The Simpsons didn’t always look like they did today. They weren’t always a 30 minute sitcom either. WAy back before they were a sitcom they showed up on The Tracy Ullman Show in the form of shorts. The Tracy Ullman Show was one of the thousand sketch shows over the years, but will forever be known as the launching pad for The Simpsons.
If you are a big Simpsons fan you have undoubtedly seen the very early stuff. It was terrible. Every voice of the characters sounded like they were a narcoleptic the few seconds before their 20th nap of the day. It was so bad that had to be intentional. I’d rather sell city mini stroller than watch it again.
Of course the show still got big even with it being this awful back then. 500+ episodes later and it is still running weekly. The longest animated series of all-time in prime time.