The 25 Most Random and Impressive Facts About ‘The Simpsons’
The Simpsons first appeared on Fox’s The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987, and no one expected the design to become an international phenomenon to this day. There are hundreds of episodes that have marked the lives of many people. So we brought you 25 random facts about this highly acclaimed TV show.
1. The show’s creator, Matt Groening, named his characters based on members of his own family, but replaced “Bart” with his own name.
2. You must ask yourself why the characters are yellow. The reason for this is that the color would stand out when people were changing channels on your TV.
3. The show’s opening song took just three days to complete and was composed by Danny Elfman, who said it became the most famous song of his career.
4. The Simpsons was once considered the best TV show of the 20th century by Time magazine.
5. The creator of the program decided to name the design city of Springfield as there are several cities in the USA with that name, in 30 states across the country.
6. The character Bart is voiced by Nancy Cartwright, a woman.
7. Dustin Hoffman has previously participated in the program as Lisa’s substitute teacher. However, he did not want his real name to be placed in the credits.
8. Homer’s favorite beer, Duff, exists and is sold in three different versions next to The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios.
9. The character Krusty looks a lot like Homer because the creator wanted to create the concept of a son (Bart) who detested his father but who adored a clown very similar to him.
10. Bart Simpson’s T-shirts were banned in several American schools in the 1990s, as principals feared that this was a bad example for their students.
11. A university in California has already offered a credit course on “The Simpsons”.
12. President George Bush said in a speech in 1992 that he would like American families to behave more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons.
13. The voice of the wicked tycoon Mr. Burns was modeled by Harry Shearer in part on the voice of Ronald Reagan.
14. In an episode of the show that debuted in 2003, Homer referred to his email as [email protected] The episode’s screenwriter Matt Selman decided to sign up for his email in the same way as Homer’s and just a few minutes after the episode aired his inbox was completely full.
15. Actress Anne Hathaway won the Primetime Emmy for her incredible voice-over performance when she was invited to the program.
16. After France opposed the proposed invasion of Iraq in 2003, conservative columnists used the same description that gardener Willie used to refer to the French: “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”.
17. In the fourth season, guest actress Elizabeth Taylor was introduced with a single word, Maggie’s first word: “Daddy.”
18. Michael Jackson was also part of an episode in Season 3, acting as a mental patient when Homer was sent to a mental institution.
19. The hitherto unknown street artist Banksy did a dark montage that showed children and slave animals in an underground factory in 2010.
20. The veteran actor on the show, Hank Azaria, is responsible for giving voice to 16 different characters, such as Moe and Chief Wiggum.
21. The famous expression “D’oh!” de Homer was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011.
22. The Simpsons film, which was very successful in 2007, came to be planned as a musical.
23. The exiled founder of WikiLeaks has also been invited to the program and played with a character he represented, in the 23rd season. He recorded his lines over the phone at the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain, where he received asylum.
24. Several celebrities refused to participate in the TV show, such as Tom Cruise, Quentin Tarantino, Prince and Bruce Springsteen.
25. Al Jean, showrunner on the show, said that if the show ever ends, I would like the last episode to end with the arrival of the Christmas parade for the first scene of the Simpsons pilot episode. That way, the series would be an infinite loop.