“Springfield Confidential” by Mike Reiss
The Detroit Cast spoke with Mike Reiss about his book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons,” detailing his career writing for “The Simpsons,” “The Critic,” “Ice Age,” “A.L.F.,” and other shows, movies, and books. The four-time Emmy winning Reiss—who has worked on “The Simpsons” continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors, and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from fans and die-hards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes. Reiss features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword, and Conan O’Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more. “Springfield Confidential” is a funny, informational, and exclusive look at one of the world’s most beloved shows.