Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
There was a bit of a surprise today at the Simpsons Comic-Con panel. Unbeknown to Groening and the other members of the panel, a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records appeared on stage for a big reveal: He announced that The Simpsons is now the longest running sitcom in the world, displacing The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which had 435 episodes.
It was also announced that they now have the Guinness for the most Emmy’s for a single show, and the show was selected by Guinness readers as one of the top 100 records of the decade. They were a bit unclear on what that last award meant, but I figure it’s something along the lines of a lifetime achievement award for breaking so many records.
Even though I feel that The Simpsons has fallen far from its glory days, there’s still a part of me that appreciates how much the show is still beloved. As he was leaving the stage, Groening made it clear that the show still has a lot of life left in it: “There is no end in sight, Simpsons forever.”