The Simpsons Creators and Writers on 30 Years
Are Homer and Marge Simpson millennials?
Yes and No
Homer is in fact 38 years of age, so he’s a millennial..- AI Jean, Writer, producers ‘The Simpsons’
They kind of slide through time- Matt Groening, Writer ‘The Simpsons’
‘The Simpsons’ is celebrating 30 years on Television at the Tribeca Film Festival. The famous and beloved comedy broke the record in 2018 for most episodes of any scripted show in Television history beating ‘Gunsmoke,’ with 636 episodes.
But since 30-something Homer and Marge never age, both would now have been born in the 1980s.
“We don’t really say now that they’re from a particular time, so many people are wedded to the thought, and we were warned not to do it but that they had a prom in 1974.”Who knew when bugs bunny was born? and believe me who knows when the show will end or when ‘The Simpsons’ will be off the air?
“So we don’t really say they’re from any specific year, because it gets people aggravated. Homer, who is in his late thirties is the same age as the older millennials. We talked about doing an episode about that.I’m not quite sure what our take is yet.”- Matt Selmon, Writer ‘The Simpsons’
The series’ creator says they don’t get hung up on defining their characters.
“If you want to do a good new episode, forget the past, just start fresh” We’re not a soap opera. Like every episode, you start fresh. Maybe none of that stuff even ever happened.
And Yeardley Smith the voice of Lisa Simpson doesn’t think she would call herself Gen Z.
“I don’t think Lisa Simpson is a fan of labels and I think Lisa Simpson would say I would like you to judge people and herself on their merits.and not whether or not you’re going to lump them into a big pot based on their age range, right?” – Yeardley Smith voice actress, ‘The Simpsons’