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Author Ortved, John, 1980-

Title The Simpsons [sound recording] : an uncensored, unauthorized history / John Ortved; [foreword by Douglas Coupland].

Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  791.4572 ORT    AVAILABLE
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Description 9 sound discs (11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Compact discs.
Performer Read by John Allen Nelson and Justine Eyre.
Summary "The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows ever to run on television. From its first moment on the air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an animated short on The Tracey Ullman Show - mere filler on the way to commercial breaks - the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after twenty years the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life: they have ingrained themselves in it." "John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the show, as told by many of the people who made it, among them writers, animators, producers, and network executives. It's an intriguing yet hilarious tale, portraying more than two decades of betrayal, ambition, and love"--Book jacket.
Contents Foreword / Douglas Coupland -- Introduction. "Hi, Everybody!" -- 1. Matt Groening Show -- 2. King of Comedy -- 3. When Bart Met Tracey -- 4. Sam "Sayonara" Simon -- 5. Welcome to Springfield -- 6. Room -- 7. First Episodes -- 8. Bigger Than Jesus -- 9. Fallout Boys -- 10. Buddies, Sibs, Dweebs, and an Odd Man Out -- 11. Conan -- 12. Institutionalized -- 13. Godfathers -- 14. Who's the Boss? -- 15. Foxy Boxing -- 16. Guest Stars -- 17. On and On -- 18. Under the Influence of Duff.
Subject Simpsons (Television program) -- Sound recordings.
Television series -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Coupland, Douglas.
Nelson, John Allen, 1959-
Eyre, Justine.
Added Title I will not write an uncensored, unauthorized history of the Simpsons
Uncensored, unauthorized history of the Simpsons
History of the Simpsons
ISBN 9781400114481 (discs)
1400114489 (discs)
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