Very crazy things that nobody remembers from the first episode of The Simpsons.
How many times have you seen the first episode of The Simpsons? Today we review some very crazy details of the first episode of the series that has been on the air for 32 years.
Not long ago we learned that The Simpsons had renewed for two more seasons, so the series created by Matt Groening it will arrive at least until season 34. All this despite the fact that many fans feel that the series lost its way many years ago and lives on the rents of its golden age.
Today we propose a trip to the past, to December 17, 1989, when The Simpsons, after seeing the light in The Tracey Ullman Show, they became an animated series in their own right and premiered their first episode: No White Christmas. Not all series can boast of opening with a Christmas episode, and The Simpsons came close to not doing so.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves. Today in Hobby Consolas we review some crazy details of the first episode of The Simpsons that few fans remember today.
The date on which The Simpsons debuted on television was decisive for Sin Blanca Navidad to be the episode that would become The Simpsons 1×01 forever. Originally the first episode of the series was going to be The Babysitter Strikes Again, but it would become the thirty-third episode of The Simpsons after suffering some animation problems.
The readjustment brought the episode that was scheduled for Christmas Eve forward, along with the entire scheme for season 1 of The Simpsons. No white Christmas it would go down in history as the first episode of The Simpsons with Homer more “bald” than a level 1 character willing to save Christmas from the Simpson family at all costs.
Naturally, part of this decision of the order of episodes can be seen in the notable change of animation that the series has in the broadcast of The babysitter strikes again, which seems to regress back instead of getting better.
There are several characters from The Simpsons that appear in No White Christmas with a different appearance than they will later. The moe’s tavern and his own Moe szyslak they maintain a different appearance than the one we have more internalized over the years. Ralph wiggum it also has a different style than what we have in mind.
Although undoubtedly the most notable change is found in Barney gumble. Homer’s friend is blonde in Sin Blanca Navidad, with hair the same color as his skin. The Simpsons team ended up deciding that only members of the Simpson family could have hair the same color as their skin, referring to Bart, Lisa and Maggie, Sure.
This decision caused that in later episodes Barney’s look was modified to become the patron of Moe’s Tavern that we all remember and love.
There is no intro that is worth
Another thing that any fan of The Simpsons will notice in Sin Blanca Navidad is that it lacks the iconic intro of the series. Over the years we have seen countless versions of the The Simpsons opening, longer, shorter, with different gags, and even some episode has also been allowed to skip it almost completely to fit the grid times of FOX.
However, in the first episode of The Simpsons there was simply no intro. It would not be until the second episode that Matt Groening concluded that including an opening sequence meant that there was less time to animate in the series. In addition, different versions would be created later to suit the final duration of the episode. But Without White Christmas I would never get an intro.
Christmas a la Matt Groening
In the episode we see a fragment of the Christmas performance of the Springfield Elementary College, where second graders (the class of lisa Simpson), represent different versions of Santa Claus from around the world. This fragment is inspired by the youth experience of Matt Groening, who did a work on Christmas in Russia (his grandmother was Russian).
In addition, Groening himself discredited the theories that pointed to him as the creator of the version of White Christmas that Bart Simpson plays within seconds of starting the episode.
It has rained a lot since those days when The Simpsons took its first steps. The series has adapted to the new times, for better and for worse, but we will never lose sight of that December 17 when Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie they invited us to spend Christmas with them.