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THE SIMPSONS TRIVIA

1) The Simpsons originally appeared as a short on what show?


The Simpsons originally appeared as short sketches on "The Tracey Ullman Show" in April 1987.

2) Who founded Springfield?


Jebediah Springfield founded Springfield in 1796 while looking for "New Sodom" with his partner Shelbyville Manhattan. Springfield & Manhattan went their separate ways & Manhattan went on to found the rival town of Shelbyville.

3) What part of the opening credits tends to be different each week?


Almost every episode of The Simpsons shows the Simpson family doing something different as they sit on the couch to watch t.v. In some of the opening credits, Bart also writes something different on the blackboard & Lisa sometimes plays a different solo on her saxophone. The couch segment is often the only one of the three gags to survive editing to shorten the opening.

4) What are the annual Halloween episodes known as?


In 1990 the "Treehouse of Horror" became an annual tradition of three separate, self-contained stories in each Halloween episode.

5) Which of the following is not a Bart Simpson catch-phrase?


Bart Simpson is known for all of these catch-phrases EXCEPT "ha-ha!" which is the bully Nelson Muntz's favorite thing to say as he beats up on his schoolmates.

6) What was the name of the first full length episode shown?


Although it was the eighth episode produced in season one, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (the Simpsons Christmas special) was the first half-hour length episode to air.

7) What are the names of Marge's cynical twin sisters?


On The Simpsons, Marge's sisters are Patricia (Patty) Bouvier and the many times married Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure Stu.

8) What is the name of Ned Flander's store at the Springfield Mall?


Ned owns The Leftorium, which specializes in products for left-handed people. This is a benefit to the surprisingly large proportion of Springfield's left-handed citizens, including Bart Simpson, Principal Skinner, Mr. Burns, and Moe Szyslak.

9) What number is the current Snowball owned by the Simpson family?


The Simpsons' current black female cat Snowball is actually Snowball V, but the family renamed her Snowball II to save money on a new dish.

10) Milhouse Van Houten is one of the few residents of Springfield with which of the following traits?


Milhouse Van Houten is one of the few residents in Springfield with eyebrows, a trait he shares with his parents (although in "A Milhouse Divided", it is shown that his mother Luann wears false eyebrows).


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