After two seasons of shorts, The Simpsons debuted as a series on December 17, 1989. Celebrate the show's thirtieth anniversary with this theme of seven people who could have walked out of the show into real life, and don't have a cow, man.
publication date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
clue: This science professor left his native Mexico to study the cosmos in England.
explanation: Professor Frenk is a distinguished cosmologist at Durham University. more…
publication date: Monday, December 16, 2019
clue: He ended a ten-year lull in his career by rising like a bird from the ashes.
explanation: Nick Rivera Caminero, known professionally as Nicky Jam, scored several hit songs with his comeback album Fénix. more…
difficulty: very hard
publication date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
clue: British viewers used to see him cover football every ante meridiem.
explanation: Lovejoy is best known for hosting the long-running Soccer AM. more…
publication date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
clue: Besides practicing medicine on NBC in the 1980s, he also won a Tony for his 1973 performance in a Eugene O'Neill play.
explanation: Flanders appeared in St. Elsewhere and A Moon for the Misbegotten. more…
publication date: Friday, December 13, 2019
clue: This cartoonist is well regarded for his use of black when drawing a hole.
explanation: Burns's most celebrated work is the graphic novel Black Hole. more…
publication date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
clue: This folk singer has recorded albums about an electric angel and a so-so café.
explanation: Simpson's albums include OK Café and Angel of Thunder. more…
publication date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
clue: His Canadian documentary warned about the dangers of corporate overreach.
explanation: Film producer Simpson is best known for his well-received documentary The Corporation. more…