Longevity And Draw Of "The Simpsons" Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Fox / File / AP Many people living today don’t know a world when the animated comedy “The Simpsons” wasn’t on television. It premiered December of 1989 and finished its 25th season this past spring. Of course, devotees know the functionally dysfunctional yellow family appeared in short bursts on “The Tracy Ullman Show” as early as 1987. In honor of the 25th anniversary season of “The Simpsons,” and to promote its plans to start airing the show regularly, FXX is showing all 552 episodes this week. The marathon started Thursday, August 21 and ends September 1 at 11:30 p.m. Joining us to talk about the iconic –and possibly legendary- show is Simpsons expert Karma Waltonen, a continuing lecturer in UC Davis’ University Writing Program. LINKS: www.Simpsonology.com WHYY: The Simpsons Takeover Simpsons Shorts-MG01 Good Night (FROM ORIGINAL AIRING ON FOX) from Bart Man on Vimeo.