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The Simpsons Fun Facts

As the longest-running cartoon on primetime TV, The Simpsons has helped redefine entertainment by breaking sociopolitical and cultural boundaries.

Loved by kids and adults, The Simpsons is here to stay. Read more about this dysfunctional family in our fun facts.

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As a child, a TV show he watched featured a "Springfield, Oregon." But growing up, he discovered that it was a fictitious place in Oregon. This, however, gave him the idea that "Springfield" would be a great name since there were many such cities/towns in the USA with the same name, making fans believe that the Simpsons were from their Springfield.
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In 2001, the Oxford English Dictionary included "doh" (yes, no apostrophe) as an official exclamation. It is a word "used when you have just said or done something that you know is stupid.
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Tony Bennett was the first celebrity to play himself in Season 2, which aired in 1990. Since then, many more celebrities have had the chance to play themselves in this popular show.
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Mr. Burns was running for governor. His election campaign was ruined, however, because of the damage done to the environment. In the episode, he said the 3-eyed fish is the next evolutionary step, meaning it was "normal." But then he refused to eat it when it was served for dinner, proving that it was something very "abnormal.
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Comic Book Guy first made his appearance in Season 2 in the episode "Three Men and a Comic Book." He is a stereotypical representation of every comic book store owner in the US.
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The girl is Jessica Lovejoy, the daughter of Rev. Lovejoy. It turns out that she is an even bigger prankster than Bart, leaving him to take the blame for the money she took from the church.
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In 1998, Bart Simpson was on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century. While some criticized his inclusion, Bart did represent a change in trends toward the end of the century, which may be one reason why he was chosen.
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Homer Simpson sings the song. The song is an original by Blues musician Albert King which was released in 1967. Because its lyrics are about bad luck, it is fitting that Homer sings it in the album.
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Die is German for "the." Although not all phrases can be properly translated, nor can all sociopolitical jokes be understood, Die Simpsons have been on the air for more than 20 seasons.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is the president that unwittingly traps Springfield under glass and then is tricked into destroying the city. The character of Schwarzenegger (the real-life governor of California in 2007) was chosen for the film over George W. Bush (real-life president in 2007) since Bush's presidential term was going to end in 2009.