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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 / ... 660 episodes, 1989-2018
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 660 episodes, 1989-2018
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 660 episodes, 1989-2018
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 658 episodes, 1989-2018
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 649 episodes, 1989-2018
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 566 episodes, 1989-2018
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 519 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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On Your Marks, Get Set, D'Oh! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | 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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Runtime:

(441 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Burns was inspired by the famous William Randolph Hearst, and the lesser known Olav Thon, a Norwegian businessman who, when Matt Groening was young, reportedly took over a couple of industries in his town and shut them down, leaving many people without work. Burns is also the name of a central Oregon city. See more »

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Fat Tony's real name changes from episode to episode, but this is probably intentional because it is common for Mafia hit men (in popular culture, and possibly in reality as well) to have many different identities. See more »

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All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version. See more »

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No longer that great
14 August 2007 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

When the animated TV series "The Simpsons" first came out, nobody could image how successful it would become. But they made this a clever TV series: that original family with their silly humor conquered many people. From 1989 until (maybe) almost the end of the 1990's, this was a great TV show. It was very humorous, highly creative and had all the needed ingredients to be a classic.

All of the characters are very peculiar and eccentric: Bart, Lisa, Marge and Homer. On the other hand, Maggie is innocent because she's a baby. Marge has that weird hair and Homer is more than just the silliest of all Simpsons: he's the silliest "family chief" ever!

However, in these last years "The Simpsons" has been notoriously going downhill. It isn't that great anymore. It doesn't have that classic status any longer and its humor has become more irritating. It isn't so funny anymore.

Now is definitely time to put an end to this TV show. They should have done that years ago. The more time they'll take to finally do it, the more they'll ruin it.


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