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Video: Dan Radcliffe on Simpsons' 20th season promo spot
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Saturday, 09 January 2010 22:43

 In a video clip, thanks to Bestads.TV, Dan promotes the 20th birthday of The Simpsons, a show created by Matt Groening. The sitcom is one of Dan's favorite shows on television. In this clip the actor goes on to explain how he was influenced greatly by The Simpsons and how he holds the show responsible for how he turned out : ) It has been said that the new series will begin fairely soon( note, new episodes are on during Sundays on the Fox channel). Also, Dan is supposed to portray a charactor on one of the new eps., so keep an eye out for his voice on the show.The video is below:

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    About the show, courtesy of Wikipedia- The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its eponymous family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional city of Springfield, and lampoons American culture, society, television and many aspects of the human condition.

 The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a pitch for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

Since its debut on December 17, 1989 the show has broadcast 450 episodes and the twenty-first season began airing on September 27, 2009. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US $527 million worldwide.

The Simpsons has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Time magazine's December 31, 1999 issue named it the 20th century's best television series, and on January 14, 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running American primetime entertainment series. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English lexicon, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 January 2010 02:31