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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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As Homer and Marge try a different parenting style on Bart, Grampa gives him a special watch.


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (618 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (618 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (618 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (618 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (616 episodes, 1989-2017)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (607 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (534 episodes, 1989-2017)
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 Dolph / ... (487 episodes, 1990-2017)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (253 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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Just a product of society that's lost its good manners. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Simpson  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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

The current voice actor of Professor Frink, tried out and then stuttered a "MoHOiVin" sound and has caught on to how his character acts. 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 refer to each other, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. In many episodes, the fact that something is inconsistent is the express point of a gag. Our general rule is that each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but intra-episode inconsistencies are not being listed. There can be exceptions for unusually noteworthy matters, 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

Homer: [repeated line]
Homer: Stupid Flanders!
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Crazy Credits

On the Halloween specials starting with II and with the exception of VI, the theme is played on an organ. When the Gracie Films logo appears, the "Shh!" Is replaced by a sound bite of a woman screaming and the accompanying jingle is played on a pipe organ. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Benidorm: Episode #4.1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Pure genius
17 January 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons is a show that has sustained ten years of constant humor. The stories have gradually become better and the second fiddle characters were getting more screen time which translates into a much more realized show. The pop culture references abound and delight those who can pick them out. My personal favorite is the Citizen Kane references in the episode called "Rosebud." Plus, anything with C. Montgomery Burns is hysterical. The guest stars aren't there as a "special appearance" touted by the networks. They actually work into the storyline, and that makes it all the more enjoyable. Where else can you see The Moody Blues acting like thugs in a Vegas casino?


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