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Sunday night's The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! was good fun -- just as fans knew it would be. Morgan Spurlock (the documentary filmmaker/star of 2004's Super Size Me) hosted a globe-trotting, fast-paced look at how the groundbreaking Fox series has altered our cultural landscape in these last two decades.
Ultimately, Spurlock's special was a feast of trivia, thanks to insiders like onetime staff writer Conan O'Brien. Some viewers were surely tickled to hear that "doh" is now an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, and surprised to learn that the characters for each episode are animated after voices are recorded (voice artists featured on the special included regulars Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, and Hank Azaria). And did you know Krusty the Clown was inspired by a real clown who performed as Rusty Nails? Rusty was actually a nice guy and not a corrupt misanthrope like Krusty!
How Simpsons-savvy are you? Take a crack at these six questions, addressed in last night's special.
1. Guest starring on The Simpsons is practically a rite of passage for celebrities. Which guest star said, "The Simpsons made my career"?
B. Tom Petty
C. Janeane Garofalo
D. Mick Jagger
2. How many Emmy's has The Simpsons won?
3. Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, said that his favorite character is...
4. The hometown of the Simpson family, Springfield, was originally inspired by what actual American city?
A. Springfield, Mass.
B. Portland, Ore.
C. Cincinnati, Ohio
D. Athens, Ga.
5. "No country is more outspoken about its love for The Simpsons than…"
6. "You have to approach it as if you're writing a dog who can talk," said Simpsons writer David Mirkin -- referring to writing dialogue for which character?
A. Santa's Little Helper
ANSWERS: 1.) A; 2.) D; 3.) D; 4.) B; 5.) A; 6.) C
Who is your favorite character on The Simpsons? Chime in below!