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Author Reiss, Mike, 1959- author.

Title Springfield confidential : jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for the Simpsons / Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein ; foreword by Judd Apatow.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]


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 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4572 REI    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4572 REI    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary The longest-serving writer and producer for "The Simpsons" offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.
Contents Opening credits. Burning question: Where is Springfield? -- Act one. It begins ... ; A brief history of me ; Funny for money -- Act two. Meet the writers ; Simpsons songs : who writes them, how are they written, and why are there so goddamn many? ; Meet the showrunners ; Meet the characters ; Meet the cast ; Burning question: Do you read what fans post on websites? ; Four episodes that changed the world (kinda) ; Burning question: What do you think of Family Guy? ; Meet the fans ; Burning question: What do you say to people who say the show has gone downhill? ; Seeing the world with The Simpsons ; Burning question: Why has the show lasted so long? -- Act three. On comedy ; How Krusty became The Critic ; Burning question: What's the biggest reason The Critic failed? ; A development deal with the devil ; Burning question: What is the secret of The Simpsons' success? ; Doing animated films for cash (not credit) ; The sleazy, nasty world of children's books ; Gay for pay ; Writing for humans again! ; Back to the old tire fire -- The tag. It never ends ... ; The final burning question: Why are the Simpsons yellow?
Subject Simpsons (Television program)
Television comedy writers.
Television comedies.
Television writers.
Added Author Klickstein, Mathew, author.
Apatow, Judd, 1967- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780062748034 (hardcover)
0062748033 (hardcover)

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