The famous American series ‘ The Simpsons’ was created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which has been broadcast in various countries around the world. Her debut was in a series of animated shorts produced by James L. Brooks and became part of the Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. The first three broadcast seasons were very successful, so they decided to convert them into half-hour episodes, in the prime time slot.
Such was the reception that it gained in the audience that it positioned the Fox network among the 30 most-watched programs between 1992 and 1993 in the United States. Since its launch, more than 600 episodes have been broadcast, in addition to which they have obtained numerous recognitions, among which are: 33 Emmy Awards, 32 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. They received a Hollywood Star of Fame in 2000.
It should be noted that the writing team consists of 16 writers, these texts go through rewriting sessions in which they remove some content or add more things and each episode takes about six months to produce. Some curious facts:
- Fox wanted to keep the identities of the actors who interpret the voices of the character’s secret in the first seasons, so the recordings were made behind closed doors and the taking of photos by the recording team was rejected.
- In 2003, the team of performers appeared on a live episode of the show showing the production of their characters’ voices.
- Its chapters have been translated into languages such as Spanish, Japanese, German, Portuguese and French.
- The Simpsons have been broadcast in Arabic, but due to Islamic customs, they have made changes to make them suitable for that audience.
- Nelson actually has 3 siblings, this includes his half brother Norman.
- -The last name of Ned Flanders is inspired by the name of one of the streets where Matt Groening, the main creator of The Simpsons lived.
- All the characters in the comic series have four fingers, except God, who has five.
- The famous town where all the stories and adventures unfold is located in Oregon, United States.
- Grandfather Simpson sold his house to help Homer buy his.
- Paul McCartney takes the stage with his wife, Linda McCartney, giving Lisa advice on how to tolerate people who eat meat in the chapter “Lisa, the vegetarian.”
- Homer has a little hair on the nape of his neck that forms an ‘M’ and the lines of his ears form a ‘G’, the initials of the author’s name, Matt Groening.
- Lisa is inspired by Matt Groening’s sister.