One of the biggest broadcasting companies, FOX, has been home to one of the world’s favorite families for decades. The Simpsons are a cultural phenomena, and according to FOX (as well as the head of the family, Homer Simpson himself), they will continue on entertaining us for two more seasons. The television company issued a statement in which it stated that the family that never ages will continue on with their shenanigans for two more years.
In response to the statement, Homer himself was “quoted” saying: “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and McDreamy, because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction.” Indeed you do, Homer.
The Simpsons have been going at it for amazing 26 years! Over that course, they’ve established themselves as TV royalty and the show has been called the “Greatest Sitcom of the 20th Century” (according to Time magazine), as well as the “Greatest American Sitcom” (according to Entertainment Weekly).
The Simpsons have won 31 Emmy Awards, 31 Annie Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and it was actually the first animated series to win a Peabody Award ever!
The show also received its own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000, The Simpsons Movie was a smashing hit in 2007, while the theatrical short film The Longest Daycare was even nominated for an Academy Award in 2012.
The beloved show is the longest running scripted show in the history of television. The upcoming 27th and 28th seasons will culminate into a total of 625 episodes. Now, that calls for a celebration.
Possibly the biggest surprise about it and the No. 1 reason why everyone loves the show so much is the fact that it actually keeps on getting better. It’s contemporary, the jokes are solid gold, it grants you with a warm, familiar feeling and it doesn’t make you think that they’re running out of ideas. The show is currently averaging in 7.7 Million viewers, who regularly check into Springfield, over 30 days.