Groening, Brooks and Sam Simon are interviewed by Inside Entertainment. They talk about how Groening had to come up with shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show, the different levels of humor and the competition with The Cosby Show’s air time. Simon comments:
I think that Bill Cosby is a fixture on Thursday night it’s a franchise on Thursday night and you know we’re hoping we do OK.
Groening and Brooks are interviewed by Rose. They talk about the origin of The Simpsons characters, their initial design, and how important it was to get a prime-time animated sitcom on the air. Brooks:
The audience would sit there for twenty minutes of entertainment. Sometimes three hours, the hostility was extraordinary. We finally tied all of The Simpsons pieces together and that invariably got the best laughs.