Saturday, December 17, 2016

Debut of The Simpsons

The Simpsons debuted on December 17, 1989.
December 17, 1989
Originally a part of The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons got their own Christmas special which aired on this day in 1989. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special was created by Matt Groening and was written by Mimi Pond, who only wrote the one episode. The story tells how the family got their dog, Santa’s Little Helper, it was viewed by 13.4 million viewers, it was nominated for two Emmy Awards and the show hasn’t left the airwaves since.