The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and the human condition.
Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 649 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast. Its 30th season began on October 1, 2018, and renewed up to 32nd season. It is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program, and, in 2009, it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American scripted primetime television series.
Rips[edit | edit source]
- See also: Category:Rips featuring The Simpsons
As The Simpsons is a popular American animated TV series like The Flintstones, the series' theme song (titled "The Simpsons Theme" or "The Simpsons Main Title Theme"), along with that of Family Guy, was used to replace the main theme of 7 GRAND DAD (a variation of "Meet the Flintstones") during the Reboot.
However, The Simpsons and Family Guy's melodies tend to be difficult to incorporate in a high quality rip, and while the two universes have been merged after the Reboot, The Simpsons has a status of a minor meme and is not used frequently on the channel.
Since then, other songs from The Simpsons have gained meme status on the channel: "Gonna Paint Our Wagon" from "All Singing, All Dancing" starting in April 2017 and the "Skinner and the Superintendent" theme song, plays in the famous "Steamed Hams" scene from "22 Shorts Films About Springfield" starting in February 2018, and the jingle for Gracie Films (the company that produces every Simpsons episode) starting in March 2020.
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia article: The Simpsons
- "We don't really use Simpsons much because of how complex the song actually is", Chaze the Chat via @Reddit, Sep 8, 2016.