Welcome back to 1999


  • Maude Flanders killed-off on 'The Simpsons' due to pay dispute with voice actress Maggie Roswell
  • 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' premieres and becomes America's most watched show
  • Premiere of HBO's The Sopranos' marks new age of television
  • Jon Stewart takes over 'The Daily Show'
  • FOX looks to invest in animation with the premieres of 'Family Guy' & 'Futurama'
  • Heavy favorite 'Saving Private Ryan' loses Best Picture at the Oscars to 'Sharespeare in Love'
  • 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' becomes the highest grossing film of the year, beating out 'The Sixth Sense' and 'Toy Story 2'
  • 'The Matrix' secures sci-fi legacy with pioneering visual effects and philosophical narrative.