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Title: The Simpsons

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The Simpsons
  • History
  • Character Bios
  • Homer
  • Marge
  • Bart
  • Lisa
  • Maggie
  • Fun Facts
  • The Great Mystery

History of The Simpsons
  • Began as a series of animated shorts in 1987
    which aired on the Tracy Ullman Show.
  • Entered syndication end of 1989 on the Fox
  • In the earliest episodes, Bart was the
  • Homer proved more popular, and became the primary
    subject of later episodes.

Character Bios
  • Homer J. (Jay) Simpson
  • Marge (Marjorie) Bouvier Simpson
  • Bart (Bartholomew) Jo-Jo Simpson
  • Lisa Marie Simpson
  • Maggie (Margaret) Simpson

Homer J. Simpson
  • Works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, but
    has also worked as an astronaut, mayor,
    bodyguard, chief of police, telemarketer, etc.
  • Occasionally fluent in German, Japanese, Chinese,
    Spanish, and penguin.
  • Age is one of the Great Mysteries

Marge Simpson
  • Wife of Homer Simpson.
  • Married in her mid-twenties.
  • Served variously as full-time mother, cop,
    real-estate agent, novelist, etc.
  • Addicted to gambling, as well as alcohol, but
    recovering from both.

Bart Simpson
  • Currently 10 years old.
  • Self-proclaimed underachiever.
  • Most famous for his writing on the chalkboard and
    prank phone calls to local bartender Moe Szyslak.
  • Has an unusual fascination with chimney sweeping.

Lisa Simpson
  • Family genius extraordinaire, with an IQ of 159
  • Musically inclined sings, plays the saxophone,
    acoustic six-string, and electric bass
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian.
  • Practicing buddhist, dabbles in Wicca.

Maggie Simpson
  • The perpetual baby, Maggie never ages.
  • Most well known for pacifier sucking.
  • Shot Mr. Burns, the local miser, in addition to
    mobsters who intended to whack Homer.

Fun Facts
  • Bart Simpson earned a place in Time Magazines
    100 Most Influential People in 1998
  • Became the longest running prime-time animated
    series in 1998, and longest running sitcom when
    the contract was renewed through 2005.

Fun Facts (cont.)
  • Have visited every continent except Antarctica
    while on vacation
  • Homers Doh! is now listed in the Oxford
    English Dictionary
  • Treehouse of Horror episodes frequently pay
    tribute to a classic Twilight Zone episode.
  • Barts name is (intentionally) an anagram of Brat

The Great Mystery
  • The location of Springfield was intentionally
    kept a mystery, often going to great lengths to
    avoid mentioning it, and occasionally emphasizing
    the mystery.
  • The location of Springfield was revealed in the
    Behind the Laughter clip show, as, well, if you
    look at the clues, you should be able to figure
    it out.
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