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Simpsons-Meet The Simpsons They're A Very Funny Family

Updated on March 8, 2015

The Simpsons

This animated prime-time television show about an American dysfunctional family has been on since 1990 winning Emmy awards, an Annie award and a Peabody award. Not only is this show the longest American sitcom it is also the longest running animated show.

Marge Simpson, mother to three, is a fun loving housewife that tries so hard to keep everyone happy while putting up with the antics of Homer and her son Bart. Her blue beehive hairstyle is unforgettable.

Bart Simpson, son of Homer and Marge is a wild and crazy rebellious ten-year-old who is always pushing things to the limit, with no regard whatsoever $6 for authority figures. The name Bart is actually an anagram for Brat.

Let’s Introduce The Simpson Family

Homer Simpson, head of the household, works in Springfield at the Nuclear Power Plant as a safety inspector. His dopey childish behavior gives his character a unique loving personality that fans crave. Homers catch phrase is D’oh! that is said by him quite frequently whenever something bad is about to or has happened to him and after saying something stupid. Homer is a borderline overweight alcoholic who is at times crude.

Maggie is the baby of the family and is the spitting image of Lisa. Very rarely will you ever see Maggie without a pacifier in her mouth.

Lisa Simpson, daughter of Homer and Marge, is a sweet eight-year-old vegetarian girl whom excels in school and has all the brains in the family.

Simpsons Pets

There are two animals in the Simpson household, which are Santa’s Little Helper, the dog and a cat named Snowball II.

The Simpson show has evolved quite a bit as you can see by the videos as when they first appeared in 1987, making their debut on The Tracy Ulman Show, until present day.

I remember when The Simpsons first aired; it was one that we did not want to miss on Sunday evenings. Who would have ever thought that this show would be such a success? I think everyone knows whom you are talking about when you say The Simpsons show. When my twins were four years old we had an N-64 gaming system (it was mine) and one of the games we had was called The Simpsons. Basically it was Bart on a skateboard and you had to take him to different levels within the game. Allan and Matt just loved to watch either my husband or myself play the game. They were just so fascinated by the game. They are both fantastic at skate boarding now and I always have wondered if they learned by watching Bart, just a thought.

So many spin-offs to the actual show such as in 2007 The Simpsons Movie was released and was the eighth highest grossing film for that year at over 500 million dollars as well as comics, books and video games. Seven-Eleven stores as a promotion for the movie transformed 11 stores in the USA and Canada to Kwick-E-Marts (convenience store on The Simpsons Show) costing a mere 10 million dollars.

Matt Groening, the creature of the show, a true genius that modeled the Simpsons after his own family. Mats mother wore her hair in a beehive in the 60’s and Bart was modeled after his brother Mark.

There are so many great characters on this show all of which can be found at this link. Who is your favorite character? Please leave your favorites in the comment box below.


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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks everyone. I used to watch the Simpsons every week for years. Lately I just do not seem to watch as much TV as I used to but still catch the show every now and then.

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      hillrider 6 years ago from Mid-west United States

      Susan, decided I owed you a visit and I am making the effort today to catch up on what I have missed from you. I apologize but you already know where I am busy at and why ...

      This hub deserves my votes so I am pushing the little buttons ... one of the best animated shows of all time (imo)

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Good job Susan - My brother is addicted to the Simpsons! ;-)

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      Alma Cabase 6 years ago from Philippines

      Go bart!! hehe

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      My children loved to watch the Simpsons. Thanks.

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      Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

      I sed to watch the Simpsons regularly but then we gave up TV, I still view the occasional episode online.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      My children were great fans when they were at home.Now I know what it was about.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 6 years ago from Miami, Florida

      I had almost forgotten how funny this series is. Thanks for sharing and the insight.