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The Simpsons Episode: "Behind the Laughter"

Season 11, Episode 22
Episode Synopsis: A “Behind the Music”-style look at the Simpsons, narrated by VH1's Jim Forbes, shows their rise to stardom---and the “private hell” that followed. Willie Nelson has a cameo. Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith.
Original Air Date: May 21, 2000
Guest Cast Jim Forbes Buzz Aldrin: Himself Butch Patrick: Himself Gary Coleman: Himself Willie Nelson: Himself Karl Wiedergott: Jimmy Carter/Huckleberry Hound Stephen Hawking: Himself Tom Kite: Himself
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Season 11, Episode 22
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Length: 16:13:41
Aired: 5/21/2000

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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