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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


James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Did You Know?


Chief Wiggum and Apu were created by Hank Azaria. According to Hank Azaria, Apu was created during his times when Azaria did not have a car while in Los Angeles, and the only place in walking distance was the 7-Eleven store. Apu was also based on Peter Sellers in The Party (1968), and was named ... ...


Kent Brockman: And that's how a Hippo became a Deputy.
Homer: ...Stupid Hippo.


When the older, male judge character is introduced in The Simpsons: Bart Gets Hit by a Car, he is referred to as Judge Moulton. In all other appearances and source books he is called Judge Snyder.

Crazy Credits

Occasionaly, the Gracie film logo is replaced with an element of the current episode.


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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