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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:
 Homer Simpson / ... (598 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Marge Simpson / ... (598 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Bart Simpson / ... (598 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Lisa Simpson / ... (598 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Ned Flanders / ... (590 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Moe Szyslak / ... (586 episodes, 1989-2016)
 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (502 episodes, 1989-2015)
 Dolph / ... (456 episodes, 1990-2015)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (252 episodes, 1998-2010)


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 »


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Simpson  »

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

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(441 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 2004, The Simpsons replaced The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) as the longest-running sitcom (animated or live action) in the United States. As of 2008, The Simpsons has the record for the number of episodes by an American animated show. See more »


In a few episodes, the twins, who are supposed to be sheet white, are yellow in brief scenes. See more »


Homer: Lousy Smarch weather.
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Crazy Credits

The credits for episode 3F31, "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular", read "Written by Penny Wise" and "Directed by Pound Foolish." See more »


Spoofed in Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002) See more »


The Simpsons Theme
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User Reviews

Probably the best television show on Earth
12 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons is the longest running animated TV series since The Flinstones, and you could understand why after watching just one of the Simpsons episodes. Simply because The Simpsons is just so hilarious and incredibly clever and has been ripped off so many times, but nothing has come close to the brilliance that the Simpsons writers have brought us.

We have Homer Simpson, one of the most beloved TV characters of all time, with his famous quote "Doh!". He's an overweight, lazy, and not the brightest bulb, but so incredibly lovable for the fact of how bipolar he is! One minute he can be so incredibly depressed, but the next minute really happy and giggling. My favorite Homer quote is when he kills the zombie Ned Flanders in a Halloween episode, Bart tells him "Dad! You killed the zombie Flanders!"... "He was a zombie?" Marge is Homer's wife and a homemaker. She is at times naggy, but always manages to get in some terrific humor and some deep sympathy with all she puts up with. My favorite Marge quote is "Bart, don't make fun of grad students. They've just made a terrible life choice." Bart is the oldest son and a rebel. His usual quotes are "Don't have a cow" "Cool, man!" "Ei Carumba!". He's this generation's Dennis the Menace. My favorite Bart quote is "I need a soul, Ralph, any, your's!", you'll see what I mean.

Lisa is the second oldest and the smartie pants of the Simpson clan, she's kind of the know it all who solves all the adventures of the Simpsons. My favorite Lisa quote is "They're only using you for your pool you know... shut up brain! I have friends now, I don't need you any more!". Last, but not least, Maggie, the eternal baby of Homer and Marge, always a great love of the screen, but no famous quotes, just memorable moments like when she turns into an alien.

The supporting cast is a terrific addition, my favorites include Mr. Burns, Homer's boss, Groundskeeper Willy, the school janitor, and Mr. Skinner, the school principal. The Simpson is just a terrific show that in one way or another you will see at least one episode in your lifetime. I know that generations to come, they will still be watching The Simpsons.

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