episodes already!! It seems to me that it was just yesterday
that we were announced on the Fox line-up as having our own
Fox threw us a big bash on the lot on New York
Street, famous for the set of Hello, Dolly! About
1,000 peeps attended, mostly artists and staff. There were
plenty of media there and I spent about 1 1/2 hours doing
tons of interviews for the promotion of our record-breaking
The only other show that tops ours is Gunsmoke.
It was on the air from 1955-1975.
The Simpsons first aired in 1990 as a sitcom;
however we made our television debut on The Tracey Ullman
Show back in 1987, making it a 20-year-run.
My vision is to see that we do no less than
500! Fox will throw us another party--bigger balloons, better
Nancy and Music’s
I had the pleasure of watching the great Placido Domingo lend
his dulcet vocal tones to The Simpsons.
Although he and Bart didn't have any scenes together, watching
the "King of Opera" take singing lessons from Homer
was definitely one of the highlights of working on the show.
We so seldom get to actually work with our celebrity guests
that you can imagine the admiration in the room when Placido
was coming up with take after take, injecting his own "create"
into the character. He truly is the "Renaissance Man
Bart’s Old Friend, Rove
Des Artistes in Hollywood was the backdrop for a meeting of
Bart and Rove, two names that need no explanation... if you're
in the right company or country.
Bart would stand out pretty much anywhere but his "voice"
would only be known to Simpson buffs aware of his cross-gender
vocals and Rove would stop traffic in Melbourne or Sydney
“down-under” but can walk with relative anonymity
on Rodeo Drive…
But hopefully not for too long. Rove was in town with manager
Kevin Whyte to see what opportunities lay before him within
the confines of “teevee land” on our side of the
Best of luck, Rove! Stop rovin' and settle down here if you
like. No worries, mate.
Saturday, April 21st, Nancy was proud to be invited by the
California Jaycees to attend the annual Outstanding Californians
black tie awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland
“These are the difference makers,” said Cartwright.
“Leaders like this, who do whatever is needed to help
others, can really create a positive change for everyone.”
Ten honorees received recognition for their efforts to improve
conditions in society.
Bart Flies Wright
On April 29th, Nancy flew to Dayton, OH, close to her home
town of Kettering, as a guest of Wright State University to
deliver a lecture on what it takes to be a success.
Playing to an enthusiastic house of over 300 Nancy revealed
moments in her life where she was presented with choices which
led her, eventually, on a path to “Bartdom.”
overall message was clear: “Carpe Diem. You really have
to keep your eyes open for opportunities, just follow through.
Why not? For me, it was a business card that probably would
lead to nothing but by sending one letter it opened up my
Nancy would like to thank her hosts for an opportunity that
“Gives me a chance to share with kids who are making
the same kinds of choices I was when I was getting started.”