He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell — and the television series The Simpsons —present , Futurama —, — , and Disenchantment —present. The Simpsons is the longest-running U. Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde magazine Wet in At its peak, the cartoon was carried in weekly newspapers. Life in Hell caught the attention of American producer James L.
The series was hailed in its early years for depicting issues of contemporary young-adulthood relevant to its core audience, such as sex , prejudice , religion , abortion , illness , sexuality , AIDS , death , politics , and substance abuse , but later garnered a reputation as a showcase for immaturity and irresponsible behavior. The series reunited the cast of The Real World: New York to live in the same loft they lived in at the time. The show moves to a different city each season. The narration given over the opening title sequence used during the first 28 seasons by the seven housemates states some variation of the following:. This is the true story…of seven strangers…picked to live in a house… work together and have their lives taped…to find out what happens…when people stop being polite…and start getting real… The Real World. The Real World was originally inspired by the popularity of youth-oriented shows of the s like Beverly Hills, and Melrose Place. Bunim and Murray initially considered developing a scripted series in a similar vein, but quickly decided that the cost of paying writers, actors, costume designers, and make-up artists was too high. Tracy Grandstaff , one of the original seven picked for what has come to be known as " Season 0 ", [ citation needed ] went on to minor fame as the voice of the animated Beavis and Butt-Head character Daria Morgendorffer, who eventually got her own spinoff, Daria. Dutch TV producer Erik Latour claims that the ideas for The Real World were directly derived from his television show Nummer 28 , which aired in on Dutch television.
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Sign In. Edit Married Showing all items. Ed O'Neill said in an interview that when he found out about the cancellation, he talked to a FOX executive about making an episode to finish the show, where the Bundys won the lottery and were demolished by a tornado during their celebration. During the show's heyday Ed O'Neill would fulfill requests to make birthday and holiday telephone calls to fans as Al Bundy on the condition that he could call them collect in character with Al's cheapskate nature. One of the show's creators said the reason Ed O'Neill was cast was that when he was auditioning for the pilot, he was required to simply walk through the front door into the Bundy home.
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