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Today is December 17, 2019. It’s a big day. Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the animated sitcom called “The Simpsons“, which aired its very first independent episode on December 17, 1989, after the Simpson family had starred in 48 short episodes as a part of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’. Today, 30 years after, the show is currently airing its 31st season, is already renewed for a 32nd season and it seems even more seasons are to come.
Today, the show is the longest running animated sitcom ever and the scripted American primetime television series with the most number of episodes, with more than 670 episodes (and counting). The show also has had a movie, several video games, an area in a Theme Park, books, unofficial books, comic books, merchandise and more. During these 30 years, the show has won more than 30 Emmy Awards and more than 30 Annie Awards, among other awards. Happy 30th Anniversary to ‘The Simpsons’!
The very first episode
The very first episode is “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire“, written by Mimi Pond and directed by David Silverman. It was also a Christmas special episode (the first Christmas special episode, in fact):
“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 will make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he didn’t get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.”
Happy 30th anniversary to ‘The Simpsons’!! And for more to come!!
The list of episodes continues to fill up, as the title of the twenty-second, and final, episode of the 31st production season (ZABF22) has been revealed. It is titled “Podcast News“!
The episode will probably air during the 32nd broadcast season (2020/21 TV season).
Stay tuned for more new episode titles! Don’t forget to visit our page on Season 32, as we always try to keep it up-to-date!
Podcast News by David X. Cohen
— Al Jean (@AlJean) December 13, 2019
— Al Jean (@AlJean) July 29, 2020
Guest stars’ roles for the upcoming Season 31 episode, titled “The Way of the Dog“, and the upcoming Season 32 episode, titled “Undercover Burns“, have been revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly!
EW has revealed that Cate Blanchett will appear in possibly the season 31 finale, “The Way of the Dog”, voicing a canine psychologiest, Elaine, which will help Santa’s Little Helper from his depression.
Al Jean said to EW: “She determines if there’s a trauma in his past that they have to go solve, which actually goes back to the first episode of the series. The fans will experience a callback that is older than the internet.”
Al adds that “She sleeps in the same room with him when she brings him in for treatment. She’s very loving. But with people she’s a lot more brusque. As expected, she was fantastic. We’re proud to say that we got a two-time Oscar winner to talk in dog gibberish, but it really sounded like Elvish to me.”
EW also revealed that, after bringing a Stranger Things inspired episode in Treehouse of Horror XXX, David Harbour, Jim Hopper in the show, will appear in the season 32 episode “Undercover Burns”, a parody of Undercover Boss.
Mr. Burns finds graffiti on a wall at the Power Plant, “Burns is not excellent”, and goes undercover to find what’s the problem.
Al says “Like Mission: Impossible, they give him a whole new body and face and voice so that this people in the plant won’t possibly recognize him”. David will voice the undercover Mr. Burns, “He’s supposed to be a blue-collar guy from another part of the plant, but everything he says is like Mr. Burns. He wants to go to karaoke and sing songs from the 1890s, but the guys don’t see through it”.
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In the episode …
“Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff’s wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces”
For further information…
If you want to read the original listing from FOX, visit this page.
If you want to know further info about the episode, check our Wiki article on it. We are always keeping it up-to-date.
If you want to know more about Season 31, visit our page for it in our Wiki!
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