the simpsons

An Evening With The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mike Reiss. Mike is best known as a longtime writer and producer for the TV show The Simpsons. He’s also written for shows like ALF, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and co-created The Critic. During the show he discussed the longevity of The Simpsons, what it’s like behind the scenes when writing the show, and his new book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.” Find it at a bookstore near you!

During the rest of the show we argued the pros and cons of the fanny pack making a comeback, spoke with local celebrity Stunt Monkey about Harley Davidson moving production overseas, discussed the tips and tricks of competitive hot dog eating, and did The Bartman! Whoa, mama!

The Five Count’s 700th Show – An Evening With The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright…

This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!

During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!