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The Simpsons (1989– )

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Comedy


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

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Creators:

James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

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14 August 2007 | Atreyu_II
No longer that great
When the animated TV series "The Simpsons" first came out, nobody could image how successful it would become. But they made this a clever TV series: that original family with their silly humor conquered many people. From 1989 until (maybe) almost the end of the 1990's, this was a great TV show. It was very humorous, highly creative and had all the needed ingredients to be a classic.

All of the characters are very peculiar and eccentric: Bart, Lisa, Marge and Homer. On the other hand, Maggie is innocent because she's a baby. Marge has that weird hair and Homer is more than just the silliest of all Simpsons: he's the silliest "family chief" ever!

However, in these last years "The Simpsons" has been notoriously going downhill. It isn't that great anymore. It doesn't have that classic status any longer and its humor has become more irritating. It isn't so funny anymore.

Now is definitely time to put an end to this TV show. They should have done that years ago. The more time they'll take to finally do it, the more they'll ruin it.

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Trivia

Many of the people and places on this show are named after cities, streets, and landmarks in Oregon, specifically Portland. Springfield is a medium sized city in Lane County, which is home to monuments and museum exhibits of the characters, and has a restaurant called Moe's Tavern (named after the animated one) near its downtown. Many character names (Flanders, Lovejoy, Terwilliger, et cetera) are streets in Portland. Matt Groening grew up in Portland. Eugene, the third largest city in Oregon (and one of the state's great centers of education and performing arts), was founded by a man named Eugene Skinner, and thus has several landmarks with Skinner in the name. Eugene and Springfield are adjacent to each other, and at one point, the border between the two cities is so vague that visitors to the region are sometimes unaware as to whether they are in Eugene or Springfield. Burns is a city in central Oregon.


Quotes

Mason Fairbanks: I've dined with the Prince of Wales and Killer Whales, but only the latter knew how to chew without humming...


Goofs

Some characters are declared dead in one episode, then appear alive in a later episode without explanation or a humorous purpose.


Crazy Credits

The annual Halloween specials are generally the only Simpsons shows to actually display the episode title on screen. The opening credits for these specials are usually altered or completely substituted with something else in keeping with the theme.


Alternate Versions

All audio and visual references to the first name of character Moe Szyslak have been changed to 'Boe' in the Italian version.


Soundtracks

The Simpsons Theme
Written by
Danny Elfman

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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