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
Bart's anonymous prank calls to Moe were inspired by "The Tube Bar Recordings", tapes of actual prank calls to Louis "Red" Deutsch, a New Jersey bartender famous for his violent temper (the pranksters, John Elmo and Jim Davidson, got the idea to prank him one day when, while passing his bar, they saw him beating up one of his customers for not drinking fast enough). Louis "Red" Deutsch would unfailingly respond to the prank calls with a stream of cursing, abuse, and threats. Bart's prank calls became less frequent after the first seasons, simply because the writers had a hard time coming up with new ones. See more »
The Sands of Iwo Jima has a running time of less than two hours. See more »
[at a company picnic held at Mr Burns' mansion]
Oh, boss. Look what we brought.
[holds up a jello mould]
[slaps his head]
Oh, for the love of Peter. That's what everybody brought. Some damn fool
went around telling everyone I love that slimy goop.
[motions to a whole collection of jello moulds]
Well, toss it in the pile over there.
And make yourselves at home.
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Occasionaly, the Gracie film logo is replaced with an element of the current episode. See more »
All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version. See more »
When the animated TV series "The Simpsons" first came out, nobody could image how successful it would become. But they made this a clever TV series: that original family with their silly humor conquered many people. From 1989 until (maybe) almost the end of the 1990's, this was a great TV show. It was very humorous, highly creative and had all the needed ingredients to be a classic.
All of the characters are very peculiar and eccentric: Bart, Lisa, Marge and Homer. On the other hand, Maggie is innocent because she's a baby. Marge has that weird hair and Homer is more than just the silliest of all Simpsons: he's the silliest "family chief" ever!
However, in these last years "The Simpsons" has been notoriously going downhill. It isn't that great anymore. It doesn't have that classic status any longer and its humor has become more irritating. It isn't so funny anymore.
Now is definitely time to put an end to this TV show. They should have done that years ago. The more time they'll take to finally do it, the more they'll ruin it.
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