Whether you hate it or love it, we all know what Springfield is.
Creator Matt Groening knew he had a great idea, but never expected how successful his satirical characters would be.
“It’s really crazy that something so quirky is so popular, but whatever that mix is, it works,” Groening said.
The popular animated comedy, “The Simpsons,” reached its 500th episode Sunday. Focused on a dysfunctional family, including Homer, Maggie, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, this popular cartoon series has been around since 1989. Now in its 23rd season, “The Simpsons” has officially become the longest-running comedy in U.S. TV history and is currently the longest-running primetime scripted show.
Whether you consistently keep up with the show, watch it casually or have only seen “The Simpsons Movie” (2007), it’s hard not to be entertained. It’s stupid, but when in the right mood, it provides a good laugh.
To celebrate the 500th show, the episode consisted of the town ganging up on the Simpsons family and trying to kick them out based on the trouble they’ve caused.
“The Simpsons,” has continued to remain controversial and offend many. However the writers have always backed their scripts claiming that no one is off limits.
It only seems appropriate that more controversy would arise during the 500th episode, which featured Assange, who recently leaked diplomatic and military documents. During the episode, the Simpsons family was sent into exile during the episode and was required to meet with Assange for forgiveness.
On a lighter note, a short message, “Thanks for the 500 shows,” appeared at the end of Sunday’s episode to thank fans for their support.
While the show has remained controversial, you can’t help but give them credit. With a strong fan base and a movie under their belt, who knows when the show will come to a close?