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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 667 episodes, 1989-2019
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 667 episodes, 1989-2019
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 667 episodes, 1989-2019
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 666 episodes, 1989-2019
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 665 episodes, 1989-2019
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 656 episodes, 1989-2019
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 588 episodes, 1989-2019
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 541 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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On Your Marks, Get Set, D'Oh! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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USA

Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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The Simpsons See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (season 1-2)| Dolby Digital (season 20-)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Dan Castellaneta has stated that in The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) shorts and the first season, he based the then-undeveloped voice of Homer on Walter Matthau. See more »

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When Homer is Pie Man, Mr Burns unmasks him, recognizes him and remembers his name. See more »

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Beginning with the show's cable syndication run on FXX on August 21, 2014, new syndication masters have been created. Each episode has been restored to its full length, and is now presented in 16X9 high definition. In addition, credits for the Spanish SAP Translation have been added to the end credits of each episode. See more »

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A brilliant show that should be allowed to die
31 March 2015 | by othepanthaSee all my reviews

What can I say about the Simpsons? Initially, let's start with the positives. Has there ever quite been a show like the Simpsons? I think not! Matt Groening and James L. Brooks have truly created something of great comical and philosophical magnitude. From seasons 1-13 (that's right, up to season 13!), comedy appropriate to the society was cleverly exploited, causing the Simpsons to become a global phenomenon for obvious reasons. Flaws in society were excavated; puns were dished out with a clean edge and, most profoundly, this was a cartoon that both enticed adults and children alike (paving the way for successful cartoons such as Family Guy and South Park; although neither would reach the success of The Simpsons). Now the negatives. From seasons 14-19, Simpsons episodes were mediocre, shamelessly brandishing celebrities left, right and centre and dishing out jokes that seemed force and less natural. The series still did have the spark that peaked interest and tickled the funny bone but, other than that, it was rather a disappointment. This, however, was nothing compared to the decline in quality from seasons 20-26! Story lines seemed to consist of depression in the Simpson household and offered little to no comedic value. In addition, celebrities not only made cameo appearances, but dominated episodes in which the plot was clearly strained and offered nothing (especially the disgusting 'Lisa goes Gaga' which seems to combine all of my points beautifully). The writers have quite literally lost the plot and the show really should be cancelled! It is hard to tell whether the show has become a sentimental attachment to Mr Groening or whether FOX are just too worried about losing money at the cancelling of this show. Whatever the reason, FOX or Matt Groening need to end this show so it can leave the spotlight retaining dignity and fond memories; otherwise, we may look back at the early episodes as a distant memory! I rate The Simpsons as a 10 simply because of its earlier brilliance and my loyalty: a testament to its early episodes!


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