Oral History

Pepperoni and Pancake Batter: An Oral History of Pizza the Hutt from ‘Spaceballs’

The makeup effects artist who designed the revolting mob boss from the 1987 Mel Brooks classic, and the guy beneath all those pizza toppings reveal every disgusting trick that went into creating an edible, intergalactic supervillain

It’s Go Time! An Oral History of Izzy Mandelbaum, Seinfeld’s Octogenarian Macho Man

‘Seinfeld’ writers reflect on the elderly fitness king, one of the greatest characters on the show and the final television role of the iconic Lloyd Bridges

A Hugh Jass Oral History of ‘Flaming Moe’s,’ Everyone’s Favorite ‘Simpson’s’ Episode

The episode — made famous for its burning cough syrup cocktail concoction — was the first example of a truly classic ‘Simpson’s’ installment

A Ballsy Oral History of the Life-Saving Deadpool Testicular Cancer PSA

In 2016, a cheeky ‘Deadpool’ ad taught millions of men how to check their ‘smooth criminals’ for testicular cancer. Years later, many men says it saved their lives