If you’ve spent your whole lived watching The Simpsons and wondering why they are yellow, I have found the answer. It’s pretty simple actually.
Simpsons creator Matt Groening has said a few times that he did it because he wanted the cartoon to be eye-catching. So when someone was flipping through channels (like people used to do back when The Simpsons first came out), he figured the bright yellow color of characters would catch people’s eyes and make them go back to watch the show or stay on the show as they’re flipping. And Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have been yellow ever since.
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