- Starring: Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright
Originally created by cartoonist Matt Groening, "Our Favorite Family," has graced the small screen in one form or another for over 20 years. The Simpson family first appeared on television as the subjects of interstitial "shorts" on The Tracey Ullman Show in April of 1987. The Simpsons remained a staple on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons until they premiered in their own half-hour series, on December 17, 1989. With the help of Jim Brooks and Sam Simon, Matt Groening's cartoon family turned into an instant success.
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.
Currently in its 21st season, The Simpsons has piled up over 440 episodes, over 20 Emmy Awards, a handful of music albums, countless endorsements and merchandise, and even made the jump to the silver screen in the summer of 2007 with The Simpsons Movie. And according to Matt Groening, "There is no end in sight."… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 2 premiere date: Oct 11, 1990
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the start of the Simpson family's golden age. It has an assortment of classic episodes:
"Bart Gets an F", the reaction to the Bartmania craze.
"Simpson and Delilah", when Homer gets hair.
The first-ever "Treehouse of Horror".
"Dead Putting Society", which is a competitive look at miniature golf.
"Bart the Daredevil", which features the infamous scene of Homer falling down a gorge.
"The Way We Was", the first flashback episode.
"Homer vs. Lisa & the 8th Commandment", which won an Emmy.
"Lisa's Substitute", with guest star Sam Etic (Dustin Hoffman).
This is an overall hilarious season. It has satire, angst, and a feeling you just can't describe.… Expand
Bart Gets an F A Great Season Opener! Couldnt Of Been Better! 10/10
Simpson and Delilah 8.9/10
Treehouse of Horror 1 10/10 A Great 1st Treehouse!
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish 9/10
Dancin' Homer 10/10 Very Funny!
Dead Putting Society 9/10 Great!
Bart vs. Thanksgiving 10/10 This Should Be Somwhere In The Top 50 Best Simpsons Ep's! Bart the Daredevil 8/10 Some Moments Are REALLY Good, But Some Of It's Boring..
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge 10/10 Amazing Ep!
Bart Gets Hit By A Car 8/10
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish 7/10 The First Half Was So So So Funny... The Second Half Was Bland, And "Sad"
The Way We Was 710 Somewhat A Hit And Miss One... Probably The Weakest Ep. Of The Season.
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment 9/10 Very Good!
Principal Charming 7/10 This Ep. Has Some Really Good Parts, But Some Really Bad Parts.. Not The Worst Ep! Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? 10/10 A Great One!
Bart's Dog Gets an F 9/10
Old Money MIXED?? I Really Dont Know How To Score This Ep.. Its Sad, And Mushy, But Funny In Some Spots... Brush with Greatness 8/10
Lisa's Substitute 8/10
The War of the Simpsons 10/10 GREAT!!!
Three Men and a Comic Book 7/10 Somthings Lacking, But Some Moments Are Very Well Writen! Blood Feud 9/10 Somewhat A Sad But Funny Story In Points, I'm Kind Of Mixed With Putting It As A Season Finale...… Expand
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