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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

Top Series Cast



Creators:

James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr. Burns was inspired by the famous William Randolph Hearst, and the lesser known Olav Thon, a Norwegian businessman who, when Matt Groening was young, reportedly took over a couple of industries in his town, and shut them down, leaving many people without work. Burns is also the ... ...


Quotes

Dr. Nick Riviera: Sure I'm a Doctor, baby, and I can prescribe anything I want!


Goofs

Waylon Smithers was designed to be "Mister Burns' white sycophant," as it "would be a bad idea to have a black subservient character" putting up with the abuse that Burns doles out. (Quotes are from David Silverman, one of the show's main producers.) Ironically, Smithers is colored as an African-American in his first appearance The Simpsons: Homer's Odyssey, due to color stylist Gyorgyi Peluce's misinterpretation of the new character. The mistake was quickly caught and corrected starting with the immediate next episode The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home.


Crazy Credits

At the end of episode "Smart and Smarter" guest star Simon Cowell criticizes the people on the credits.

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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