Celebrate 25 Years of The Simpsons with 25 Episodes That Go for the Heart

Twenty-five years ago, the first episode of The Simpsons aired in the Sunday, 8 p.m., time slot that the show still occupies today and has for most of its quarter-century run. In the past 25 years, the show has generated laughs, riffed on countless pop culture sources, and even introduced whole words to our language.

Vermont City Wins Battle of the Springfields

After an online vote, the town of Springfield, Vt. – population 9,300 – has earned the right to host the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie on July 21, leaving 13 other Springfields across the U.S. saying, “D’oh!”

The contest, held by Twentieth Century Fox and hosted at USAToday.com, invited people to vote for one of the 14 Springfields, each of which submitted a video making its case for being the host town. The Simpsons cartoon takes place in a fictional Springfield.