Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Maggie and the entire cast of characters of The Simpsons first paraded into our living rooms in 1991 - almost 30 years ago! That's longer than the classic show's younger fans have even been alive, to put things in perspective.
The show owes its incredible popularity to many things. The storylines and character foibles are so relatable: for example, Homer's many human weaknesses - in particular a love of doughnuts so deep and unwavering, he once sold his very soul to the devil for the yummy confection. Bart's snarkiness and ingenuity in getting what he wants is something that lives in every kid, although he or she might prefer Lisa's approach - to get their way by being a good kid. Marge is that mom who's not perfect, and sometimes has totally had it with everybody's stuff - but still makes it clear she loves her kids and husband. And Maggie - well, she's just a typical adorable baby.
Many of us have grown up with The Simpsons, but The Simpsons themselves haven't aged a bit over the years. (Unlike us, cartoon humans have agelessness going for them!) Every week they and their supporting characters are the same lovable (or at least highly entertaining) incarnations we have always known and loved. Hopefully that will never change! How well do YOU know The Simpsons? We've got a lot of quizzes in this section that will let you find out - try them all!