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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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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?

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dan Castellaneta ...  Homer Simpson / ... 671 episodes, 1989-2020
Nancy Cartwright ...  Bart Simpson / ... 671 episodes, 1989-2020
Harry Shearer ...  Ned Flanders / ... 671 episodes, 1989-2020
Julie Kavner ...  Marge Simpson / ... 670 episodes, 1989-2020
Yeardley Smith ...  Lisa Simpson / ... 669 episodes, 1989-2020
Hank Azaria ...  Moe Szyslak / ... 660 episodes, 1989-2020
Pamela Hayden ...  Milhouse Van Houten / ... 591 episodes, 1989-2019
Tress MacNeille ...  Dolph / ... 544 episodes, 1990-2019
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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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Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 December 1989 (USA) See more »

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The Simpsons See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Season fourteen, episode eleven, "Barting Over" was billed by FOX as the series' three hundredth episode because it was considered to be the three hundredth episode produced. However, FOX does not count the Christmas Special pilot towards that total. So technically, it was actually the three hundred first. FOX was very adamant about airing the three hundredth episode on the same day as the Daytona 500, which is one of the biggest ratings draws of the year for the network, so they pushed the air date back to February 16. So when the episode finally did air, it was the three hundred second to do so (Christmas special included), even though FOX was hyping it up as number three hundred. To further add to the confusion, all previous milestone episodes (one hundredth, one hundred fiftieth, two hundredth, two hundred fiftieth) were based on airing order rather than production order, and with the Christmas special included. See more »

Goofs

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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Cool New Teacher: Why would you learn that when you can look it up Online in seconds?
Martin Prince: I've... I've filled my head with nonsense!
Cool New Teacher: Yes, you have.
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

'The Itchy & Scratchy Show' Theme
Written by Robert Israel and Sam Simon
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(various episodes)
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Pure genius
17 January 1999 | by bat-5See all my reviews

The Simpsons is a show that has sustained ten years of constant humor. The stories have gradually become better and the second fiddle characters were getting more screen time which translates into a much more realized show. The pop culture references abound and delight those who can pick them out. My personal favorite is the Citizen Kane references in the episode called "Rosebud." Plus, anything with C. Montgomery Burns is hysterical. The guest stars aren't there as a "special appearance" touted by the networks. They actually work into the storyline, and that makes it all the more enjoyable. Where else can you see The Moody Blues acting like thugs in a Vegas casino?


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