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In an interview with BBC, Matt Groening told them They're yellow because when it was time to pick the colour for the cartoon I didn't want the conventional cartoon colours. An animator came up with the Simpsons' yellow and as soon as she showed it to me I said: 'This is the answer!' because when you're flicking through channels with your remote ...


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The Simpsons utilizes a floating timeline to explain how the world of the show advances in time while the characters remain the same age. From Wikipedia: A floating timeline (also known as a sliding timescale) is a device used in fiction, particularly in comics and animation, to explain why characters age little or not at all over a period of time ...


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A simple copy/paste of the title of this topic to Google reveals: To finish, Matt took questions from his hugely appreciative audience. ... One audience member asked why the Simpsons are yellow. 'Yellow wasn't my choice. You initially work in black and white, and one of the animators suggested that we colour them yellow, and it looked ...


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I have found no definitive reason why this is the case, only a series of possible answers to this. It would be great to find an interview with Matt Groening with an answer to this. First of all, early pictures of the Simpsons family from the days of the Tracey Ullman Show do sometimes have Bart in a blue shirt. (Low resolution picture from Wikipedia - ...


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Funny or Die pieced all the clips together and can be seen here and they do make one long clip. From FoD McBain from the Simpsons is actually a full length film when you put them all together.


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The 11th season finale Behind the Laughter, Lisa reveals the sick, sad truth: To prolong the run of the series, I was secretly given anti-growth hormones.


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I believe the episode you're looking for is The Old Man and the 'C' Student Original Airdate on FOX: 25-Apr-1999 Source: http://www.snpp.com/episodes/AABF16 The International Olympic Committee has gathered to decide the site of the next Olympiad. Representatives from each country lobby the chairman to choose their homeland. The French ...


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The episode was aired on the same day as Super Bowl XXXIII and the writers want the episode to seem current. They had already animated the scene and it would have been very awkward to re-animate the whole scene just to put the team names in. So they just held up a glass over the mouth so they wouldn't have to animate their mouths to match the sound. They ...


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They are The Simpsons shorts. The Simpsons shorts are a series of 48 one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into The Simpsons, their own half-hour prime time show. It features the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Five of ...


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Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire was indeed the series premiere of The Simpsons (although it was the 8th episode produced). But before that, the family debuted as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, some of which looked cruder than later ones. The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular features some footage from these shorts.


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I believe you're thinking of the Simpson's "Wonder Years" spoof. Here's a clip: link The episode is called Three men and a comic book:link


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Wikipedia has a nice section about that It basically make the same assumptions as in the comments Simpsons becoming a shallow parody of itself Shift from plot driven to gag driven episodes Critics' reviews of early Simpsons episodes praised the show for its wit, realism, and intelligence. In the late 1990s, around the airing of season ten, the ...


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The following Wikia link says - The aging of characters in The Simpsons has been a subject of common fan debate. The passage of time is clear, but characters only show minor, if any, signs of aging, despite openly saying that years have passed. The children also remain in the same grades at school. The writers and character designs seem to ...


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Most of the animals appear to be from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs whereas the action of the animals interacting with clothing comes from Sleeping Beauty. Some animated shows give reference to Disney movies, for example in Shrek with Fiona singing. It was very much intentional mostly likely as light-hearted humor. The scene is to point out the ...


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I'm doubting that we'll ever get an answer (at least not any time soon) unless we collaborate on this one, so I figured it'd be good if someone set up a wiki post for everyone to contribute to. I've made the references that have already been cracked bold to make it easier to distinguish them from all the others. If you have any ideas or actual answers, then ...


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The saying is not a famous quote. Precocious young Lisa is trying to sound smart by using sophisticated words like "doth" and "celestial" in a rhyme. Ever the intelligent overachiever, she's essentially trying to come up with a wisely worded quote of her own. But "hero strong and brave" is actually quite a cheesy, uninspired bit of phrase-making. And the ...


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Well, regarding his job as a nuclear safety inspector, according to this site: In the episode "Much Apu About Nothing", Homer's paycheck is revealed to the world when he looks at the check and sees his pay is "drastically" short. It appears as an itemized check with the following: Springfield Power Company Employee: Homer J Simpson Sector ...


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This is not an answer or solution, but it's too long for a comment and it might help in finding an answer to this. Sorry if this was inappropriate to post as an answer. The Simpsons have been known to hide lots of mathematical references in their show (also see The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh, who incidentally also wrote a book ...


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According to mainstay Simpsons fansite, The Simpsons Archive, the film bears similarities to Laurel and Hardy's March of the Wooden Soldiers: The film that Skinner shows the class is similar to the Laurel and Hardy film, the March of the Wooden Soldiers. Based on the tale Babes in Toyland, the film features the duo as Stanley Dumb and ...


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You might be talking about this clip (sorry about the quality, it's the best I could find) from Kill the Alligator and Run (Season 11, Episode 19) where Homer attends a Kid Rock concert. He starts singing along in gibberish around 0:07: ...


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My personal opinion: Marge seems East Coast. A nasslly NY thing – like she's going for a reprise of the Edith Bunker character from the 70s TV show All in the Family. Homer and Bart seem straight Midwest/Chicago to me, but dumbed-down; and Bart with the occasional SoCal vernacular. Lisa seems neutral; but if I had to guess I'd say East Coast boarding ...


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Unique left turn laws - 1DXV4 Michigan has them (referring to the "Michigan left").



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