The Simpsons is famous for it’s Easter eggs, hidden meanings and predicting the future? Have you heard of these 5 facts about the show?
1. According to a Simpson Family tree designed by Matt Groening, Mr. Burns is a distant relative of Homer. Can you spot him in the photo below?
2. After popular voice actor Phil Hartman died, the various characters he played such as lawyer Lionel Hutz and actor Troy McClure were retired rather than recast. However, they continued to appear silently in crowd scenes.
3. Homer’s e-mail address is ChunkyLover53@aol.com, go ahead and send him a message!
4. Bart’s anonymous prank calls to Moe were inspired by “The Tube Bar Recordings”, tapes of actual prank calls to Louis ‘Red’ Deutsch, a New Jersey bartender famous for his violent temper (the pranksters, John Elmo and Jim Davidson, got the idea to prank him one day when, while passing his bar, they saw him beating up one of his customers for not drinking fast enough). Louis ‘Red’ Deutsch would unfailingly respond to the prank calls with a stream of cursing, abuse and threats. Bart’s prank calls became less frequent after the first seasons, simply because the writers had a hard time coming up with new ones.
Let us know in the comments below what interesting facts you know about The Simpsons.