Hilarious Facts about The Simpsons

The Simpsons first appeared as a short segment during The Tracy Ullman Show in the United States. The show was created by Matt Groening and it portrays a satire of an American middle class family living in middle America.

The show became a hit in the US and also globally and is the longest running animated show in the history of television.

These factoids about the Simpsons will tickle your funny bone!

Facts about the Simpsons

1 Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Patty were actually the names of Groening’s parents, sisters and aunt.

2 Bart’s name is actually an anagram of brat.

3 Most of the characters are yellow because the creator wanted to get the attention of those who just tuned in and those who were channel surfing.

4 The voice actors that dubbed Homer and Marge for the French version were actually married in real life.

5 Also in the opening credits, when Maggie was scanned at the grocery checkout counter, the till reads $847.63 which was the monthly cost of raising a baby in the United States in 1989.

6 In the opening credit, Bart is always featured writing different messages on the school’s blackboard.

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7 The show surpassed even The Flintstones as the longest running animated series in America.

8 Matt Groening named the town Springfield to keep the audience thinking and guessing which state the Simpsons really live in owing to the fact that there are many cities and towns in the US that have this name.

9 The length of the couch gag (opening scene) really depends on the duration of the episode. Thus, if the episode is short and they need to fill the space, they make the couch gag longer. The longest couch gag they ever made featured scenes from The Hobbit movie.

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10 Most of the last names of the characters were taken from the street names of the creator’s hometown in Portland, Oregon.

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Video: The Best Scenes from the Simpsons

Here is an awesome montage of the best scenes from the first 14 years of the show. Watching it makes me remember just how funny and endearing the show was. What also makes it rare is that it has humor for kids and adults and is a good family show.