Jack and Diane (movie)

'The Simpsons' set to invade the Hollywood Bowl

'The Simpsons' set to invade the Hollywood Bowl

When you gather some of the top creative names behind "The Simpsons" in one room, a reporter's questions tend to get buried under rapid-fire one-liners, overlapping anecdotes and boisterous laughter. ¡Ay caramba!

But who would expect otherwise from a team that has worked together for a quarter of a century chronicling America's most comically dysfunctional family?

The first wisecrack on a recent afternoon was fired by Matt Groening, creator of the long-running animated series on the Fox network. "What is this, the Watergate hearings?" he deadpanned when sitting down with three colleagues to face a reporter on the other side of a conference...