The Simpsons


Two Sunday episodes are in the 7Mate schedule with Season 11 commencing on the Wednesday.

Sunday 15 April

06:00 PM The Simpsons: They Saved Lisa’s Brain 10-22
06:30 PM The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo 10-23

Wednesday 18 April

07:30 PM The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome 11-01
08:00 PM The Simpsons: Brother’s Little Helper 11-02
08:30 PM The Simpsons: Guess Who’s Coming To Criticize Dinner? 11-03
09:00 PM The Simpsons: Gone Boy NEW EPISODE 29-09



New schedule

Sydney, Melbourne:
06:00 PM The Simpsons: They Saved Lisa’s Brain 10-22
11:30 PM The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo 10-23

Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth:
07:30 PM The Simpsons: They Saved Lisa’s Brain 10-22
08:00 PM The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo 10-23


The Simpsons EP Al Jean has thanked fans and commentators for their responses to this week’s episode regarding the Apu controversy.


Many of the characters are negatively stereotyped, if they get rid of Apu or change him, they’ll also need to change Fat Tony and Reverend Lovejoy and Bumble Bee Man.


Not Luigi?


Forgot about him, but yep, him and many others! Hey hey hey!


Family Guy and South Park (!!!) does it too. It’s low brow and it’s what those shows do, they do gay stereotypes as well. They mock everyone, now if you want to do a pile on Al Jean though I’m up for it.



Smithers, Patty, Julio, Groundskeeper Willie, Cookie Kwan, Cletus Spuckler and Captain McCallister


But boom when they mock some guy that works in the E Mart!


Good to have 6pm Simpsons back even if only for one night. Hopefully a sign of things to come.


Melbourne’s currently getting a late night (repeat) on 7mate


Have they just watched the Comm Games Closing Ceremony?


As per schedule.


Hilarious :joy:

And that’s a classic episode too, with a classic scene! Good timing.


Then it’s just not the show for you. The entire original point of the Simpsons was to be a cynical look look at American culture, at a time when few other programs would dare poke mud at the U.S. The fact that this was animation made this possible and slightly more palatable. Everybody in it is a stereotype, bratty school boy, school principal, filthy rich business owner, the bar owner. For the viewer the idea that was that you already knew the character the moment they were introduced. As time (a very long time for a tv series) moved on, some characters developed much more in depth personality and history. Seriously, I don’t really know what the problem with Apu is. A stereotype isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just a stereotype. As far as I recall, Apu is accepted into Springfield society, attending parties and functions and has his helpers and supporters along the way.


re-read my post


Hank Azaria was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (shown late last night on Eleven), and he said he was willing to step aside from voicing Apu.


Although, it’s not up to him to “step aside from voicing Apu”.

It’s up to the producers to evolve the character into something that is not stereotypical or offensive. Leaving him out completely is not the answer.


The whole show is filled with racial (and other) stereotypes. Who is the PC bandwagon going to target next? Groundskeeper Willie, Luigi, Cookie Kwan?