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27 July 2007

The Simpsons Movie comes out today! I'm going to see it at 4:30, right after work. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to catch this delightful interview with Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart and Nelson, on NPR's Fresh Air. It really is a great listen; she comes across as friendly, genuine, and hilarious. I smiled the whole way home.
I saw it last night - it was just showing normally at my local cinema in London, and wasn't booked up or anything.

It's OK. Stay for the credits.
posted by cillit bang 27 July | 09:30
Woo hoo! I've been trying to content myself with reading the Norman Mailer novelization, but it's just not the same, you know?
posted by Atom Eyes 27 July | 09:30
She was a guest on the "Not My Job" segment on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me once, and A. and I were listening to it in the car- she had us laughing so much I thought we'd have to pull over to the side of the road.

posted by BoringPostcards 27 July | 09:36
I'm listening to this now. I'm looking forward to the movie, I think I'll see it this weekend if I can.
posted by essexjan 27 July | 09:59
Saved to listen to later. This week I heard them interview Jim Dale on NPR (narrator of all the Harry Potter books). I'm thinking the cd's of the books would be a lot less painful than reading them.
posted by chewatadistance 27 July | 11:29
I was supposed to go see it at the drive-in tonight, but the rain killed those plans.

Nancy Cartwright is one of the people I was upset to find out was a scientologist. Like Beck an Jason Lee.
posted by jrossi4r 27 July | 12:52
Aw, really, jrossi? Man.

posted by mike9322 27 July | 12:54
I remember Nancy Cartwright as the female tuba-player ("Muffin")in the television series 'Fame.'
posted by ericb 27 July | 13:04
Also, depending on who you ask, Janeane Garofalo.
posted by box 27 July | 13:06
Yeah, Nancy is a scientologist. As is Billy Sheehan, monster rock bassist who play with, amongst others, David Lee Roth and (ugh) Mr Big.
posted by TheDonF 27 July | 13:30
She'll always be the sister of the creepy kid in the Twilight Zone movie to me, ericb. (And I so wanted to be Doris Schwartz--the TV one, not the movie Fame one. Don't know why, but I thought she was super cool.)

I take comfort in the fact that Janeane has never come right out and said that she's a Scientologist. I hold out hope.

I really wanted to see The Simpsons. My daughter has been singing "Spider Pig, Spider Pig" constantly. I know the movie technically is too old for a five year old, but her sense of humor would be stunted without proper Simpsons exposure.
posted by jrossi4r 27 July | 13:52
They replayed an old Issac Hayes interview on Fresh Air during lunch today. It sorrows me that he's a scientologist, too.
posted by muddgirl 27 July | 14:04
My blissful ignorance is shattered. Thanks. Thanks a heap. still going the movie.
posted by mike9322 27 July | 14:07
Yeah, her volunteer page is a list of Scientology related/backed organizations. The CCHR being the most frightening.
posted by doctor_negative 27 July | 15:12
I saw it this morning. It exceeded my low expectations. The first 30 minutes are right up there with the best TV episodes. The rest is better than the average Hollywood comedy flick.

And thank god I didn't read about Nancy Cartwright being a Scientologist before seeing the movie--that would've ruined it.
posted by mullacc 27 July | 16:44
Saw it last night (got free passes), thought it was OK but not anywhere near great. Kinda like the last, I dunno, five or so seasons.
posted by klangklangston 27 July | 17:09
The Scientology angle is not nearly as creepy as the 49 year old woman talking about "the ten-year-old boy inside me"...
posted by wendell 27 July | 18:30
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