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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (581 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (581 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (581 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (581 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (581 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (570 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (490 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Agnes Skinner / ... (443 episodes, 1990-2015)
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

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

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Los Simpson  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(441 episodes)

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Comic Book Guy is based on Matt Groening himself: "He's the way I think I look to other people." See more »

Goofs

"In one episode they say this, but then in another episode they say that, and in yet another episode they say the other." As this is an animated comedy series, the emphasis is clearly on laughs rather than complete verisimilitude. Efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which mostly consistent characters live and work, and many episodes make reference to older episodes, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. Sometimes the fact that the episodes are inconsistent is the point of the gag and acknowledged by moments such as Homer saying "Didn't this use to be like that?" or Marge breaking the fourth wall to narrate "You may remember that things used to be different..." Each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but inconsistencies between different episodes will not be listed here unless they noteworthy for another reason. E.g., inconsistencies repeated in multiple episodes (such as the hair and skin colors of secondary characters, and the layouts of the main landmarks), drastic changes to a character's nature (such as Ralphie's school status, Jasper's abilities, or Milhouse's hair color), or something with an interesting anecdote behind it (such as Smithers' skin color). See more »

Quotes

Principal Skinner: [Not happy with the "Puma Pride" mural] The shapely female form has no place in Art!
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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

Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
(various episodes)
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The greatest animated comedy of all time but its probably time to call it a day
13 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Simpson's is with out a doubt the greatest comedy to come out of America,

it has covered everything, from everyday life, endless special guests. to parody's of famous movies. but now 16 years on and many laughs later the Simpson's has become a house hold name. But now i think the creators are running out of ideas, the jokes from the new episodes are going from classic to desperate and kind of dumb i think they should get the movie over with and then finally close the book of the greatest piece of animated comedy.

Over all the best ever. but unfortunately all great things must come to an end and i think the time is near.


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