The all-wise wiki says, “The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of American life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.”
The Simpsons debuted 32 years ago in Dec 1989. Here’s more. “Time named it the 20th century’s best television series, and Erik Adams of The A.V. Club named it “television’s crowning achievement regardless of format”. On January 14, 2000, the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 34 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, and 2 Peabody Awards. Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase of “D’oh!” has been adopted into the English language, while The Simpsons has influenced many other later adult-oriented animated sitcoms.”
To be mentioned on The Simpsons is a really big deal. Here’s a favorite bit from the first episode of season 22:
Jagdish Bhagwati, sadly, has not been awarded the “Nobel” prize in economics. The folks at the Swedish academy do mess up pretty badly at times. Homer said that he would kill for a Peace Prize. Sadly, war criminals like Henry Kissinger have been awarded the Peace Prize. It’s become a joke, actually, and worse, it’s become woke.