‘The Simpsons’ debut on ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1987)

Video: 'The Simpsons Shorts Episode 1 - Good Night'

(Sunday, April 19, 1987, 8:30 p.m. EDT)The Simpsons, an animated satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, first appeared tonight as a series of shorts on the Fox network’s television variety show The Tracey Ullman Show, starting with “Good Night.”

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