The Post Office printed up 1 billion stamps commemorating The Simpsons at the cost of $1.2 million. Turns out customers didn’t want Homer on their letters. The New York Post reports that only 318 million were sold in 2009 and 2010.
To quote Homer, “D’oh!”
The stamps came in five designs featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Baby Maggie and commemorated the show’s 20th anniversary on Fox.
The Postal Service recently reported a loss of $5.2 billion in its third quarter — and may lose $15 billion in the year ending Sept. 30, according to the report.