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The Simpsons 

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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Former "Simpsons" Writers Who Shaped Comedy

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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Season 31 Premiere


Sun, Sep 29 at 8:00 PM on Fox

Bart and Homer become social media celebrities when a video of them fighting goes viral; Lisa fights the school's new industrialized detention system.


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Marge starts a business selling healing crystals and other New Age products to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer's job cuts children's health-care benefits, leading Marge to ...


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 664 episodes, 1989-2019
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 664 episodes, 1989-2019
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 664 episodes, 1989-2019
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 663 episodes, 1989-2019
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 662 episodes, 1989-2019
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 653 episodes, 1989-2019
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 585 episodes, 1989-2019
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 538 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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Taglines:

On Your Marks, Get Set, D'Oh! 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 »

Also Known As:

The Simpsons See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In addition to Kelsey Grammer playing the voice of Sideshow Bob David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney who play Frasier's brother and father respectively on Frasier also voice Sideshow Bob's brother and father in the series. See more »

Goofs

When Homer is Pie Man, Mr Burns unmasks him, recognizes him and remembers his name. See more »

Quotes

Therapist: Get down from that bookshelf! Most of those books haven't been discredited yet!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

Beginning with the show's cable syndication run on FXX on August 21, 2014, new syndication masters have been created. Each episode has been restored to its full length, and is now presented in 16X9 high definition. In addition, credits for the Spanish SAP Translation have been added to the end credits of each episode. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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User Reviews

This Show Will Be Used to Study How Life Was 100 Years From Now
21 July 2001 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Brilliant television series that could probably be best described as "The Flintstones" gone stark-raving mad. "The Simpsons", everyone knows them. Some love the series and some could care less about it. Love it or hate it, it is near impossible to criticize the intelligence and creativity of this series. The titled animated family makes their home in Springfield, USA and gets into situations that are seemingly more outlandish and crazier than the previous adventure. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are still going strong after nearly a dozen years of television life and with each passing moment it seems that the series sets some new precedent. For several years the show seemed to be the only attraction to the then obscure Fox Network. It was the first primetime animated show that was treated like a sitcom since "The Flintstones" quietly left the air in 1966. Many people feared the series when it first premiered in 1989 because they felt that it was hardcore adult material in a candied form that would appeal to younger audiences. Well for the most part this was true. However, "The Simpsons" would prove to be much more for all audiences. The great thing about the series is that it caters to all audiences. True there are usually situations that may not be suitable for all viewers, but then again that is true with everything on television this side of Disney Land and Sesame Street. "The Simpsons" works because of great comedy of course, but also great lessons that can be taken from most of the episodes. The people within the program may be animated, but they are just as complicated and vulnerable as the people watching them. All the regulars have their quirks, but in some episodes you can understand what certain characters are going through because the show is so life-like at times. Former President George Bush (the one from 1988-1992) once made a statement that families should be more like "The Waltons" and less like "The Simpsons". His opinion is somewhat old-fashioned and unrealistic. In other words, many topics dealt with in "The Simpsons" fit life for people in the 1990s and 2000s better than "The Waltons" did in the 1970s. A crowning achievement in television art. 5 stars out of 5.


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