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The Simpsons (1989– )

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy


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


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Cast & Crew

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Creators:

Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon

Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Bart's principal, Seymour Skinner, is said to be taken from behavior specialist B.F. Skinner. But it could also be from the founder of Eugene, Oregon, which is the city adjacent to Springfield, Oregon, and has numerous monuments and landmarks with ... ...


Quotes

Lunchlady Doris: I can only give you Chewable Prozac for Kids in the shape of cartoon characters. I've got Manic Depressive Mouse, or the Bluebird of Unhappiness.


Goofs

"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

Aspects of the opening credits are usually changed with each episode. Elements changed include the blackboard message Bart writes, the sax solo played by Lisa, and most notably the sequence right after Homer gets chased through the garage. Not all of these variations have been included in syndicated versions of the episodes.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

17 December 1989

Language

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


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

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