The Fox network's most successful series to date was a spin-off from "The Tracey Ullman Show" in which originally appeared as one minute shorts. The executive producers of that series, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon decided that these characters could support a half an hour series. It is now reported as the longest animated series in prime-time network television.
The Simpsons: Season 26, Episode #7 - Blazed and Confused
Bart faces a tough test at school when he gets a new teacher, Mr. Lassen, who vows to crush his spirit.
Series Fun Facts
- In one episode a letter to Mr. Burns from the Simpsons does not show the state the Simpsons live in, but reads Mr. Burns as living in Springfield, New Jersey
- Goof (continuity error): Ralph is in Bart's class in some episodes and Lisa's in others.
- Albert Brooks has appeared as 6 different characters in the Simpsons' universe, more characters than any non-cast member, and is always credited as "A. Brooks".