A famous family of color gets their own postage stamps on this very date:
The U.S. Postal Service is ... releasing stamps of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson [today]. [Also today], it's holding a contest in Walworth County's Springfield where fans who look or sound like a Simpson can win framed artwork of a character.
"The Simpsons" is the only show to be the sole subject of a stamp set while still in prime-time production. It's its 20th year -- the longest-running comedy ever.
The Springfield post office — assuming like we all do that the Simpsons’ hometown of “Springfield” is Springfield, Ohio — will offer a special cancellation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to commemorate the release.
All it costs is 44 cents for the stamp. (D’oh! Postage is going up again.)...
My position is clear: anything that boosts a show that provides artists with employment, I like.
(Although I like it even better if scheduling and staffing are ... in line with reality.)