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It may surprise you to know that as of this writing, The Simpsons are still on the air. It has been on the air longer than most of What Culture’s readers have been alive. To give you an idea of how long the Simpsons has been around, I’ll state some facts. It has lasted through seven Batman movies, two Persian Gulf Wars, four American Presidents, Monica Lewinsky, and the internet dot-com boom. It was around before cell phones, high speed internet, and Miley Cyrus was even considered as having an option to exist. It outlasted grunge, Robbie Robertson and the Spice Girls’ ‘Girl Power’ relevance.

The Simpsons, primarily due to it’s longevity has become a cultural historical artifact of sorts, with shows related to current talking points of years past. Most of their current audience base will just as likely never heard of a guest star as »

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