Happy Easter, everyone! My recent blank tape purchases reminded me to make this:
Whether you had Sky One in 1990, regularly saw it on BBC Two, (or maybe even One) in the late 90's and early 2000's, or have been watching it on Channel 4 for the last sixteen years: The Simpsons started off slowly, but eventually had a huge cultural impact in Britain, with people's first exposure to the series for those without satellite and cable in 1991 being the UK premiere of the music video for Do the Bartman, which rose to No. 1 in the UK Top 40:
As my family had Sky from day one, they were able to watch early episodes on Sky One, however, most people fondly remember when the BBC acquired the UK terrestrial rights to the series, starting on Saturday evenings on BBC One in November 1996, with repeats on BBC Two the following Sunday.
This of course changed in March 1997, when it was moved to Monday and Friday evenings on BBC Two, eventually becoming a weekday night fixture, something that Channel 4 has retained since snapping up the rights in 2002, and began airing two years later.
Some of my earliest memories of the series stem from BBC Two, (circa 2003?) and I was a regular follower when the series moved to Channel 4 a year later; my first recollections being on Christmas Day 2004, with the Alternative Christmas Message hosted by everyone's favourite yellow family, which led into the Season 3 episode, I Married Marge.
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