Homer, Bart, Marge, and Lisa are just four of the 2000 characters on the hit television show, The Simpsons, which has just achieved its 30 year anniversary (1987-2017).
On April 19, 1987, the creator of the show, Matt Groening, sent in some small TV clips, which ended up being featured on the Tracey Ullman Show.
Just three years later, it began broadcasting its own show on FOX, airing on most Sundays, according to thoughtco.com.
The show has 28 seasons. That’s 13 more than Family Guy, 8 more than South Park, and 18 more than SpongeBob SquarePants.
The 1987’s Simpsons and today’s Simpsons are very different. In early days, The Simpsons were still very much still finding its feet.
The animation was crude and the voices were much less polished than what we’re used to, according to thesun.co.uk.
The humor was also more basic, in part due to the compact nature of the shorts.
The Simpsons are considered to be the funniest and greatest TV comedies ever, considering the 32 Emmys on its shelf, according to ew.com.