Twenty years ago this week, a yellow family from Springfield, USA, first careened onto TV screens—lampooning American culture with pitch-perfect satire and touching off a new era in television comedy.
On April 19, 1987, The Tracey Ullman Show aired a two-minute animated short by Matt Groening that introduced the world to the Simpsons: Homer, Marge and their spiky-haired children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.
Happy 20th birthday to The Simpsons!
#1 by amanda on April 19, 2007 - 3:03 pm
i heart the simpsons.
Moe: Bring us your finest food, stuffed with your second-finest.
Waiter: Very well, the lobster stuffed with tacos.
#2 by benoc on April 19, 2007 - 4:30 pm
By the way, in my opinion, best Simpson’s episode ever: The Monorail. Followed by the episode with John Waters, the Santa Robot / Reindeer Hunting and gay steel mill.
#3 by MRhé on April 19, 2007 - 5:44 pm
I heart the Stonemasons song.
#4 by amanda on April 23, 2007 - 11:43 am
“call me mint jelly ’cause i’m on the lam!” ~grandpa :)
#5 by amanda on April 23, 2007 - 11:49 am
Last one, I promise.
Scott, things aren’t as happy as they used to be down here at the unemployment office. Joblessness is no longer just for Philosophy majors – useful people are starting to feel the pinch.