four seasons of the groundbreaking television series on two excellent box sets that are available now. Anyone ...

The Friday Mixtape: 8/29/08

Michael Jackson turns 50 today. Fifty! Jacko is five-oh!

Hard to believe, probably because the man hasn’t acted his age — or looked his age, for that matter — in years, but ever since he was a preteen he’s ...

Dw. Dunphy On… “The Simpsons”

Okay, who hasn’t thought America’s favorite family has jumped the shark by now? Even with the success of last year’s movie (which I found quite funny) still fresh in the audience’s mind, the actual show has become something not so much unfunny ...