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

Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (580 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (580 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (580 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (580 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (580 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (565 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (486 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Agnes Skinner / ... (440 episodes, 1990-2015)
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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)

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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The family name Wiggum comes from Matt Groening's mother's maiden name. 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 make reference to older episodes, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. Sometimes the fact that the episodes are inconsistent is the point of the gag and acknowledged by moments such as Homer saying "Didn't this use to be like that?" or Marge breaking the fourth wall to narrate "You may remember that things used to be different..." Each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but inconsistencies between different episodes will not be listed here unless they noteworthy for another reason. 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

Bart: Don't have a cow, man.
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Crazy Credits

In the episode "The Old Man and the Key" the closing credits are a parody of the ending of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), with the Simpsons standing in front of a doorway waving at the audience, while banjo music plays. When the Gracie Films logo appears, Lisa is heard saying, in a hillbilly accent, "This has been a Gracie Films Presentation, y'all". 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

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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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