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 French-Canadian version (different from the France-dubbed version) has many particularities: it is the longest television series dubbed in Quebec, for continuity, which is quite rare, as the producers are very impressed by its quality. Most of the voice actors and actresses are still there (Marge's voice is done by veteran Beatrice Picard, who starred in Quebec-made sitcoms in the 1960s through the 1980s). At one point, some actors died (among them, Benoit Marleau and Jean-Louis Millette, who made voice-dubbing in most television series and movies) and were appropriately replaced. Veteran Hubert Gagnon (Homer's French-Canadian voice) did replace one actor who did Homer's Father Abraham voice (as opposed to Dan Castellaneta, who did both for the entire series). Though many fans asked the producers to re-do a season one DVD, with the French-Canadian version, only the France dubbed version exists up to this day, for the North American DVD. See more »
Rev Lovejoy cuts Homer's Mattress in Half because he's reminded of Wise King Solomon. But the whole point of the Wise King Solomon Story was that the cutting in half would be the wrong thing to do. See more »
There is another way to do this, but it is as intricate as a well-played game of Chess...
[Machine gun fire]
Was that me or you?
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The annual Halloween specials are generally the only Simpsons shows to actually display the episode title on screen. The opening credits for these specials are usually altered or completely substituted with something else in keeping with the theme. See more »
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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