Georgie Peluse is the reason why The Simpsons are yellow!
Due to the coronavirus, this year’s Comic-Con was online — fine by me! — and I virtually attended The Simpsons @ Home panel from, you know, the comfort of my own home.
The panel, moderated by Yeardly Smith — the voice of Lisa Simpson — consisted of Simpsons writers, animators, and directors and they shared some fun facts about the acclaimed series!
“Treehouse of Horror” episodes are the hardest to execute because there are different backgrounds (sets for animation), different costumes, etc.
The first “Treehouse of Horror” was split between three directors (since the episode was three parts), but now one director takes on each episode.
David Silverman — Simpsons animator and director — plays a lot of horns — including the tuba.
There was a test animation for when Marge she got her cast removed — they were testing between her leg hair looking like regular leg hair or mimicking the hair on her head.
There’s been a lot of novelty merch for The Simpsons. Like, a lot.
Yeardley Smith’s home office has iconic cels of Lisa Simpson — the character she voices — on the wall, but has no other Simpsons memorabilia in her home.
The writers and directors would love for The Simpsons to travel to Mexico for an episode.
Hannibal Buress, Olivia Coleman, David Harbour, and Ben Platt will be in Season 32 of The Simpsons.
Jon Lovitz, Kelsey Grammer, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sacha Baron Cohen, Don Cheadle, and Jack Black have been some crew favorites in terms of guest stars.
Don Cheadle brought in MUSIC for his episode.
Jack Black had to learn the Korean versions for “Goldfinger” and “What’s New Pussycat” for his episode.
In the ’50s, there were comics called the EC Comics, and Matt Groening — the creator — used them as inspiration to launch “Treehouse of Horror.”
The earlier “Treehouse of Horror” episodes used to have a message from Marge warning the viewer that it was going to be a spooky episode.
This was the unused ending of the Christmas special.
Finally, Georgie Peluse — an animator and colorist for the show — had the idea to make the Simpsons yellow and Matt Groening was like, “Yeah, okay.”
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