Someone created a house identical to the one on 'The Simpsons' and it's perfect
The Simpsons has had a monumental impact on television, and our culture in general. When you think about it, it is likely the biggest TV show of all time, as there are very few people out there that don't know who Bart Simpson is, even if they have never seen a frame of the show (don't know how you would manage that).
Despite the show's decline in its later years, it's still going strong, with a ridiculous number of episodes under its belt. Since its debut on December 17 1989 it has released 626 episodes, while its 29th season began on October 1 this year.
In 2009 it surpassed the previous record-holder Gunsmoke as the longest-running American scripted TV series. And with rumors that they might even make a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie, it doesn't look like they'll be stopping any time soon.
Over the last 28 years (it's really been that long), it has gained a lot of followers - with the fans of the classic episodes only growing more vocal with Facebook groups, Tumblr and Instagram. As we all know, fans can get a little obsessive, leading to ridiculous feats such as this house, which was created to look exactly like the Simpsons' family home:
The real 742 Evergreen Terrace was brought to life by Kaufman and Broad homebuilders in 1997, in which it served as the grand prize in a competition. If you thought that this creation, which is located in Henderson, Nevada, was weird enough - wait until you see the interior of the house.
The winner of the competition was given a choice: take the house, or the immediate cash prize of $75,000. The winner, Barbara Howard, chose the cash prize instead, which disappointed many Simpsons fans who would have loved to have lived there.
To be honest, even as a Simpsons mega-fan I'd find it a bit odd to live here, but you could likely sell it for far more than $75 thousand.
Unfortunately, the property was too far away from her farm, where her family raises cows, ostriches and tobacco. "Honey, I'd give my eyeteeth to pick up and move there," the competition winner told the LA Times in 1998, "but my family being in the shape it's in, I can't."
"What I'd really like is to have Kaufman & Broad build me the house just like it is with everything in it, right here...I'd give anything to have it here and have people go through and pay a small fee that would go to the cancer fund."
When the home was officially unveiled, thousands lined up to see it. "It's adorable, I'd like to buy the furniture," one couple told the Las Vegas Sun. "We were here the first day it opened, but the line was so long we left and came back today".
Apparently, the designers focused on two rooms specifically, Bart's room and the living room, and ensured they were as accurate as possible. But the supervising architect is adamant the whole property is about 90 percent replicated from the show. After being sold in 2001, the house doesn't look nearly as colorful as it once did:
The original home apparently had over 1,500 Simpsons-themed props around the home, including Duff beer cans, and had Bart's treehouse build in the backyard. Whoever is living there now, you have to wonder how much they have changed.