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Springfield Confidential:Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons

Mike Reiss with Matthew Klickstein

In 1988, the Fox Broadcasting Company asked Matt Groening and Sam Simon to create a cartoon. Almost 30 years later, The Simpsons has become the longest-running primetime scripted series on television and a pop culture phenomenon. In his debut, Emmy Award-winning writer Mike Reiss (who has worked for the show since the first episode in 1989) shares the stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family. He explains how the episodes are created; gives an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors, and celebrity guests; and even explains why all of the characters are yellow. D'oh!