If you don't already own it, stop whatever you're doing and purchase the Simpsons Complete First Season on DVD. (Tip: My local discount store was cheaper than Amazon
.) Or better yet, find someone like me who already purchased the DVDs, and invite yourself over for a Simpsons festivus. While the first season isn't as good as later seasons, it's fascinating to hear Matt Groening and other creators dissecting each episode. (At one point they talk about how they standardized pupil size!) They've also included three originial scripts, complete with pen marks. mmmm, pen marks.