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Published Nov 17, 2021, 5:00 AM

When The Simpsons debuted in December 1989 it was a radical move by the Fox TV Network. There had not been a successful prime-time animated sitcom for adults since The Flintstones in the 1960s. Plus The Simpsons was a lot edgier than the clean family sitcoms on the air at the time.

But not only was The Simpsons an instant hit, it became a cultural phenomenon that continues over 30 years later.

On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the creation of the ground-breaking show and some of the controversy it created with help from Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson.


  • Yeardley Smith - Twitter: @Yeardley Smith
  • Mathew Klickstein Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mathew Klickstein and Mike Reiss


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