History Westernanimation / TheSimpsons

9th Oct '17 2:18:24 PM StFan
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See the [[Franchise/TheSimpsons Franchise]] page for all related works.



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* [[TropeNamers/TheSimpsons Tropes Named by The Simpsons]]
* [[Advertising/TheSimpsons Advertisements Based on the Series]]
* [[VideoGame/TheSimpsons The Simpsons (Arcade Game)]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''
* ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide''
* [[Comicbook/TheSimpsons Simpsons Comics]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheSpaceMutants ''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartVsTheWorld''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsBartmanMeetsRadioactiveMan''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame''
* ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast''
* ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsSkateboarding''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsRoadRage''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsTappedOut''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' (Milhouse cameo appearance)
* ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'' (The Simpsons Level Pack)
* ''WesternAnimation/MaggieSimpsonInTheLongestDaycare'' (2012 animated short featuring Maggie)
* [[NoodleIncident/TheSimpsons Simpsons Noodle Incidents]]
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30th Sep '17 10:43:22 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NoodleIncident/TheSimpsons Simpsons Noodle Incidents]]

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NoodleIncident/TheSimpsons [[NoodleIncident/TheSimpsons Simpsons Noodle Incidents]]
30th Sep '17 10:42:51 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NoodleIncident/TheSimpsons Simpsons Noodle Incidents]]
10th Sep '17 8:47:25 AM TrippyDippy
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Depicting the animated adventures of the upper-lower-middle class Simpson family, the show started as a parody of DomCom conventions, but quickly incorporated elements of social satire, pop culture references, and a mix of highbrow and lowbrow humor that has kept it popular year after year. Originally the show focused most of its attention on 10 year old Bart Simpson, [[BreakoutCharacter but after the first 3 seasons, his dad Homer gradually took on being the most consistent protagonist]].



Depicting the animated adventures of the upper-lower-middle class Simpson family, the show started as a parody of DomCom conventions, but quickly incorporated elements of social satire, pop culture references, and a mix of highbrow and lowbrow humor that has kept it popular year after year. Originally the show focused most of its attention on 10 year old Bart Simpson, [[BreakoutCharacter but after the first 3 seasons, his dad Homer gradually took on being the most consistent protagonist]].



For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was in office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[TheNineties was in office]], was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TurnOfTheMillennium administration]], saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[TheNewTens get elected twice]] and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald Trump]] throughout his entire campaign.

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For roughly the first 10 seasons, ''The Simpsons'' was in its classic era and widely considered to be one of the most consistently funny TV shows ever produced. However, it is generally considered that at some point after (or near the end of) that, the series declined in quality. [[BrokenBase Exactly]] ''[[BrokenBase when]]'' [[BrokenBase it declined, and by how much, is difficult to find a consensus on]], but viewership has decreased over the years. Its numbers remain strong though, and the merchandising juggernaut shows no signs of stopping. Fox at one point [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/the-simpsons-network-49783.html considered setting up a separate Simpsons/spin-off network]]; though that didn't happen, Simpsons re-runs became a cornerstone of the comedy-oriented FXX cable network when that was spun off from the Creator/{{FX}} network. Though, despite claims that it's not as good as it once was, [[LongRunners there's something to be said about a show that debuted (as a series of shorts) when]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan [[TheEighties was U.S. President]], debuted in prime-time and referenced by name when UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was in office, had its best years when UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[TheNineties was in office]], was more-or-less still going strong during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[TurnOfTheMillennium administration]], saw UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[TheNewTens get elected twice]] and was around to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSy8Tl2bjs repeatedly]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7_JP7ROvA mock]] [[Creator/DonaldTrump Donald Trump]] throughout his entire campaign.
10th Sep '17 8:44:56 AM TrippyDippy
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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening (author of ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''), ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening (author of ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''), ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]].

When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
10th Sep '17 8:43:53 AM TrippyDippy
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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening (author of ComicStrip/LifeInHell), ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening (author of ComicStrip/LifeInHell), ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''), ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
10th Sep '17 8:43:39 AM TrippyDippy
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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening, ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening, Creator/MattGroening (author of ComicStrip/LifeInHell), ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
10th Sep '17 8:41:34 AM TrippyDippy
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[RunningGag The couch where everything]] ''[[RunningGag and]]'' [[RunningGag anything begins.]][[note]]Left to right: [[ManChild Homer]], [[CanineCompanion Santa's Little Helper]], [[WetBlanketWife Marge]], [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Lisa]], [[TeamPet Snowball II]], [[CuteMute Maggie]], [[ThePrankster Bart]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[RunningGag The couch where everything]] ''[[RunningGag and]]'' [[RunningGag anything begins.]][[note]]Left to right: [[ManChild [[BumblingDad Homer]], [[CanineCompanion Santa's Little Helper]], [[WetBlanketWife Marge]], [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Lisa]], [[TeamPet Snowball II]], [[CuteMute Maggie]], [[ThePrankster Bart]].[[/note]]]]



''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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The brainchild of independent cartoonist Creator/MattGroening, ''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
15th Aug '17 10:19:11 PM OnoderaTearer
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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, the voice actors for a given scene recording together, allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.

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''The Simpsons'' first aired from 1987 to 1989 as a series of animated shorts on ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''. Unofficially known as "Season 0," the original 48 ad-bumpers kicked off what is now well established as one of television's all-time classic series (which premiered on the then-fledgling Creator/{{FOX}} network in December 1989). It is currently in its ''twenty-eighth'' season, making it the longest-running prime-time sitcom in American TV history (worldwide, that honor belongs to ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', although the latter has [[BritishBrevity fewer episodes]], with 297 while ''The Simpsons'' has made 600 episodes so far). It has also been renewed for two more seasons, which will take it up to '''669''' episodes in total, which will make it surpass ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as the [[LongRunner the longest running scripted television program by episode count ever]]. When it was first adapted into television, it set a new trend in animation - much of the voice acting had been rather industrial, with voice actors simply reciting a list of their character's lines[[note]]As in: "Line 234: "Bart! Why you little...""[[/note]], in whatever emotion the script called for. ''The Simpsons'', however, recorded its lines like a live-action movie, [[VoicesInOneRoom the voice actors for a given scene recording together, together]], allowing for more organic interaction between the characters.
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