Today was Simpsons - King of the Hill day at SM's animation studio next to the Bob Hope Airport...
And I would say that 75% of everyone who talked to me asked: "So. What's with the Writers going out?"
I was happy to answer promptly. I said I didn't know.
The Simpsons crew has been cranking extra hours because of the WGA contract deadline on October 31st. A couple of layout guys said to me: "Some of us have been here late to get extra episodes done before November, but that's okay. They're feeding our faces."
When I asked the King of the Hill people if they were also speeding things up, they said no. "All the scripts are written," one artist said, "so I think we're good 'til the end of the season."
Here's hoping he's correct.