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The Simpsons

Series Summary
This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. The family includes loving, blue-haired matriarch Marge, troublemaking son Bart, overachieving daughter Lisa and baby Maggie. Other Springfield residents include the family's religious neighbor, Ned Flanders, family physician Dr. Hibbert, Moe the bartender and police chief Clancy Wiggum.

Air Dates: 1989 - Present

Genres: Sitcom, Animated

Network: FOX

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Season 26, Ep. 16 : Sky Police Mar 8, 2015

When Chief Wiggum uses a military jet pack to fight crime, he ends up crashing it into the church, leaving Marge and the congregation to resort to gambling to raise money for the repairs.

  • Season 26, Ep. 15 : The Princess Guide Mar 1, 2015

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    Homer is asked to keep Princess Kemi out of trouble while her father, a Nigerian king, makes a deal with Mr. Burns; Moe thinks Kemi is related to the Nigerian prince who scammed him.

  • Season 26, Ep. 14 : My Fare Lady Feb 15, 2015

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    Fed up with the thankless duty of driving the kids around, Marge starts working as a driver for a transportation app service; Homer bankrupts Moe while watching the bar for a night.

  • Season 26, Ep. 13 : Walking Big & Tall Feb 8, 2015

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    Lisa writes a new anthem for Springfield when she learns the original was stolen from another town; Homer learns the meaning of "wide pride."

  • Season 26, Ep. 12 : The Musk Who Fell to Earth Jan 25, 2015

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    Homer and his new friend, an inventor named Elon Musk, revolutionize Springfield's nuclear plant; Mr. Burns wants to get rid of Musk after the inventor goes too far.

  • Season 26, Ep. 11 : Bart's New Friend Jan 11, 2015

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    When Homer is hypnotized at the circus, he thinks he is a young boy again -- and becomes Bart's new best friend and accomplice.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Groening has created a group of characters whose personalities and motives are more vivid and detailed than the vast majority of sitcoms featuring flesh-and-blood actors. show more

  • Easily the the best, cleverest and nuttiest arrival of the 1989-90 season is The Simpsons...It's very small-scale, but perfectly conceived and executed. What we have here from creator Matt Groening is a rare confluence -- delightful writing, pictures and voices fitting like a Matisse. [12 Jan 1990, p.F1] show more

  • There is, admittedly, a fine line between being hilariously perceptive and just plain, even objectionably, silly. While habitually teetering on that line, 'The Simpsons' has shown a remarkable ability to come down on the right side most of the time. show more

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