- The Simpsons Comics: Itchy & Scratchy #1
- Stories: "Around The World In 80 Pieces" - "Inside Itchy & Scratchy" & "Itchy and Scratchy's Top 40"
- Release Date: October 1994
- Comic Series: Itchy & Scratchy
- Publisher: Bongo
- Country: USA
Synopsis: Bart Simpson's favorite TV terrors in their own comic book series! Carnage-filled first issue! Scratchy the cat is down and out, having blown his fortune from "The Itchy & Scratchy Show." But the ever abused feline has plans for landing on his feet. He enters a million dollar around-the-world race. But when Itchy the mouse shows up at the starting line, too, the only possible outcome is gratuitous violence on a global scale! See the mayhem-minded mouse and the much-mangled cat go "Around the World in 80 Pieces!" From Australia to Zimbabwe, from atomic subs to zeppelins, this one's got it all! (Includes a jumbo Itchy & Scratchy pull-out poster––part 2 of an ultra-jumbo Bongo universe mural! (from BongoComics.Com)
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpsons family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa & Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after his own family members, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracy Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After three seasons, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime-time show and became Fox's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–90).
Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 649 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast. It is the longest-running American sitcom, and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in terms of seasons and number of episodes. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 27, 2007, and grossed over $527 million. Then on October 30, 2007, was released. Currently, The Simpsons is on its thirtieth season, which aired September 30, 2018. The Simpsons will be renewed for a thirty-first season, with Al Jean completing a Treehouse of Horror XXIX script, though the date has yet to be announced.
The Simpsons received acclaim throughout its first nine or ten seasons, which are generally considered its "Golden Age". ime named it the 20th century's best television series, and Erik Adams of The A.V. Club named it "television's crowning achievement regardless of format". On January 14, 2000, the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 31Primetime Emmy Award, 30 Annie Award, and a Peabody Award. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English language, while The Simpsons has influenced many other later adult-oriented animated sitcoms. However, it has also been criticized for a perceived decline in quality over the years. - From Wikipedia