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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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Marge convinces the townspeople to build Springfield's first S.T.E.M. school using the money from a treasure the sea captain had been searching for all his life.


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 676 episodes, 1989-2020
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 676 episodes, 1989-2020
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 676 episodes, 1989-2020
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 675 episodes, 1989-2020
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 674 episodes, 1989-2020
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 665 episodes, 1989-2020
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 594 episodes, 1989-2020
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 547 episodes, 1990-2020
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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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

As of season twenty, The Simpsons has utilized three aspect ratios: 4:3 for seasons one through twenty, 16:9 for seasons twenty onward, and 2.35:1 for The Simpsons Movie (2007). See more »

Goofs

Springfield Elementary School is yellow in some episodes and white in others, sometimes changing color multiple times in the same episode (later episodes corrected this continuity problem by making the school's official color yellow, and including a picture of the "old, white" school in Principal Skinner's office.) See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Chalmers: I do not belong here! I am not bald, I am balding! Why doesn't anyone respect the Ding?
Principal Skinner: I respect the Ding, Sir!
Superintendent Chalmers: What in God's name are you talking about?
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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 »

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 »

Connections

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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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