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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Did you know that the Simpsons have won 27 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award?

Did you know that The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company?

Did you know that the series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie?

Did you know that the show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition?

Did you know that the family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks?

 Did you know that Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name?

Did you know that the shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987?



Did you know after a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990)?

Did you know that since its debut on December 17, 1989, the show has broadcast 533 episodes and the 25th season began on September 30, 2013?

Did you know that the Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American primetime, scripted television series?

Did you know that The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed over $527 million?


Did you know that The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest television series of all time?

Did you know that Time magazine's December 31, 1999, issue named the Simpson the best television series of the 20th century's?

Did you know that  the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 14, 2000?

Did you know that the Simpsons have won 27 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award?

Did you know that The Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation?

Did you know that The Annies have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972?

Did you know that the Annies were originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the fields of producing, directing, animation, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects?

Did you know that in 1992 The Annies began to honor animation as a whole, and created the category of Best Animated Feature?

 Did you know that The George Foster Peabody Awards (Peabody Awards) program recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations and individuals?

Did you know that the Peabody Awards reflects excellence in quality rather than popularity or commercial success, the Peabody is awarded to about 25-35 winners annually from more than 1,000 entries?

Did you know that the cast members in 1998 were involved in a pay dispute?

Did you know that the Simpson Cast makes over $300,000 per episode?[44]

 Did you know the cast of the Simpson has six main cast members: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer?

Did you know that  Castellaneta performs Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble and other adult, male characters?[26]

Did you know that  Julie Kavner speaks the voices of Marge Simpson and Patty and Selma, as well as several minor characters?[26]

Did you know that Castellaneta and Kavner had been a part of The Tracey Ullman Show cast and were given the parts so that new actors would not be needed?[27]

Did you know that Cartwright performs the voices of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum and other children?[26]

Did you know that Smith is, the voice of Lisa Simpson?

Did you know that Smith  is the only cast member who regularly voices only one character, although she occasionally plays other episodic characters?[26]
Main cast members
Dan Castellaneta cropped.jpg Julie Kavner.jpg Nancy Cartwright.jpg Yeardley Smith 2012.png Hankazaria05.jpg Harry Shearer at RT4.jpg
Dan Castellaneta Julie Kavner Nancy Cartwright Yeardley Smith Hank Azaria Harry Shearer
Homer, Grampa, Barney, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman and others. Marge, Patty and Selma Bart, Nelson, Ralph, Todd Flanders, and others. Lisa Moe, Chief Wiggum, Apu, Comic Book Guy, Carl, Cletus, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick and others Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Principal Skinner, Otto, Rainier Wolfcastle and others.

Did you know that on February 9, 1997, The Simpsons surpassed The Flintstones with the episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" as the longest-running prime-time animated series in the United States?[147]

Did you know that in 2004, The Simpsons replaced The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952 to 1966) as the longest-running sitcom (animated or live action) in the United States?[148]

Did you know that in 2009, The Simpsons surpassed The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet's record of 435 episodes and is now recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's longest running sitcom (in terms of episode count)?[149][150]

Did you know as of the twenty-first season (2009–2010), The Simpsons became the longest-running American primetime, scripted television series, having surpassed Gunsmoke?

Did you know that the Simpson will not over take Gunsmoke's episode count of 635 episodes until approximate 29th season, under normal programming schedules?[148][157]

In October 2013, Fox renewed the show up to the end of a 26th season.[158][159][160]







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