Helter Shelter (The Simpsons)
"Helter Shelter" is the fifth episode of the fourteenth season of the American animated television sitcom The Simpsons. It aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 1, 2002. In the episode, the Simpson family has to find temporary residence while their house is fumigated for termites; when they run out of options, they decide to become contestants on a reality show where families live in the manner that people did in 1895. The family is miserable, but adapt to their new life, which causes the show to lose ratings; the producers decide to try to boost viewers by dumping the house in a river and forcing the family to survive in the wilderness. However, the Simpsons find a bunch of rejects from other reality shows and they attack the producers. After Homer is hit by a falling girder at work and suffers a mild head injury, Mr. Burns decides to buy him off with tickets at a luxury box to a hockey game. Homer and Bart enjoy the show, while Lisa wanders off on her own; when she gives one of the players advice which leads to him scoring a goal, she receives his hockey stick as a gift.
However, termites which were living in the stick end up eating away at the entire Simpson house. An exterminator says their house must be tented and fumigated, they cannot return for six months. However, the family has no place to go. At Moe's Tavern and Carl inform the Simpsons about a reality show, where a family is put in a Victorian house in which they must live as if it was 1895. Homer is reluctant at first. At the studio, the executives screen many families and they settle on the Simpsons, after viewing Homer's overreactions over nothing, they are taken to the Victorian house and shown around by the network executive, who says that they will be filmed at all times. The only 21st century element of the house is a "Confessional Room", a small room with a video camera where they say what they feel about the lifestyle; the family struggles with all of the drastic changes in their daily life and are pretty miserable, much to the delight of the show's audience, who cannot wait to see which of them dies first.
Homer tries to lighten up the family, saying they should be glad to be on television, they begin to conform to their new lives cheerily. This is not deemed as entertaining and viewership begins to drop. In an attempt to save the show, the executives decide to introduce Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley into the household, since he's the biggest 1970s television star whose phone hasn't been disconnected, but his presence does not boost the ratings when he zaps Homer with a taser. One of the executives comes up with an idea; the Simpsons are shocked to find. The house hits three rocks, falls down a waterfall, washes up on shore and falls apart, with Squiggy in it; the network crew is loving the drama that unfolds. They break for lunch, but deny the Simpsons any of it so they go to eat some bugs. On, the family is confronted by a bunch of savage-looking people, who turn out to be contestants who lost a final challenge on a Survivor-type show and were abandoned in the jungle, they decide to return to civilization.
Together with the Simpsons, they attack the crew. At home, Homer decides to watch only scripted television shows, as he has had it with reality shows. "Helter Shelter" was written by Brian Pollack and Mert Rich and directed by Mark Kirkland as part of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons. Actor David Lander, who portrayed Squiggy in Laverne & Shirley, guest starred in the episode as that character, while boxer Larry Holmes appeared as himself; this is the last aired episode of The Simpsons to be animated using the traditional ink-and-paint technique. Since the following episode, "The Great Louse Detective", The Simpsons has been animated with digital ink and paint. Digital animation had been used by the show on season 7's "Radioactive Man" and season 12's "Tennis the Menace" to test the technique. Whilst the family look for places to stay. Lisa informs them they could stay at a youth hostel. Bart responds: “I do not want another lecture from a German backpacker about how we don't appreciate the National Park System!."
In "The Heartbroke Kid", the family convert 742 Evergreen Terrace into an youth hostel, owing to pay for Bart's weight loss camp bills. The TV show that the Simpson family goes on is a parody of PBS TV show, entitled The 1900 House; the show had a family live in a Victorian house, live as if it were the year 1900. The scene in which the Simpsons wait outside their house waiting for time to "fly by" is a parody of the opening sequence of King of the Hill; the poison bottle has a face of James Coburn on it. This is the third time. There is an extra gag in that the Cosby family are losing ratings on their reality show, so the producers decide on the Simpsons. "Squiggy" being sent to boost The 1895 Challenge ratings is another reference to The Cosby Show, whom sent "Smitty" to the Cosby's house. The episode title is a reference to The Beatles song "Helter Skelter". Bart laments having access only to Mutt and Jeff comic books and is quoted as saying, "This has been the worst week of my life. I miss my video games.
Nancy Jean Cartwright is an American actress, voice actress, writer and director, known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. Cartwright voices other characters for the show, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders and Database. Cartwright was born in Ohio. Cartwright trained alongside voice actor Daws Butler, her first professional role was voicing Gloria in the animated series Richie Rich, which she followed with a starring role in the television movie Marian Rose White and her first feature film, Twilight Zone: The Movie. After continuing to search for acting work, in 1987, Cartwright auditioned for a role in a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family, to appear on The Tracey Ullman Show. Cartwright intended to audition for the role of the middle child. Matt Groening, the series' creator, allowed her to audition for Bart and offered her the role on the spot, she voiced Bart for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, in 1989, the shorts were spun off into a half-hour show called The Simpsons.
For her subsequent work as Bart, Cartwright received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in the Field of Animation in 1995. Besides The Simpsons, Cartwright has voiced numerous other animated characters, including Daffney Gillfin in The Snorks, Rufus in Kim Possible, Mindy in Animaniacs, Pistol in Goof Troop, Margo Sherman in The Critic, Todd Daring in The Replacements, Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr. in Rugrats and All Grown Up!. In 2000, she published her autobiography, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy, four years adapted it into a one-woman play. In 2017, she produced the film In Search of Fellini. Cartwright was born in Dayton, Ohio, on October 25, 1957, Frank and Miriam Cartwright's fourth of six children, she grew up in Kettering and discovered her talent for voices at an early age. While in the fourth grade at the school of St. Charles Borromeo, she won a school-wide speech competition with her performance of Rudyard Kipling's How the Camel Got His Hump.
Cartwright attended Fairmont West High School, participated in the school's theater and marching band. She entered public speaking competitions, placing first in the "Humorous Interpretation" category at the National District Tournament two years running; the judges suggested to her that she should perform cartoon voices. Cartwright accepted a scholarship from Ohio University, she continued to compete in public speaking competitions. In 1976, Cartwright landed a part-time job doing voice-overs for commercials on WING radio in Dayton. A representative from Warner Bros. Records visited WING and sent Cartwright a list of contacts in the animation industry. One of these was Daws Butler, known for voicing characters such as Huckleberry Hound, Elroy Jetson, Spike the Bulldog and Yogi Bear. Cartwright left a message in a Cockney accent on his answering machine. Butler called her back and agreed to be her mentor, he instructed her to send him a tape recording of herself reading it. Once he received the tape, Butler sent her notes.
For the next year, they continued in this way. Cartwright described Butler as "absolutely amazing, always encouraging, always polite". Cartwright returned to Ohio University for her sophomore year, but transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles so she could be closer to Hollywood and Butler, her mother, died late in the summer of 1978. Cartwright nearly changed her relocation plans but, on September 17, 1978, "joylessly" left for Westwood, Los Angeles. While attending UCLA, which did not have a public speaking team, Cartwright continued training as a voice actress with Butler, she recalled, "every Sunday I'd take a 20-minute bus ride to his house in Beverly Hills for a one-hour lesson and be there for four hours... They had four sons, they didn't have a daughter and I kind of fitted in as the baby of the family." Butler introduced her to many of the voice directors at Hanna-Barbera. After she met the director Gordon Hunt, he asked her to audition for a recurring role as Gloria in Richie Rich.
She received the part, worked with Hunt on several other projects. At the end of 1980, Cartwright signed with a talent agency and landed a lead role in a pilot for a sitcom called In Trouble. Cartwright described the show as "forgettable, but it jump-started my on-camera career", she graduated from UCLA in 1981 with a degree in theater. During the summer, Cartwright worked with Jonathan Winters as part of an improvisation troupe at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Returning to Los Angeles, Cartwright won the lead role in the television movie Marian Rose White. Janet Maslin, a critic for The New York Times, described Cartwright as "a chubby, lumbering cross-eyed actress whose naturalness adds to the film's impact". Cartwright replied by sending Maslin a letter insisting she was not cross-eyed, included a photograph. Cartwright auditioned for the role of Ethel, a girl who becomes trapped in a cartoon world in the third segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie, she met with director Joe Dante and described him as "a total cartoon buff, once he
Junkanoo is a street parade with music and costumes of Akan origin in many islands across the English speaking Caribbean every Boxing Day and New Year's Day, the same as "Kakamotobi" or the Fancy Dress Festival of Ghana. There are Junkanoo parades in Miami in June and Key West in October, where local black populations have their roots in the Caribbean. In addition to being a culture dance for the Garifuna people, this type of dancing is performed in The Bahamas on Independence day and other historical holidays. Dances are choreographed to the beat of goatskin cowbells; the festival may have originated several centuries ago, when slaves on plantations in The Bahamas celebrated holidays granted around Christmas time with dance and costumes. After emancipation the tradition continued and junkanoo evolved from simple origins to a formal, organised parade with intricate costumes, themed music and official prizes within various categories; the origin of the word junkanoo is disputed. Theories include that it is named after a folk hero named John Canoe or that it is derived from the French gens inconnus as masks are worn by the revelers.
Douglas Chambers, professor of African studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, suggests a possible Igbo origin from the Igbo yam deity Njoku Ji referencing festivities in time for the new yam festival. Chambers suggests a link with the Igbo okonko masking tradition of southern Igboland which feature horned maskers and other masked characters in similar style to jonkonnu masks. Similarities with the Yoruba Egungun festivals have been identified. However, an Akan origin is more because the celebration of the Fancy Dress Festivals/Masquerades are the same Christmas week and John Canoe was in fact an existing king and hero that ruled Axim, Ghana before 1720, the same year the John Canoe festival was created in the Caribbean. According to Edward Long, an 18th-century Jamaican slave owner/historian, the John Canoe festival was created in Jamaica and the Caribbean by enslaved Akans who backed the man known as John Canoe. John Canoe, from Axim, was an Akan from the Ahanta, he was a soldier for the Germans, until one day he turned his back on them for his Ahanta people and sided with Nzima and Ashanti troops, in order to take the area from the Germans and other Europeans.
The news of his victory reached Jamaica and he has been celebrated since that Christmas of 1708 when he first defeated Prussic forces for Axim. Twenty years his stronghold was broken by neighbouring Fante forces aided by the military might of the British and Ahanta and Ashanti captives were taken to Jamaica as prisoners of war; the festival itself included motifs from battles typical of Akan fashion. The Ashanti swordsman became the "horned headed man". Many of the colonies Jonkonnu was prominent, Jamaica, Virginia celebrated Jonkonnu. Historian Stephen Nissenbaum described the festival as it was performed in 19th-century North Carolina: Essentially, it involved a band of black men—generally young—who dressed themselves in ornate and bizarre costumes; each band was led by a man, variously dressed in animal horns, elaborate rags, female disguise, whiteface, or his "Sunday-go-to-meeting-suit." Accompanied by music, the band marched along the roads from plantation to plantation, town to town, accosting whites along the way and sometimes entering their houses.
In the process the men performed elaborate and grotesque dances that were of African origin. And in return for this performance they always demanded money, though whiskey was an acceptable substitute; the Junkanoo parade has featured in movies including the James Bond film Thunderball, After the Sunset and Jaws The Revenge, as well as in the season one episode "Calderone's Return" of the 1984 television series Miami Vice, taking place on the fictitious island of St. Andrews. In the television show Top Chef: Allstars Season 8, episode 13, "Fit for a King", the contestants danced at the Junkanoo parade, learned about its history and competed to make the best dish for the Junkanoo King. List of festivals in the Bahamas List of festivals in North America Carnival Pitchy patchy John Canoe, the 1708 king of Axim, after whom the practice is named Bethel, Clement. Junkanoo: Festival of the Bahamas. Macmillan Caribbean, 1992. Nissenbaum, Stephen; the Battle for Christmas. New York: Vintage Books, 1997. Wisdom, Keith Gordon.
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1948 United States presidential election
The 1948 United States presidential election was the 41st quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, defeated Republican Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Truman's victory is considered to be one of the greatest election upsets in American history. Truman had acceded to the presidency in April 1945 after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Defeating attempts to drop him from the ticket, Truman won the presidential nomination at the 1948 Democratic National Convention; the Democratic convention's civil rights plank caused a walk-out by several Southern delegates, who launched a third-party "Dixiecrat" ticket led by Governor Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral votes to force a contingent election in the House of Representatives, where they could extract concessions from either Dewey or Truman in exchange for their support. Truman faced a challenge from the left in the form of former Vice President Henry A. Wallace, who launched the Progressive Party and challenged Truman's confrontational Cold War policies.
Dewey, the leader of his party's moderate eastern wing and had been the 1944 Republican presidential nominee, defeated Senator Robert A. Taft and other challengers at the 1948 Republican National Convention. Truman's feisty campaign style energized his base of traditional Democrats, consisting of most of the white South, as well as Catholic and Jewish voters. Dewey ran a low risk campaign and avoided directly criticizing Truman. With the three-way split in the Democratic Party, with Truman's low approval ratings, Truman was considered to be the underdog in the race; every prediction indicated that Truman would be defeated by Dewey. Defying predictions of his defeat, Truman won the 1948 election, garnering 303 electoral votes to Dewey's 189. Truman won 49.6% of the popular vote compared to Dewey's 45.1%, while the third party candidacies of Thurmond and Wallace each won less than 3% of the popular vote, with Thurmond carrying four southern states. Truman's surprise victory was the fifth consecutive presidential win for the Democratic Party, the longest winning streak for either party since the 1880 election.
With simultaneous success in the 1948 congressional elections, the Democrats regained control of both houses of Congress, which they had lost in 1946. Thus, Truman's election confirmed the Democratic Party's status as the nation's majority party. For both Republicans and Democrats, there was a boom for General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the most popular general of World War II and a favorite in the polls. Unlike the latter movement within the Democratic party, the Republican draft movement came from the grassroots of the party. By January 23, 1948, the grassroots movement had entered Eisenhower's name into every state holding a Republican presidential primary, polls gave him a significant lead against all other contenders. With the first state primary approaching, Eisenhower was forced to make a quick decision. Stating that soldiers should keep out of politics, Eisenhower declined to run and requested that the grassroots draft movement cease its activities. After a number of failed efforts to get Eisenhower to reconsider, the organization disbanded, with the majority of its leadership endorsing the presidential campaign of the former Governor of Minnesota, Harold Stassen.
With Eisenhower refusing to run, the contest for the Republican nomination was between Stassen, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Senator Robert A. Taft from Ohio, California Governor Earl Warren, General Douglas MacArthur, Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg from Michigan, the senior Republican in the Senate. Dewey, the Republican nominee in 1944, was regarded as the frontrunner when the primaries began. Dewey was the acknowledged leader of the Republican Party's Eastern Establishment. In 1946 he had been re-elected governor of New York by the largest margin in state history. Dewey's handicap was. Taft was the leader of the Republican Party's conservative wing, strongest in the Midwest and parts of the South. Taft called for abolishing many New Deal welfare programs, which he felt were harmful to business interests, he was skeptical of American involvement in foreign alliances such as the United Nations. Taft had two major weaknesses: He was a plodding, dull campaigner, he was viewed by most party leaders as being too conservative and controversial to win a presidential election.
Both Vandenberg and Warren were popular in their home states, but each refused to campaign in the primaries, which limited their chances of winning the nomination. Their supporters, hoped that in the event of a Dewey-Taft-Stassen deadlock, the convention would turn to their man as a compromise candidate. General MacArthur, the famous war hero, was popular among conservatives. Since he was serving in Japan as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers occupying that nation, he was unable to campaign for the nomination, he did make it known, that he would accept the GOP nomination if it were offered to him, some conservative Republicans hoped that by winning a primary contest he could prove his popularity with voters. They chose to enter his name in the Wisconsin primary; the "surprise" candidate of 1948 was a liberal from Minnesota. In 1938, Stassen had been elected governor of Minnesota at the age of 31. In 1945 he served on the committee. Stassen was regarded as
Matt Warburton is an American television writer. Warburton attended Strongsville High School, he has a degree in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University. Warburton worked for 11 years as a writer and co-executive producer on the Fox animated series The Simpsons, leaving the show in December 2012, he worked as a writer on the NBC comedy series Community, joining during the show's third season and became executive producer and writer for the FOX comedy The Mindy Project. "Tales from the Public Domain" "Three Gays of the Condo" "Co-Dependent's Day" (2004 "The Father, the Son, the Holy Guest Star" "Please Homer, Don't Hammer'Em..." "Moe'N'a Lisa" "Springfield Up" "Treehouse of Horror XIX" "The Squirt and the Whale" "The Great Simpsina" "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" Matt Warburton on IMDb Matt Warburton on Twitter
Chief Clarence "Clancy" Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. He is the chief of police in the show's setting of Springfield, he is the husband of Sarah Wiggum. The character's comedic value relies on his profound incompetence and irresponsibility as a police officer, his laziness and gluttony. Chief Wiggum's more responsible fellow officers Eddie and Lou play the straight men to his shenanigans. Chief Wiggum is of Irish descent. Per the episode "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"", Wiggum's father Iggy served in Abe Simpson's infantry squad, implying the Wiggums emigrated to America by the early 1940s at the latest. In the episode "Mother Simpson", a teenaged Wiggum was a trainee security guard at Springfield University when Homer's mother Mona sabotaged the University's laboratory, which Mr. Burns was using for biological weapons. Antibiotics used allowing him to join the police force.
Many episodes have dealt with the back story of how Wiggum, despite his incompetences, occupies such a high role in the police force. As with those of most supporting characters on the show, they are jokes for one episode and contradict each other. Wiggum was temporarily promoted to Commissioner of Police for Springfield's state in the 2005 episode "Pranksta Rap". Chief Wiggum is the father of Ralph Wiggum, whom he loves and is patient of, but he sometimes does not understand his son's eccentricities. Wiggum's descriptions of suspects and location is very poor, he has been known to arrest people impulsively, disregarding their involvement of a determined situation or crime, evident in "Brother from Another Series" where he arrested Sideshow Bob for the incidents of the episode, despite Bart and Lisa confirming his innocence. In "The Frying Game", he gleefully condemns Homer and Marge to death for murder without conducting an investigation, he has on occasion, had people arrested or put in a jail cell for an invalid reason.
For example, in "Midnight Rx", he attempts to arrest Grandpa on a charge of startling a police officer rather than for the drug smuggling he had been involved in with Homer during the episode. In "Much Apu About Nothing", he orders Barney to be booked on one count of being an accessory to being a bear, in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", it is implied that he arrests Homer, Principal Skinner and Apu for rejecting him from their group The B-Sharps and in "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" he puts Lou in a police cell because his coffee came back cold. Furthermore in "The Seven-Beer Snitch", he assists Mr Burns in filling up his newly opened prison with convicts by reinstating old and forgotten laws- which subsequently results in Homer being arrested for "Illegally transporting litter". In Barthood, he arrests Milhouse for breaking street lamps when Bart was the true culprit, Milhouse was just with him, aggressively manhandles him into his car regardless of the fact that he wasn't resisting arrest.
Wiggum often fails to comply with his police duties in a real emergency, sometimes does not take emergency calls seriously. He turns off his receiver when he is not in the mood to fight crime, or makes an excuse that he is too busy to help and it is shown that the police are taking part in a trivial activity, he has demonstrated a lack of respect for firearms safety, having sold parts of his service pistol after losing his job, used it to crack walnuts and eaten donuts off its barrel, nearly killing himself as a result when it goes off. It is frequently implied that Chief Wiggum is corrupt, he has been seen asking both Homer and Troy McLure for bribes and on his badge, it states "Cash Bribes only", something which causes Bart to be arrested for stealing and trying to bribe Chief Wiggum with stolen wedding presents. In "I Love Lisa", he deliberately smashes one of the headlights on Homer's car after Lisa rejects Ralph Wiggum's advances and expresses concern when Homer remarks that one day "Honest citizens are going to stand up to you crooked cops".
In the same episode, he bribes Ralph's teacher Miss Hoover to give Ralph a leading part in the school play in exchange for her car being unclamped and uses his police car to take his son on a date. In addition in "The Wandering Juvie" when Bart and Gina are caught by the Springfield Police Force after escaping from juvenile hall, Chief Wiggum orders "Plant the evidence on them"; when Lou points out that they don't have to as these ones are guilty, Chief Wiggum remarks "Super, it makes our job that much easier". Despite not being bothered to do his work, Wiggum is attached to his occupation and his colleagues. On the few occasions where Wiggum loses his commission, he breaks down shockingly fast becoming a mugger. Once in a while, Wiggum will have an argument with his fellow officers, which end in dramatic, tearful moments of reconciliation. On one occasion, Lou had thought about leaving the force to pursue a career in home security, which leaves Wiggum nearly a tearful mess. Despite his severe incompetence at his occupation, Wiggum on occasion has helped various other characters, such as helping Homer find his wife in "Marge on the Lam".
He rescued Maggie Simpson when she ran away from home to look for Marge in "Homer Alone", by helping Lisa Simpson find Mr. Burns' assailant in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" as well as helping backing
Tom Gammill and Max Pross
Tom Gammill and Max Pross are an American comedy writing team. Together they have written episodes for such successful shows as Seinfeld, The Critic, The Wonder Years, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Monk, they have worked as producers on The Simpsons and Futurama. Max Pross has two children: Milena and Isaac. Tom Gammill has two children: Henry Gammill and Alice Gammill. Gammill was born in Connecticut, he contributed cartoons to Kids, a magazine "by kids for kids" published in Cambridge, in New York City, from 1970 to 1975 under the co-editorship of Jenette Kahn. Pross was born in Boston, he met Gammill at Harvard University, they started to write comedy sketches together for Saturday Night Live in 1979. In 1981 they co-wrote Steve Martin's fourth NBC special "Steve Martin's Best Show Ever" with such notable comedy writers as Eric Idle, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, they spent the next few years as part of the original writing staff of "Late Night With David Letterman," and contributed short films for the show after leaving the staff.
In 1984 they worked on the writing staff of another Lorne Michaels production, The New Show - a comedy sketch show with guests including Steve Martin and John Candy, similar to Saturday Night Live, but nowhere near as successful. It ran for less than one season. In 1987 they joined the writing staff on It's Garry Shandling's Show, in 1989 they wrote an episode for The Wonder Years called "Math Class", they were both listed as contributors to the short-lived zine Army Man in 1989. In 1992 they created and produced the Fox series "Great Scott" starring Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly. Tom Gammill and Max Pross joined the Seinfeld writing team during the show's fifth season and stayed until the show's penultimate eighth season. On the Seinfeld DVDs, Jerry Seinfeld credits the pair with bringing a "buoyancy" to the writing staff that aided the development of fresh ideas during the show's middle years. Seinfeld mentioned that he and co-creator Larry David were worried about Gammill and Pross' writing style, as the pair created stories that were a "level of silliness" that the show had never gone to before.
The worry was unfounded, as the pair ended up writing some of the most famous Seinfeld shows during the series' run. The episodes they wrote were: SEASON 5"The Glasses" "The Cigar Store Indian" "The Pie" "The Raincoats, Part 1" with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David "The Raincoats, Part 2" with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry DavidSEASON 6"The Pledge Drive" "The Mom & Pop Store" "The Race" with Larry David "The Doorman" "The Diplomat's Club"SEASON 7"The Wink" "The Gum" "The Doll"SEASON 8"The Checks" with Steve O'Donnell Tom Gammill and Max Pross wrote one episode of The Critic titled "Marty's First Date", in which "Marty invites his dad Jay to career day at his school where Marty develops a crush on a Cuban girl named Carmen, they go on a date but when Carmen decides to fly back to Cuba, Marty follows her and Jay must get his son back.". It was the second episode of season 1 and aired on 2/2/1994. Gammill and Pross have been producers on The Simpsons since 1999, they started as consulting producers they got promoted to producers in 2001.
They won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2001 for the episode "HOMR". For season 24 Tom Gammill and Max Pross wrote the episode: "Hardly Kirk-ing, nominated for a WGA Award. For season 28, they wrote the episode: "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus". For Season 29, they wrote the episodes: “Whistler's Father”, “The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be” and “3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage” and for season 30, they wrote the episode: “The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby”. Gammill and Pross worked as uncredited writers on Son of the Mask, the Raspberry Award-winning 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, they are given story credits on the 2007 comedy Full of It, in which a teenage boy is forced to live out the lies he had told in order to become popular. Dialogue in Ghostbusters II refers to a "Gammill and Pross Infant Acuity Test" though their contribution to the film is unknown. Tom Gammill on IMDb Max Pross on IMDb