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Thousands of people protested The Simpsons being taken off air in Bolivia

Yes, people are still devoted to The Simpsons.

SOME MIGHT ARGUE that The Simpsons is past its prime, but Bolivians still rate it – so much so that when a local TV network dropped the show, they took to the streets in protest.

Earlier this month, over 2,000 people marched on three Bolivian cities to protest The Simpsons being cut from a primetime slot on the Unitel TV network.

Fox News reports that many of the protesters wore Bart and Homer masks and chanted “We want The Simpsons!”

Source: Unitel Bolivia/YouTube

It seems the protests gave the network quite the scare – The Simpsons is now back on air, and Unitel has promised to show a full two hours of the show a night, instead of the usual 45 minutes.

simpsonsmob Source: Facebook

On Friday, The Simpsons posted a tribute to the protesters on its official Facebook page – it features a clip of the citizens of Springfield forming an angry mob (as they are often wont to do), and the message:

Muchas, muchas gracias! Thanks a lot to the educated mobs on the Bolivian streets.

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