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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 659 episodes, 1989-2018
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 658 episodes, 1989-2018
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 657 episodes, 1989-2018
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 648 episodes, 1989-2018
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 567 episodes, 1989-2018
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 520 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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AL | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 September 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Simpson See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(441 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (season 1-2)| Dolby Digital (season 20-)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season twelve, episode eight, "Skinner's Sense of Snow", was the final episode, and season twelve, episode one, "Treehouse of Horror XI", was the final Treehouse Of Horror of the second millennium. Season twelve, episode nine, "HOMR", was the first episode of the third millennium. The second millennium ended on December 31, 2000, and the third millennium started on January 1, 2001. See more »

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The interior of the family's home changes from time to time, e.g. the size of the archway and what room it leads to. See more »

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Principal Skinner: [Loudspeaker] Someone has been distributing counterfeit candy hearts with off colour sentiments on them. I would like to remind you that Valentine's Day is no laughing matter!
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Principal Skinner: Johnny? Johnny!
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Principal Skinner: JOHNNYYYY!
Bart: Cool, I broke his brain!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Beginning with the show's cable syndication run on FXX on August 21, 2014, new syndication masters have been created. Each episode has been restored to its full length, and is now presented in 16X9 high definition. In addition, credits for the Spanish SAP Translation have been added to the end credits of each episode. See more »

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The Simpsons Theme
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It started off fantastic...
1 June 2006 | by Arlando909See all my reviews

No one, not even Matt Groening himself, could've imagined that The Simpsons would become as big as it did. Nor could anyone anticipate it could become so cultural. "D'oh" is in the dictionary, and it has spawned off several catch-phrases and one liners. Truly, The Simpsons is the biggest thing since Seinfeld! The first three seasons showed them as if they were an actual family. Like the kind of family you'd meet on the street (only a lot more dysfunctional). Homer trying to do the fatherly thing in each episode. Marge being the voice of reason all the time. Lisa and Bart with their sibling rivalry. These first three seasons are not usually sighted as being the best, but they are often brought up when one speaks of "The Best Episode Ever!" By Season four, the show took a turn for what may have been the best. It left it's more realistic roots and became more of a satire. With more zany antics and more clever, witty, and often times sophisticated humor, The Simpsons became the most popular family on television. Each episode still contained it's own merits, themes and messages. Seasons 4 to about 10 are often said to be the "Golden Age" of The Simpsons.

However, as the year 2000 came, fans began to see themselves divided. Those who stuck with the show since it came about in 1989 were quick to jump on how the show changed. The humor became more lurid and toilet like, with antics becoming heavily more unrealistic and zany (to the point where some even say it isn't funny... but stupid). Some characters becoming unrealistically stupid, and the show shifting gears from focusing on Bart to Homer... to everyone outside of the Simpson family. The show also began to see more cumbersome and meaningless plots. Plots that didn't focus on current issues, or that didn't seem to be as strong as older episodes. Despite this, new fans seem to have come about to replace then, and the show continues to remain at the top of its game, even today.

I'm sure you all know where I stand on that debate. Nine stars to nine fantastic seasons.


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