WOOHOO! This Sunday, The Simpsons will air its 500th episode at 8pm on FOX. 500 episodes. That’s over 100,000 minutes worth of entertainment from Springfield’s favorite family. No sitcom has ever made it to the 500 episode mark. Of course, being an animated show, all of the characters have had the luxury of never aging or dying off (unless you’re Maude Flanders or Bleeding Gums Murphy). They never had to introduce a Cousin Oliver and they never had to deal with Mike Seaver finding FAR too much religion. The Simpsons has been a standard in all of our lives for over two decades, whether you watched the show or not.