A popular and critically-acclaimed American cartoon about a dysfunctional suburban family. Originating as an interstitial short on The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons became a series in 1989 and has run for over 18 award-winning seasons. It was also made into a major motion picture in 2007.
Ricky and Steve are huge fans of the show and often cite it as one of their biggest influences. They occasionally talked about the show in the Xfm days. Ricky once compared Karl to the dimwitted Simpsons character Ralph Wiggum, and in another episode Steve likened Karl to the even more simple-minded character Cletus The Slack-Jawed Yokel. In the last run of shows on Xfm, Ricky submitted a signed drawing of Homer as a prize for Rockbusters -- a far cry from the usual tat.
In 2006, Ricky wrote an episode of the show. In it, he also provided the voice of a character that was not dissimilar to David Brent. The show's creator, Matt Groening, has since said that he would love to work with Ricky again in the future.