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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

On April 19, 1987, a momentous event happened: America was introduced to one of its most enduring families, The Simpsons.

Bart, Homer, Marge and the rest of the family first appeared in 48 short filler segments on the sketch comedy program The Tracey Ullman Show, but those first characters were very different from the Simpsons of today.

"At first they were what we call bumpers that went between The Tracey Ullman Showand commercial breaks," says Maureen Furniss, an animation historian who teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like the Flintstones or Gun Smoke, just goes on and on and on. It had it's day. Hey Bart, the eighties are over! Homer and Marge are probably in a rest home now! Or dead from exposure to working at a nuclear power plant!

Anonymous said...

The best part of the show is a full family, and no one is gay!
So sick of all the current shows have to throw in a gay part. If the LBGBS {whatever their initials are}, if they only make up 1% of our national population, why do they show up on 50% of the current TV shows?

Anonymous said...

We live in a Simpson's episode every day1

Anonymous said...

Another great part of this show is no mixed race couples. Again, they only make up a small portion of the American population, but are in more than half the shows.

Anonymous said...

Aww, hate much? They aren't bothering you or want anything to do with you. Leave them alone. Change the channel if you don't like whats on.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone still actually watch TV?

Not in my house

Anonymous said...

1:08. I would love to know how old you are.

Anonymous said...

Apparently you havent watched the show but like most up here you also domt let the facts get in your way.