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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


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 »


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

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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(season 1-2)| (season 20-)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Snake once attended Princeton University. While taking a year off he began stealing for kicks, and became a career criminal. See more »


Rev Lovejoy cuts Homer's Mattress in Half because he's reminded of Wise King Solomon. But the whole point of the Wise King Solomon Story was that the cutting in half would be the wrong thing to do. See more »


Mr. Burns: Smithers, unleash the League of Evil!
Waylon Smithers: [Opens Secret Panel. The League are all dead]
Mr. Burns: My League! What happened to my beautiful League?
Waylon Smithers: Even Monsters need air, Sir.
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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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The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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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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