Mike Reiss has worked on The Simpsons since the first episode. His new book is Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.” We talked about exactly what outright lies the book contains, while he originally thought the show would be lucky to last six episodes, and his indirect appearance in a season 2 episode.
Nell Scovell is one of the funniest people in the history of ever who has written for The Simpsons, Late Night With David Letterman, Murphy Brown, Newhart, The Muppets, and many more. Her new memoir is “Just the Funny Parts…and a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club.” A fun interview talking comedy with one of the greats.
Nancy Cartwright called in to talk about her new film “In Search of Fellini,” based on true events in her life. We discussed seeing her life played out by a young actress, why she didn’t cast herself in the film in a major role, and thinking about what it means for Bart Simpson to be a grandma.
Al Jean is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer and producer who has been working on “The Simpsons” since 1989. We talked about what we’ll see on Sunday’s season premiere (Season 27 on the 27th — 7pm CT on Fox 32 Chicago), how there’s an entire generation that has never known a world without The Simpsons, and what special guests will be making an appearance this season.