Apparently The Simpsons is just one of those TV shows that’ll never die. Not that I’m complaining, I love The Simpsons, but surely it’s got to come to some sort of conclusion?
The Simpsons has entered the news this week because Fox has renewed the long-running cartoon for its 29th and 30th seasons making the show the longest-running scripted TV show of all time.
With another double renewal, The Simpsons will hit 669 episodes within its 30th season, which is the most episodes any scripted show has ever received. This is including both animated and live-action series. This record was previously held by Gunsmoke, a western drama which aired 1955-1975 with 635 episodes.
Apparently Homer Simpson himself had something to say about the news:
“Take that ‘Gunsmoke!’ You lost a race you didn’t even know you were running!”
For those who don’t know, The Simpsons began life back in 1989 with the first full-length episode “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”. It was pretty much a holiday special for the show. Now, almost 27 years later, the show is still going strong.
The Simpsons is currently in its 28th Season.