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August 27, 2014 at 6:01 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 7: Springfield is in Oregon…duh

Was there any doubt? “The Simpsons” series often refers coyly to the characters’ hometown, without divulging a state (one notable close call was when a character stated “Springfield, O….” and was cut off). We PNWers know that since “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is from Portland, what the hey else would he be referring to?  Springfield,…

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August 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 5: Best of Grandpa

Welcome to Day 5 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Today we honor Abe Simpson, the turnip-headed elder of the family, who drifts in and out of real time in hilarious…

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August 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 4: Hail, Marge

Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far. Since moms are awesome, today’s post celebrates Marge Simpson, the blue-haired matriarch of the Springfield clan. Did you know Marge is real? As in,…

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August 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 3: Couch gags

Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far. You can’t talk about “The Simpsons” without talking about the couch gags. By that we mean the scenes at the end of each opening…

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August 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 2: Birth of Bart

Welcome to Day 2 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party in turn celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Any “Simpsons” newbies out there? You may think Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie just sprung up, all shiny…

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July 31, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Diane, 7:30 p.m., July 31: ‘Twin Peaks’ night at SAM

“Watch — and see what life teaches,” urged the Log Lady, who was just one of the odd/creepy/puzzling characters that inhabited the amazing TV series “Twin Peaks.” By the time the series ended, most viewers weren’t sure what they had learned, other than “Twin Peaks” was the most radical, inventive and disturbing shows on television. Feeling nostalgic…

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September 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Fall TV and Jason Aldean: 5 things to do this week

Monday heralds the beginning of the fall TV season, and judging by the response to our recent TV poll on seattletimes.com, an awful lot of you are looking forward to some quality time with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Castle,” “The Big Bang Theory” and old friend Michael J. Fox. Listed here are some of…

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