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Postal Service Launches 'The Simpsons' Stamps

By Ed O'Keefe

From Springfield, with love.

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The Simpsons will start arriving in mailboxes May 7. (Photo courtesy of USPS)

The U.S. Postal Service today released the portraits of characters from "The Simpsons," the long-running animated franchise, that will begin appearing on postage stamps on May 7.

Anyone can vote for their favorite Simpsons stamp and customers can pre-order the stamps online. Collectors may appreciate the complete set of Simpsons stamps that includes four separate covers with different characters on each.

This year marks the 20th season of "The Simpsons," making it the longest-running comedy television program in history. USPS receives approximately 50,000 suggestions for stamp subjects each year, but picks only 20 topics or people for postage. The Simpsons is the only TV show to appear on a stamp while still in production.

Only the five members of the Simpsons nuclear family -- Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie -- will appear on the stamps, meaning no Abraham, Santa's Little Helper or Milhouse (The Eye's favorite).

Agree with the choices? If the USPS decided to issue a stamp for one more Simpsons character which one should they pick? Vote below and then leave your thoughts in the comments section.


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I'd suggest 2 additional ones, those being Snowball V (VI? Can't remember how many they went through in that one episode....) and Santa's Little Helper.

Posted by: forget@menot.com | April 9, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

When you write that customers can "pre-order" the stamps, is that similar to pre-boarding? Once you pre-order, do you have to order again? Or, do you mean advanced purchase?

Posted by: bob69 | April 9, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

They should do another series of four stamps that could be appreciated by Republicans and other right-wing nutcases, featuring Mr. Burns, Rev. Lovejoy (or Mrs. Lovejoy -- "Think of the children!"), Sideshow Bob, and of course Birch Barlow.

Posted by: FergusonFoont | April 9, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

No Disco Stu?

Posted by: sarahabc | April 9, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The three-eyed fish, of course....

Posted by: zenwick | April 9, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Time to go obscure with the character: Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo deserves his own stamp! (For reference, see the episode where Michele Pfeiffer voices Homer's new co-worker, Mindy)

Posted by: JoeyJo-JoJuniorShabadoo | April 9, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Disco Stu doesn't advertise.

I'd suggest Lionel Hutz, a/k/a Miguel Sanchez, a/k/a Dr. Nguyen Van Thoc.

Posted by: coasttocoast | April 9, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Furious George

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | April 9, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

d'oh!

Posted by: lostinthemiddle | April 9, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

What?!?!? No Uter stamp?
I begged zem!

Posted by: tunlawtoberkeley | April 9, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

What about Cletus the slackjawed yokel and his lovely wife Brandine?

Posted by: MsEbinger | April 9, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

It's sad that the Simpsons has been terrible longer than it was great. The crossover was around season 8 or 9. Someone please put this show out of its misery.

Posted by: ArlingtonHokie | April 9, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

They should do another series of four stamps that could be appreciated by Republicans and other right-wing nutcases, featuring Mr. Burns, Rev. Lovejoy (or Mrs. Lovejoy -- "Think of the children!"), Sideshow Bob, and of course Birch Barlow.

Posted by: FergusonFoont | April 9, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse
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Don't have a cow, man.

Posted by: hisroc | April 9, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Apu can't be put on a stamp because Obama and the Democrats took away his H-1B visa in the stimulus bill.

Posted by: GRILLADES | April 9, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the postal service is going broke. Those of you that watch these really stupid shows (sitcoms) whether they be cartoon or not, shoud really get a life. Sitcoms were great in the 1960's and 1970's but, like the western, they have had there run. Of course, those of you that watch Fox have other mental problems too.


Posted by: mortified469 | April 9, 2009 11:13 PM | Report abuse

mortified469 said: "Sitcoms were great in the 1960's and 1970's"

Are you kidding or just retarded? Sitcoms in the 60s and 70s were mind-numbingly simple. The Simpson's makes a humorous social commentary.

Yeah, Gilligan's Island was brilliant. Moron.

Posted by: rosen2 | April 10, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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