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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.

When Matt Groening created The Simpsons, Furniss says, people were excited to see what the cartoonist would do within the field of animation. With the show, she says Groening set a new standard for animation on TV, especially when it came to shows that were more crass and humorous.

“When The Simpsons came out, people were so worried about the crude behavior,” Furniss says. “But they didn’t have any idea that South Park or Beavis and Butt-head were on the horizon and would be much more outrageous in a lot of ways.”

Since the days of the early filler segments and The Simpsons’ launch as its own show in December 1989, the town of Springfield and its yellow inhabitants have managed to become TV’s longest-running, prime-time scripted entertainment series.

With such a long history, it’s no surprise that there have been more than a few times when The Simpsons were the subject of a story here at NPR. Here you’ll find a sampling of this work, with an assurance that there’s always more to come — so long as Homer and Co. continue to let us into their world on Sunday nights.

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

Image: Courtesy of Fox

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You guys, they did a Big Bang Theory Couch Gag.

A MASTERPIECE

I’ve seen a lot of good documentaries, but the ESPN 30 for 30 “OJ: Made In America” surpasses them all. From the rare footage to the interviews, to compelling focus of race, culture, domestic violence, crime, politics, etc. it is truly an experience. I feel that the people who watched the preceding drama mini series that are quote “all OJ’d out” will miss a damn good production. Perhaps they’ll have change of heart after reading this. See it on your own time. Binge watch. Keep an open mind. I would find it hard for it not to effect you in some form. Dream Team attorney Carl Douglas and Simpson’s agent, Mike Gilbert steal the show. Kudos, Ezra Edelman. Well done. Well done.

FOX Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2017-2018 Season

During the 2017-2018 season, several FOX series will celebrate major milestones, including FAMILY GUY’s 300th episode and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’s 99th episode. In addition to already claiming the title of longest-running scripted series in television history, THE SIMPSONS will enter the record books yet again next spring, as having produced the most episodes for a scripted series, surpassing “Gunsmoke’s” record of 635. Additionally, NEW GIRL will air its seventh and final season.

FOX’s full 2017-2018 programming slate is - Dramas: 9-1-1, EMPIRE, THE EXORCIST, THE GIFTED, GOTHAM, LETHAL WEAPON, LUCIFER, THE ORVILLE, THE RESIDENT, STAR, THE X-FILES; Comedies: BOB’S BURGERS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, FAMILY GUY, GHOSTED, LA TO VEGAS, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH; THE MICK, NEW GIRL, THE SIMPSONS; Live Events: A CHRISTMAS STORY, RENT; Unscripted: AMERICAN GRIT, BEAT SHAZAM, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, HELL’S KITCHEN, LOVE CONNECTION, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, SUPERHUMAN.

Additional schedule information and specials to be announced.

FOX FALL 2017 SCHEDULE (All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM LUCIFER
9:00-10:00 PM THE GIFTED (new)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON
9:00-9:30 PM THE MICK
9:30-10:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM EMPIRE
9:00-10:00 PM STAR

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM
9:00-10:00 PM THE ORVILLE (new)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN
9:00-10:00 PM THE EXORCIST

SATURDAY
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY: FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SUNDAY 7:00-7:30 PM NFL ON FOX
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM GHOSTED (new)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

INFJs are private, preferring one-on-one friendships to crowds, and often quiet about their own feelings. They are often thoughtful, artistic, and wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes. (x)

*Quick up date on 30 second simpsons*

I scheduled a month worth of 30SecSimps art to be posted over time, but for some reason none of it posted and i didn’t even notice. So i didn’t go nowhere, tumblr just fucked up on me. But I digress, more simpsons on the way. Oh and before I forget, if you got any 30 second to a minute Simpson art, go ahead and submit it if you want! 

( art by me MageRabbit )

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George Harrison’s animated guest appearance on The Simpsons, season 5 episode 1, “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” a spoof on The Beatles. It first aired in the U.S. on 30 September 1993, and in the U.K. on 3 October 1993. (Photos: Fox, unspecified)

[Backstage]
Homer: “Then came the greatest thrill of my life.”
George Harrison: “Hello Homer, I’m George Harrison.”
Homer: “Oh my god. Oh my god! Where did you get that brownie?”
George: “Over there, there’s a big pile of ’em.”
[Homer makes gleeful noises and eats brownies]
Homer: “Oh man…”
George: “Well, what a nice fellow.”
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[George seeing The Be Sharps performing on the roof]: “It’s been done.”
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“Over the years, guest appearances by musical superstars - from Tony Bennett to Elton John to three of The Beatles - have left the producers star-struck.
‘We met George Harrison. We were recording it from the outside and we went in the room to shake his hand. And he goes, “You just want to get in the room to shake my hand.”'” - USA Today, 10 September 2014
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“When you meet them and you don’t talk about the Beatles, they get really happy. We did talk about the Beatles, but I also mentioned one of [George Harrison’s] solo albums [Wonderwall Music], and his eyes lit up.” - Matt Groening, Paley Festival, 15 March 2007

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According to the episode commentary on the season 5 DVDs, George arrived at the recording studio in L.A. by himself without any entourage or bodyguards, and seemed - according to Matt Groening - “pretty glum” and unenthusiastic regarding questions about The Beatles. But after Groening asked George about Wonderwall Music, he “perked up,” since the album wasn’t particularly one he was often asked about. Groening ranks George’s guest appearance as one of his favorites because George was “super nice” and “very sweet” to the staff.

Some clips of George’s appearance are on YouTube:
Clip 1 (Courtesy of user kcjones1025)
Clip 2 (Courtesy of Victor Hugo Ortiz Hernández)

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Today I did so much printing! Yesterday was the last day the final years could use the print room, so today I helped clear it out and found so many awesome coloured inks that had been left over, so did a hell of a lot of printing! So tired now.

Even if you haven’t watched the show in 15 years, you have to remember the Flaming Moe. It’s the drink Homer invented that Moe stole and made him famous. The characters in that episode make the drink sound so good that there was no way I couldn’t include it on this list. I remember enjoying it, but I don’t remember finishing it, which is odd because the glass was empty and I had taken quite a few notes that become less and less coherent.

Homer: “I decided to mix the little bits that were left in every liquor bottle. In my haste I had grabbed a bottle of the kids’ cough syrup. I don’t know the scientific explanation, but fire made it good.”

In my case, it was a little bit of rum, some whiskey, SoCo with lime, tequila, and Scotch. I mixed them all together in a glass, then added a capful of children’s cough syrup.

Like Homer, I too passed the first test: I didn’t go blind. The drink itself was very good, especially since I was already a fan of all these liquors by themselves. If I had one suggestion, it would have been to add more cough syrup to supplement the strong liquor taste this drink had going on. But I couldn’t justify adding more medicine to the glass, so I left it the way it was. Now for the fun part. Since I value my eyebrows and a few other parts of my face that could go up in a fireball, I took the proper safety precautions before lighting my drink on fire.

6 Fictional Alcoholic Beverages That Actually Get You Drunk

me and you got it deadlocked

aka the one where Justin’s the newest student at school and everyone places bets on who he’ll date first, Y/N just wants enough money to buy a whip, Khalil’s the ringleader, Hailey has beef with Chantel, Za feels very strongly about parking spaces, and they’re all rich seniors with too much time on their hands.

Clearly, this is a high school au where all your faves are students. The main focus, as always, is Y/N and Justin, but the squad does play a big role as well. This is just a nice way to celebrate me getting off my mini hiatus and hopefully beginning to post more frequently !! If you really liked this, let me know ‘cause I’ve never written anything like this before and I’m nervous as hell about posting it.

Justin’s texts are in italics and Y/N’s are in bold

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