Sunday (September 25) marks the premiere of Season 23 of "The Simpsons."

Ponder that number for a bit.
During this season, "The Simpsons" will air its 500th episode.
Ponder that number as well.
One man who's been there for an astoundingly large percentage of that run is longtime writer-producer-showrunner Al Jean.
In our conversation, Jean teases some of this season's guests and storylines, reflects on the show's longevity, speculates on the show's future and ponders audience reaction to last finale's Nedna pairing.
Check it out...
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.