The Simpsons regifts its first episode along with an all-day marathon to celebrate 30th anniversary.
This could be the miracle that saves The Simpsons' Christmas. If TV taught us anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of The Simpsons, Fox will air an encore of the first-ever full-length episode of the series according to Deadline. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” originally aired on December 17, 1989. The encore will air on Sunday, December 23, at 8 p.m.
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Before they spun off into their own series and went on to become the longest-running primetime scripted show in American television history, The Simpsons ran as a series of animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show for