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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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 Homer Simpson / ... (619 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (619 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (619 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (619 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (617 episodes, 1989-2017)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (608 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (535 episodes, 1989-2017)
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 Dolph / ... (488 episodes, 1990-2017)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (253 episodes, 1998-2010)
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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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Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Los Simpson  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(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

Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) and Marcia Wallace (Edna Krabappel) are the only cast members who do only one voice on a regular basis. See more »

Goofs

Some characters are declared dead in one episode, then appear alive in a later episode without explanation or a humorous purpose. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Homer, your half-assed underparenting was much easier to put up with than your half-assed overparenting.
Homer: But I'm using my whole ass!
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the episode "Stark Raving Dad", the classic 20th Century Fox television logo appears. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Excel Saga: Animation USA (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
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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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