Last night, Fox's long-running animated series The Simpsons celebrated yet another TV milestone, airing its 600th episode, which served as this year's annual Treehouse of Horror episode. A few days before this landmark episode, the show's lovable patriarch, Homer Simpson, gave late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel a brief "tour" of Springfield in a new video you can see below. Jimmy Kimmel got to see several of the iconic Springfield sights that fans have enjoyed for nearly three decades.
Jimmy Kimmel Live aired the video on Thursday night's broadcast, which shows Homer Simpson pulling Jimmy Kimmel out of the real world, and into the animated world of Springfield. Homer then proceeds to give Jimmy the "50 cent tour," which includes the Springfield Power Planet, which seemed to be on the verge of a meltdown, Moe's Tavern and even the iconic chalkboard, which Jimmy Kimmel used to write a message about his beloved "Mean Tweets" series. They even have a joke about the "baby" Maggie, who Jimmy Kimmel mentions has been a baby for quite a long time.
For those who didn't get to see last night's episode, you'll be able to watch it again very soon, along with every other Simpsons episode. FXX is holding a 600-episode, 13-day marathon starting on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 at 12 PM ET, and ending on Wednesday, December 6th at midnight ET. All 600 episodes will be airing in chronological order over those 13 days. This will become the longest-running marathon in television history, surpassing the previous record holder, FXX's 552-episode, 12-day Simpsons marathon, which ran from August 21, 2014 at 10 AM to September 1, 2014 at midnight.
The longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently in production on it's record-annihilating 28th season, The Simpsons has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People's Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short The Longest Daycare. The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, their mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of Springfield and the show was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000.
It has been named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, and called the "Greatest American Sitcom" by Entertainment Weekly in 2013. The Simpsons is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. As for the rest of Season 28, we have previously reported that the show is planning a parody of Donald Trump. The episode will feature C. Montgomery Burns (Harry Shearer) starting his own university, similar to Donald Trump's failed college, where he brings in astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, financial expert Suze Orman and screenwriting guru Robert McKee to serve as a "super team of educators." Take a look at this new video featuring The Simpsons' Homer Simpson giving Jimmy Kimmel a tour of Springfield.