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

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 Homer Simpson / ... (562 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (562 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (562 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (562 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (562 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (547 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

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Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! See more »


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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

As in most cartoons, the characters have only four digits on each hand - except God, who always has five. However, in what is probably a mistake, God has four digits during Homer's dream at the end of The Simpsons: Homer the Heretic (1992). See more »

Goofs

Fat Tony's real name changes from episode to episode, but this is probably intentional because Mafia hit men are supposed to have many different names. See more »

Quotes

Homer: Well, I hope you've learnt your lesson, Lisa: never help anyone.
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Crazy Credits

Episode 3F10 (1995) had a message after the credits in memory of 'Doris Grau', who died after the season See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: Godzilla (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
(various episodes)
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It started off fantastic...
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No one, not even Matt Groening himself, could've imagined that The Simpsons would become as big as it did. Nor could anyone anticipate it could become so cultural. "D'oh" is in the dictionary, and it has spawned off several catch-phrases and one liners. Truly, The Simpsons is the biggest thing since Seinfeld! The first three seasons showed them as if they were an actual family. Like the kind of family you'd meet on the street (only a lot more dysfunctional). Homer trying to do the fatherly thing in each episode. Marge being the voice of reason all the time. Lisa and Bart with their sibling rivalry. These first three seasons are not usually sighted as being the best, but they are often brought up when one speaks of "The Best Episode Ever!" By Season four, the show took a turn for what may have been the best. It left it's more realistic roots and became more of a satire. With more zany antics and more clever, witty, and often times sophisticated humor, The Simpsons became the most popular family on television. Each episode still contained it's own merits, themes and messages. Seasons 4 to about 10 are often said to be the "Golden Age" of The Simpsons.

However, as the year 2000 came, fans began to see themselves divided. Those who stuck with the show since it came about in 1989 were quick to jump on how the show changed. The humor became more lurid and toilet like, with antics becoming heavily more unrealistic and zany (to the point where some even say it isn't funny... but stupid). Some characters becoming unrealistically stupid, and the show shifting gears from focusing on Bart to Homer... to everyone outside of the Simpson family. The show also began to see more cumbersome and meaningless plots. Plots that didn't focus on current issues, or that didn't seem to be as strong as older episodes. Despite this, new fans seem to have come about to replace then, and the show continues to remain at the top of its game, even today.

I'm sure you all know where I stand on that debate. Nine stars to nine fantastic seasons.


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