Dec. 17, 1989
Returning Series
30 min.
FOX TV Network

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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.

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Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957 is an American film, theatre and television actor, comedian, ...

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Sideshow Mel, full name Melvin Van Horne (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a character on the animated TV show The Simpsons. Sideshow Mel has served as Krusty the Clown's sidekick for more than a decade, replacing Sideshow Bob after Bob was incarcerated from framing Krusty for robbery. He is often seen in the mobs of people throughout greater Springfield. His role seems to be that of summing up the group's sentiments in a line.

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27x07 - Lisa with an 'S'
Season 27, Episode 07
30x17 - E My Sports
Season 30, Episode 17
19x07 - Husbands and Knives
Season 19, Episode 07
06x07 - Bart's Girlfriend
Season 6, Episode 07
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