History WesternAnimation / TheSimpsons

19th Nov '16 8:13:53 AM whunt
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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was in office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[TheNineties was in office]], was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TurnOfTheMillennium administration]], saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[TheNewTens get elected twice]] and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.

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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was in office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[TheNineties was in office]], was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TurnOfTheMillennium administration]], saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[TheNewTens get elected twice]] and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] nominee (and eventual president-elect)]] to his face.
5th Nov '16 7:53:40 AM Bissek
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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, the voice actors for a given scene recording together, allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, the voice actors for a given scene recording together, allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
1st Nov '16 10:53:27 AM Premonition45
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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush entered office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton was in office, was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama get elected twice and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.

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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush entered was in office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[TheNineties was in office, office]], was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, [[TurnOfTheMillennium administration]], saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[TheNewTens get elected twice twice]] and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.
19th Oct '16 9:43:12 PM Premonition45
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In 2009, the show began its 21st season, officially dethroning ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the longest running primetime American television series of all time (although ''Series/SesameStreet'', among other daytime programs, still retains an even longer run with 40 seasons, and ''Gunsmoke'' still has more episodes), officially surpassing ''Gunsmoke'''s episode count in 2016.

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In 2009, the show began its 21st season, officially dethroning ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the longest running primetime American television series of all time time, before surpassing ''Gunsmoke'''s episode total in 2016 (although ''Series/SesameStreet'', among other daytime programs, still retains an even longer run with 40 seasons, and ''Gunsmoke'' still has more episodes), officially surpassing ''Gunsmoke'''s episode count in 2016.
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19th Oct '16 9:39:40 PM Premonition45
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In 2009, the show began its 21st season, officially dethroning ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the longest running primetime American television series of all time (although ''Series/SesameStreet'', among other daytime programs, still retains an even longer run with 40 seasons, and ''Gunsmoke'' still has more episodes).

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In 2009, the show began its 21st season, officially dethroning ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the longest running primetime American television series of all time (although ''Series/SesameStreet'', among other daytime programs, still retains an even longer run with 40 seasons, and ''Gunsmoke'' still has more episodes).episodes), officially surpassing ''Gunsmoke'''s episode count in 2016.
18th Oct '16 7:13:12 PM 64SuperNintendo
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16th Oct '16 6:44:52 PM windyshadow32
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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has surpassed 500). When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, the voice actors for a given scene recording together, allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''The Tracey Ullman Show''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has surpassed 500).made 600 episodes so far). When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, the voice actors for a given scene recording together, allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
6th Oct '16 5:46:27 PM foley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLongestDaycare'' (2012 animated short featuring Maggie)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLongestDaycare'' ''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare'' (2012 animated short featuring Maggie)
5th Oct '16 11:59:45 AM Premonition45
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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], was referenced by name by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton was in office, and was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama get elected twice and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.

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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], was debuted in prime-time and referenced by name by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush, when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush entered office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton was in office, and was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama get elected twice and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.
23rd Sep '16 8:38:15 AM NWolfman
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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], was referenced by name by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton was in office, and was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, and is around to see UsefulNotes/BarackObama get elected twice.

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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], was referenced by name by UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton was in office, and was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration, and is around to see saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama get elected twice.
twice and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump the 2016 republican presidential nominee]] to his face.
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