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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 658 episodes, 1989-2018
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 657 episodes, 1989-2018
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 648 episodes, 1989-2018
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 560 episodes, 1989-2018
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 513 episodes, 1990-2018
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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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(441 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of "Sideshow" Bob Terwilliger shares a name with the Dr. Terwilliger from the Dr. Seuss film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953). See more »

Goofs

Jasper acts as if blind in some episodes but can clearly see in others. See more »

Quotes

Lurleen Lumpkin: Oh Homer, no man has ever been this nice to me without... you know... wantin' somethin' in return.
Homer: Well, I was gonna' ask you for a glass of water but now I feel kinda' guilty about it.
Lurleen Lumpkin: [laughs] Homer, you're just a big sack of sugar.
Homer: Thanks! You did say sugar, right?
Lurleen Lumpkin: Uh huh.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of episode "Smart and Smarter" guest star Simon Cowell criticizes the people on the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Community: Debate 109 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
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Pure genius
17 January 1999 | by bat-5See all my reviews

The Simpsons is a show that has sustained ten years of constant humor. The stories have gradually become better and the second fiddle characters were getting more screen time which translates into a much more realized show. The pop culture references abound and delight those who can pick them out. My personal favorite is the Citizen Kane references in the episode called "Rosebud." Plus, anything with C. Montgomery Burns is hysterical. The guest stars aren't there as a "special appearance" touted by the networks. They actually work into the storyline, and that makes it all the more enjoyable. Where else can you see The Moody Blues acting like thugs in a Vegas casino?


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