12 Lesser-Known Facts About The Simpsons

Posted on Jun 17, 2016

We've learned a lot about the world's most famous animated family during the many seasons of the show, but here are some facts about the Simpsons you never knew.

1. The Rights to the Simpsons Brand Are Property of FOX Until 2082

The Rights to the Simpsons Brand Are Property of FOX Until 2082
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2. Originally, the Writers Envisioned Krusty the Clown as Homer's Secret Identity, but Later Backed Away Because the Plot Would Have Been Too Complicated

Originally, the Writers Envisioned Krusty the Clown as Homer's Secret Identity, but Later Backed Away Because the Plot Would Have Been Too Complicated
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3. The Word "Meh" Became Popular in the Colloquial English as an Indifferent Reaction Because of the Simpsons

The Word "Meh" Became Popular in the Colloquial English as an Indifferent Reaction Because of the Simpsons

4. Paul McCartney's Only Term for Guest Starring in the Show Was That Lisa Remains a Vegetarian for the Entire Series

Paul McCartney's Only Term for Guest Starring in the Show Was That Lisa Remains a Vegetarian for the Entire Series
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5. The Tomacco, A Hybrid Between Tobacco and Tomato, Seen in the Episode "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" Actually Exists, and Produces Nicotine

The Tomacco, A Hybrid Between Tobacco and Tomato, Seen in the Episode "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" Actually Exists, and Produces Nicotine
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6. FOX Ran a Contest in Which the Participants Had to Guess the Identity of Mr. Burns' Shooter: Out of 500,000 Participants, No One Got It Right

FOX Ran a Contest in Which the Participants Had to Guess the Identity of Mr. Burns' Shooter: Out of 500,000 Participants, No One Got It Right
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7. The Family's Rumpus Room, Found at the Back of the House, Is Only Shown a Couple of Times in the Entire Series

The Family's Rumpus Room, Found at the Back of the House, Is Only Shown a Couple of Times in the Entire Series
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8. When FOX Requested the Writers to Introduce a New "Fresh" Character, They Responded by Making "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie" Show

When FOX Requested the Writers to Introduce a New "Fresh" Character, They Responded by Making "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie" Show
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9. If You Join All the McBain Clips Together, You Get a Coherent Short Movie

If You Join All the McBain Clips Together, You Get a Coherent Short Movie
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10. Lenny and Carl, Often Depicted as Blue-Collar Working Men, Received Masters Degrees in Nuclear Physics

Lenny and Carl, Often Depicted as Blue-Collar Working Men, Received Masters Degrees in Nuclear Physics
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11. The Only Characters Drawn with 5 Fingers in the Show Are Jesus and God

The Only Characters Drawn with 5 Fingers in the Show Are Jesus and God
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12. According to Their Contract, The Producers Have Full Control of the Writing, so the Show Often Contains Bold Jokes About FOX

According to Their Contract, The Producers Have Full Control of the Writing, so the Show Often Contains Bold Jokes About FOX
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