31 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About FOX Animated Sitcoms

31 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About FOX Animated Sitcoms

The world's most famous yellow family actually made their debut not in their own sitcom, but as a series of recurring shorts over three seasons of The Tracey Ullman Show. Back then, no one could have possibly guessed that “dumb yelling dad and his family” would have been a recipe for a marathon run and an undisputed place in the television hall of fame. But here we are! Not only did The Simpsons find success for themselves on Sunday nights on FOX, they opened the door for countless other animated sitcoms — many of which have had long, very successful tenures of their own. Bobs Burgers has often been compared to The Simpsons glory days; the same for the Texas-set King of the Hill.

And so, here are 31 behind-the-scenes facts about all of this Simpsons-inspired animated TV goodness…

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