What would life be like without The Simpsons? Thankfully we don’t have to think about it for at least another 2 years, since the show has been renewed till Season 25. The show was close to getting canceled this year because of the high salaries being paid to the voice actors. Each actor has reportedly taken a pay cut of around 30% from their $400,000 per episode rate. (Damn, I should have become a voice actor!)
The Simpsons is already the longest running comedy in history and at the end of the 25th season they will have aired an astounding 559 episodes. Executive Producer Al Jean is confident the show will run beyond it’s 25th year, “I honestly think that 30 is a goal to shoot for. I want to put The Simpsons at 30 seasons before the end of the decade… Forty sounds insane, but 25 sounded insane 20 years ago. Having seen how far it’s gone, it’s not for me to cap it…. And Gunsmoke did 635 episodes [a record for a prime-time series], so that’s something to shoot for, too.”
I’ll be happy if The Simpsons never end, take a look at some classic pearls of wisdom from Homer Simpson.