8 Fun Facts You Never Knew About 'The Simpsons'

The Simpsons just aired their 636th episode, passing Gunsmoke for the most episodes of any scripted primetime TV series ever. ¡Ay, caramba! That's a lot, so let's take a look at Springfield's first family, by the numbers. 

1. Ages 10 and 8 

These are the perpetual ages of Bart and Lisa Simpson. However, a child that was Bart's age when The Simpson's first premiered would now be the same age as Homer. 

2. 34 States 

34 states have a town named Springfield, so it's impossible to know where the show is really set.  

3. Seasons 3 and 5 

Conan O'Brien was a writer on the show for their third and fifth seasons, returning later to voice his own character. Another fun fact about voice actors is that the number one condition Paul and Linda McCartney had when they agreed to lend their voices to the episode, "Lisa the Vegetarian", was that Lisa remain a vegetarian throughout the rest of the series. She is still one to this day. 

4. Phone Number 76484377 

This is the number used when Bart prank calls Moe's. Typed on an old-style phone, these numbers spell out "Smithers." 

5. Number One on the Charts 

That's how high up the charts the song "Do the Bartman" went in several countries. The song from The Simpsons album was co-written and produced by Michael Jackson.  

6. 18 Years Ago 

That's how many years ago, in 2000, an episode called, "Bart to the Future" mentions Donald Trump having been president of the United States at one time and – frighteningly – leaving the nation broke. 

7. In the Year 1998 

That's the year the word D'oh! was added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Interestingly enough, in Simpsons' scripts, it just says "annoyed grunt." 

8. Looking into the Year 2082 

This is the year when FOX's rights to The Simpsons expires. Who knows, it could still be on then!  

And there you have it, a celebration by the numbers of 29 whole seasons of The Simpsons. That's a lot of donuts and Duff beer!  

What are some of YOUR favorite Simpsons moments? Sound off on those comments down below! 

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