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The Simpsons

Year:
Duration:
22 min (441 episodes)
Genres:
Animation | Comedy
IMDB rate:
8.9
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 135 wins & 195 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989-12-17
Cast
Actor
Character
Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
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Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmarek
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Michael McKean
Michael McKean
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Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
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J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
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Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer
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Jordan Nagai
Jordan Nagai
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Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer
Ned Flanders
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Tress MacNeille
Agnes Skinner
Karl Wiedergott
Additional Voices / ... (248 episodes, 1998-2010)
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Trivia
In the episode when Lisa is elected president of Springfield Elementary she gives her email address as smartgirl63_\@yahoo.com (she says it as: smart girl six three underscore backslash at Yahoo dot com)
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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror (1990) is the only "Treehouse of Horror" to use the tree house motif and is so far one of two "Treehouse of Horrors" that don't use the spooky names. The second is The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIII (2002).
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By April 2005, the show beat Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) and its spin-offs for the highest amount of cartoon episodes with 378, beating Scooby-Doo's 371 episodes.
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Goofs
Springfield Elementary School is yellow in some episodes and white in others, sometimes changing color multiple times in the same episode (later episodes corrected this continuity problem by making the school's official color yellow, and including a picture of the "old, white" school in Principal Skinner's office.)
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"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 make reference to older episodes, but rigid consistency of every single detail in all episodes is unnecessary. Sometimes the fact that the episodes are inconsistent is the point of the gag and acknowledged by moments such as Homer saying "Didn't this use to be like that?" or Marge breaking the fourth wall to narrate "You may remember that things used to be different..." Each episode is expected to be consistent within itself, but inconsistencies between different episodes will not be listed here unless they noteworthy for another reason. 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).
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The family portraits in the Hibbert home have yellow skin.
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Quotes
Homer: Hey, Weiner Boy... where do you think you're going?
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Homer: [to Marge] I toil not on ye Sabbath, Woman. A pox on thee!
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Homer: I hope I didn't brain my damage.
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Faq
Q
A few long-running characters are based upon real-life celebrities. Who are the inspirations for these characters?
A
Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby - the late Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy (D-Mass.)Chief Clancy Wiggum - the late American film actor Edward G. RobinsonProfessor John Frink - American comic/actor Jerry Lewis (the name John Frink comes from a member of the show's crew)Ranier Wolfcastle - expatriate Austrian actor/bodybuilder, former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.)The Capital City Goofball - legendary major league baseball mascot The Phillie PhanaticDredrick Tatum - Former Heavy Weight Champion Mike TysonCharles Montgomery Burns - amalgam of public perceptions of 19th-20th century American business tycoons John Pierpont Morgan, William Randolph Hearst, John Paul Getty, John D. Rockefeller and various others known for building their enormous fortunes without the slightest regard for the well-being of others or the preservation of natural resources, and often at the expense of the public. His looks , however, are based on the Norwegian investor Fredrik Olsen who was a lot in the news during the development of the character because of disagreements with his workers at Timex.Old Gil- based on Jack Lemon's character from Glengary Glenn Ross
Q
What are the ages of the family?
A
Bart is 9 when the series begins and turns 10 in The Simpsons: Radio Bart (#3.13).Lisa is 7 when the series begins, and turns 8 in The Simpsons: Stark Raving Dad (#3.1).Maggie is under a year when the series begins, and celebrates her first birthday in The Simpsons: Lady Bouvier's Lover (#5.21).Homer's age is 36-39 and Marge is 34.Patty and Selma are about 45. Grampa is well over 80.
Q
How strict of a vegetarian is Lisa? (is she a vegan in which she doesn't even eat dairy products like Milk, Cheese and Butter)
A
Since the beginning of her "vegetarianism" from the episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" from Season 7 she had gotten to learn all about how to become a true vegan for her future. But of course she was able to learn from Apu that she shouldn't eat things with the following; milk, cheese or butter. But she has been seen eating Gummy Bears and Marshmallows despite including these animal marrows so she isn't necessarily a strict vegan technically.
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Photos from cast
Drew Barrymore Kim Cattrall Michael Keaton Luke Perry Maria Grazia Cucinotta Terry Bradshaw Jane Kaczmarek Michael McKean