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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Season 27 Premiere


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With his marriage to Marge once again in trouble, Homer befriends a twenty-something pharmacist while filling out a prescription to cure his condition of sleeping at work.


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (588 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (588 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (588 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (588 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (578 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (495 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Dolph / ... (449 episodes, 1990-2015)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (252 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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Taglines:

Just a product of society that's lost its good manners. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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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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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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Trivia

Homer's trademark expression is the frustrated "D'oh!". When Matt Groening asked Dan Castellaneta to create an "annoyed grunt" for Homer, the only thing Dan could think of was "D'ooohh...", from James Finlayson of the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy films; Finlayson may have created that as a euphemism for the then-forbidden "damn". But Groening thought Finlayson's term took too long to say for the episode time budget, so Castellaneta shortened it drastically. After a few seasons "D'oh!" became firmly set in the American popular lexicon, and the term was accepted for the online version of The Oxford Dictionary. See more »

Goofs

Although the giant stone head in the Simpson basement is gray, in some episodes it has appeared rainbow-colored. See more »

Quotes

Homer: You wouldn't understand, Dad, you're not with it!
Grampa: I was with it once! And then they changed what it was! And now what I'm with isn't it and what's it seems weird and scary to me! And it'll happen to you!
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Crazy Credits

Many of the episodes include in-jokes during the credits, the Halloween specials change the cast and crews names to sound more morbid (E.g. Grave-Yeardly Smith). Sometimes the end credits theme is variated into something more thematic to the episode or spoofing a famous TV show or movie theme. The Gracie Films logo may have it's music changed to match the episode's theme, and a character may be saying something comical during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Back to the Future: A Verne by Any Other Name (1992) 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

This Show Will Be Used to Study How Life Was 100 Years From Now
21 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant television series that could probably be best described as "The Flintstones" gone stark-raving mad. "The Simpsons", everyone knows them. Some love the series and some could care less about it. Love it or hate it, it is near impossible to criticize the intelligence and creativity of this series. The titled animated family makes their home in Springfield, USA and gets into situations that are seemingly more outlandish and crazier than the previous adventure. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are still going strong after nearly a dozen years of television life and with each passing moment it seems that the series sets some new precedent. For several years the show seemed to be the only attraction to the then obscure Fox Network. It was the first primetime animated show that was treated like a sitcom since "The Flintstones" quietly left the air in 1966. Many people feared the series when it first premiered in 1989 because they felt that it was hardcore adult material in a candied form that would appeal to younger audiences. Well for the most part this was true. However, "The Simpsons" would prove to be much more for all audiences. The great thing about the series is that it caters to all audiences. True there are usually situations that may not be suitable for all viewers, but then again that is true with everything on television this side of Disney Land and Sesame Street. "The Simpsons" works because of great comedy of course, but also great lessons that can be taken from most of the episodes. The people within the program may be animated, but they are just as complicated and vulnerable as the people watching them. All the regulars have their quirks, but in some episodes you can understand what certain characters are going through because the show is so life-like at times. Former President George Bush (the one from 1988-1992) once made a statement that families should be more like "The Waltons" and less like "The Simpsons". His opinion is somewhat old-fashioned and unrealistic. In other words, many topics dealt with in "The Simpsons" fit life for people in the 1990s and 2000s better than "The Waltons" did in the 1970s. A crowning achievement in television art. 5 stars out of 5.


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