History Trivia / TheSimpsonsMovie

11th Sep '17 4:30:30 AM ClintEastwood
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** A ''Simpsons'' movie has been planned since the 1990s, but the writers couldn't figure out how to stretch the plot to feature-film length. Episodes that were considered for a feature-length movie are "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E1KampKrusty Kamp Krusty]]" (which became the first episode of season four) and "[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E1BonfireOfTheManatees Bonfire of the Manatees]]" (the first episode of season 17). Before his death, Creator/PhilHartman had expressed interest in doing a live-action Troy [=McClure=] film.

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** A ''Simpsons'' movie has been planned since the 1990s, but the writers couldn't figure out how to stretch the plot to feature-film length. Episodes that were considered for a feature-length movie are "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E1KampKrusty Kamp Krusty]]" (which became the first episode of season four) and "[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E1BonfireOfTheManatees "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E1BonfireOfTheManatees Bonfire of the Manatees]]" (the first episode of season 17). Before his death, Creator/PhilHartman had expressed interest in doing a live-action Troy [=McClure=] film.
11th Sep '17 4:30:03 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/Maile Flanagan was the original voice actress for Colin, but she was let go at some point in production and Creator/TressMacNeille re-recorded the character's dialogue.

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** Creator/Maile Flanagan Creator/MaileFlanagan was the original voice actress for Colin, but she was let go at some point in production and Creator/TressMacNeille re-recorded the character's dialogue.
11th Sep '17 4:29:37 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/Kelsey Grammer's Sideshow Bob and a family therapist voiced by Creator/MinnieDriver were originally going to be in the film, but for some reason their scenes were cut.

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** Creator/Kelsey Grammer's Creator/KelseyGrammer's Sideshow Bob and a family therapist voiced by Creator/MinnieDriver were originally going to be in the film, but for some reason their scenes were cut.
11th Sep '17 4:29:19 AM ClintEastwood
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* DeletedRole:
** Creator/Kelsey Grammer's Sideshow Bob and a family therapist voiced by Creator/MinnieDriver were originally going to be in the film, but for some reason their scenes were cut.
** Creator/IslaFisher, and Erin Brockovich-Ellis also recorded lines for the film, but their scenes were cut.
** Creator/KevinBacon had a small cameo with his sons, Exon and Kris P. as an alternative Flanders family living outside of the dome. The scene was eventually cut.



* TheOtherMarty:
** Creator/Maile Flanagan was the original voice actress for Colin, but she was let go at some point in production and Creator/TressMacNeille re-recorded the character's dialogue.
** Creator/EdwardNorton originally recorded the part of the man who gets crushed by the dome using a Creator/WoodyAllen impression, but the crew felt the voice was too distracting, so Creator/DanCastellaneta re-recorded the dialogue with a different voice.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A ''Simpsons'' movie has been planned since the 1990s, but the writers couldn't figure out how to stretch the plot to feature-film length. Episodes that were considered for a feature-length movie are "Kamp Krusty" (which became the first episode of season four) and "Bonfire of the Manatees" (the first episode of season 17). Before his death, Creator/PhilHartman had expressed interest in doing a live-action Troy [=McClure=] film.
** Kelsey Grammer's Sideshow Bob and a family therapist voiced by Minnie Driver were originally going to be in the film, but for some reason their scenes were cut.
** Hank Scorpio from "You Only Move Twice" was going to be the villain instead of Russ Cargill. Hell, they not only share the same voice actor, but the same ''voice''. They decided against it because Scorpio was found to be [[AffablyEvil too likeable]] to turn into an all-out villain.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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A ''Simpsons'' movie has been planned since the 1990s, but the writers couldn't figure out how to stretch the plot to feature-film length. Episodes that were considered for a feature-length movie are "Kamp Krusty" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E1KampKrusty Kamp Krusty]]" (which became the first episode of season four) and "Bonfire "[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E1BonfireOfTheManatees Bonfire of the Manatees" Manatees]]" (the first episode of season 17). Before his death, Creator/PhilHartman had expressed interest in doing a live-action Troy [=McClure=] film.
** Kelsey Grammer's Sideshow Bob and a family therapist voiced by Minnie Driver were originally going to be in Though the film, but for some reason their producers claim the film changed so often that at least another film's worth of material made it to storyboard and/or animatic, only a few minutes of deleted scenes were cut.
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** Hank Scorpio from "You "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E2YouOnlyMoveTwice You Only Move Twice" Twice]]" was going to be the villain instead of Russ Cargill. Hell, they not only share the same voice actor, but the same ''voice''. They decided against it because Scorpio was found to be [[AffablyEvil too likeable]] to turn into an all-out villain.



** Erin Brockovich was to make an appearance in the movie.



** Instead of going to Seattle, Marge and the kids were going to go on ''The View'' where Russ Cargill shows up, gets in a shotgun duel with Joy Behar, and has the Simpsons arrested.
** Isla Fisher and Edward Norton were going to make appearances but their scenes were cut.
** And, furthermore, though many of these scenes were animated, and the producers claim the film changed so often that at least another film's worth of material made it to storyboard and/or animatic, only a few minutes of deleted scenes appear on the DVD.

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** Instead of going to Seattle, Marge and the kids were going to go on ''The View'' ''Series/TheView'' where Russ Cargill shows up, gets in a shotgun duel with Joy Behar, and has the Simpsons arrested.
** Isla Fisher and Edward Norton were going to make appearances but their scenes were cut.
** And, furthermore, though many of these scenes were animated, and the producers claim the film changed so often that at least another film's worth of material made it to storyboard and/or animatic, only a few minutes of deleted scenes appear on the DVD.
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** Maile Flanagan was the original voice actress for Colin, but she was let go at some point in production and [=Tress MacNeille=] re-recorded the character's dialogue.
** A lesser example: Marge's line about what Homer was doing with the pig's "leavings" began as what Matt Groeaning described as "the [[OverlyLongGag world's longest shit joke]]," with Marge giving a LongList of different euphemisms for poop, none of which would register to Homer.

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** Maile Flanagan was the original voice actress for Colin, but she was let go at some point in production and [=Tress MacNeille=] re-recorded the character's dialogue.
** A lesser example: Marge's line about what Homer was doing with the pig's "leavings" began as what Matt Groeaning Creator/MattGroening described as "the [[OverlyLongGag world's longest shit joke]]," with Marge giving a LongList of different euphemisms for poop, none of which would register to Homer.
3rd Sep '17 7:17:38 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* FirstAppearance: Of Homer's liscense plate number "[=1PHL07=]", which is a reference to ''Literature/TheBible''. Previously, whenever it was shown in the series, it was always a different number. Starting with the episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E12HomerTheFather Homer the Father]]", however, it is consistently "[=1PHL07=]".

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* FirstAppearance: Of Homer's liscense license plate number "[=1PHL07=]", which is a reference to ''Literature/TheBible''. Previously, whenever it was shown in the series, it was always a different number. Starting with the episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E12HomerTheFather Homer the Father]]", however, it is consistently "[=1PHL07=]".
24th Jun '17 12:15:58 PM NESBoy
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* FirstAppearance: Of Homer's liscense plate number "[=1PHL07=]", which is a reference to ''Literature/TheBible''. Previously, whenever it was shown in the series, it was always a different number. Starting with the episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E12HomerTheFather Homer the Father]]", however, it is consistently "[=1PHL07=]".



* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: The [[http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3249 "What You Lookin' At?" figurine set]] depicts the scene where Bart Simpson and Ned Flanders discover the mutant squirrel. The officially solicited photos of the set at least had the decency to [[http://www.reelcollectibles.co.nz/images-old/simpsons/simpsons_movie_looking.jpg censor the spoiler itself]]◊.

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* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: The [[http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=3249 "What You Lookin' At?" figurine set]] depicts the scene where Bart Simpson and Ned Flanders discover the mutant squirrel. The officially solicited photos of the set at least had the decency to [[http://www.reelcollectibles.co.nz/images-old/simpsons/simpsons_movie_looking.jpg censor the spoiler itself]]◊.itself]].
29th Mar '17 8:41:51 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* VanityPlate: [[Creator/JamesLBrooks Gracie Films]]' appears at the end of the film in a homage to the television series; this is the first and only time to date the plate has appeared in a feature film produced the company. (An updated theatrical logo would later appear in the theatrical short ''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare''.)

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* VanityPlate: [[Creator/JamesLBrooks Gracie Films]]' appears at the end of the film in a homage to the television series; this is the first and only time to date the plate has appeared in a feature film produced the company. (An updated theatrical logo would later appear in the theatrical short ''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare''.''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare'', and on ''Film/TheEdgeOfSeventeen''.)
3rd Nov '16 7:05:28 AM smalltime
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*** In the original storyboard, the silo containing the pig's poop had "pig shit" written on it.
29th Oct '16 2:52:10 AM BeastC
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* MissingTrailerScene:
** There was apparently a scene where Chief Wiggum and Apu conversed as they fled from Mr. Burns's hounds.
** Marge and Reverend Lovejoy are briefly seen discussing recorded footage of Grandpa's prophecy.


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*** Speaking of Cargill, he was supposed to have a completely different design from the one seen in the movie.
14th Sep '16 9:11:35 PM NWolfman
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* VanityPlate: [[Creator/JamesLBrooks Gracie Films]]' appears at the end of the film in a homage to the television series; this is the first and only time to date the plate has appeared in a feature film produced the company. (A version of the logo would later appear in the theatrical short ''Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare''.)

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* VanityPlate: [[Creator/JamesLBrooks Gracie Films]]' appears at the end of the film in a homage to the television series; this is the first and only time to date the plate has appeared in a feature film produced the company. (A version of the (An updated theatrical logo would later appear in the theatrical short ''Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare''.''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare''.)
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