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
The animation in the series became noticeably more sophisticated and fluid after the first season. What also changed after the early episodes was Homer's voice (which was made higher pitched and less intelligent-sounding than it initially was), Chief Wiggum's hair color, and Smithers' skin color (he is black in his first appearance, but became yellow/caucasian in all future appearances). Early episodes have a slightly different opening credit sequence. After Homer tosses the radioactive rod into the street, Bart is seen skateboarding, but we do not see any recognizable characters in the streetscape as we do later. The skateboard sequence ends by showing a group of generic townspeople running after a bus. We then see Lisa riding home on her bike, overloaded with schoolbooks, parking it in the garage just before Homer's car pulls into the driveway (after which the credits continue as usual). See more »
Mr Burns shocks Krusty with a Cattle Prod but it doesn't affect Krusty's pacemaker. See more »
In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women.
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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 »
All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version. See more »
this cartoon is the best cartoon in the world. It's the longest running animation series since the Flintsones,and now on its tenth series its shows seem to be getting better and better. I think when the cartoon first started in 1989 (in its own show) the cartoon was aimed at children but as it's come on, the storylines have quite a lot of adult references which to me makes it more funny
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