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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
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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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$750,000 (estimated)
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(441 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Simpsons has, since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, including one that it "predicted" the tragedy, based upon various shots of the numbers "9" and "11" in "City of New York vs. Homer Simpson", and a fan-fiction theory (not connected to the official show) that the Blue-Haired Lawyer character, having a New York accent, had become so obsessed with law and order because he was upset about the loss of his own family in the Twin Towers bombing. There was a segment of The Simpsons as well which featured Homer rushing around between Tower 1 and Tower 2, trying to locate a bathroom while hoping that the police wouldn't tow away his car, but after 9/11 this segment was removed until its DVD release a number of years later out of sympathy for victims of the attacks in real-life. There is another segment in which Selma Bouvier admits to kissing Springfield's news anchorman Kent Brockman, to which he replies, "oh yeah, everyone did crazy things during 9/11". This segment has never been cut, unlike the Homer World Trade Center segment. 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

Homer: I see the light... it burns!
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Crazy Credits

Episode 3F10 (1995) had a message after the credits in memory of 'Doris Grau', who died after the season See more »

Connections

Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Thirteenth Step (2011) See more »

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The Simpsons Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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17 January 1999 | by (L.A. CA) – See 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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