'Simpsons' Gets Two More Seasons On FOX
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
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NORRIS: We have huge, huge news from Hollywood today, just huge: One giant of television, being toppled by another.
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Mr. DAN CASTELLANETA (Actor): (As Homer Simpson) Doh!
BLOCK: "The Simpsons" are getting another two seasons on the air, Fox announced today. That will make 22 seasons, breaking the record for the longest-running primetime series, that's held by "Gunsmoke." That's a big accomplishment for Homer and his family.
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Ms. JULIE KAVNER (Actor): (As Marge Simpson) You will not be getting a tattoo for Christmas.
Mr. CASTELLANETA: (As Homer) Yeah. If you want one, you'll have to pay for it out of your own allowance.
Ms. NANCY CARTWRIGHT (Actor): (As Bart Simpson) All right.
Ms. KAVNER: (As Marge) Homer.
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Mr. CASTELLANETA: (As Homer) Hello.
BLOCK: Fox is promising that there will be 493 episodes of dysfunctional-Simpson family fun. The other current show that could be in the running for this record - now in its 19th season on NBC - "Law and Order".
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