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The Simpsons follows a disfunctional family in the small American town of Springfield. The popular show which has earnt great and lengthly success is an animated comedy featuring many comical characters.

Among them, the Simpson family, lead by the lazy Homer Simpson, who works at the local nuclear power plant, perhaps their most dangerous asset. His son is the cheeky Bart Simpson, a young elementary school boy who almost always finds himself in strife. Lisa Simpson is kind at heart, not always at her own will.

The family take trips to places around the world, often against the wishes of tourism boards who know in the world the Simpson family live in nothing is realistic. Dangerous snakes lurk thousands of miles from their usual habitat. Daring game shows usually risk life for huge amonuts of money. Police have no authority nor desire it. The lack of fact perhaps only adds to the humour.

By Michael Sergel.

30 Minutes
Production companies
Gracie Films
Klasky Csupo
20th Century Fox TV
Universal Network Television
Film Roman Productions
Censorship rating
PG Ireland
Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.
Homer Simpson
Barney Grumble
Krusty the Clown
Dan Castellaneta
Bart Simpson
Nelson Muntz
Todd Flanders
Ralph Wiggum
Nancy Cartwright
Marge Simpson
Patty and Selmer
Julie Kavner
Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith
Ned Flanders
Montgomery Burns
Reverend Lovejoy
Principal Skinner
Dr Hibbert
Hank Azaria
Writers Matt Groening, James Brook, Sam Simon and others
Directors Neil Affleck, Brad Bird, Wesley Archer and others
Theme Music Danny Elfman
Amazing fact The Simpsons was oringinally introduced as a short segment of The Tracey Ullman Show, but the cartoon was so successful it continued despite the show's demise.
Languages English, Spanish, Albanian and French versions.