The Simpsons is one of the most-watched and highly-regarded television shows in the world. However, despite its continued popularity over the years, there are still some things that many people don’t know. Here, we present our list of 15 things you didn’t know about The Simpsons. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Bart’s Name Is an Anagram. Though “Bart” is a very legitimate name on its own, Bart Simpson’s first name is actually an anagram of “Brat.” Bart’s real name is actually Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.
Number Fourteen: They Have a Genetic Defect. Every single character in The Simpsons has not five fingers, but four. Although they do have thumbs, so they can accomplish most of the things people with five fingers can do. The only character on the show to have five fingers is God.
Number Thirteen: It’s All in the Family. The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening, and in fact, every single character is named after one of his family members! So, if you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you probably know a bit about Groening’s family tree.
Number Twelve: The Theme Song Was Created by Danny Elfman. Elfman penned the theme song for The Simpsons in 1989. Elfman is also responsible for the soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas. He reportedly wrote the theme song for The Simpsons in just two days.
Number Eleven: Milhouse’s Last Name Is Van Houten. And his middle name is Mussolini. That makes his full name Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten. Van Houten is the last name of a member of Charles Manson’s “Family,” and Mussolini was, of course, the famous Italian fascist.
Number Ten: The Couch Scene Serves a Specific Purpose. Anytime you see the family sitting on a couch, you can bet the writers are using it to shorten or extend the show.
Number Nine: “D’oh” Is a Real Word. It’s true! “D’oh” is in the Oxford Dictionary and can be used to “comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one’s own.” So basically, “d’oh” is interchangeable with “derp.” Stay tuned for part two of this list, coming soon!