- Issue date: 04/11/2019
- Printing Process: Offset + plegado
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm
- Size of block sheet: 150 x 104,5 mm
- No. of stamps per block sheet: 1
- Postal value of the stamps: 4 €
- Block print run: 250.000
TV series. The Simpsons
The Simpsons began in 1987 as a short filler, just a couple of minutes long, in "The Tracey Ullman Show”. Two years later it would become a series in its own right, but it would not be broadcast regularly until 1990.
It was created by Matt Groening, who wanted to portray an average middle-class American family and took the family’s names from his own family, only changing his own to Bart.
The series satirises American society and its best-known tropes.
Springfield is the fictitious town where the Simpson family lives, a place where absolutely anything can happen, however historic or unlikely, as long as it is humorous and witty. Matt Groening chose the town’s name because it was the most common place name in the US.
In Spain, “Los Simpson” was first shown in a regular slot in early 1991 on La 2 de TVE, a year after its American debut.
The Simpsons has won many awards over its lengthy career, including 33 Emmys, 30 Annies and a Peabody. Time Magazine’s issue of 31 December 1999 called it the best series of the 20th century, and in 2000 it was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For all these reasons, Correos is paying homage to the series with a mini sheet showing the Simpsons’ house on the front, as it appears in the famous intro.
The interior of the mini sheet shows the whole family on the living room sofa, including Snowball the family cat, and Santa’s Little Helper, the dog they rescued from the racetrack and who was the central figure of many episodes.
The stamp forms part of this image, taking the place of the picture of a boat which hangs on the living room wall, and instead showing a portrait of the whole Simpson family.
The composition is completed by a phrase of Homer Simpson’s: “Remember, as far as anyone knows, we’re a nice, normal family.”