First created by Matt Groening and debuting as a sketch on "The Tracy Ullman Show" the Simpsons has since grown into the longest-running animated primetime series on television. The show is strife with parodies of everything from pop culture to facets of society and runs in a unique format where the characters never age in a world that does progress. Since its introduction as a series the series has won several Emmy awards and has also become fully cemented as an icon of American pop culture.