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The Simpsons star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The longest running prime time animated series in the United States, The Simpsons has won many different awards, including 23 Emmy awards, including nine for Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less). However, The Simpsons has never been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, although the show was submitted in the category in 1993 and 1994. James L. Brooks, an executive producer on the show, won nine Emmys for The Simpsons as well as ten for other shows and holds the record for most Primetime Emmys won by a single person, with 19. The Simpsons was the first animated series to be given a Peabody Award, and in 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Simpsons also holds two world records from the Guinness Book of World Records: Longest-Running Primetime Animated Television Series and Most Guest Stars Featured in a Television Series.

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"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' second season and first aired on December 20, 1990. In the episode, which is a satire of censorship issues, Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet and Marge blames The Itchy & Scratchy Show for Maggie's actions. It was written by John Swartzwelder and was the first episode to be directed by Jim Reardon. Alex Rocco makes his first of three guest appearances as Roger Meyers, Jr.

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  • ...that Nancy Cartwright originally auditioned for the role of Lisa, but soon thought that her voice would be better suited for Bart, so Matt Groening let her try out for the part and gave her the job on the spot?

  • ...that when it came time to give Grampa Simpson a first name, the writers named him Abraham which by coincidence was the name of Matt Groening's grandfather?


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I think the one thing the writers across the board at The Simpsons share, whether they're left or right, is Matt's essential suspicion of authority figures. I think that's what suffuses the show, rather than a political agenda per se. They're on the side of the family, and against all the authority figures and institutions that beset this family.

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