The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted primetime series of all time. Later this year will mark the beginning of the monumental 30th season. Between the cultural craze and the multiple- and, I mean multiple- awards- The Simpsons has been one of the most influential television shows of our, or any, generation. Created way back in 1989 for Fox Broadcasting Company, there is no way that Matt Groening had any idea that this cartoon family would still be so relevant today.
To this day over 125 writers have been credited for work on The Simpsons. Many of them owe a debt of gratitude to Groening for giving them a platform to start their careers. There is also a slew of creators, producers, and showrunners, that without Groening’s brilliant creation may not have had as an illustrious career as they have enjoyed. Let’s take a look at some of the best writers to come out of The Simpsons bullpen and who went on to run, and sometimes create their own television series.more