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A lot of our writers, like Conan O'Brien, moved on to other things.
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A lot of people believe that if everybody just did what they were told - obeyed - everything would be fine. But that's not what life is all about. That's not real. It's never going to happen.
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Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative to what somebody else is doing.
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Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
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Don't have a cow, man.
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Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?
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Eat my shorts!
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Everybody doesn't have to get every joke. People really appreciate not being condescended to.
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Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
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God often gives nuts to toothless people.
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Ha ha! Look at this country! ? U R Gay!? Ha ha! (looking at Uruguay on the globe).
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Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems.
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I also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious, but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do, so I still do it as an adult.
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I don't have to be careful, I've got a gun.
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I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I will do it again.
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I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.
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I draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell, which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers. That's what I did before The Simpsons, and what I plan to do for the rest of my life.
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I love the idea that we put in jokes the kids don't get. And that later, when they grow up and read a few books and go to college and watch the show again, they can get it on a completely different level.
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I want it to go on, but I want us to go out on top.
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I'm always intrigued by people who have a unique vision that they express musically.
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I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
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It's a funny show. The characters are surprisingly likable, given how ugly they are. We've got this huge cast of characters that we can move around. And over the last few seasons, we've explored some of the secondary characters' personal lives a bit more.
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It's always fun - kids know this - to tell a joke that makes all the kids laugh but which confuses and annoys the teacher. And that's what I try to do as a grown-up - entertain part of the audience and annoy another part.
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It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than parents have.
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Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.
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Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
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Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
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Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come.
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Me fail english? Thats unpossible.
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Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention.
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One of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I'm thinking about an audience, it's usually a younger version of myself.
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Our solution on The Simpsons is to do jokes that people who have an education and some frame of reference can get.
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Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before.
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Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories.
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The Simpsons is an especially collaborative show.
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The thing that makes me happiest about Simpsons Illustrated are all the drawings that we get from readers. I wish we could print them all. They're really imaginative. They show a lot of hard work.
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The writers led by Mike Scully are fantastic. And they're creating original stories that not only don't repeat what we've already done, they also don't repeat anything I've seen on television.
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We've been running a little behind schedule. But only by about 15 years or so.
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We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
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Well, most grown-ups forget what it was like to be a kid. I vowed that I would never forget.
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When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
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When the authorities warn you of the dangers of having sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
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When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.
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