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 Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what its like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; and tells what Reiss learned after traveling to seventy-one countries where The Simpsons is watched (ironic note: theres no electricity in many of these places); and even reveals where Springfield is located! He features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword,and Conan O'Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more.Like Cary Elwes As You Wish, Jennifer Keishin Armstrongs Seinfeldia, and Chris Smiths The Daily Show: An Oral History, Springfield Confidential is a funny, informational, and exclusive look at one of the most beloved programs in all of television land....
|Title||:||Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons|
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Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons Reviews
Just when I thought I knew everything about the Simpsons....
Loved the book!
More of a biography on Mike Reiss
This book is more of a biography on writer Mike Reiss than history of The Simpsons. Still, a lot of great anecdotes about The Simpsons and his history as a comedy writer. Recommend.
This book would be amazing if you knew nothing about the behind the scenes of The Simpsons or never listened to a DVD commentary. Sadly I have done both, so it was not filled with any particular insight. A fun read, and they did save the best for last with the comedy glossary, but nothing essential.
Not Seinfeldia, as Reiss goes off on tangents about his own career and comedy in general. But there are humorous parts. Worth the read and you get some good Simpsons knowledge for any fan out there.
It’s exactly the kind of book you’d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again.
An irreverent memoir about show business and most of all a peek behind the curtain of The Simpsons. I enjoyed it front to back hence me finishing it within a day. Fans of the show, animation, or comedy writing would find this to be a delightful read. Worth buying.
Best. Book. Ever. (Okay, not really, but still...)
An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the longest-running series in TV history: the madcap/zany/insert-cliche-here way it came to be, and how it has survived.
SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest stars, and finally, the stories about how certain jokes came about. It's a quick, breezy, informative and fun book.
Mike Reiss has been writing for The Simpsons from almost day one. He and everyone else on the show neve ...more