For those who missed it, 'The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special' is available for free viewing on Hulu.
This is a big week for Simpsons fans! This Sunday, the 450th episode (!) of our favorite family will air at 8pm on Fox. Could anything be cooler than that? Sure! Following the episode is an hour-long documentary, entitled 'The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!'. Directed by popular documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, the special sounds to be a very tongue-in-cheek love letter to the show, its fans, and its impact on pop culture. And you never know... a few familiar faces might pop up too!
While Fox has been slow with the promotion for the special (though there has been general hype of the 20th anniversary itself), it has received press from the Associated Press, the NY Times and other outlets.
Fox is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, and this does mean some good news for collectors. Many have spent the last year chasing down a continuing series of anniversary PVCs by the Australia-based company, The Promotions Company. They are available to order online here.
The collection includes: Series 1 (Evergreen Terrace), Series 2 (Krusty Studios), Series 3 (Springfield Elementary), Series 4 (Nuclear Power Plant), Series 5 (Caped & Courageous), and Series 6 (The Way We Was). Additionally, there are specific anniversary sets for Season 1-10, and 11-20 (containing one figure each representing a particular season). Add them to your collection today!
As most collectors know, The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season DVD set was released this past summer. The next planned DVD release is... The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season? Yes, it is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 20th (with no real extras).
Many fans are curious why Seasons 13-19 are being bypassed in favor of Season 20. While Fox has given no official explanation, the most obvious one is that Fox has released a rush Season 20 set because they are currently pushing the 20th anniversary of the show. We imagine that the following release will be Season 13, and will be back on track after that. We will post updates as we get them.
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