Writer of The Simpsons Reveals Secrets of Satire and Success

If you’re a child of the 90s, The Simpsons theme song is forever etched in your mind. The first episode premiered in December 1989. And it’s been going strong ever since. Last year, the show became…

by | Oct 19, 2019 | Community Events, Culture

If you’re a child of the 90s, The Simpsons theme song is forever etched in your mind. The first episode premiered in December 1989. And it’s been going strong ever since. Last year, the show became the longest-running scripted primetime program.

Clearly, The Simpsons has devised a successful formula that has evolved with the times. To reveal some of the secrets of The Simpsons, one of its longtime writers, Mike Reiss, speaks at Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 20.

Ahead of his appearance, KHOL asked Reiss to reveal just a few of those secrets. So, first off, none of The Simpsons’ founding staffers, including Reiss, expected the show to have such a long life. Why has it endured?

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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