The Simpsons made their sitcom debut on THIS day…December 17th…1989!
Thirty years and over 600 episodes later…The Simpsons is still going strong.
Considered to be one of the best written and smartest shows on TV, The Simpsons was created by the legendary Matt Groening originally as a segment for the comedy-sketch program, The Tracy Ullman Show, in 1987.
But after rousing success on Tracy Ullman, FOX decided to develop The Simpsons for its own, half-hour sitcom.
And history was made. The Simpsons will go down as one of the ten greatest shows of all-time.
We’re celebrating this fantastic anniversary by sharing some vids with ya…plus the RAT dressed up as Simpsons characters from this past Halloween! Happy Birthday, Simpsons!
– East Side Dave