The Simpsons has since grown into the longest running animated primetime series on U.S. television! Since its introduction in 1989, it has become an icon of American popular culture. Lampooning everything from science and technology to pop culture, the series was not afraid right out the door to take risks and do things that other similar TV shows never dared to do. Created by Matt Groening and originally debuting as a series of sketches on "The Tracy Ullman Show" the series still maintains the same relevance it had when it was new and has a world that changes and evolves in the same as our modern world, even though the characters never age.