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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2019
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2019
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2019
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 658 episodes, 1989-2019
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 657 episodes, 1989-2019
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 648 episodes, 1989-2019
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 574 episodes, 1989-2019
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 527 episodes, 1990-2019
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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 »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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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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Trivia

Kang and Kodos (the aliens) are named for two Star Trek (1966) characters. In season three, episode seven, "Day of the Dove", Kang was a Klingon warrior, and in season one, episode thirteen, "The Conscience of the King", Kodos was an Adolf Hitler-like mass murderer. See more »

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The Simpsons Theme
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User Reviews

Hell, I love it
10 November 1998 | by SnrubSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the best darn cartoons/comedies ever to grace the T.V screen. The fact that it has been going for nearly 10 years says it all. The comic timing is just right and the jokes are so funny that you're guaranteed to be begging for more! The reason why the show works so well is not because of just the family,no. The minor characters are spot on and they will have you rolling around the floor in fits of laughter more often than Homer, Marge and co. Mr Burns is THE best person on the show in my opinion. People often say that Matt Groening is a genius after every time they watch a show. Okay, I give credit to Matt due to him making up the Simpsons but it is the massive crew which make the Simpsons what it is today. It is the dozen or so writers that give us the dialogue which is unbeatable by any other programme. ( a big cheer to my fave writer John Swartzwelder is in order here!). It is the many gifted animators which give us the many hilarious moments on the show. Without these people and the rest of the crew there would be no Simpsons. Also, another key element in it being enjoyable is the cast. The many talented actors who supply their great voices. (Another big cheer for my favourite voicer Harry "Handsome" Shearer.He is my Hero!) Anyhoo, enough is being said. Just don't forget all the crew and praise them as well as Matt Groening. Simpsons Forever!


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