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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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 Homer Simpson / ... (629 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Marge Simpson / ... (629 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Bart Simpson / ... (629 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Lisa Simpson / ... (629 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Ned Flanders / ... (629 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Moe Szyslak / ... (618 episodes, 1989-2018)
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 Milhouse Van Houten / ... (542 episodes, 1989-2017)
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 Dolph / ... (496 episodes, 1990-2017)
Karl Wiedergott ...
 Additional Voices / ... (253 episodes, 1998-2010)
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Storyline

The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the Simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the 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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Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! 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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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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(441 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Castellaneta provided the voice of Santa's Little Helper in The Simpsons: Brother from the Same Planet (1993). See more »

Goofs

Springfield Elementary School is yellow in some episodes and white in others, sometimes changing color multiple times in the same episode (later episodes corrected this continuity problem by making the school's official color yellow, and including a picture of the "old, white" school in Principal Skinner's office.) See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Chalmers: [On Grampa Simpson's advice, Bart has kissed Nikki] Today we are gathered to put a stop to something that would have been considered innocent 100 years ago, but which in today's litigious society has been blown completely out of proportion.
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Crazy Credits

On the Halloween specials starting with II and with the exception of VI, 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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User Reviews

This Show Will Be Used to Study How Life Was 100 Years From Now
21 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant television series that could probably be best described as "The Flintstones" gone stark-raving mad. "The Simpsons", everyone knows them. Some love the series and some could care less about it. Love it or hate it, it is near impossible to criticize the intelligence and creativity of this series. The titled animated family makes their home in Springfield, USA and gets into situations that are seemingly more outlandish and crazier than the previous adventure. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are still going strong after nearly a dozen years of television life and with each passing moment it seems that the series sets some new precedent. For several years the show seemed to be the only attraction to the then obscure Fox Network. It was the first primetime animated show that was treated like a sitcom since "The Flintstones" quietly left the air in 1966. Many people feared the series when it first premiered in 1989 because they felt that it was hardcore adult material in a candied form that would appeal to younger audiences. Well for the most part this was true. However, "The Simpsons" would prove to be much more for all audiences. The great thing about the series is that it caters to all audiences. True there are usually situations that may not be suitable for all viewers, but then again that is true with everything on television this side of Disney Land and Sesame Street. "The Simpsons" works because of great comedy of course, but also great lessons that can be taken from most of the episodes. The people within the program may be animated, but they are just as complicated and vulnerable as the people watching them. All the regulars have their quirks, but in some episodes you can understand what certain characters are going through because the show is so life-like at times. Former President George Bush (the one from 1988-1992) once made a statement that families should be more like "The Waltons" and less like "The Simpsons". His opinion is somewhat old-fashioned and unrealistic. In other words, many topics dealt with in "The Simpsons" fit life for people in the 1990s and 2000s better than "The Waltons" did in the 1970s. A crowning achievement in television art. 5 stars out of 5.


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