Hey Bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die!  Today’s contestant is Al Jean, showrunner for The Simpsons!  Let’s see what he’s tweeting.


February 6th:  “. Just remembered when working on Marge v Monorail we were hit by rocket propelled grenade. Lucky 2 b alive!”

Hey, animation is a dangerous business.

February 6th:  “. RPG = rocket propelled grenade is the kind if thing you’d only know if you’d been hit by one, as I have.”

I was hit by an RPG.  It was Gamma World 2nd Edition.

February 6th:  “. Breaking: Paul Ryan says he was about to finish 3-minute mile when Brian Williams’ helicopter landed on him.


February 6th:  “. Hi will you be watching your appearance on the simpsons while at the Grammys? You were v funny”

The reveal about Moleman was pretty surprising, BTW.

February 6th:  “. Word is Tom Brokaw weawwy weawwy wivid about Brian Williams.”

You might be confusing him with someone else.

February 6th:  “. New Brian Williams fact: he has written numerous hit songs under his middle name Pharrell.”

Wow, someone is even madder at Brian Williams than the people that actually believed the network news.

February 6th:  “. Only we would air a new song against the Grammys…

That was a stellar episode.
February 9th:  “Hans Zimmer on the Grammys! I mean, that’s what I’d say if I wasn’t watching Fox.”
You are a true company man, Al.
February 9th:  “In this internet age u should definitely not put anything on film u don’t want the world to see. Particularly applies to Jupiter Ascending. 0 replies 10 retweets 22 favorites
Was there any question about that movie’s quality after the Matrix 2 and 3?
16 hours ago:  “. Pleased to announce Simpsons pixel couch gag will be at head of 2/15 ep. Thx Ivan, Paul & Jeremy!


13 hours ago:  “. The following makes sense in theory. In theory Communism works. In theory.

That’s way more compelling than Communism.

8 hours ago:  “. Arab spring, meet Bolivian Springfield

True fans.

7 hours ago:  “. This is an energized fan base!

I can’t imagine what would happen here.  People would be rioting in the streets with donuts.

7 hours ago:  “. Brian Williams master plan to take over Daily Show falling into place!”

Now that’s a joke you close with.

2 hours ago:  “. Missing Mad Men? on this Sunday’s Simpsons.”

But will it be another Mad Men parody?  Hmmm.  And more importantly, will I get a new character for my tablet Simpsons game?

Okay, let’s rate Al’s tweets.  He is more of a hardcore Simpsons fan than me!  I give him a 7 for Style, a 9 for Insanity and a 10 for Mustness.  That’s an overall score of 8.6.  Follow Al.

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