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The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called The Simpsons. The shorts were created by cartoonist Matt Groening in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office. He had been called in to pitch a series of animated shorts, and had intended to present his Life in Hell series. When he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights for his life's work, Groening decided to go in another direction. He hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, and named the characters after his own family. Bart was modeled after Groening's older brother, Mark, but given a different name which was chosen as an anagram of "brat."

The stories were written and storyboarded by Matt Groening. The family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up; instead they just traced over his drawings. The animation was produced domestically at Klasky Csupo, with Wesley Archer, David Silverman, and Bill Kopp being animators for the first season. After season one it was animated by Archer and Silverman. Georgie Peluse was the colorist and the person who decided to make the characters yellow...

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"Good Night" is the first Simpsons short of the first season of the Tracy Ullman shorts, and was the first one made. It was first aired as a commercial bumper for the third episode of the The Tracy Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. It was also the Simpson family's first ever debut.

Homer tucks Bart into bed and says good night to him. Bart then questions to him about "the mind" and how it works. Homer replies that it is not something to be worried. Homer then turns off the lights and Bart becomes worried.

Marge tucks Lisa into bed, saying good night, and to sleep tight. Marge then tells Lisa, "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" Lisa then becomes worried and thinks that bedbugs are harmful to her....

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The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. It debuted on April 5, 1987 as the FOX network's second primetime series and ran until May 26, 1990. The show featured sketch comedy along with many musical numbers, featuring Emmy Award-winning choreography by Paula Abdul.

The Simpsons first appeared as short vignettes on the Tracy Ullman Show. These cartoon shorts acted as bumpers that are shown before and after commercials.

The first short, Good Night, was aired on April 19, 1987. Later, the shorts were given their own segment on the show before the cartoon was developed into a 30 minutes TV animated spin-off in 1989...

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"That's a good idea dear. Bart turn on the TV."
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