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'The Simpsons' spoofs those 'Mad Men' previews -- VIDEO

Mad Men has made a name for itself by airing maddeningly vague previews of the coming week’s episode. (Oh, right — it also won the hearts and minds of American TV critics — and the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row.) To promote its new episode at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Fox’s The Simpsons is getting all Mad at you by offering up a tease that will leave you none the wiser for having seen it. Check it out.

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Fine, we won’t leave you totally in the dark. In the episode, which is a sequel to season 16’s “Future-Drama” and is set 30 years in the future, Homer gets a new clone every time he dies, Lisa’s husband is a zombie version of Millhouse, and Bart clashes with his ex-wife, Jenda (voiced by Amy Poehler), who is romantically entangled with a crab-like alien. READ FULL STORY

In case you missed it: 'The Simpsons' pay tribute to David Letterman -- VIDEO

Homer Simpson isn’t the biggest fan of the Big Apple. (“New York is a hellhole. And you know how I feel about hellholes.”) But when a comedy legend announces that he’s retiring after more than 30 consecutive years on late-night TV, it’s important to pay your respects — even if that means facing terrible traffic, street shysters, and haughty gatekeepers in the (animated) city of New York.

That’s exactly what Homer and his family do in the following couch gag, a special online tribute created shortly after Letterman revealed that he’s stepping away from the Late Show in 2015. (Fun fact: It’s actually not the first time the yellow family has crashed Letterman’s set; a less polished gag along these same lines aired before “The Last Temptation of Homer” in 1993.) Sure, The Simpsons and Letterman air on rival networks — but they’re both TV’s elder statesman, and it’s nice to see a venerable comedy franchise honor one of its own.

Now, who’s in the mood for some khlav kalash?

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Could the 'Game of Thrones' kids take on 'stupid' Harry Potter in a fight? -- VIDEO

The Stark kids from Game of Thrones have had to battle a lot in Westeros on the hit HBO series. But how would they fare up against some other famous TV and film kids?

Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who play the three siblings on the show, joined Today’s Orange Room for a game of Versus. In these hypothetical match-ups, the trio had to decide if their characters could beat the kids from The Hunger Games, The Simpsons and everyone’s favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter. Well, everyone, except Turner that is.

“Oh, Potter. Sorry, but they’re so stupid. Come on, Harry finds all the loopholes, but he’s not actually a good wizard,” Turner laughed.

You may be surprised by some of their answers. Let’s just say, good thing Hermione is always there to save the day. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Check out a Simpson-ized version of Ellen's Oscar selfie -- PHOTO

Does Ellen DeGeneres have some competition from Homer Simpson?

DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie — which included Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others — became the most retweeted message ever after Ellen posted it during Sunday’s ceremony.

But the Simpson clan — or rather, Simpsons creator Matt Groening — want to break that record. Posted on Homer Simpson’s official account is the above photo of the Simpson-ized A-list stars, alongside this message: “The ugly true story of that Oscar selfie can finally be told! Let’s break Twitter again. Look for Bart.” READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' goes Anime with a Miyazaki tribute -- VIDEO

This season of The Simpsons has seen the show’s animation get ever more adventurous, with an epic Hobbit couch gag and an extended remake of the opening sequence by Guillermo Del Toro. This Sunday, The Simpsons pays tribute to an animation master, with an extended sequence featuring a host of references to the filmography of Hayao Miyazaki. Maybe it’s because Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, is slated to finally hit most American theaters next month. Or maybe they just love them some Catbus. Anyhow, watch the full eye-popping video below. Too much whimsy! READ FULL STORY

Farewell, Mrs. Krabappel: 'The Simpsons' pays touching tribute to Marcia Wallace

Originally, Fox planned to honor the late Marcia Wallace — who passed away last weekend — by re-airing “Bart the Lover,” the Simpsons season 3 episode for which Wallace won her first and only Emmy Award. Unfortunately for classic Simpsons fans, “technical issues” ultimately prevented the network from playing the 21-year-old heartbreaker; instead, it was replaced with “The Ned-Liest Catch,” the 2011 season finale in which Wallace’s Mrs. Krabappel begins dating widower Ned Flanders.

But despite the last-minute bait-and-switch, The Simpsons still managed a touching goodbye to Wallace.

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'Simpsons' celebrates Marcia Wallace: 5 more of Mrs. Krabappel's best episodes

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When Fox announced that it would pay tribute to the late Marcia Wallace by re-airing one of her Simpsons character’s greatest episodes, there was only one logical choice: “Bart the Lover,” a gem from season 3 in which Bart plays a cruel prank on his teacher, Edna Krabappel, by answering her personal ad with a series of letters from a fake dreamboat named Woodrow. Like all the best episodes of The Simpsons, “Bart the Lover” is both hilarious and poignant. It also helped Wallace snag an Emmy in 1992. (She was nominated again in 1994 for a guest spot on Murphy Brown.)

But while “Bart the Lover” may be Mrs. Krabappel’s best showcase, it’s certainly not her only one. After all, Wallace voiced Edna in a staggering 178 episodes altogether, as of the new half-hour that will premiere Sunday. (The Simpsons plans to retire her character, though the show hasn’t yet explained how.)

So how can a Simpsons fan honor Springfield Elementary’s most bawdy, jaded, surprisingly sympathetic educator this weekend? First, get the name right; it’s kra-BA-ppel, not Crandall. Second, spend a few hours rewatching these five episodes, which represent the best of Edna. And sorry, “Nedna” fans, whoever you are; nothing about that random pairing makes the cut.

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No Halloween costume? Fox has you covered with 'New Girl,' 'Family Guy' masks

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re among the slackers who haven’t gone out to buy a costume yet or just can’t figure out what to be, Fox is hoping you’ll dress up as one of the characters from their shows.

The cable company has just released a slew of printable cutout masks just in time for you to put together a last-minute costume.

In addition to printable masksof people like The X Factor‘s Simon Cowell and New Girl‘s Jess, Fox has also uploaded some fun stencils for pumpkin carving.

If you’re brave enough to try your hand at some fancy carving before tonight, you’ll find all you need to carve a likeness of Bart Simpson or Family Guy‘s Stewie on Fox.com.

Visit show pages for Almost Human, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, New Girl, The Simpsons, and The X Factor for more info on how to download printable masks and pumpkin carving stencils for Halloween!

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Saturday

Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity.

You can see the full schedule here, but you can check out the TV and film highlights for Saturday below. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21.

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Woohoo! 'Simpsons' fans rejoice! Universal Studios is building Springfield

OMG! OMG! OMG! 

This could be the greatest news for Simpsons obsessives since those 7-Elevens were converted into Kwik-E-Marts to celebrate the release of the Simpsons movie.

Springfield, home of the three-eyed fish and hometown of Jebediah Springfield, is becoming a reality at Universal Studios’ Orlando amusement park.

While rumors have been floating for a while, Universal Studios officially announced today that they are expanding the area around the Simpsons Ride in Orlando to include an entire area that mimics the streets of Springfield. “And yes – there will be Duff Beer,” a release said.

Some of the attractions will include a Krusty Burger, a Lard Lad donuts, and, of course, Moe’s Tavern. There will also be a new Kang & Kodos-themed attraction. (Personal hope: the gift shop only sells “Bort” license plates.)

I’m thrilled. Also, can I just say it’s about time? I mean, Harry Potter fans have an entire Wizarding World of fun, and while I’m totally happy for them, it brings me great joy to say Simpsons fans will get to enjoy the Krustyest place on earth.

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‘The Simpsons': Kristen Wiig to guest as FBI agent — EXCLUSIVE
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