A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.Conan O'BrienIn celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the shows longest-serving writer and producer 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.Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reisswho has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with Americas most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the shows writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, Reiss reflects on his lifetime inside The Simpsonsa personal highlights reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite stories. Springfield Co...
|Title||:||Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons Reviews
A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share.
Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not really into the Simpsons (who?!), everybody can get some laughs from the book while learning how this animated show is made. Despite the jokes about the writer's room (people sleeping or doing crosswords all day) it's ...more
As an all-time The Simpsons fan I found this book very interesting as it is authored by one of the pioneer writers of the show. Full of inside memories, comments and some good trivia it keeps with its promises in the title. Although I dont know if the part were the author states that Fidel Castro died like 10 years ago was a mistake by him or simply one of those "outright lies" it also promises.
Also, you can expect some moment of pure arrogance from the author. I can understand it as he really ...more
Even though I absolutely love The Simpsons, it took me awhile to get into this book. I didn't "get" Mike Reiss's humor at first, and so I kept putting this back down and reading something else instead. I wasn't even sure if I was going to actually read this or not, but the lure of behind-the-scenes info on The Simpsons kept pulling me back.
Even though there were several jokes that fell flat for me, and some that made me extremely uncomfortable, I'm really glad I finally gave this a try. I LOVED ...more
This was a fun, quick read, but you can tell the author writes for television because the jokes come at such a fast pace it’s almost overwhelming. A lot of slapstick thrown in that isn’t quite to my taste, but I’m sure other readers wouldn’t mind. It is GREAT fun learning all the Simpsons trivia, but a few I call bogus - like George Harrison doing the show because his grandkids told him to. He was on the show in 1993 and his one kid was 14 or 15 at the time. No grandkids. (I’m the Beatles nerd w ...more
Only made it through the first hour of the audiobook and gave up. Totally lame
I didn't read all the way to the last page. The early sections on the author's personal history and the development of the Simpsons TV show were engaging. After page 200 or so, the content is less interesting (I never even known there was a show called "The Critic"). And by then Reiss's rat-a-tat style had palled. The "keep trying, keep pitching, don't edit, keep brainstorming" method works in the writer's room. In print, not so much.
Of course, if you are a huge fan of "The Simpsons", you will ...more
An awesome trip down my early childhood.
A fun read - the jokes came at such a rapid pace it was hard to catch them all. It was also hard to note what stories were 100% true and which ones may have just been mostly true - I didn't mind but some people may not love it.
Overall though, it was a fun way to hear about the history of such an iconic show which has defined a generation and become such a cultural phenomenon that the book "Off to Be a Wizard" jokes that anyone that was born in the 80's and traveled back in time in the 90's alwa ...more