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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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Top Rated TV #100 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 177 wins & 328 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 691 episodes, 1989-2020
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 691 episodes, 1989-2020
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 691 episodes, 1989-2020
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 690 episodes, 1989-2020
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 689 episodes, 1989-2020
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 680 episodes, 1989-2020
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 608 episodes, 1989-2020
Tress MacNeille ...  Agnes Skinner / ... 561 episodes, 1990-2020

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?

Who got their start with "The Simpsons"?

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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In 2018 it aired its 636th episode, surpassing the record set by Gunsmoke (1955) for the scripted primetime series with the most episodes. See more »

Goofs

In the intro sequence, Lisa is playing a blue sax, but during the actual show she has a golden sax (this was corrected in the new HD intro). See more »

Quotes

Grampa: [his medication] The pink ones stop you from screaming!
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Crazy Credits

On the Halloween specials starting with The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) and with the exception of The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995), the theme is played on an organ. When the Gracie Films logo appears, the "Shh!" Is replaced by a sound bite of a woman screaming and the accompanying jingle is played on a pipe organ. See more »

Alternate Versions

All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Elektra (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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I'm glad I'm not the only one...
13 April 2020 | by amarkovic-65487See all my reviews

I was hesitant to give this the rating I did, but from reading other audience reviews, my review actually will come across as far more... lenient. What can I say that hasn't been said already, the golden age of The Simpsons (seasons 3-8) is flawless television. Going through it again, it was awe inspiring to me how they manage to structure joke upon joke upon joke upon joke, something that must've been a complete breath of fresh air considering the boring, lifeless, milk-toast excuses for comedy shows that were coming around at that time. Yeah, those ones using canned laughter which relied completely on actors and people being loud as an excuse to be funny with a roaring laughter every 5 seconds spoon feeding the audience of when to laugh, with an exception of Seinfeld these were just boring shows for boring people, The Simpsons was intelligent, heart felt, structured and most of all... FUNNY.

However, all good things must come to an end. In an ideal scenario, The Simpsons ended on season 10 and season 9 didn't include the infamous 'The Principal and The Pauper', it lives its legacy as one of the greatest TV shows of all time and is passed down from generation to generation. Sure, the season 9 and 10 weren't golden age material, they were still solid entries in The Simpsons canon but then from season 11, things started to drastically change, we were getting episodes which would've been some of the weaker episodes in a golden age era season that were the best episodes of the season they were actually in. Sure, season 13 was pretty good but the show was tanking in quality almost directly after, pretty much season 14 onwards was terrible (not to mention the really bland movie). Now we're on the 31st season, the show is just completely unwatchable, the best episodes are mediocre and boring and the worst episodes are... 'Lisa Goes Gaga' (if you know what I mean). The show, at this point, is almost completely unrecognisable, a mere slight resemblance of what it once was (even the animation sucks nowadays), that's why it's so damn difficult to rate this show, at the same time it's one of my favourite and least favourite shows, the show should've ended 20 years ago, you can't keep lightning in a bottle for that long, it's not a show that is relevant to today's cultural landscape, it would be so much more respected if it had ended on its 10th season. That's why I can't in good conscience rate this show the 9 or 10/10 that I want to... but the only reason I'm giving it a 7 over a 5 is because even though there is more bad than good of The Simpsons (more signals for it to just end), the golden age is some of the best television to have ever been constructed and cannot be ignored.





Here's how I'd rate the seasons: Season 1 - 8/10 Season 2 - 8/10 Season 3 - 9/10 Season 4 - 9/10 Season 5 - 10/10 Season 6 - 10/10 (best season) Season 7 - 9/10 Season 8 - 8/10 Season 9 - 8/10 Season 10 - 7/10 Season 11 - 6/10 Season 12 - 6/10 Season 13 - 7/10 Season 14 - 5/10 Season 15 - 4/10 Season 16 - 5/10 Season 17 - 4/10 Season 18 - 4/10 Season 19 - 4/10 Season 20 - 6/10 Season 21 onward - 2/10


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Country:

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Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (season 1-2)| Dolby Digital (season 20-)

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16:9 HD
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