Thursday, January 14, 2010

10 little known facts about the Simpsons


1. Every Simpson family member’s middle name begins with “J”

2. On the opening of every episode Maggie is listed to cost $847.63 at the cash register. It’s the same amount that raising a baby costs in a year in the US.

3. It takes 6 – 8 months to make each episode.

4. Even the Simpsons have email, apparently. Lisa has said her email address is “smartgirl63_\”, and Homer’s is “”.

5. There are 121 Springfields in the US. – Matt Groening picked the name for the city because it was so common and well-known.

6. The “couch gag” sequence is frequently used to help show staff make the show longer or shorter, depending on the length of the episode itself. Most couch gags last only about five seconds, but the longest one on record lasted 46 seconds.

7. The aliens, Kang and Kodos, are named after characters from Star Trek. Kodos was a mass murderer, similar to Adolf Hitler, and Kang was a Klingon.

8. Comic Book Guy’s Real name is Jeff Albertson, Bumblebee guy’s real name is Pedro.

9. Lisa has celebrated her 8th birthday on two separate episodes.

10. 764-84377 is the phone number for Moe’s Tavern. It spells out SMITHERS.

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