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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

  • Season 26, Ep. 22 : Mathlete's Feat May 17, 2015

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    Lisa transforms Springfield Elementary into a Waldorf school; Groundskeeper Willie coaches the mathletes.

  • Season 26, Ep. 21 : Bull-E May 10, 2015

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    When Bart is bullied at a dance, Marge gets the town to pass anti-bullying legislation; Homer is sent to rehab for bullying Flanders.

  • Season 26, Ep. 20 : Let's Go Fly a Coot May 3, 2015

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    Grampa shares stories about his time in the Air Force; Bart starts smoking in an effort to impress Millhouse's cousin.

  • Season 26, Ep. 19 : The Kids Are All Fight Apr 26, 2015

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    The family goes on a trip down memory lane when Homer gets an old roll of film developed -- revealing the origin of Lisa and Bart's rivalry.

  • Season 26, Ep. 18 : Peeping Mom Apr 19, 2015

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    Marge follows Bart around in an effort to get him to confess to being involved in a bulldozer crash; Homer ignores Santa's Little Helper when Flanders brings a new dog home.

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  • 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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