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?