Fun Random Facts About The Simpsons


Since its first broadcast on December 17, 1989, as a cartoon short on the Tracy Ullman show, The Simpsons now has a total of 30 seasons with 644 episodes and counting. Nobody saw that The Simpsons would be one of the most successful and longest running American sitcoms. And we are here to give you a list of facts about The Simpsons.

  • If you ever wondered why the characters on The Simpsons are all yellow, this is because Matt Groening, the creator of the show, wanted the viewers to easily recognize the show even if they are just flicking through the channels of their television.
  • Homer’s signature expression, “D’oh!” is dubbed and translated in France to “T’oh!”. And in the Spanish version of the show, it is translated to “Ouch!”
  • In the Arabic episodes of The Simpsons, Homer drinks soda instead of a beer and eats Egyptian sausage instead of hot dogs. This is because the show wants to coincide with the Islamic customs.
  • All of the characters in the show only has four fingers, except for one character, God.
  • Each episode of The Simpsons usually takes about six to eight months to create.
  • There are two different episodes where Lisa celebrated her eighth birthday.
  • Matt Groening is the voice behind Maggie’s “sucking” sound.
  • Homer’s famous expression, “D’oh” was added to the Oxford dictionary in 2001 and it is defined as: “Expressing frustration at the realization that this turned out badly or not as planned”.
  • The word “D’oh” was invented when Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, was asked to do an “annoyed grunt”.
  • The voice of the six main characters of the show earns a whopping £400,000 per episode.
  • The song “Do The Bartman” was produced by Michael Jackson and Bryan Loren and it topped the UK Singles Chart in 1990.
  • Principal Skinner and Krusty’s former sidekick, Sideshow Bob has the same prisoner number as Les Miserables’ Jean Valjean and Twin Peak’s Hank Jennings.
  • Robert UnderdunkTerwillier is Sideshow Bob’s real name.
  • Composer Danny Elfman made The Simpsons’ theme song in just a span of two days.
  • Matt Groening named the town Springfield because he said there are different cities in the United States that has the same name.
  • Bart’s first words were “Ay Caramba!”
  • Nancy Cartwright originally auditioned to be Lisa’s voice.
  • Bart’s locker combination is 36-26-26, just like the numbers that are recited in the AC/DC song “Dirty Deeds Dirt Cheap”.
  • Ned Flanders is actually 60 years old.
  • In 2007, 7-Eleven transformed some of their stores into Kwik-E-Marts and sold stuff from the Simpsons such as Buzz Cola, Squishees and Krusty-O cereal to promote The Simpsons Movie.
  • Aside from working at Mr. Burn’s nuclear power plant, Homer has had 187 other jobs over the course of the show.
  • Conan O’ Brien used to be a writer of the show.
  • Marge was featured on the cover of the real-life Playboy magazine back in 2009.
  • Homer’s email address is
  • The length of the couch gag depends on how long the episode is. If the couch gag is extended, it means that the creators used it to fill space for a shorter episode.
  • Jojo is Bart’s middle name.
  • Jackie Mason, Anne Hathaway, and Kelsey Grammer all scored Emmys for being an outstanding voiceover because of their appearances on The Simpsons.
  • Fox owns the right for The Simpsons until 2082.
  • Krusty was originally made to be Homer’s secret identity that’s why they look similar and they have the same mannerisms. But the writers thought it would just make the show’s storyline to complex.
  • Aside from the word “D’oh”, The Simpsons also invented the words “embiggen” and “cromulent” which are now included in the dictionary and have been used in scholarly articles.
  • Sideshow Bob is voiced by the Kelsey Grammer, the same man who plays Frasier. And Sideshow Bob’s brother was voiced by David Hyde Pierce, the same actor who plays Frasier’s brother. While Sideshow Bob’s dad’s voiced by the same man who plays Frasier’s father.
  • Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie are all named after Matt Groening’s father, mother, and sisters.
  • Bart’s name is an anagram for “brat”.
  • The Simpsons surpassed The Flinstones in being the longest-running primetime animated series in the US

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