10 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Simpsons’

The Simpsons continues to be the most legendary animation show ever created. The satirical cartoon about middle-class life has been running for over 27 years and is about to reach 600 episodes. It’s an incredible achievement for Matt Groening, even if some critics have panned the show recently for lower quality episodes. FOX plans to have the show at least through 30 seasons, and it’s astonishing to know that everyone who voices the main family — Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa — have been there since the first episode. Here are some other cool things about The Simpsons you probably didn’t know.

“D’oh!” Was Created By Voice Actor

The iconic phrase that Homer utters was actually something voice actor Dan Castellaneta came up with himself. In the script, it was just recognized as “annoyed grunt.”

Creators Planned Homer And Krusty To Be Same Person

During the development of the show, there was potential that Homer and Krusty would end up being the same person. The story arch would feature Bart looking up to Krusty instead of his dad, but then it would have been Homer all along. This is why they look similar, but the creators ditched the plan.

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