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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the Simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant. Written by Sam Kelly

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On Your Marks, Get Set, D'Oh! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Los Simpson  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(441 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Simpsons' house address has been mentioned several times and has not been the same: - In The Simpsons: Blood Feud (1991): 94 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, USA - In The Simpsons: Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (1991): 59 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, TA - In The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999): 743 Evergreen Terrace - In The Simpsons: Bart the Lover (1992): 94 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, USA - In "Kamp Krusty": 430 Spalding Way, Springfield, USA - In "New Kid on the Block": 1094 Evergreen Terrace - In "Marge in Chains": 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield - In "Homer the Vigilante": 723 Evergreen Terrace - In The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995): 742 Evergreen Terrace - In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday": 742 Evergreen Terrace - In The Simpsons: Lisa's Date with Density (1996): 742 Evergreen Terrace. See more »

Goofs

In many episodes, the locations of buildings in Springfield move around. See more »

Quotes

Jetski Douchebag: I hate manatees almost as much as I love tattoos that look like barbed wire!
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Crazy Credits

Aspects of the opening credits are usually changed with each episode. Elements changed include the blackboard message Bart writes, the sax solo played by Lisa, and most notably the sequence right after Homer gets chased through the garage. Not all of these variations have been included in syndicated versions of the episodes. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
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Once Great, Now Ridiculous
28 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

For the first 8 seasons or so that it was on the air, "The Simpsons" was one of the greatest television shows of all time. Wonderfully developed characters, biting satire and top-notch writing made this cartoon a joy to watch. However, the show began to slide in season nine, and while it remained watchable through season ten or so, it has now become a shell of its former self. From about season 13 on, this formerly awesome show became the kind of "entertainment" it once parodied so well.

Several factors have contributed to the sorry drop in quality of the show. First, Homer's character has changed. He used to be a bumbling idiot, but had some good qualities. He has now morphed into a super-annoying, always in-your-face kind of moron. There is nothing likable about the new Homer. As for the other characters, Marge has become as morally bankrupt as Homer and is not likable either. Lisa, always a weak character, is now a little spokesperson for the Democratic Party. She spews out more propaganda than the "Weekend Update" no-talents on SNL. An eight-year old Buddhist? Come on! Bart has become less of a creative troublemaker, and is now more of a wimpy sidekick to Homer. The killing of Maude Flanders was inexcusable, and characters like Milhouse and Moe have become sometimes frighteningly weird (references to Milhouse-a ten year old boy-being gay and/or a cross dresser, for instance). Apu having all those kids was absurd. The shows now revolve around "wild and crazy" plots, with Homer constantly in the forefront. There is the constant, unnecessary use of blood and gore (Homer seems to always be cutting off something, and we are supposed to think it's funny). Also, the gratuitous use of guest stars is sickening. They are never funny, and serve only to promote and glorify themselves. "The Simpsons" used to poke fun at these pretentious celebrities. If this show stays on the air just a few more years, there will be more bad shows in syndication than good ones.

The DVD season-by-season sets are great, and really serve to remind us of how far this once incredible show has fallen. I'd advise everyone to buy these boxed sets and remember the great writing, inventive plots and brilliant characterizations that flourished during the first 8 seasons of the greatest cartoon series in history.


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