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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Homer Simpson / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (582 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (572 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (495 episodes, 1989-2015)
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 Dolph / ... (448 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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Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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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

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

When Milhouse Van Houten first appears in The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, he has black hair. In all subsequent episodes, he has blue hair. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Don't have a cow, man.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in 'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
(various episodes)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
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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