The places that characters frequent in movies or TV often become characters themselves. Homes, hideouts, workplaces, these locations can often be as important to your love of something as the fictional people who dwell in them.
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If you include the main cast, it's fairly obvious who has the most lines: It's Homer, by hundreds of thousand of words, followed by Marge, Bart and Lisa all bunched up pretty close together. But what if you just count the words spoken by the supporting cast from season one to 26? Which supporting character do you think has spoken the most lines on the show then? Is it Flanders? Moe? Krusty?
Video: It's really fun to see the genius eye of Stanley Kubrick get translated into the world of The Simpsons. Instead of the psychopaths in A Clockwork Orange, we get Homer, Moe and crew. Instead of the stillness of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we see the goofiness of Homer eating in zero gravity. Instead of the eeriness of The Shining, we get Homer... again.
Universal Studios is a bizarre theme park that welcomes over seven million people a year. Lately, the big draw is a sprawling replica of Harry Potter's world, though it's long been famous for making tourists feel like they're characters in one of Universal's many hit movies. The technology involved in these spectacles, however, has remained a mystery — until now.
Video: Will the return of virtual reality be as big a flop as the return of 3D movies and TV was? Not when you can strap an Oculus Rift or a Google Cardboard to your face and watch 500 episodes of The Simpsons in a 360-degree VR experience. It's not every last episode of the show to ever air, but odds are your favourite is in there somewhere.
Video: Celia Gomez edited scenes from The Simpsons side-by-side with the movies those scenes are paying homage to and it's just so much fun. We get to see how the hilarious animators of The Simpsons have repurposed and refashioned those iconic movies to be set in Springfield. That means seeing our favourite characters on The Simpsons turn into set pieces in Raiders of the Lost Ark or Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, as well as seeing how two cupcakes can be creatively used to recreate a NSFW scene in A Clockwork Orange.
Everything from exotic super cars, to blue collar pickup trucks, to even the Goodyear blimp has gotten the Hot Wheels treatment. And now, after over a quarter century on TV, so has the nondescript pink sedan that the Simpson family drives all over Springfield.
It takes a lot of hard work, a considerable amount of natural talent and a little bit of luck to be able to eat like Homer Simpson in real life. Caolan McArthur and CinemaRaven managed to accomplish the Herculean feat (with the help of a sped up camera) and basically created a live action version of The Simpsons.
Video: Here's one way to make you nostalgically love The Simpsons even more: add more nostalgia by recreating the entire opening sequence in pixel animation. Animated by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon, this 16-bit pixelated rendition of The Simpsons completely nails it. It should totally be an official couch gag for a future episode.
Video: If you ever wondered what characters from The Simpsons would look like if they got animated in the style of South Park or Archer or Adventure Time or various animes or maybe even made to look like minions, well, here you go. On last night's episode, we got to see what The Simpsons would look like as different cartoons.