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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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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 674 episodes, 1989-2020
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 674 episodes, 1989-2020
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 674 episodes, 1989-2020
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 673 episodes, 1989-2020
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 672 episodes, 1989-2020
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 663 episodes, 1989-2020
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 593 episodes, 1989-2020
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 546 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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Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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In the intro sequence, Lisa is playing a blue sax, but during the actual show she has a golden sax (this was corrected in the new HD intro). See more »

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Ned Flanders: Snake, what would your Momma say if she knew you were going around shooting nice people in the Brain?
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Probably the best television show on Earth
12 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The Simpsons is the longest running animated TV series since The Flinstones, and you could understand why after watching just one of the Simpsons episodes. Simply because The Simpsons is just so hilarious and incredibly clever and has been ripped off so many times, but nothing has come close to the brilliance that the Simpsons writers have brought us.

We have Homer Simpson, one of the most beloved TV characters of all time, with his famous quote "Doh!". He's an overweight, lazy, and not the brightest bulb, but so incredibly lovable for the fact of how bipolar he is! One minute he can be so incredibly depressed, but the next minute really happy and giggling. My favorite Homer quote is when he kills the zombie Ned Flanders in a Halloween episode, Bart tells him "Dad! You killed the zombie Flanders!"... "He was a zombie?" Marge is Homer's wife and a homemaker. She is at times naggy, but always manages to get in some terrific humor and some deep sympathy with all she puts up with. My favorite Marge quote is "Bart, don't make fun of grad students. They've just made a terrible life choice." Bart is the oldest son and a rebel. His usual quotes are "Don't have a cow" "Cool, man!" "Ei Carumba!". He's this generation's Dennis the Menace. My favorite Bart quote is "I need a soul, Ralph, any, your's!", you'll see what I mean.

Lisa is the second oldest and the smartie pants of the Simpson clan, she's kind of the know it all who solves all the adventures of the Simpsons. My favorite Lisa quote is "They're only using you for your pool you know... shut up brain! I have friends now, I don't need you any more!". Last, but not least, Maggie, the eternal baby of Homer and Marge, always a great love of the screen, but no famous quotes, just memorable moments like when she turns into an alien.

The supporting cast is a terrific addition, my favorites include Mr. Burns, Homer's boss, Groundskeeper Willy, the school janitor, and Mr. Skinner, the school principal. The Simpson is just a terrific show that in one way or another you will see at least one episode in your lifetime. I know that generations to come, they will still be watching The Simpsons.


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