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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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Top Rated TV #100 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 177 wins & 322 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 683 episodes, 1989-2020
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 683 episodes, 1989-2020
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 683 episodes, 1989-2020
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 682 episodes, 1989-2020
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 681 episodes, 1989-2020
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 672 episodes, 1989-2020
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 604 episodes, 1989-2020
Tress MacNeille ...  Agnes Skinner / ... 557 episodes, 1990-2020

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?

Who got their start with "The Simpsons"?

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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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Just a product of society that's lost its good manners. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

When looking at Homer from the side, one can see that the zig-zag of his hair forms an "M", while his ear forms the "G". The show's creator and animator Matt Groening has stated that his initials appear in any animation of Homer Simpson. See more »

Goofs

"In one episode they say this, but then in another episode they say that, and in yet another episode they say the other." As this is an animated comedy series, the emphasis is clearly on laughs rather than complete verisimilitude. Efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which mostly consistent characters live and work, and many episodes refer to each other, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. In many episodes, the fact that something is inconsistent is the express point of a gag. Our general rule is that each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but intra-episode inconsistencies are not being listed. There can be exceptions for unusually noteworthy matters, e.g., inconsistencies repeated in multiple episodes (such as the hair and skin colors of secondary characters, and the layouts of the main landmarks), drastic changes to a character's nature (such as Ralphie's school status, Jasper's abilities, or Milhouse's hair color), or something with an interesting anecdote behind it (such as Smithers' skin color). See more »

Quotes

The Rich Texan: I want you to have my hat. I wore it the day Kennedy was shot, and it aaaaaaalways brings me good luck!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of The Simpsons: Stark Raving Dad (1991), the classic 20th Century Fox television logo appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Office: New Boss (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
Performed by Cast
(various episodes)
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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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Country:

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) 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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