The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Quiz

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the longest-running Network Television animated series of all time; The Simpsons.

You’d have had to have been living under a rock in Shelbyville not to know who Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are, so they require very little in the way of introduction, Instead, let’s jump straight in and celebrate 3 decades sharing the lives of Springfield’s first family, with our special 30th Anniversary Quiz.

Be sure to let us know how you did in the comments section.



Who created 'The Simpsons' TV show?

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Creator Matt Groening named the characters after his own family members but substituted "Bart" for his own name. Bart is an anagram of 'BRAT'.

The Simpsons made their very first appearances as part of The Tracey Ullman Show. But in which year did they make their debut?

The Simpsons Tracey Ullman
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What was the title of the first ever episode of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire December 17th 1989
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"Simpsons roasting on an open fire" first appeared on December 17th, 1989

In early seasons when Maggie was run through the check out in the opening credits, how much did she cost?

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In 1989 the estimated cost of having a child was $847.63 a month.

Whenever Bart prank calls Moe's Tavern he dials the numbers 764-84377. According to a typical telephone, what do these numbers spell?

The Simpsons Moe
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Name this character.

The Simpsons Lucille Botzcowski
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Lucille Botzcowski aka The Babysitter Bandit appeared as the villain in the episode 'Some Enchanted Evening'.

What is Sideshow Bob's prison number?

The Simpsons Sideshow Bob
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This is the same number shared by Principle Skinner when he was taken prisoner in Vietnam, as well as Twin Peaks’ Hank Jennings and Les Miserables’ Jean Valjean.

The Alien's Kang and Kodos are named after characters from which TV show?

The Simpsons Kang and Kodos
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In Star Trek: The Original Series Kang is a Klingon warrior and Kodos is a mass murderer.

Name this character.

The Simpsons Unky Herb
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Herb Powell first appeared in the episode 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?', and then again in 'Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?'. He is voiced by Danny De Vito.

What is Bart's locker combination at school?

The Simpsons Bart Simpson
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These numbers feature in AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’

The Simpsons became the longest running prime-time animated series in America. Which TV classic did it knock off the top spot?

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True or False: Krusty the Clown was originally intended to be Homer's secret identity?

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According to Groening: "The satirical conceit that I was going for at the time was that 'The Simpsons' was about a kid who had no respect for his father but worshiped a clown who looked exactly like his father."

Which early episode of The Simpsons was the basis for a movie idea?

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According to the DVD commentary, a feature-length script never came together because the writer's struggled to stretch the plot out to meet the usual TV episode length, so an 80-minute movie was out of the question.

Which episode does Matt Groening's name not appear in the titles or credits?

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Matt Groening removed his name from the title credits of this episode which featured the star of 'The Critic' Jay Sherman (John Lovitz). He did this because he felt the episode was a cheap cross-over and did not want The Simpsons universe to be associated with any other TV show beyond their own. They have since crossed-over with Futurama and Family Guy.

Name this character.

The Simpsons Hank Scorpio
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On one hand, Hank Scorpio is the friendly, accommodating boss of the Globex Corporation - a firm that employs Homer in the episode 'You Only Move Twice'. On the other hand, he's an evil genius. He's also one of the best supporting characters ever.

The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Quiz
Ohhh, I've wasted my life - Comic Book Guy
Listen to your mother, kids. Aim low. Aim so low no one will even care if you succeed - Marge Simpson
If anyone wants me, I'll be in my room - Lisa Simpson
I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt, not that fancy store-bought dirt... I can't compete with that stuff. - Moe Sizlack
Everything's coming up Milhouse! - Millhouse Van Houten
Ooh! Pick me, Teacher! I'm ever so smart! - Martin Prince
Genius-level intelligence is usually the result of heredity and environment... although in some cases it is a total mystery - Dr. Pryor



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