Today is December 17, 2018. It is a special day for The Simpsons, because the very first episode of the show aired for the first time on December 17, 1989. In other words, today is the 29th anniversary of The Simpsons!
The First Episode: “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“
The first episode of The Simpsons, titled “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“, aired for the first time on December 17, 1989. It was the first independent episode of The Simpsons, with the previous short episodes, the Ullman Shorts, having only been aired as part of the The Tracey Ullman Show. The episode was written by Mimi Pond and directed by David Silverman.
In the episode…
“It’s a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses and Marge has to spend the family’s Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought would make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he did not get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.”
Happy Simpsons Day!
And stay tuned for more!