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The Simpsons 

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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Former "Simpsons" Writers Who Shaped Comedy

Through 30+ years of hearing Homer yell, "Do'h," you must have asked,"Who writes this stuff?" Well, Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels for starters. Who else started in Springfield?

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Season 31 Premiere


Sunday, September 29

Maggie gets depressed when Marge forbids her from playing with her new baby crush due to his annoying mother; Mr. Burns tasks Homer with swindling Cletus out of his helium fortune.


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Sunday, May 12

Marge starts a business selling healing crystals and other New Age products to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer's work cuts children's health-care benefits.


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Top Rated TV #66 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 173 wins & 311 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 662 episodes, 1989-2019
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 662 episodes, 1989-2019
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 662 episodes, 1989-2019
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 661 episodes, 1989-2019
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 660 episodes, 1989-2019
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 651 episodes, 1989-2019
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 583 episodes, 1989-2019
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 536 episodes, 1990-2019
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Storyline

This is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family. Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the perpetual 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:

Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Simpsons See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (season 1-2)| Dolby Digital (season 20-)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The main characters were given a yellow coloring to attract the attention of channel hoppers. See more »

Goofs

Chief Wiggum's proper hair color is blue. A common animation error is for it to be black in certain scenes (this generally happens in night scenes, or other scenes in dark places.) See more »

Quotes

Kang: No Pickle, Butter Brickle.
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Crazy Credits

There is one episode where Homer complains about how rich all the people listed in the closing credits (save for one) are. When the Gracie film logo comes up, Homer says, "Don't 'SSSHHH' me, you rich bastard!" See more »

Alternate Versions

All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version. See more »

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Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
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(various episodes)
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User Reviews

This Show Will Be Used to Study How Life Was 100 Years From Now
21 July 2001 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Brilliant television series that could probably be best described as "The Flintstones" gone stark-raving mad. "The Simpsons", everyone knows them. Some love the series and some could care less about it. Love it or hate it, it is near impossible to criticize the intelligence and creativity of this series. The titled animated family makes their home in Springfield, USA and gets into situations that are seemingly more outlandish and crazier than the previous adventure. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are still going strong after nearly a dozen years of television life and with each passing moment it seems that the series sets some new precedent. For several years the show seemed to be the only attraction to the then obscure Fox Network. It was the first primetime animated show that was treated like a sitcom since "The Flintstones" quietly left the air in 1966. Many people feared the series when it first premiered in 1989 because they felt that it was hardcore adult material in a candied form that would appeal to younger audiences. Well for the most part this was true. However, "The Simpsons" would prove to be much more for all audiences. The great thing about the series is that it caters to all audiences. True there are usually situations that may not be suitable for all viewers, but then again that is true with everything on television this side of Disney Land and Sesame Street. "The Simpsons" works because of great comedy of course, but also great lessons that can be taken from most of the episodes. The people within the program may be animated, but they are just as complicated and vulnerable as the people watching them. All the regulars have their quirks, but in some episodes you can understand what certain characters are going through because the show is so life-like at times. Former President George Bush (the one from 1988-1992) once made a statement that families should be more like "The Waltons" and less like "The Simpsons". His opinion is somewhat old-fashioned and unrealistic. In other words, many topics dealt with in "The Simpsons" fit life for people in the 1990s and 2000s better than "The Waltons" did in the 1970s. A crowning achievement in television art. 5 stars out of 5.


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