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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?


Sideshow Bob is voiced by Frasier (1993) star Kelsey Grammer. In The Simpsons: Brother from Another Series (1997), Cecil, Sideshow Bob's brother, is featured, and is voiced by David Hyde Pierce, who plays Frasier's brother Niles. Cecil also mentions Maris, Niles's never-seen wife, which is said ironically, since Bart is covering Cecil's ... ...


Homer: Lisa's with writers, now. The happiest people in the World!


In a few episodes, the twins, who are supposed to be sheet white, are yellow in brief scenes.

Crazy Credits

In the episode "The Old Man and the Key" the closing credits are a parody of the ending of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), with the Simpsons standing in front of a doorway waving at the audience, while banjo music plays. When the Gracie Films logo appears, Lisa is heard saying, in a hillbilly accent, "This has been a Gracie Films Presentation, y'all".


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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