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Comic-Con 2020: Panel highlights!

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The 2020 panel has now been released! Here are some of the highlights of the panel:
The video of the panel can be watched here:
Comic-Con 2020: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The following guest stars for Season 32 have been announced:

Apart from that, 2 previews of the upcoming annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode have been shown in the panel.

The first preview is from the segment “Into the Homerverse”.

While the second is from a segment called “What happens to the Halloween candy?”.

Stay tuned for more!

SD Comic-Con 2020: ‘The Simpsons’ panel is tomorrow!

Comic-Con 2020The San Diego Comic-Con (@ Home) 2020 started last Thursday. This year, due to the global pandemic, all the panels will be streamed online. And The Simpsons panel will be available to watch on YouTube tomorrow (July 25) at 11am (San Diego time).

This year, since the panel will streamed for free, we won’t do the usual “live report” of the panel. Instead, we’ll make a post in which we’ll share the YouTube link of the panel minutes before it becomes available to watch. Shortly after the panel becomes available, a post with the highlights of the event will be published.

The Panel

They’ll never stop the Simpsons!… from appearing at Comic-con; this time on zoom. Join Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson, and moderator Yeardley Smith. Find out how the show has surmounted social distancing and turbulent times en route to Season 32!

Remember,
Stay tuned for more!

‘The Simpsons’ wins a 2020 Peabody Award!

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The Simpsons has won a 2020 Peabody Institutional Award. It’s the second time the show wins a Peabody Award, the first time being in 1997.

The show has been awarded a 2020 Peabody Institutional Award for making a “significant impact on programming and the cultural landscape.”

“‘The Simpsons’ is one of television’s sharpest critics—as brilliant a child as the show’s conscience and mastermind Lisa. But it is also one of its medium’s funniest and most delightful offerings. In one episode, Homer thumps his television angrily, demanding that it be funnier. For answering Homer’s call for 30 years, we commend the writers, animators, and cast of ‘The Simpsons’ with a Peabody Institutional Award.”

Because of the COVID19 pandemic, this year’s award ceremony has been canceled, so many recipients filmed acceptance speeches, Homer being among them (as shared by EW.com):

Sources:

33 years laughing with the Simpson family!!

The The Simpsons family

“They’ll Never Stop the Simpsons!”

Today is April 19, 2020. The most famous animated family on the globe made its first TV appearance on April 19, 1987. In other words, The “Simpsons Family” appeared on TV for the first time ever just 33 years ago.

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and little baby Maggie debuted on television 33 years ago as part of The Tracy Ullman Show with the short “Good Night“.

Then, after 47 more shorts, the yellow family premiered as their own TV show on December 17, 1989. A show that still today is running after 31 seasons and more to come!

The Debut

“Good Night”

It’s April 19, 1987. FOX is airing the third episode of The Tracey Ullman Show. During the episode, an animated short is shown.

Good Night” airs and the Simpson family debutes on TV.

Happy Anniversary to the Simpson family!!

Stay tuned for more!!

Woo-hoo!! 30 Years Laughing with ‘The Simpsons’!!

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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.

Simpsons 30 Years

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 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 Simpsons’ renewed for Season 31 and 32!!!

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The show has been renewed by Fox for Season 31 and 32! It will bring the show up to 713 episodes!!

“Woo hoo! 32 Seasons! Watch your back ‘Meet the Press’”, said Homer Simpson.

Currently airing its 30th season, the show has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award and a 2016 Environmental Media Award. It was also the first animated series to win a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The feature-length “Simpsons Movie” premiered in 2007, grossing over $527 million at the global box office.

This season, the show has a multi-platform average audience of 7.5 million viewers per episode, an 82% gain over its Live+Same Day audience.

Sources: Variety, Fox Press Release.

Want to help support the Wikisimpsons editors? Now you can!

A few people have asked how they can help support the editors of Wikisimpsons. We editors get no money whatsoever for our contributions to the wiki. We do all of this as a hobby, free of charge. This includes the hours of work we put in to make the wiki as complete as it is. Therefore, we have set up a couple of ways for our readers and fans to support us.

I (Solar Dragon) have been against accepting donations for years now. It’s been brought up a couple of times in the past but I’ve shot it down for a couple of reasons. The major reason behind being against it is splitting the money between the active contributors and how we’d go about doing this. But this is something we’ve mostly worked out now.

Anyway, the ways to support us are:

Patreon

Patreon is a membership platform where people can subscribe to donate money on a monthly basis. As of now, we have no plans for any rewards for donating to us via Patreon, but there could be some sort of rewards in future. Suggestions for ways to make our Patreon better, rewards we could offer etc. will be welcome.

The Patreon page is called Wikisimpsons, link here.

PayPal

We have set up a PayPal.me link so you can donate directly to our Wikisimpsons PayPal account. You can donate any amount and leave notes on donating too.

Our PayPal.me link is https://www.paypal.me/simpsonswiki.


We are not expecting anyone to donate or not, nobody should feel that they have to. This is completely optional and Wikisimpsons will be running as normal whether we get any money or not. We will also not be shoving this down anyone’s throats (like a certain extremely well known wiki does…). Ads currently support the servers and we get enough money to keep them going via ads, so this will be an optional thing for you to say thank you to the contributors.

We have multiple active users who work on all parts of the wiki, from writing up about new episodes, to creating huge, detailed pages on Tapped Out updates, to working on the comic articles and all other aspects of the show and franchise. All of us do this free of charge so we will be grateful for any donation of any size.

30 Years of the World’s Most Beloved Family!


Today is April 19, 2017. It’s a special day. 30 years ago (April 19, 1987) from today, a father and a mother debuted on TV along with their three children. These parents appeared saying ‘good night’ to their children and they did that as bad as possible, though they didn’t notice it.

These parents were no other than Homer and Marge Simpson. Their children (Bart, Lisa and Maggie) also debuted on TV.

The Debut

It’s April 19, 1987. FOX is airing the third episode of The Tracey Ullman Show. During the episode, an animated short is shown.

“Good Night”

Good Night” airs and the Simpson family debutes on TV. No one could have imagined that 30 years after, that family would still be on TV. The airing of that short marked a milestone in the history of television.

30 years ago, a legend was born but, how did it all really start? Just keep reading…

The Birth of a (Yellow) Legend

In 1987, Matt Groening waits in the lobby of TV producer James L. Brooks‘ office. He has been asked an idea for a series of one-minute shorts that will be used to separate segments on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Adapting his comic strip Life in Hell seems the best option but, at the last moment, Groening is afraid of throwing his beloved rabbit Binky into the bonfire of television failure, so he thinks of an emergency solution and draws it on a yellow sheet of paper. He draws an american family. His own family: Homer, the father; Marge, the mother; and his sisters Lisa and Maggie. Finally, he renames himself Bart, an anagram of “Brat”. The Simpsons are born.

Two years after, the family got its own TV show, which is still on air.

Present and Future

The Simpsons family keeps on airing new episodes of its TV show on Sundays. Their show is currently on the final stages of its 28th season with 615 aired episodes (to date). The show was renewed for two more seasons (29th and 30th) in November 4, 2016. With more than 600 episodes aired, the show is still an icon all over the globe.

And remember,
Stay tuned for 30 years more!

Bye 2015, hi 2016! The summary of 2015!

2015 is gone and 2016 has come. It has been a year full of news related to The Simpsons and here’s the summary of the most important “Simpsons News” that have happened during 2015:

A 25 year old script finally becomes an episode!


Back in season one of the show, a fairly new comedy writer wrote a script for The Simpsons which was filed away and lost. 25 years later, that episode, written by the now famous Judd Apatow, finally aired. “Bart’s New Friend” sees Homer get hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10 year old kid, who then becomes friends with Bart.

MythBusters


January 10th saw a special The Simpsons special episode of MythBusters air. This special sees the presenters attempt to find out whether a cherry bomb dropped in a school toilet make others act like geysers, in reference to a prank Bart pulled in “The Crepes of Wrath”, and whether placing someone between a wrecking ball and a building protect the building, in reference to the scene from “Sideshow Bob Roberts”. Read about what happens here.

Help, Sky Finger! Criminals have overrun Springfield!


February 18th brought a new event… Superheroes! This event, scheduled to end on March 23rd, added 3 new character collections; Superheroes, Vigilantes and Criminals. The update is split into four parts, called issues, and there is a comic book theme to the music, text, text bubbles and other parts. For full details, read our article.

See also: Homer’s leading the charge in an all-new Tapped Out event!

RIP Sam Simon


On March 8th, co-creator of The Simpsons Sam Simon sadly passed away after a long battle with colorectal cancer. Simon left the show in season 4 but continued to be credited as an executive producer for the show.

See also: RIP Sam Simon

Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic


On March 17th, Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic was released. This was the fourth book in the series of Vault of Simpsonology.

See also: Lisa Simpson’s Guide to Geek Chic now available!

FOX cancels “The Simpsons” …DVD production


On April 10, FOX announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons were being discontinued.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”

See also: DVDs are not Forever! – FOX to End ‘The Simpsons’ Seasonal DVD Production!

“The Simpsons” is renewed for Seasons 27 and 28


On May 4, FOX announced that the show had been renewed for a 27th and 28th Season.
According to FOX’s Press Release, Homer stated: “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction”.

See also: The Simpsons renewed for two more seasons!

Harry Shearer

On May 14, it was announced that Harry Shearer would leave the show after the TABFxx production season. Shearer is the human that provides the voices of Mr.Burns, Smithers, Flanders, Skinner, … In an interview with CNN Money, Shearer said “Stay tuned” when asked if there was a possibility he could be back.

And in July 7, he returned to the show.

See also: Harry Shearer leaving The Simpsons; The Harry Shearer Situation; Harry Shearer Returns to The Simpsons!

Marge and Homer are not breaking up


In the Season 27’s season premiere Marge and Homer did not break up. Showrunner Al Jean said in an interview that Marge and Homer would have a trial separation (Not a divorce).

However, there was a misunderstanding with that statement and lots of people thought that they would divorce. FOX published a video in YouTube to stop those rumors.

See also: Homer and Marge Are NOT Breaking Up For Good!!!; FOX publishes a video to stop Marge and Homer’s break-up rumors

Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart (in THOH XXVI)


In the annual Treehouse of Horror special‘s first segment we saw Sideshow Bob fulfilling his lifetime ambition (and he did it about twenty times in the segment.

See also: Season 27 News: Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart!

Monorail comes to Tapped Out


In August, the Monorail finally came to Tapped Out in a huge event.

See also: Tapped Out: The Monorail is cruising through our cities!

Wikisimpsons turns 10!


On September 24, Wikisimpsons celebrated its tenth anniversary. And in honor of that event, a new skin for the Wiki was released on that day.

See also: Wikisimpsons: The Ten Year Wiki!

“Barthood”


On December 13, the episode “Barthood” aired for the first time. The episode is a Bart-centered parody of the Oscar-nominated film Boyhood.

See also: Bart Goes From “Boyhood” to Manhood in December!

Maggie arrives to Tapped Out for Christmas


On December 9, the Winter 2015 event of Tapped Out was released. And it brought Maggie to the game. The event is still running and will do until early January.

See also: Tapped Out: Christmas arrives early as EA finally brings us Maggie!