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
Bart's anonymous prank calls to Moe were inspired by "The Tube Bar Recordings", tapes of actual prank calls to Louis 'Red' Deutsch, a New Jersey bartender famous for his violent temper (the pranksters, John Elmo and Jim Davidson, got the idea to prank him one day when, while passing his bar, they saw him beating up one of his customers for not drinking fast enough). Louis 'Red' Deutsch would unfailingly respond to the prank calls with a stream of cursing, abuse and threats. Bart's prank calls became less frequent after the first seasons, simply because the writers had a hard time coming up with new ones. See more »
Springfield Elementary School is yellow in some episodes and white in others, sometimes changing color multiple times in the same episode (later episodes corrected this continuity problem by making the school's official color yellow, and including a picture of the "old, white" school in Principal Skinner's office.) See more »
Hey, Weener Boy... where do you think you'e going?
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Occasionaly, the Gracie film logo is replaced with an element of the current episode. See more »
Now this is the first review I have done that I have not put a rating down for but that is because I have different opinions on all the seasons.
Season 1: I watched this and I did not think it would be very good seeings as a lot of shows like this have failed sometime along the way and then I saw it, It was by no means great but it was a humorous way to escape life for half an hour. This is what become the best show in the world so I rate it 73%
Season 2: This was pretty funny and was on the verge of hilarious but it still was not the ensured hilarity of later seasons but it kept me watching and waiting for more. I rate this season 77%.
Season's 3-5: This was up in the top shows of the 20th century now, it was getting better and better as episodes got funnier and clevier, still I did not think it would get any better then this even though it was probably in the top 10 shows ever by now. I rate these 3 seasons together as 85%.
Season's 6-9: This is where it became the best show in the world and I am not exaggerating it took over as the smartest funniest show I have ever seen, it also got a way bigger audience by then and there was merchandise galore going around by then, I rate these season's 97%.
Season 10: For the first half of the season this was the same classic Simpsons that we all knew and loved from seasons 6-9 as it was again to use the phrase it was clever and funny but in the second half we saw something different, we saw different types of Simpson's like spin off's more spoofs and more humour based around the stupidness of Springfieldians but this was not necessarily a bad thing as it led to brilliant episodes of Homer doing what he does best Bart being more of a vigilant and Lisa being a nerd but still after this we never got the old Simpsons back even though newer seasons are not bad either. I rate the first half of this season 89% and the second half 82%.
Season 11: In this season we saw interesting plots which were probably more funny then clever but still was extremely witty for a show that had lasted so long, and with such episode like "Brothers Little Helper" and "behind the laughter" the show was kept alive by Matt Groening's genius. I rate this season 79%.
Season's 12-13: These seasons had OK plots and extremely funny jokes, the show as still quite humorous and I was still watching it weekly and was quite mad if I missed an episode. I at this point thought the Simpson's was still the best show. I rate this seasons 79%. Kinda like Season 10 really.
Season 14: Well by now the Simpson's were in that stage of all the episodes were of the characters being changed temporarily to fill in time. But still the show was good enough for me to continue watching it with joy and the show still had a while left before it died to me. That is why I rate this season 79%.
Season 15-17: This seasons to me were pretty good and great episodes made up for some that were not as good (not saying any are awful)this seasons kept the show with a burning light to me and still I wanted to watch more and more of this great show. I rate these season's 82%.
Season 18: I did not like this season very much and it was only good for a few laughs every few episodes. I will rate it 71% because I feel generous.
Season 19: Best since Season 9, absolutely hilarious. I think all haters of what the show has become should watch Season 19 as it is very very clever. I rate this season 91%.
From a Simpson's fan.
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