Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

?A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.??Conan O'Brien In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show?s 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 Re ?A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.??Conan O'Brien In celebrat...

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Title:Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
Author:Mike Reiss
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062748033
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons Reviews

  • Matt Glaviano
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

  • furious
    Sep 01, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

  • Mike
    Sep 17, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

  • Jinny Chung
    Aug 10, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

  • Janine Urban
    Jun 25, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

    At one point Reiss tries to answer the burning question about the single reason or genius person that made(makes?) The Simpsons is so great. Turns out it's staffed by really, really smart people on every level who all work really, really hard. It's awe-inspiring and daunting when you t...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This is an amusing and insightful account of one of the original writers for The Simpsons, the longest running animated show (and one of the longest running TV shows of all time across all genres) on TV. The writer combines personal accounts and the accounts of other individuals to off...

    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 t...

    Fact about me that you may not know: I?m a Simpsons fan. Growing up my mom used to not let me watch it because of the language. So I had to sneak and watch it when she wasn?t around. I can?t pinpoint exactly what it is about the Simpsons that speaks to me, it just does. Overa...

  • Phil Simon
    Jul 25, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

  • Rachel
    Mar 18, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

  • Scott Martin
    Jul 29, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

    At one point Reiss tries to answer the burning question about the single reason or genius person that made(makes?) The Simpsons is so great. Turns out it's staffed by really, really smart people on every level who all work really, really hard. It's awe-inspiring and daunting when you t...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This is an amusing and insightful account of one of the original writers for The Simpsons, the longest running animated show (and one of the longest running TV shows of all time across all genres) on TV. The writer combines personal accounts and the accounts of other individuals to off...

  • Michael Martin
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

  • Tyler
    Sep 13, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

    At one point Reiss tries to answer the burning question about the single reason or genius person that made(makes?) The Simpsons is so great. Turns out it's staffed by really, really smart people on every level who all work really, really hard. It's awe-inspiring and daunting when you t...

  • Yaroslav
    Jul 06, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

  • Sharon
    Jul 17, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

  • Amanda Mae
    Apr 25, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

    At one point Reiss tries to answer the burning question about the single reason or genius person that made(makes?) The Simpsons is so great. Turns out it's staffed by really, really smart people on every level who all work really, really hard. It's awe-inspiring and daunting when you t...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

    This is an amusing and insightful account of one of the original writers for The Simpsons, the longest running animated show (and one of the longest running TV shows of all time across all genres) on TV. The writer combines personal accounts and the accounts of other individuals to off...

    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 t...

  • Char
    Jun 24, 2018

    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 star...

  • Rick Homuth
    Jul 02, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

  • John Lamb
    Nov 11, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

  • Elaine
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

    At one point Reiss tries to answer the burning question about the single reason or genius person that made(makes?) The Simpsons is so great. Turns out it's staffed by really, really smart people on every level who all work really, really hard. It's awe-inspiring and daunting when you t...

    I've been a fan of The Simpsons since it was on The Tracey Ullman Show. Yeah, I'm dating myself but that's how long I've been a fan. I think I watched the show because I was a fan of Ms. Ullman but when I saw the first Simpsons short, I was hooked, and never missed an episode so I n...

  • Phil
    Aug 11, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

    The only thing about this book I'm grateful for is it made me realize that, since they still let this clown write for the show, I understand why it's so miserably unfunny now. ...

    Self content, low information, deeply unfunny. ...

  • Brianswane
    Jul 15, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Aug 17, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

  • Brandon Anderson
    Oct 24, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

  • Lorenzo
    Nov 02, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

  • John McDonald
    Aug 24, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

  • Josh
    Aug 06, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

  • Michael Fantauzzo
    Oct 07, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

  • M.
    Jul 09, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

  • Richard Gray
    Jul 19, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

  • Andrew
    Jul 26, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

  • Rebecky Clark
    Apr 26, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    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 r...

    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. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    2,5 ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I've always enjoyed Mike Reiss' work and I'm a big fan of the Simpsons. I've heard a few of the stories before in the Simpsons episode commentaries on the DVD collections, but most of the stories were new to me. I enjoyed the quick pace and appre...

    It was so funny that I damn near pissed my pants! Touching, insightful, easy to read, and hard to put down. My only complaint is that I wanted the book to be longer: I was having so much fun with Mike Reiss and his adventures as a writer and world traveler that I didn't want the...

  • Joey Rambles
    Oct 08, 2018

    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 star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...