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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 / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Bart Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Ned Flanders / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Marge Simpson / ... 658 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Lisa Simpson / ... 657 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Moe Szyslak / ... 648 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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Just a product of society that's lost its good manners. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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17 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Los Simpson  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(441 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several recurring characters are spoofs for former or current celebrities: Arnie Pye: Ernie Pyle. Bumblebee Man: Roberto Gómez Bolaños (based on his Chapulin Colorado character) Drederick Tatum: Mike Tyson Judge Constance Harm: Judge Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) Rainier Wolfcastle: Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is made obvious in season fourteen, episode nine, "The Strong Arms of the Ma", presumably because the motif of that episode is bodybuilding. See more »

Goofs

Some characters are declared dead in one episode, then appear alive in a later episode without explanation or a humorous purpose. See more »

Quotes

Barney: I'm just saying that when we die, there'll be a planet for the French, a planet for the Germans, and we'll all be a lot happier!
Lisa: Mr Gumble, you're upsetting me!
Barney: No I'm not!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of episode "Smart and Smarter" guest star Simon Cowell criticizes the people on the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Press Gang: The Last Word (1991) See more »

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The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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Probably the best television show on Earth
12 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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