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The Simpsons (1989– )

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy

Episode Guide
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.


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Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast


Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon

Did You Know?


Homer (Dan Castellaneta) is the only character to have dialogue in every episode. Marge (Julie Kavner) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith) have also appeared in every episode, but Marge did not deliver any dialogue in The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993), while Lisa did not deliver any dialogue in The Simpsons: Chief of Hearts (2010). Bart (Nancy Cartwright) did not appear in The Simpsons: Four Great Women and a Manicure (2009).


Principal Skinner: 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!
Principal Skinner: Writing a Valentine to your sweetheart, Johnny?
Johnny: You betcha!
Principal Skinner: Johnny? Johnny!
Principal Skinner: JOHNNYYYY!
Bart: ...


"In one episode they say this, but then in another episode they say that, and in yet another episode they say the other." As this is an animated comedy series, the emphasis is clearly on laughs rather than complete verisimilitude. Efforts are certainly made to create a vaguely consistent setting in which mostly consistent characters live and work, and many episodes refer to each other, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. In many episodes, the fact that something is inconsistent is the express point of a gag. Our general rule is that each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but intra-episode inconsistencies are not being listed. There can be exceptions for unusually noteworthy matters, e.g., inconsistencies repeated in multiple episodes (such as the hair and skin colors of secondary characters, and the layouts of the main landmarks), drastic changes to a character's nature (such as Ralphie's school status, Jasper's abilities, or Milhouse's hair color), or something with an interesting anecdote behind it (such as Smithers' skin color).

Crazy Credits

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


Plot Summary


Animation | Comedy


Release Date:

17 December 1989


English, Spanish, Albanian, French, Japanese, German, Russian, Hindi, Swahili, Italian, Swedish, Turkish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hebrew, Arabic, Klingon, Bengali, Czech

Country of Origin


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

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