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30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

For 30 years Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie and the other citizens of Springfield have entertained people around the world. The Simpsons also created a path for many other animated sitcoms.

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Homer might become a braniac, Marge might develop a gambling addiction or nerdy Lisa could find herself among the cool kids for a half-hour, but by the end of each episode of The Simpsons — which first appeared 30 years ago as short segments on The Tracey Ullman Show — the family and its hometown of Springfield resets to status quo. Courtesy of Fox hide caption

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30 Years Later, 'The Simpsons' Are A Part Of The American Family

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