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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.


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!


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!

Wikisimpsons: The Ten Year Wiki!


Today it’s September 24, 2015. It’s a special day for Wikisimpsons. It was founded 10 years ago today! This post is a post to celebrate the wiki’s 10th Anniversary.

To celebrate, we’ve painted the site pink and launched our brand new site layout! Additionally, no advertisements will be displayed today to thank all of our editors and viewers for making Wikisimpsons the greatest Simpsons resource on the internet.

A Brief Summary of the Wiki’s History…
  • 2005
  • Creation of the Wiki
  • The wiki was created on September 24, 2005 by PostBagBoy on Wikia. He never edited here, apart from one edit on his user page stating how amazed he felt that the wiki he had created had turned out to be successful (in 2007).
  • 2010
  • ShoutWiki
  • Wikia Staff announced that a new skin was on its way. Admins of Wikisimpsons signed up for beta testing with high expectations. The skin turned out to be a huge disappointment and not fully compatible with Wikisimpsons’ article layouts. Admins of Wikisimpsons argued with the staff and Smiley12 and Solar Dragon were blocked as a result. Wikisimpsons eventually moved to ShoutWiki and the “old Wikisimpsons” became “Simpsons Wiki”.
  • Simpsons Fanon
  • Simpsons Fanon was created.
  • The Springfield Shopper
  • The Springfield Shopper became the third member of the Simpsons Wiki Network.
  • 2011
  • Independence
  • Thanks to Jake, Wikisimpsons moved from ShoutWiki to a new server and got a new domain, “”.
  • 2013
  • Server move
  • In late July–early August, Wikisimpsons was moved to a newer server and was re-located at “” as apposed to the previous “.net”.
  • 2014
  • Answers
  • In February 17, the wiki’s question-answer site, Wikisimpsons Answers, was launched.
  • 2015
  • The Springfield Shopper
  • In January 17, the wiki’s news blog, The Springfield Shopper, was launched.
A Big Wiki

Wikisimpsons has more than 32,300 articles; 703,300 edits and more than 25,800 registered users. Wikisimpsons has 5 active administrators, who do lots of janitorial work every day.

The wiki also has a couple of active “Rollbacks”, who help the admins and the wiki. Then there are the “trusted” users, who do a lot of work in order to make the wiki look decent.

In the last years, Wikisimpsons has had an increase in the number of visitors due to lots of reasons, one of them being the pages dedicated to The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The wiki continues growing every day.

Scheduled Maintenance – May 26/27

homer-computer-dohThis is a notice to all of our users that we will be conducting site maintenance at some point between 5/26 at 6:00 PM EDT and 5/27 at 6:00 AM EDT. This maintenance will affect all Wikisimpsons sites, including the English wiki, Svenska Wikisimpsons, The Springfield Shopper, and Wikisimpsons Answers. We do not expect the maintenance to take the entirety of the maintenance window, and the site will likely only be offline for about 45 minutes.

In preparation for this maintenance, a full backup of the sites will be taken and editing Wikisimpsons will be disabled from 5:30 PM EDT until maintenance is complete. Full function of all sites will be restored no later than 6:00 AM EDT on May 27th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but rest assured that we only take down the site when absolutely necessary.

Thank you, as always, for being a member of the Wikisimpsons community!

Jake, Wikisimpsons Server Admin

Welcome to The Springfield Shopper!

Welcome new readers!

A few months ago, we at Wikisimpsons came up with an idea for a news site for all the latest The Simpsons news. This has finally happened now and here it is!

The idea of this news blog is to inform readers about anything and everything to do with the latest The Simpsons news, including the latest episode news, the recent updates from The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the newest comic news and any upcoming merchandise releases. However, I’m sure there will be lots of other things we’ll report.

If you are a Wikisimpsons user and want to become a news editor, comment below, leave a message on my talk page or email me at The more experience you have on Wikisimpsons, the more likely I’ll be to accept your request.

Thank you for reading!

Solar Dragon, Wikisimpsons Head Admin