The Simpsons breaks new TV record

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 30th Apr 2018 News

One of the longest shows ever continues to break records.

The Simpson famly

The Simpsons has broken another TV record on the year of its 30th anniversary.

The long-running animated comedy achieved the record of most episodes produced for a scripted primetime series, which was previously held by Western series Gunsmoke.

The Simpsons started in 1988 and was originally in the form of shorts on the Tracey Ullman Show.

Since then it has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, with its 29th season currently airing.

Sunday’s episode was the show’s 636th and guest starred Glenn Close as Homer’s mother, Mona Simpson, who has featured in the show frequently.

Despite the show still airing nearly 30 years from its debut, many fans consider it a shadow of the show it was during the ‘90s, with many citing seasons 3-10 as the “golden age” of The Simpsons.

Despite ratings for the series being in slow decline over the years, the show still pulls in around 4 million viewers a week for Fox, meaning it is unlikely to be cancelled any time soon.

The show came under controversy recently after an Indian-American Simpsons fan made a documentary about the character of Apu and his cultural legacy.

Many saw the film as a criticism of the series and responded with the calm and nuance you’d expect from Twitter and the rest of the Internet.

The show itself poked fun at the film in a strange sequence where Marge tells a bedtime story to Lisa (who has a picture of Apu by her bed for some reason).

You can watch The Simpsons Movie on NOW TV Sky Cinema and Sky Cinema right now.

Source: Screen Rant