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12 Facts You Probably Don't Know About The Simpsons

     

The Simpsons have been apart of our lives since 1989, and many fans consider themselves experts in all things Springfield. However, there may be a few bits of knowledge that have stayed under your radar about Homer and co. through the years. Check out these 12 facts and see how many you knew already:

1 - The Simpsons is actually a spin-off series of The Tracey Ullman Show (1987), which ended up outlasting its "parent" series by 21 years (and counting).

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2 - The main characters were given a yellow colouring to attract the attention of channel surfers.

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3 - Bart's hair always consists of 9 points.

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4 - Homer's annoyed grunt, "D'oh!," has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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5 - "Comic Book Guy's" real name was finally revealed to be "Jeff Albertson". The creators thought it would be funny to give him the most conventional name they could think of.

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6 - The Simpsons have visited all continents including Antarctica.

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7 - Snake once attended Princeton University.

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8 - Albert Brooks has appeared as 6 different characters in the Simpsons' universe, more characters than any non-cast member, and is always credited as "A. Brooks”.

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9 - The official city motto for Springfield is "Corruptus in Extremis” or “extremely corrupt”.

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10 - Moe's Tavern is based on a real bar called Fireside near Loyola Marymount University (where producer David Mirkin went to college).

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11 - Ronald McDonald, the mascot of the McDonald's restaurant chain is a major influence behind Krusty the Clown, especially the Krusty Burger fast-food restaurant chain.

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12 - According to a Simpson Family tree designed by Matt Groening, Mr. Burns is a distant relative of Homer.

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12 Facts You Probably Don't Know About The Simpsons

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