33. The inspiration for Krusty the Klown came from Rusty Nails, sometimes known as Rusty the Clown, the local Portland childrens TV show host that Simpsons creator Matt Groening watched as a child. 34. Maude Flanders was killed off because Maggie Roswell, the actress who voiced her demanded more money. 35. The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated American series in 1997 and the longest-running American comedy in 2004. 36. The knocker on the Simpsons front door is an elephant. 37. There is a real-life 742 Evergreen Terrace in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
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