The Simpsons aired its 300th episode on Sunday, February 16, 2003. The episode, titled Barting Over, was a definite comment on our times. In the show, Bart discovers he starred in commercials as a baby, and Homer spent every dime he earned. In true Simpsons form, Bart divorces Homer and Marge.
Now that Fox has contracted The Simpsons for two more seasons, the show is destined to become television’s longest-running sitcom. There are many happenings to celebrate this rare landmark. Check out the following merchandise to join the festivities.
The TV series The Simpsons has been on TV since 1987, and was taken in by FOX after the Tracy Ullman run of the show. The characters were altered over the years, from their shapes to their colors. Season 1 recognized the family as 5 people who can’t get along but are trapped with each other. Over the years, we’ve seen them work together, but not all the time. Whether Homer’s choking Bart, or Bart’s teasing Lisa, they can’t and don’t always get along. Season after season, more and more characters were developed, from Homer’s mom to Krusty’s daughter. These characters, along with many others, were only temporary. Many characters have also died. On The Simpsons, there are main characters (Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa), middle characters (Moe, Barney, Mr. Burns, Smithers) and more rare characters (Agnes Skinner, Miss Hoover, Manjula).
The Simpsons looks have been altered, as stated above. The newer the episodes get, the darker, fresher yellow their skin is. Plus, they sound much more clear and more “Simpsonish.” But why the yellow skin? Matt Groening wanted an unusual appearance, like Marge’s hair for example, how it’s tall & blue.