Wednesday, December 17, 2014

25 Years of The Simpsons!

On 12/17/1989, television history was made when FOX aired Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, the first episode broadcast of The Simpsons. It was a mega-hit, though dismissed by some as a crude fad that would quickly flame out. After the initial hype wore off, however, viewers settled in for an amazing 25-year run.

Homer would become a giant slayer, taking down NBC's flagship program at the time- The Cosby Show. The show itself has become an American institution; in fact it is hard to imagine that there may be a time when it is no longer in production. The show still seems to be going strong- when FXX aired a Simpsons marathon earlier this year, it went from 97th place to 1st place literally overnight.

So we wish a Happy Birthday to our favorite family. Enjoy that cake, Homer! You deserve it!