TV Guide: 'The Simpsons' Show is Celebrating its 600th TV Episode
When "The Simpsons" debuted in the year 1989, it was the "perfect thing at the perfect time," according to executive producer Al Jean. You can even say that the timing was excellent.
He further said that Primetime animated TV series had a moment in the '60s, with the likes of "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones." However, there had no other show better than "The Simpsons" to hit the air. Six hundred episodes later, the show still enjoys the same popularity as it was enjoyed when it started.
The show started to tells the story about dad Homer, mom Marge and kids Lisa, Bart, and Maggie meant to be a sometime-crude, always-funny look at family life, with social satire woven into this animated cartoon series.
It was about a 'The Simpsons family' and written in such a manner where people could relate to it no matter who they were," Jean told in his recent interview. He also tells that the entire team worked very hard to make this show a grand success. The show is shared vision among writers, animators, actors, and musicians and it includes lots of life experience and makes the show better. It is the true collaboration that works wonder and created magic all over the world.
There are many changes that happened over the years yet the underlying concept of the show remains the same. "The Simpsons" now exists as a TV which is not only traditional but also the only envelope-pushing cartoon on the block. It's a $4 billion property that has produced everything from amusement park rides to 7-Eleven takeovers.
He further tells that he will continue with this animated series he informs that as long as the entire cast is interested in working on this highly successful animated series and the writers will keep pumping out the new ideas and viewers continue to enjoy this show.
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