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Simpsons fan David 'Duff Man' Murray shares his collection

David Murray, alias The Duff Man, and Debra Wilson, alias Marg Simpson, at the Variety stall at the Capricorn Coast Business Expo in Yeppoon on Saturday. Photo Mike Knowling / Capricorn Coast Mirror
David Murray, alias The Duff Man, and Debra Wilson, alias Marg Simpson, at the Variety stall at the Capricorn Coast Business Expo in Yeppoon on Saturday. Photo Mike Knowling / Capricorn Coast Mirror Mike Knowling

FOR more than 20 years, David Murray has loved the wit and clever one-liners from The Simpsons.

"It is not just a kids' cartoon," David said.

"There is always something in every episode that has the take-home factor."

The take-home factor spread to David's house in Yeppoon, after a former girlfriend bought him a few Simpsons collectables.

Over time, those collectables have grown to a collection of hundreds of items and David has dedicated a whole room to display them.

"Kids love it but the adults shake their heads," he laughed. From a talking clock to his set of Australian Simpsons stamps, David said he collected anything authentic Simpsons but the one thing on his wish list was anything signed by creator Matt Groening.

"I am still buying Simpsons stuff," he said.

"If I ever move house, the only thing I'll pack is the Simpsons stuff."

Yellow facts

The first episode of The Simpsons appeared in December 1989;

It is the longest-running scripted show in TV history;

D'oh is now an official word in the Oxford English dictionary;

In 2000, the Simpsons family was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; and

The Simpsons Movie, released in 2007, grossed more than $527million.

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