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Russi Taylor and her husband, Wayne Allwine, pose with their characters, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, at the 2008 Disney Legends Ceremony at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Actress Marcia Wallace has died at age 70. She was a fixture on American television for decades, thanks to long-running roles on The Bob Newhart Show and The Simpsons. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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The "Harlem Shake" has certainly gone global. Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, these folks joined in. Christian Brun /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Matt Groening has revealed the location of the real-life home of The Simpsons. AP hide caption

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D'Oh! Springfield In 'Simpsons' Was Based On Town In Oregon All Along

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