Rose Meets The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox TV network. It's a satirical parody of a middle-class, dysfunctional, American family, the Simpsons: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. They live in the fictional town of Springfield.
Homer's ubiquitous catch phrase, "D'oh," was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001 without the apostrophe. The spoken word "D'oh" is a trademark of 20th Century Fox.
The Simpsons has won 24 Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award. It is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and the longest running American primetime entertainment series.
Time magazine's December 31, 1999 issue named The Simpsons the 20th century's best television series.
The show was broadcast in SDTV 480i (1989–2009) and HDTV 720p (2009–present).
On January 14, 2000, The Simpsons' star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
The Simpsons is broadcast in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Catalan, French, Ukrainian, and Russian.
It is broadcast in the United States, Canada, China, Bulgaria ("Семейство Симпсън"), the Czech Republic ("Simpsonovi"), Finland ("Simpsonit"), Hungary ("A Simpson család"), Italy ("I Simpson"), Japan, Poland ("Simpsonowie"), Sweden,and the Ukraine.
The Regular Cast
Dan Castellaneta provides the voice for Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Sideshow Mel, Itchy, Kodos, Gil Gunderson, Squeaky Voiced Teen, Blue-Haired Lawyer, Rich Texan, Louie, Bill, Arnie Pie, Mr. Teeny, Yes Guy, Scott Christian, Assistant Superintendent Leopold, Rabbi Krustofski, Charlie, Gary, Santa's Little Helper, and Frankie the Squealer.
Julie Kavner provides the voice for Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, and Jacqueline Bouvier.
Nancy Cartwright provides the voice for Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Kearney, Database, Wendell Borton, and Lewis.
Yeardley Smith provides the voice for Lisa Simpson.
Hank Azaria provides the voice for Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Clancy Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, Carl Carlson, Dr. Nick Riviera, Snake Jailbird, Professor Frink, Kirk Van Houten, Luigi Risotto, Bumblebee Man, Captain Horatio McCallister, Superintendent Chalmers, Cletus Spuckler, Disco Stu, Duffman, Crazy Old Man, Drederick Tatum, Legs, Wiseguy, Akira, Doug, and Johnny Tightlips.
Harry Shearer provides the voice for Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto Mann, Lenny Leonard, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy, Julius Hibbert, Kent Brockman, Jasper Beardley, Eddie, Rainier Wolfcastle, Scratchy, Marty, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Kang, Herman, Dewey Largo, Judge Snyder, Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon, Benjamin, Jebediah Springfield, and God.
Tress MacNeille provides the voice for Agnes Skinner, Lindsey Naegle, Brandine Spuckler, Cookie Kwan, Crazy Cat Lady, Bernice Hibbert, Dolph Starbeam, Mrs. Glick, Poor Violet, Lunchlady Doris, Ms. Albright, and Brunella Pommelhorst.
Pamela Hayden provides the voice for Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, Janey Powell, Sarah Wiggum, Malibu Stacy, Patches, Ruth Powers, Wendell Borton, Lewis, and Richard.
Maggie Roswell provides the voice for Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Elizabeth Hoover, Luann Van Houten, Princess Kashmir, and Mary Bailey.
Russi Taylor provides the voice for Martin Prince, Üter Zörker, Sherri and Terri, Wendell Borton, and Lewis.
Karl Wiedergott provides the voice for various other characters.