Season 11, Episode 22 Behind the Laughter

First Aired: May 22, 2000

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.

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  • Premiered: December 17, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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 c… (more)

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