History Trivia / LifeInHell

10th Dec '15 10:00:55 AM SpideyTerry
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* MagnumOpusDissonance[=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons. Meanwhile the show became a cultural phenomenon while the strip stayed underground.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance[=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons. Meanwhile the show became a cultural phenomenon while the strip stayed underground.underground.
* MoneyDearBoy: The primary reason Groening didn't give up the rights. He was financially dependent on the merchandising at the time and would've lost some (if not all) of the cash to Fox if they made a deal.
17th Nov '14 10:46:33 PM DiscoGlacier
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* MagnumOpusDissonance / What Could Have Been: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons. Meanwhile the show became a cultural phenomenon while the strip stayed underground.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance / What Could Have Been: MagnumOpusDissonance[=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons. Meanwhile the show became a cultural phenomenon while the strip stayed underground.
25th May '14 7:58:30 PM SallyB
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* MagnumOpusDissonance / What Could Have Been: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance / What Could Have Been: Originally, Matt Groening was going to use ''Life in Hell'' as animated filler for ''The Tracy Ullman Show'', but after realizing that he would have to give up the rights to his creation, Groening (while waiting to pitch his idea to James L. Brooks) drew up some crudely drawn humans and named them "The Simpsons." That's right; had Groening actually gone along with pitching ''Life in Hell'', there would be no Simpsons. Meanwhile the show became a cultural phenomenon while the strip stayed underground.
25th May '14 7:48:38 PM SallyB
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: The only reason ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' exists is because when Groening was in James L. Brooks' waiting room he realized he'd have to give up the ownership of ''Life In Hell'' if it were animated. ''The Simpsons'' went on to become a massive hit while ''Life In Hell'' stayed more underground.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' hadn't required Groening to give up ownership, ''Life In Hell'' would have become an animated series and the world would never have seen ''The Simpsons''.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: The only reason ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' exists is because when MagnumOpusDissonance / What Could Have Been: Originally, Matt Groening was in James L. Brooks' waiting room he realized he'd have going to give up the ownership of use ''Life In in Hell'' if it were animated. ''The Simpsons'' went on to become a massive hit while ''Life In Hell'' stayed more underground.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If
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12th Jun '13 2:30:59 PM promptjump
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' hadn't required Groening to give up ownership, ''Life In Hell'' would now be a cartoon.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' hadn't required Groening to give up ownership, ''Life In Hell'' would now be a cartoon.have become an animated series and the world would never have seen ''The Simpsons''.
12th Jun '13 2:30:37 PM promptjump
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: The only reason ''The Simpsons'' exists is because when Groening was in James L. Brooks' waiting room he realized he'd have to give up the ownership of ''Life In Hell'' if it were animated. ''The Simpsons'' went on to become a massive hit while ''Life In Hell'' stayed more underground.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: The only reason ''The Simpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' exists is because when Groening was in James L. Brooks' waiting room he realized he'd have to give up the ownership of ''Life In Hell'' if it were animated. ''The Simpsons'' went on to become a massive hit while ''Life In Hell'' stayed more underground.underground.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If ''The Tracy Ullman Show'' hadn't required Groening to give up ownership, ''Life In Hell'' would now be a cartoon.
14th Oct '12 3:49:53 AM C2
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: The only reason ''The Simpsons'' exists is because when Groening was in James L. Brooks' waiting room he realized he'd have to give up the ownership of ''Life In Hell'' if it were animated. ''The Simpsons'' went on to become a massive hit while ''Life In Hell'' stayed more underground.
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