- The show premiered on December 17, 1989.
- There have been 525 episodes and counting.
- The show is currently on its twenty-fourth season (2012-2013).
- It is both the longest-running American sitcom, and the longest-running American animated TV series.
- In 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American primetime, scripted TV series.
2. But just remember “They’ll Never Stop The Simpsons”:
- Budapest's main train station has opened its doors after a two-day stand-off, during which hundreds of people without a valid European Union visa weren't allowed on trains. ›
- Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has resigned amid a lengthy corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink. ›
- China's President Xi Jinping has said army personnel will be reduced by 300,000, the biggest cut to the military in almost two decades. ›