-Creator Matt Groening named the characters after people in his own family, but substituted his name for "Bart"
-The characters yellow skin was designed to catch the eye of those who like to channel surf
-Danny Elfman composed the music for the show in only 3 days
-The town's name, Springfield, was named for a generic reason, as there are so many Springfields in the U.S.
-TIME Magazine named the show the Best TV Show of the 20th Century
-Bart is voiced by a woman named Nancy Cartwright
-Near The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios there are versions of Duff Beer
-In the early 1990s, schools banned Bart Simpson t-shirts, fearing he was a bad role model
-The University of California-Berkeley has course on The Simpsons
-During a speech in 1992, then president George H.W. Bush said "We are going to keep on trying to ... make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons". Then the writers for the show rushed a segment where Bart says "Hey, we're just like the Waltons. We're praying for an end to the Depression, too"
-An episode that aired in 2003 listed Homer's email address as ChunkyLover53@aol.com. And when one of the episodes writers, Matt Selman, signed up for the address, he found it filled to 999-message limit
-This show earned Anne Hathaway for a voice over performance
-During the fourth season, Elizabeth Taylor voiced Maggie and uttered one word- Daddy
-In 2010, elusive street artist Banksy created an opening for the show involving children and animals slaving in a hellish unground sweatshop producing Simpsons memorabilia
-Exiled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange guest starred as himself in an episode in season 23
-Homer's signature phrase D'oh! was added to the Oxford English Dictionary
-Some of the celebrities who have turned down opportunities to guest star include: Michael Caine, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Anthony Hopkins
-Al Jean, one of the show's producers, says that if the show ever ends, he wants the final episode to end with the arrival of the Christmas Pageant from the final scene of the pilot episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", thus looping the whole show