The Simpsons (1989– )

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (563 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (563 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (563 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (563 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (563 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (548 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (472 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Agnes Skinner / ... (425 episodes, 1990-2014)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (248 episodes, 1998-2010)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Simpson  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(441 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(season 1-2)| (season 20-)| (seasons 3-19) (as Dolby Surround)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Bart's middle initial of 'J' has since been confirmed to stand for "Jo-Jo", early in the show's life some sources incorrectly suggested that it stood for "Jebediah", after the town's founder, Jebediah Springfield. This same error was also sometimes attributed to Homer's middle initial of "J", which has since been confirmed to stand for "Jay". See more »

Goofs

... almost everything. This is a comedy animation series, and while efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which mostly consistent characters live and work, the emphasis is clearly on laughs. Individual episodes must be consistent within themselves, but rigid continuity between episodes is unnecessary. Indeed, additional humor has been wrung, during the life of the show, from the very fact that the episodes are inconsistent with each other. Goofs based on "In one episode they say... but then in another episode they say..." are not being accepted. See more »

Quotes

Homer: [after doing or saying something stupid] D'oh!
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Crazy Credits

In the episode "The Old Man and the Key" the closing credits are a parody of the ending of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), with the Simpsons standing in front of a doorway waving at the audience, while banjo music plays. When the Gracie Films logo appears, Lisa is heard saying, in a hillbilly accent, "This has been a Gracie Films Presentation, y'all". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
(various episodes)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Excellent
19 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons is one of the best TV shows of all times. It is a perfect mirror of the American culture and has many memorable moments that will always be remembered . I don't know anybody who doesn't like this show, it's impossible not to be a fan of it. You could watch each episode 20 times and never get tired, you will always find a new funny thing every time you watch it

Unfotunatley the show is getting worse and worse with every new season, Maybe it's time to let "The Simpsons" die with dignity before the audience starts to hate it.

My rating: 11/10


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