The Simpsons is a cartoon series produced by Gracie Films for Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Network. It began as a series for The Tracey Ullman show on April 19, 1987, and premiered as a series on December 17, 1989, in the 8pm-time slot. It started to be shown regularly on Sundays beginning on January 14, 1990. The second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons were brodcasted by Fox on Thursday nights in the 8pm time slot. It then returned to Sunday nights beginning with the sixth season. The first three seasons were animated by Klasky-Csuupo, who also worked on The Tracey Ullman show. Film Roman animated the fourth fifth and sixth seasons.
Matt Groening changed television forever when he brought animation back to prime time with The Simpsons. Groening also wrote and the fox entertainment series Futurama. The Simpsons was Matt Groenings introduction into the world of animation. Groening has also published many Simpson Comics. Itchy and Scratchy Bart and Lisas favorite cartoon. Bartman, Barts secret identity. Radioactive Man, Barts favorite comic book. Lisa Comics and Krusty Comics.
The Simpsons Family was created in fifteen minutes while Matt Groening waited in the foyer of James L. Brooks office. The Simpsons family consists of six people. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Grandpa, and Santas Little Helper, the family dog. Homer Simpson is 36 years old and weighs around 260 pounds. He works as the safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. His favorite foods are donuts, pork rinds, and Krusty Burgers. His favorite beverage is Duff Beer. Marge Simpson is 34 years old and weighs about 135 pounds. She has fears of flying and has been convicted of shoplifting at the Kwik-E-Mart. Her hair color is blue #56 and her favorite singer is Tom Jones. Grandpa is around the age of 65 and has two sons; Homer J. Simpson and Herb, the result of meeting a girl at a carnival one night. His real name is Abraham Simpson, he lives at the Springfield Retirement Castle and his favorite past time is napping.
There are three children in the simpsons family; Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Bart is ten years old and his idol is Krusty the Clown. His best freind is Millhouse and he is famous for classroom disruption, prank calls to Moes, practical jokes, and vandalism. Lisa is eight years old and admires Ralph Wiggum and Millhouse Van Houghte. Her hidden talent is picking winning football teams and her rival is Allison Taylor. Her mentor is the late Bleeding Gums Murphy and her first word was Bart. Maggie is a year old and her first word was Daddy. Her rival is baby Gerald and her downfalls are drinking out of the dogs water bowl, and falling over easily. Santas Little Helper was found in the parking lot of a racetrack by Bart and Homer and was given to the family for Christmas.
The Simpsons may not be the typical American family but they have been serving Americans with entertainment for over ten years. Whether it was a meltdown at the Power Plant or a Teachers Strike at school, they always made us laugh.
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