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D’oh!

Last  Sunday The Simpsons reached a television milestone (an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life) with the broadcast of its 500th episode, “At Long Last Leave”, in which the family exile to a community of outsiders where they meet Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are the characters of this  animated sitcom , created by Matt Groening, which satirises the American middle class and parodies its culture and society, apart from many aspects of the human condition.

The series has won dozens of awards since its debut in 1989 and it has its own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “D’oh!”, Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase, has appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary since 2001 as something you say when you feel stupid, usually after doing something silly. 

All started 22 seasons ago…

What’s your favourite TV programme? 

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This entry was posted on 24/02/2012 by in Reading and writing, TV.
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