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'The Simpsons': Nancy Cartwright looks back at 22 seasons of Bart

8 April 2011 6:28 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Obviously, when Nancy Cartwright first started giving voice to Bart Simpson, she had little idea that she was helping create one of the longest-running characters in TV history.

"I thought, 'Great. I got another job,'" Cartwright tells Zap2it of the audition with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening that landed her a job voicing shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show" in the late 1980s. "To me it was just another job. It was no big deal. I was already doing tons of Saturday morning [cartoons] -- I think I was doing like eight shows at that time. I had no idea."

Almost a quarter-century and close to 500 episodes later, she's joining her castmate Dan Castellaneta and "Simpsons" executive producer James L. Brooks as part of the Archive of American Television's Emmy TV Legends series. Zap2it talked with Cartwright during a break in her interview with the archive about booking the job as Bart, »


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