American sitcom comprised of animated characters
The Simpsons is an animated television show based on a series of brief animated sketches which aired on The Tracey Ullman Show between 1987 and 1989.
The show centers around the Simpson family, in Springfield, USA. The writers have cleverly avoided giving any state, prompting internet arguments over which state can lay claim to the Springfield. Some argue that Portland, Oregon (birthplace of the series' creator, Matt Groening) is the IRL city that Springfield is based upon.
The Simpson family consists of Homer, the bumbling father, Marge, the doting mother, Bart, the underachieving son, Lisa, the know-it-all daughter, and Maggie, the infant. Other family members, such as Abe, Homer's father, have been introduced, but they have played only minor roles on the show.
A very popular show inevitably is absorbed into the internet culture. Milhouse is not a meme refers to internet users trying to "force" the use of Milhouse, one Simpsons character, as a meme. Bart the General refers to one of the most fabled of Simpsons episodes. Stupid Sexy Flanders refers to a scene where Ned Flanders, the show's religious fundamentalist, flashes his backside while wearing a skin-tight outfit. Ned is also featured in another Simpsons-related forced meme, Nod Flenders. The Simpsons also had an impact on general computing culture; one programming language, Frink, is named after Professor Frink, another Simpsons character.
The Simpson family was first seen on April 19, 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show. The Simpsons is the brainchild of Matt Groening, who also created Futurama.
Over 20 years later, The Simpsons is still among the most popular animated television shows, although the quality of The Simpsons has ran so far down to the ground, watching the newer episodes would be considered a tedious chore.
- The most popular and longest running American animated series, ever.
- Frink, a programming language, was named after Professor John Frink, the nutty professor from the show
Jimbo Wales's cameo