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The Simpsons
Country of Origin United States
Channel Fox
Studio Fox
Original Airdate December 17, 1989
Final Airdate N/A
Number of Episodes 637
Creators Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon
Key Production Staff Al Jean, Mike Reiss
Voices Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria
IMDb entry
Related Shows or Films The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for FOX. It premiered on December 17, 1989, and has been the longest-running Animated television series, and American animated series.

The series spawned one movie called The Simpsons Movie in 2007.

The series focuses on the titular Simpson family and their everyday life in the town of Springfield: Father Homer, a bumbling, brutish oaf who is at times self centered to a point of absurdity, yet who cares deeply about his family. Mother Marge, loving and selfless. Son Bartholomew, a rowdy, thrill-seeking young man who's antics and pranks are constantly landing himself and, at times, others in trouble. Eldest Daughter Lisa, smart and ambitious, always seeking to further her understanding of the world, and the youngest daughter Maggie, an infant.


Matt Groening was inspired by his own family for creating the Simpson family. His father's name is Homer; his mother's name is Margaret; his two sisters' names are Lisa and Maggie. Bart's name is an anagram for "brat" and is partly based on Groening himself.[1].



  1. Jonah Schuhart, The Real-Life Inspiration Behind The Simpsons Family,, 2022-01-10