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President George Bush blamed them for society’s ills, famously claiming that American families should be less like The Simpsons and more like The Waltons, while First Lady Barbara Bush described the show as the “dumbest thing” she ever saw.

DYN, Helen Hunt (Renee) and Hank Azaria (Moe) we’re really couple in real world, when they made episode where Moe falls in love. Unfortunately they’ve divorced late 2000.

The Simpsons began life as a series of 30-second cartoons on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.

It is America’s longest running prime time show and is also seen in another 60 countries, including most of Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Few writers on the show has mentioned -newsgroup bit annoying place alive. People are there only expressing how much they hate the show or giving advices how Mike Scully should be kicked off the show. My personal view for a.t.s is pretty much same level. It use to be pretty good place 1995-1997, share thoughs about the show but today it seems to be big, bottomless trash can, but if you have time to spend you will find something interesting.

Bart’s middle name is Jo-Jo and his head was inspired by a paper bag. Bart is voiced by woman, Nancy Cartwright. The show was really going to be based 100% on Bart at first. Matt Groening picked the name Bart by rearranging the letters in the word brat. Bart is an anagram for “brat.”

Homer’s middle name is Jay. It is well known that when episode Homer Goes to College aired it was first episode where Homer started to act bit stupier.

Mouse’s name is Itchy, and the cat’s name is Scratchy. Cat is the one who is suffering.

Enormously funny Itchy and Scratchy song goes like this: “They fight! And bite! They bite and bite and fight! Fight fight fight! Bite, bite, bite! The Itchy and Scratchy Show!”

Bumblebee guy’s real name is Pedro.

Krusty the Clown is jewish. Krusty the clown was inspired by a real Clown named Rusty Nails. Krusty’s show was made like Bozo’s show. According to Kelsey Grammer, voice of Sideshow Bob, Sideshow Bob character is based on actor Ellis Raab.

On the episode ‘Lisa’s Sax’ Lisa is performing saxophone solo near end of the episode. Song is Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’. Lisa is 8 years old.

During the Tracey Ullman years Lisa wasn’t intelligent as she is today. She was more like younger Bart. Homer we’re intelligent one of the family.

America met OFF first time April 19, 1987. The Simpsons debuted officially on Fox January 14, 1990.

No one could have predicted the show’s success. Cartoonist Matt Groening originally created Homer, Marge and their spikey-haired kids in 1987 to fill short segments between comedy routines on The Tracey Ullman show. The BBC didn’t immediately get the joke; the corporation bought the Ullman show and chose to edit out clips of The Simpsons.

There are 121 Springfields in the U.S. Matt Groening picked the name for the city because it was so common and well-known. They are a blue collar family living in the average town of Springfield.

Many of the characters names like Flanders, Kearney and Quimby come from streets in Portland, Oregon. There are mural on Portland which contains OFF painted on the wall. Photo on our Special page. The town hall in The Simpsons was modeled after Matt Groening’s town hall in his home town.

Matt Groening, first became known for the L.A. Reader’s “Life in Hell” comic strip. Matt Groening parent’s names are Margaret and Homer and sister’s names are Maggie and Lisa. Matt has also brother, Mark.

Matt Groening especially likes Igor Stravinsky, Balinese Gamelan music, and Jazz from the 1920’s. When Matt Groening was growing up, he really did live in 742 Evergreen Terrace.

Musical composer of The Simpsons, Alf Clausen surfed on the Net reading fans opinions about the best Homer line, the best Apu line, the best musical moment and countless other observations when he was making album ‘Songs in the Key of Springfield’.

At University of California, Berkeley students final paper is to write an original 22-minute Simpsons episode as “The Simpsons: Sitcom as Political and Social Satire”. A favorable review from Basovich earned them two college credits in history.

When Danny Elfman and Matt Groening we’re creating theme for The Simpsons, Matt Groening gave to Danny Elfman cassette included The Jetsons theme, selections from Nino Rota’s Juliet Of The Spirits, a Remington electric shaver jingle by Frank Zappa, some easy-listening music by Esquivel, and a teach.your-parrot-to-talk record. Danny Elfman listened tape and knew it exactly what Matt was looking for.

On the 1990 release “The Simpsons Sing the Blues”, Matt hooked up with DJ Jazzy Jeff, who is well known for working with actor/rapper Will Smith (Jeff and Will are also old childhood friends), to write and compose the music to Bart’s solo song “Deep Deep Trouble”. Jeff provided the scratches, keyboarding, and drums to the song and also co-wrote the song with Groening.

The cartoon has paved the way for imitations such as South Park and Beavis And Butt-Head and has also attracted an impressive number of celebrities who have popped up on the show.

The president of 20th Century Fox’s licensing and merchandising arm, Al Ovadia, has said he believes most people in the US own a Bart Simpson T-shirt. In 1991, Bart topped the British charts with Do the Bartman which was written by Michael Jackson.

The reasoning behind the invitation of Stephen Hawking – the world’s smartest man – on screen with Homer, the world’s most stupid. Hawking was delighted to be invited and was even prepared to fly to Hollywood to record his distinctive electronic voice for the programme.

The Simpsons is shown all over the world more than 60 countries. The Simpsons is one of the few TV shows watched in large numbers by whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

Time magazine has called The Simpsons the century’s best television show, and the entertainment industry took note of the series 10th anniversary with a star on Hollywood Boulevard. The New York Times predicted in its millennium edition, perhaps with tongue in cheek, that The Simpsons would still be a top-rated show in 2025.

The whole idea of The Simpsons is that it’s a parody of the classic American stereotype — Homer’s stupid and lazy and fat, Bart’s an underachiever.

American aeroplane company Western Pacific had big yellow Boeing 737 which sides contained whole family, repainted 5 years ago. Website, The Simpsons Archive had a large campaign to prevent the repaint of the plane.

On the opening of every episode Maggie is listed to cost $847.63 at cash register. It’s the same amount a raising baby costs in a year in U.S.A. On the Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular she is listed as NRA4EVER.

Since premiering on Twentieth Century Fox on January 14 1990 The Simpsons has won 16 Emmy awards and received 33 Emmy nominations, and 15 wins. Reason why the Simpsons crew has over ten producers in Emmy list is simple: if they win, all of them will receive plate. OFF means Our Favorite Family.

In THOH1, James Earl Jones did voices in all three segments? In addition to the narrator in “The Raven” and Serak the Preparer in “Hungry are the Damned,” he was also the moving man in “Bad Dream House.”

The book “The 10 Do`s and 500 Don`ts of Knives” has backwards apostrophes, and the Krustyburger Fun Map has a few errors. It looks as though West Virginia is missing (although it may just be obscured), and the second time we see the map, the U.S. appears to have annexed New Brunswick.

$pringfield: First, the music for the tiger show was “Sabre Dance,” from the ballet _Masquerade_, by Khachaturian. Once again, we have a ballet with wild animals riding some vehicle (one more time and it’ll be a theme). Also, Bart comments on the quality of the casino’s martinis. I guess he’d know a good martini when he saw one, what with all the mixology he learned in Bart the Murderer. There’s another in-joke lurking just below the surface of the Siegfried and Roy parody with the white tiger riding the unicycle.

Simpsons Comics #7 from 1994 [Bongo Beat] mentioned newsgroup as “gigantic compendium of Simpsons folklore, criticism, and crazed but loveable ranting”.

On the movie “Never Been Kissed” [1999] school’s orchestra is playing The Simpsons theme.

Bart-shaped key ring appears on the movie “Basic Instinct” near the end of the film.

Band called ‘Bloodhound Gang’ cover single ‘Relax, don’t do it’ contains Homer’s ‘Holy Macaroni’ sample in the end of the song.

The Simpsons was never intended for a kids audience. The Simpsons grew out of Tracey Ullman Show which was created in part by James L. Brooks, who is famous for work Taxi, Cheers, Broadcast News and most recently As Good As It Gets. These are not kids audience.

Matt Groening cartoon prior to The Simpsons was Life in Hell and that’s not a kids cartoon. It deals about basically living single in Los Angeles and everything from sex to drugs.

One episode takes about 9 months to do it. They are working 7-8 episodes different episodes at same time. One episode costs about 1.5 million dollars. The show is watched by 70 million people in 70 countries worldwide each week.

The Simpsons is famous for current world issues. They are able to change jokes up to about week before the show airs even if actual episode is created 9 months ago. In terms of blackboard gags at the beginning of the show, those are usually done right before air time. They can write that day before it airs.

In Los Angeles about 100 animators work on the show. Animator of The Simpsons uses soft pen to sketch the scenes. There are also about 120 animators who work for the show in South Korea.

Every episode contains over 25,000 drawings except early episodes which contain about half. It takes six months to animate it. It takes one day to record voices for the characters.

In the episode where Homer gets the gun and Marge takes the kids to the sleep easy motel, when Bart and Lisa are racing the beds in the background it shows a painting. That painting is one of Marges paintings of Ringo Starr.

The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular has new material from 9F19: Krusty Gets Cancelled, 1F04 THOH IV, 1F08 $pringfield, 1F10 Homer and Apu, 3F06 Mother Simpson, 1F16 Burns’ Heir and alternate ending to an episode 2F20 Who Shot Mr. Burns pt2. Mr. Burns is 81 or 104 years old.

Directors on the Simpsons do mostly visual stuff. The producers and the head writers, they write the script and they supervise the recording session and director pick it up from there. Script will break into individuals scenes, like on a comic strip, close ups and pans and medium shots.

Producer on the Simpsons is a writer who has contributed an enermous amount of work in the episode. There are eight to ten staff writers working same time for one single episode.

Gyorgi Peluci gave the Simpsons their distinctive yellow color. She was colour stylist in the first season and she is from Hungary.

Remember that David Mirkin is now the producer of The Simpsons. He used to be involved with Chris Elliott’s wonderfully demented Get A Life. One of the classic episodes of that short-lived series revolved around a community theatre production of that beloved Broadway musical classic: “Zoo Animals On Wheels”.

The Simpsons are made without computers on season 1-13. They have tried to use computer on one episode, Radioactive Man: The Movie but problem with it is The Simpsons has a long production schedule. If train is already moving it’s pretty hard to refine the engine for it. It’s too complex but nowdays from season 14 they are using digital ink.

Matt Groening has famously admitted to creating the award-winning cartoon featuring the dysfunctional Simpsons family in just 15 minutes.

There are over 500 minutes of unused Simpsons footage just lying around somewhere that we may never see.