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The Simpsons Is The Longest Running Prime-Time Comedy

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The Simpsons recently celebrated the premiere of its 30th anniversary season with an episode about Bart, Homer, and Flanders making a Christian-themed movie that takes in $100 million. The series initially appeared as a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show. Who knew that three decades later it would become the longest-running prime-time comedy series on television.

Matt Groening developed the animated show, which he based on his own family. It aired as an interstitial for three seasons on Tracey Ullman before a Christmas special in 1989 led to a full series. Characters also include blue-haired matriarch Marge, overachieving daughter Lisa and baby Maggie.