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THE SIMPSONS
The Simpsons

Original title: The Simpsons
Author:
Matt Groening
Characters:
Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson
Production: Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox, Roman Film
Regia: Matt Groening
Country: United States
Year: April 19 1987
Broadcast in Italy: 1st October 1991
Gender: Comedy / Comedian
Episodes: 618
duration: 24 minutes
Recommended age: Teenagers aged 13 to 19

Matt Groening, in his first experience as an animator, on September 8, 1986 invents the series of "The Simpsons"also becoming the producer. In addition to cartoons, he makes comic book collections:"Simpson Comics","Bartman","Radioactive Man","Itchy and Scratchy Comics","Lisa Comics" is "Krusty Comics", therefore he founds the"Bongo Comics Group"But it was in 1990 that Homer and the Simpson family became a real television phenomenon, beating the Fox Network broadcaster's audience record.The main character of the series Simpson is undoubtedly Homer Simpson the head of the family (so to speak). He works at Montgomery Burns' Sprinfield Nuclear Power Plant as a safety supervisor, but his superficiality and dullness sometimes put the townspeople in serious danger. Homer Simpson is around 38 years old and is the typical average American married to Margin has three children: Lisa, Bart e Maggie. He usually spends his evenings at Moe's tavern, with his friends drinking Duff beer, squandering money and sometimes organizing bowling and baseball games.

Homer Simpson and his family

In spite of everything, Homer Simpson he is always fought by his conscience scruples in performing certain actions and despite the dialogues with his own brain, he always manages to get into trouble. There have also been some hilarious stories where Homer Simpson struggles with the same harmful organisms inside his body, such as the brain and the "battered" liver. Homer Simpson in fact, in addition to ingesting beer at will, he loves oily donuts, french fries and the spiciest food there can be, to the point of having reached the beauty of 117 kg in weight. Luckily for him he met a wife like Marge, who is the true and responsible of the family, attentive to the family unit, to children and especially to her husband.

Marge and Maggie Simpson

Marge Simpson she is characterized by a very high thick blue hair, she is about 34 years old and in addition to being a housewife she arranges for a thousand other initiatives such as selling biscuits or other to make ends meet. She is often plagued by psychological problems that lead her back to small childhood dramas, due to the lack of paternal affections. With a sweet and intelligent character, she often and willingly compensates for the disastrous initiatives of her husband Homer. The eldest of the children is Bart Simpson (anagram of "brat" which means "brat") and his name speaks volumes about his temperament. He is 10 years old and attends the fourth grade of Springfield, his favorite hobbies are skateboarding, doing small acts of hooliganism and above all tricks on his sister Lisa. But at times he also manifests a strong sense of protection, towards his sister, once in fact he was also beaten in an attempt to defend her, but he took revenge by organizing a punitive expedition in the company of his friends. At school it is the real terror of the teachers and director Skinner.

Bart Simpson

Once though Bart Simpson he was considered a prodigy boy, only for having exchanged the task with that of the top of the class, but following a series of exams he was exposed. His insults like "Suck your sock!" or "Don't get heart attacked!". Fortunately, Bart's presence is offset by that of Lisa, the intellectual of the family (dubbed with a hilarious Italian voice, which characterizes the character very much).

Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson she is an 8 year old girl, of phenomenal intelligence, she plays the saxophone and the guitar is sensitive and often has very deep insights. Despite her many qualities she feels sad and alone because of all the superficiality that surrounds her. She dreams of her soul mate and has also fallen in love with her alternate. He feels very much the problems of justice and the defense of the weakest and the poorest, therefore he fights firmly for his ideals. Then there is the little one Maggie Simpson, a child of a few months, who despite doing nothing but suck from morning to evening, has repeatedly shown her great intelligence. Sometimes, with the Simpson family, Homer's father also lives, Abraham Simpson. Despite being in a Springfield home for the elderly, he is often greeted by Homer and Marge Simpson. He is sleepy, deaf and forgetful like many elderly people, but when the strings of his memories are touched he could spend hours telling, boring the people who are next to him, such as Bart Simpson. Often he scolds and demeans his son Homer, but deep down he wants all the good of this world. It is sometimes a victim of Bart's jokes, especially with his dentures. The family lives in a classic American home surrounded by a beautiful garden in the town of Springfield. The characteristics of this area are the nuclear center where our dear Homer Simpson works, which pollutes the waters of the area with its radioactive waste, but guarantees work for many inhabitants.

Lisa Simpson

The Simpson family (like any self-respecting American and Italian) spends hours in front of the television, watching Channel-6, the show of Krusty the clown (Bart's idol) and the local news. They shop at a small 24-hour supermarket or Springfield Mall. Homer Simpson as mentioned, spends his after-work evenings at the bar with his friends, of which Barney Gumble should be remembered (doesn't the name remind you of Fred Flintstone's friend "Barney Rubble"?), A drunkard bachelor and Moe, the owner of the tavern often also a victim of Bart's jokes. Then there is his neighbor Ned Flanders, all home and church with a model family (of which Homer Simpson is a bit jealous), Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a Hindu manager of a small supermarket open 24/24 and Clancy Wiggum, a lazy and greedy Springfield Police Commissioner. Also worthy of mention are some of his co-workers, such as Waylon Smithers, the purse carrier and faithful servant of the principal Montgomery Burns, the greediest man on earth, willing to do anything to pocket money. He treats his employees like slaves and is often prey to the follies of omnipotence. The town mayor is Joe Quimby Fa, a politician who changes his mind based on the number of votes he might get, uses politics for personal purposes. The Protestant church is entrusted to a modern priest: Reverend Lovejoy. Often in the cartoons of the Simpsons also appear the famous characters of the show, also characterized with the typical yellow faces. Appeared: Paul McCartney and his wife Linda, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Maryl Streep, Magic Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Sting, Jack Lemmon, James Taylor, James Brown and many more. The episodes of the Simpsons are broadcast by Italia 1 and collect a huge success with both a young and adult audience, creating a real business for what is the gadgets such as, t-shirts, toys and gifts.

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