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    Need help identifying the writers in this screen cap

    I'm working on a project about Simpsons writers and I need some help identifying some of the writers from the Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie show that aren't mentioned in the commentary. Most of you are smarter than me, so hopefully you'll be able to help.



    I know they are:

    L to R: David Silverman, Mike Scully, _______, Donick Cary, _______, Ian Maxtone Graham, ________, Ron Hauge, Steve Tompkins

    Bottom L to R: Dan McGrath, Josh Weinstein, Bill Oakley, Ned Goldreyer, David X. Cohen, _______, George Meyer, _______.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    They are:
    David Silverman, Mike Scully, John Collier, Donick Cary, Rich Appel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Rich Appel (again), Ron Hauge, Steve Tompkins

    Bottom row:
    Ken Keeler (not Dan McGrath), Josh, myself (Bill), Ned Goldreyer, David X, Cohen, Dan Greaney, Dan McGrath, George Meyer (hat), and nobody (just a cartoon of a sound technician, not actually one of the writers)

    Happy to set this straight after so much confusion about it over the years.
    -Bill

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    Wow, pretty cool to have an executive producer answer your question. Thanks for posting that Bill, interesting info.

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    The Simpsons needs to do more of these caricatures in the show. I'd love to see caricatures of some of the more recent staff members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billoakley
    and nobody (just a cartoon of a sound technician, not actually one of the writers)
    I always thought it was Travis Powers for some reason... but I guess you know better than any of us. Thanks for the answer, nice to see you're still around.
    Last edited by Heub; 03-16-2007 at 03:47 PM.

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    hey, thanks billy boy








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    Well since Bill is here and probably knows the answer, here's my question : are the following hobos supposed to be caricatures of Jim Brooks ?

    from $pringfield (I think they confirmed in the commentary that this one was designed after JLB)
    from You only move twice.
    from My mother the carjacker

    I'm not sure if it's supposed to be the same person each time, they don't look exactly the same as when he appeared in A star is born-again :


    I hope you can clear this up.

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    Shh...you can't summon a EP twice in one thread...

    It's bad luck.

    You, my friend, just got greedy.

    Repent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Boris
    The Simpsons needs to do more of these caricatures in the show. I'd love to see caricatures of some of the more recent staff members.
    Well, the animators put caricatures of themselves into probably every episode.

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    I think Jim Brooks was in "Homer Alone", waiting for a train. It was definitely one of the staff, they mention it on the episode commentary.

    As for the original picture, I thought the sound technician (bottom right) was supposed to be from the staff. Again you may want to check the DVD commentary, they may have mentioned it along with the other writers who were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billoakley
    They are:
    David Silverman, Mike Scully, John Collier, Donick Cary, Rich Appel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Rich Appel (again), Ron Hauge, Steve Tompkins

    Bottom row:
    Ken Keeler (not Dan McGrath), Josh, myself (Bill), Ned Goldreyer, David X, Cohen, Dan Greaney, Dan McGrath, George Meyer (hat), and nobody (just a cartoon of a sound technician, not actually one of the writers)

    Happy to set this straight after so much confusion about it over the years.
    -Bill
    Wow,thanks for posting that,Mr. Bill.

    One more thing - I believe we've seen George Meyer in several more episodes. Does anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottvivian
    I think Jim Brooks was in "Homer Alone", waiting for a train. It was definitely one of the staff, they mention it on the episode commentary.
    Jim Reardon. I think he also appears in Lisa's Substitute at the train station too.

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    Yeah they mention a couple of times that Reardon hates flying, so they always put him in any train scene.

    Thank you Bill. but it's saturday, shouldn't you be spending time with your family.

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    /\ Except he posted on Friday.

    But seriously, thanks Bill.

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    Wow. An ex-executive producer responded to a thread started by me. Thanks a lot Bill! You're great on the commentaries by the way, it's a shame you won't be returning...

    And in the commentaries, during that scene, it was said that it was Dan McGrath sitting next to Josh. So boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mladen
    One more thing - I believe we've seen George Meyer in several more episodes. Does anybody know?
    He's one of Bart's ideas for Ms. Krabappel's partner in "Special Edna".
    Last edited by Zeus; Today at 12:00 PM. Reason: to fuck with you

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    does ian maxtone graham actually sound like that tall guy and is he as tall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mladen
    One more thing - I believe we've seen George Meyer in several more episodes. Does anybody know?
    He also appeared in :

    The Front

    Realty Bites

    Special Edna

    Million Dollar Abie

    Jazzy and the Pussycats


    With his favorite clothes everytime...

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    does ian maxtone graham actually sound like that tall guy and is he as tall?
    No, he doesn't sound like that (at least, not on the commentaries). And apparantly he is really tall, but I don't think he could be THAT tall.



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