The Simpsons Series Premiere Promo

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The Simpsons debuted on FOX with a half-hour Christmas special on Sunday, December 18th, 1989. The series proper would not premiere until Sunday, January 14th, 1990. This is a promotional spot for the series premiere.

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  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    The series looked (and sounded) a lot different during its first half-season. Who could ever imagine, back then, that it’s STILL on, in first-run episodes, 20 years later? Incidentally, most reference books [including Brooks and Marsh’s] incorrectly list December 18, 1989 as the official start of the series; that, of course, was the “first” Christmas special (informally known as “Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire”). As RGJ mentioned above, the first episode of the SERIES aired on January 14, 1990.

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