The Simpsons (Season 1-10)

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The Simpsons (Season 1-10)
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"Every Sunday at 7:00pm, You'd always wanna sit on your couch and watch this amazing show."
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 21-24 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: December 17, 1989 –
present
Network(s): Fox
Created by: Matt Groening
Distributed by: 20th Television
Starring: Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Hank Azaria
Harry Shearer
Seasons: 30+
Episodes: 662+
Previous show: The Simpsons shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show


The Simpsons is a long-running adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.. The show is one of the longest-running TV series of all time.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great animation in its purest form.
  2. It's not only the longest-running show on Fox, but also the longest-running American animated show in general, having put out episodes non-stop since 1989. In addition, the show has been renewed to season 32.
  3. Had crossovers with Family Guy, The Critic and Futurama.
  4. Clever humor and writing.
  5. Good voice acting.
  6. Likable and memorable characters, especially Homer Simpson himself.
  7. Each of the family members have a very distinct personality. Homer is the dim-witted but well-meaning dad, Marge is the loving mother, Bart is the troublemaking son, Lisa is the overachieving daughter, and Maggie is the silent member of the family.
  8. Many, MANY hilarious and unforgettable running gags.
    • Sideshow Bob repeatedly trying to kill Bart Simpson after the events of Krusty Gets Busted.
    • A different kind of couch gag at the beginning of every episode.
    • Homer Simpson's famous and signature catchphrase, "D'oh!".
    • The way Superintendant Chalmers says "Skinner!".
    • Itchy & Scratchy, which parodies the violent cartoons of the early-to-mid 20th century.
    • Nelson's famous laugh.
  9. Memorable opening theme music.
  10. It's sophisticated and generous in its humor.
  11. Gives out a lot of good morals and lessons for viewers of all ages like "be careful what you wish for".
  12. The episodes where The Simpsons travel around the world to other countries and other US states are great (all except for "Kill the Alligator and Run").
  13. Loads of hilarious moments, funny couch gags, great stories and relatable pop-culture references like references to Dr. Seuss, South Park, Monty Python, Scooby-Doo, The Beatles, Nintendo, Looney Tunes, SpongeBob, Michael Jackson, Marvel, etc.
  14. The "Treehouse of Horror" specials are funny, terrifying and unforgettable at the same time.
  15. Gives us decent facts and real-life events about celebrities, politicians, etc.
  16. Many supporting side characters (Lenny and Carl, Ned Flanders, Moe Szyslak, Krusty the Clown, Milhouse, Chief Wiggum etc.)
  17. It also has a share of many entertaining antagonists (Mr. Burns, Sideshow Bob, Frank Grimes, Kang and Kodos).
  18. The series was so popular that it had its own film adaptation in 2007.
  19. Unlike most FOX shows, they take aim to jab at both the Democratic and Republican parties, depicting Republicans as corrupt warmongers and Democrats as brainless idiots. Not even presidents were safe from criticism, as Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were subjected to mockery on the show.
  20. The Simpsons has many famous celebrity guest stars in their episodes (Ringo Starr, Barry White, George Carlin, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Hamill, FOX owner Rupert Murdoch, Michael Jackson, Alec Baldwin, etc).
  21. Plenty of memorable episodes, such as:
    • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    • "You Only Move Twice"
    • "Brick Like Me"
    • "Marge vs. The Monorail"
    • "Stark Raving Dad"
    • "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"
    • "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
    • "Summer of 4 Ft. 2"
    • "Cape Feare"
    • "Last Exit to Springfield"
    • "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"
    • "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy"
    • "A Streetcar Named Marge"
    • "A Fish Called Selma"
    • "Life on the Fast Lane"
    • "Deep Space Homer"
    • "Homer the Great"
    • "Homer Badman"
    • "Marge Be Not Proud"
    • "Homer at the Bat"
    • "22 Short Films About Springfield"
    • "Mother Simpson"
    • "Dancin' Homer"
    • "The Springfield Files"
    • "Kamp Krusty"
    • "Homer's Phobia"
    • "Team Homer"
    • "Lisa the Vegetarian"
    • "Bart Gets an Elephant"
    • "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"
    • "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)"
    • "Bart Sells His Soul"
    • "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
    • "Flaming Moe's"
    • "Boy-Scoutz ’n the Hood"
    • "Mr. Plow"
    • "The Way We Was"
    • "Whacking Day"
    • "Homer Goes to College"
    • "Rosebud"
    • "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
    • "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"
    • "Lisa's Wedding"
    • "Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken"
    • "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious"
    • "Bart gets an F"
    • "Lisa's First Word"
    • "King-Size Homer"
    • "The Telltale Head"
    • "Reality Bites"
    • "Bart After Dark"
    • "Lisa's Substitute"
    • "A Star is Burns"
    • "Bart the General"
    • "The Last Temptation of Homer"
    • "Bart the Daredevil"
    • "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
    • "Lisa's Sax"
    • "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
    • "Homer’s Triple Bypass"
    • "Colonel Homer"
    • "Homer's Enemy"
    • "I Love Lisa"
    • "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson"

Bad Qualities

  1. On some occasions, the humor is done at the wrong time and barely makes any sense.
  2. The first season did have pretty iffy animation compared to later seasons.
  3. The darker themed episodes are not for people who take life more seriously than most others.
  4. Can overuse of pop-culture references at times, even in the pre-movie and post-movie seasons.
  5. Patty and Selma's voices are pretty horrendous for women.
  6. It's often argued that the show's quality went rapidly downhill after Seasons 9 or 10. All that's known is that the series has been going downhillTTSW since at least season 11, getting to the point where the show was mediocre at best longer than it was good as it usually was. But this decline in quality is at least nowhere near as horrible, not as offensive, not as unwatchable, nor was it as bad as how bad Family Guy was doing from Season 7 to the present.
  7. Some of the couch gags (whilst very enjoyable) can get pretty weird or outright disturbing (like the Don Hertzfeldt one in "Clown in the Dumps", which is disturbing, but in a good way).
  8. They banned one of the early episodes called, "Stark Raving Dad", as Michael Jackson guest-starred, and allegations resurfaced in 2019 with the release of an HBO documentary. To make matters worse, it remained absent on Disney+, which shows how unfair and cruel people are to Michael Jackson in 2019. In fact, the people at Disney should know that all of the things said in Leaving Neverland are all lies about Michael Jackson that aren't true at all.
  9. The episodes from Seasons 1-20A being remastered to having all of the episodes to become cropped from the original 4:3 to 16:9 is such a big issue with remastering the 4:3 produced episodes, that it comes off as lazy, pointless, inconsistent, unnecessary, and stupid. There is no real reason for that, and it is one of FXX's worst decisions for the broadcasting rights on the 4:3 produced episodes. The only good thing about it is the color restoration for the cel-animated episodes and that is it.
  10. Lisa can be an annoying and unlikable character at times.

Trivia

  • The show is a spin-off of a successful series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show from 1987 to 1989.
  • The first episode (The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire) was a Christmas special.
  • "Some Enchanted Evening" was originally going to air as the first ever episode of the show on September 1989, but due to delays with said episode during production, the episode's plot had to be rewritten and pushed to a decade later. However, according to the original production order of season 1, it still remains to be the first episode.

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