10 Fun Facts About The Simpsons

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The Simpsons hold the Guinness Record for Longest Running Primetime Animated Television Series. These are some facts about The Simpsons that most fans don't know.


1
Bart's name is an anagram of BRAT. His full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.

2
All characters have just 4 fingers on each hand, except for one with five: God.

3
Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer's secret identity.

4
The couch gag is actually a trick used by the writers to make the show longer or shorter.

5
Whenever Bart prank calls Moe’s Tavern, he dials the number 764-84377 (which is one digit longer than an American phone number need be). It spells out “SMITHERS”.

6
In 1998, TIME Magazine named Bart Simpson one of the most influential people of the century.

7
US President George Bush once blamed the Simpsons for society's problems, claiming that American families should be less like The Simpsons and more like The Waltons.

8
In the Arabic version of The Simpsons, Homer is called Omar Shamshoom.

9
Bart Simpsons' voice is played by a woman.

10
Homer Simpson once had a theory that the universe was shaped like a donut. The theory has some validity, according to cosmologists.