Many Harvard graduates find themselves working for or writing for The Simpsons. The list of Harvard graduates grows longer and longer, which may be part of the reason of the shows major success.
The list of writers who graduated from Harvard includes:
Al Jean Dan McGrath John Collier
Patric Verrone Bill Canterbury David Cohen
Jon Vitti Rich Appel Bill Oakley
David Sacks Ken Keeler Steve Tompkins
Conan O'Brien George Meyer Max Pross
Steve Young Dan Greaney Jeff Martin
Mike Reiss Tom Gammill Nell Scovell
Conan O'Brien, who now has his own late night TV show at NBC was the president of the Harvard Lampoon, which is Harvard's humor magazine, and Bill Oakley served as vice-president of the magazine.
With all these Harvard graduates working for it, its no wonder that The Simpsons have so many Ivy League references as well as jokes. Examples:
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