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April 28, 2005

Simpsons' Staying Power


You know that a show has been around a long time when they start measuring milestones in episodic increments of 50. But it's understandable that "The Simpsons" should want to make a big deal out of hitting 350 episodes with this Sunday's installment.

As the legendary Fox series wraps up its 16th season, the denizens of Springfield are wading in some uncharted prime-time waters. When executive producer Al Jean boasts that "The Simpsons" "just enjoyed the best 16th season of any comedy ever," that's because no other comedy has ever made it this far.

How many episodes is 350? More than the combined total of "Seinfeld" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." "The Simpsons" will pass "Dallas" (357 episodes) on the all-time series list before 2005 is out. Then it takes aim at the only two comedies to have produced more segments: "My Three Sons" at 380 episodes and "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" at a somewhat astounding 435.


Posted by Lawren at April 28, 2005 07:25 AM

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380 episodes of my 3 sons? that is about 379 too many.

Says: ren at April 28, 2005 01:44 PM

Aww, I loved the opening music - but yeah, the show wasn't much.

Says: Kelly at April 28, 2005 11:17 PM

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