The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the Simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant. Written by
Otto runs his AMC Gremlin off the road; his car stops narrowly missing a tree and then explodes anyway.
His thick eyeglasses act as a magnifying glass and set him on fire.
Is executed in Springfield after Homer eats his last meal.
Burns, on an ether-induced hallucination, drills into Moleman's head thinking he's the Lucky Charms leprechaun.
Engulfed by an anti-escape orb as Marge escapes from the Movementarians.
Blown up by an explosive éclair meant to poison Homer.
Knocked out by Homer in jail with a book. (possible death)
The French neutron bomb Springfield, presumably killing Hans along with most everyone else.
Hauled away by thugs at the retirement home when he makes a comment about the senior-edited Gone with the Wind (1939) they are watching. (he is possibly killed)
Seen trapped in the phone booth in the bird sanctuary (which becomes a parody of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963)). We don't see his death, but if you've seen The Birds (1963), you know his fate is sealed.
Drowned in quicksand in "Simpsons Tall Tales".
Accidentally run over by Homer at the end of "The Parent Rap".
In Treehouse of Horror
15 when Ned predicts Molemans death, Ned saves Moleman but then drops him into a manhole where there are lots of crocodiles.
When wearing her normal green dress, Marge wears a red necklace. However, often she is shown for a single frame or two wearing a white one (generally this happens in close-up shots of her head.) This happens in numerous episodes. See more »
This Show Will Be Used to Study How Life Was 100 Years From Now
Brilliant television series that could probably be best described as "The Flintstones" gone stark-raving mad. "The Simpsons", everyone knows them. Some love the series and some could care less about it. Love it or hate it, it is near impossible to criticize the intelligence and creativity of this series. The titled animated family makes their home in Springfield, USA and gets into situations that are seemingly more outlandish and crazier than the previous adventure. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are still going strong after nearly a dozen years of television life and with each passing moment it seems that the series sets some new precedent. For several years the show seemed to be the only attraction to the then obscure Fox Network. It was the first primetime animated show that was treated like a sitcom since "The Flintstones" quietly left the air in 1966. Many people feared the series when it first premiered in 1989 because they felt that it was hardcore adult material in a candied form that would appeal to younger audiences. Well for the most part this was true. However, "The Simpsons" would prove to be much more for all audiences. The great thing about the series is that it caters to all audiences. True there are usually situations that may not be suitable for all viewers, but then again that is true with everything on television this side of Disney Land and Sesame Street. "The Simpsons" works because of great comedy of course, but also great lessons that can be taken from most of the episodes. The people within the program may be animated, but they are just as complicated and vulnerable as the people watching them. All the regulars have their quirks, but in some episodes you can understand what certain characters are going through because the show is so life-like at times. Former President George Bush (the one from 1988-1992) once made a statement that families should be more like "The Waltons" and less like "The Simpsons". His opinion is somewhat old-fashioned and unrealistic. In other words, many topics dealt with in "The Simpsons" fit life for people in the 1990s and 2000s better than "The Waltons" did in the 1970s. A crowning achievement in television art. 5 stars out of 5.
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