Guinness Records for The Simpsons

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The fans knew The Simpsons was more important than pesky politicalevents or major disasters -- and now the Guinness Book of World Recordsagrees. At Comic-Con, Matt Groening was surprised by an award from thatother record book ("I'm not from the Duff Book of Records, I'm from thereal one," the representative said) for the longest running sitcom inhistory -- surpassing Ozzie and Harriet's record of 435 episodes. That's on top of the award for most Emmys won by a single show and being named "one of the most important things that havehappened in the last 10 years." Take that, Obama!

TheSimpsons fans also got some scoop on the upcoming season. Ubiquitousfunnyman Seth Rogen will voice a character in the season premiere, andanother Judd Apatow regular, Jonah Hill, will appear later in theseason. Sarah Silverman will bring voice to Bart's new girlfriend, butdon't expect the relationship to go smoothly. Other voices to keep anear out for: The Smothers Brothers, the Manning Brothers (including theone who doesn't play football, who was the hardest to get), Far Sidecartoonist Gary Larsen, and the late Eartha Kitt.

The fans alsogot a sneak peak at this year's Treehouse of Horror -- which willactually air before Halloween for a change. There's a gorgeousSpellbound homage (the 1945 Hitchcock movie, not the more recentspelling-bee documentary), and an explanation why Indianconvenience-store owners may be our best hope when the zombiesinevitably rise.

Despite 20 years of episodes, countlesscultural references and a hell of a lot of awards, Groening promisesthe show isn't going anywhere. "The is no end in sight. Simpsonsforever!"

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