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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Homer Simpson / ... 644 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Marge Simpson / ... 644 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Bart Simpson / ... 644 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Lisa Simpson / ... 644 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Ned Flanders / ... 644 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Moe Szyslak / ... 633 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 560 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Dolph / ... 513 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 »

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Animation | Comedy

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Los Simpson  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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(441 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Wiggum was named after Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners (1955) because the character was intended to be a loudmouthed child version of Homer. He originally was not Chief Wiggum's son. Chief Wiggum had a boy with blue curls. It wasn't until later that Ralph and his mom became part of the Wiggums. The boy with blue curls never appeared again. It was hinted at in season four, episode one, "Kamp Krusty" that Ralph was Chief Wiggum's son when Ralph answered to the name Wiggum during mail call. It wasn't until season four, episode fifteen, "I Love Lisa", that it was explicitly stated. See more »

Goofs

Mr Burns shocks Krusty with a Cattle Prod but it doesn't affect Krusty's pacemaker. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Culture's in Decline! Deal with it!
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Crazy Credits

Episode 3F10 (1995) had a message after the credits in memory of 'Doris Grau', who died after the season See more »


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'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
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A brilliant show that should be allowed to die
31 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

What can I say about the Simpsons? Initially, let's start with the positives. Has there ever quite been a show like the Simpsons? I think not! Matt Groening and James L. Brooks have truly created something of great comical and philosophical magnitude. From seasons 1-13 (that's right, up to season 13!), comedy appropriate to the society was cleverly exploited, causing the Simpsons to become a global phenomenon for obvious reasons. Flaws in society were excavated; puns were dished out with a clean edge and, most profoundly, this was a cartoon that both enticed adults and children alike (paving the way for successful cartoons such as Family Guy and South Park; although neither would reach the success of The Simpsons). Now the negatives. From seasons 14-19, Simpsons episodes were mediocre, shamelessly brandishing celebrities left, right and centre and dishing out jokes that seemed force and less natural. The series still did have the spark that peaked interest and tickled the funny bone but, other than that, it was rather a disappointment. This, however, was nothing compared to the decline in quality from seasons 20-26! Story lines seemed to consist of depression in the Simpson household and offered little to no comedic value. In addition, celebrities not only made cameo appearances, but dominated episodes in which the plot was clearly strained and offered nothing (especially the disgusting 'Lisa goes Gaga' which seems to combine all of my points beautifully). The writers have quite literally lost the plot and the show really should be cancelled! It is hard to tell whether the show has become a sentimental attachment to Mr Groening or whether FOX are just too worried about losing money at the cancelling of this show. Whatever the reason, FOX or Matt Groening need to end this show so it can leave the spotlight retaining dignity and fond memories; otherwise, we may look back at the early episodes as a distant memory! I rate The Simpsons as a 10 simply because of its earlier brilliance and my loyalty: a testament to its early episodes!


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