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
Some of the store and place names around town: Air conditioner store: It Blows; Airport Bookstore: Just Crichton and King Books (Michael Crichton, Stephen King); Boys' Clothing Store: Wee Monsieur; Comic book store: Androids Dungeon; Cookware store: Stoner's Pot Palace; Discount Store: Try 'n' Save; Dog Obedience Schools: Eastside Ruff-Form School, Professor Von Bowser's Sanitarium For Dogs; Donut Shop: Lard Lad Donuts; Family Restaurant: Texas Cheesecake Depository; Financial Planning: Let's Get Fiscal (based on Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical") The Simpsons: She of Little Faith (2001); Girls' Clothing Store: Saks Fifth Grade and Dingo Junction; Girls school: Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls; Gourmet Food store: Eatie Gourmet's; Gun Shop: BloodBath and Beyond; Hair Stylist: Turn Your Head and Coif; Hair Stylist (where Julio works): Hairy Shears (a play on Harry Shearer); Healthcare Facility- HMO (Hibbert Moneymaking Organization); Indian restaurant: Taj Majal You Can Eat; Investing service: IPO Friday's; Jewelry store: The Family Jewels; Joke/Novelty Shop: Yuckingham Palace; Junkyard: Uriah's Heap (Uriah Heep, from the story of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens); Law Office: I Can't Believe It's A Law Firm!; Middle Eastern restaurant: Two Guys from Kabul; Museum: Louvre: American Style; Music shop: Suicide Notes, Tommy Toots and King Toots; New Age Shop: Karmaceuticals; Optometrist: Eye Carumba; Optometrist: Eye Care, Do You?; Outdoor Clothing Store: Malaria Zone; Pastry Shop: The French Confection (The French Connection (1971)); Repo man: Repo Depot; Roach Motel: The Ritz Carlton Hotel for Vagrants; Seafood Restaurant: The Fryin' Dutchman; Soup Kitchen: Helter Shelter; Toy Store: Valley of the Dolls (1967) Toy Store: J.R.R. Toykins (J.R.R. Tolkien); Toy store in Chinatown: Toys "L" Us. Many of the characters are named after major streets in Portland, Oregon, where creator Matt Groening grew up. Examples: Flanders, Lovejoy, Terwilliger, Kearney. See more »
Jasper acts as if blind in some episodes but can clearly see in others. See more »
Moe, it seems to me that everytime I drink too much something like this always happens. Maybe I should...
[Cramming beer down Homer's throat]
Yeah, take your medicine, you lush, ya.
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At the end of episode "Smart and Smarter" guest star Simon Cowell criticizes the people on the credits. See more »
The Simpsons is one of the best TV shows of all times. It is a perfect mirror of the American culture and has many memorable moments that will always be remembered . I don't know anybody who doesn't like this show, it's impossible not to be a fan of it. You could watch each episode 20 times and never get tired, you will always find a new funny thing every time you watch it
Unfotunatley the show is getting worse and worse with every new season, Maybe it's time to let "The Simpsons" die with dignity before the audience starts to hate it.
My rating: 11/10
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