the best god damn fucking american animation ever! it is the longest running american sitcom and the longest running american animation program to date. it was created by cartoonist Matt Groening and is a spinoff of the 1980s program from The Tracey Ullman Show. the show circulates around the simpson family- homer, marge, bart, lisa, and maggie- and their "typical" life. there is a hoard of post Cold War popculture and everyone is a protrayed after a stereotypical figure. the simpson's is now on their 17th (or 18th) season.

the simpsons is pure genius because unlike many shows on FOX like Family Guy, the simpsons doesnt need to pile a load of crude humor and sexual jokes just to be funny.
the simpsons is almost 18 years old. matt groening based many aspects of the show off of his own family and childhood in portland, oregon. almost every character is a stereotypical figure. e.g.:

homer- lazy dad with a low level job
marge- typical suburban housewife of the 1950s
mr. burns- evil rich bossman
chief wiggum- over weight lazy police officer
ralph wiggum- school wierdo
nelson muntz and his crew- schoolyard bullies who beat you up for your lunch money
martin prince- teacher's pet and geek
edna krabappel- downtrodded school teacher
seymour skinner- educational bureacrat
fat tony- mob boss
dr nick- shady quack
apu- southeast/middle east asian shop keeper
helen lovejoy- town gossip
cletus- southern white trash (in this case, the "slack jawed yokel")
ned flanders- wierdo neighbor who has a perfect life and is also a devouted christian

the rest of the characters are self explainatory. these are the most obvious

still, the simpsons is the greatest tv show on the planet and when it ends, i shall throw myself upon a sword and DIE!!!!
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e August 04, 2006
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1.) The absolute greatest television show ever created.
2.) A show so great, movie stars literally BEG to be cast into an epsiode.
3.) Matt Groening's greatest achievement.
The Simpsons will now and forever be, the greatest thing to ever happen to television.
by JDD4 April 17, 2003
The Best Show EVER! Nuff' said.
The Simpsons has been on longer than almost any other show in history, and they're still the shiznit!
by G-Union May 19, 2003
perhaps the greatest thing ever to happen to weekdays and sunday nights at 8. Seasons 4-12 were the golden years. THe early ones were kinda stupid, and the later ones aren't as witty and clever, but i must love it to the end.
Haha, i have seen every single simpsons episode ever made multiple times
by Frost October 16, 2004
1. A highly influential, oft aped, animated television sitcom. First aired in late 1989; originated as a recurring animated skit on the Tracey Ullman show, created by Matt Groening.

2. The family depicted on the show of the same name.
I like The Simpsons, they are an interesting family. Their trials and tribulations make for excellent television watchin'!
by Zach Block June 11, 2004
one of the funniest shows ever
the funniest ones (I think) are the one where Homer keeps that rotten sandwich/sub and it turns different colors, the one where Homer keeps screaming because of a childhood memory(finding a corpse in the river)theres alot of funny ones too many to name
The best ever show that was ever made I may have seen every eposode of it but whenever I watch a old episode I still laugh even if I've seen it a thousand times
If you like the simpsons watch futurama not as good but its another great show
by ????? December 31, 2003
A hilarious television show on FOX @ 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM.
Did you see The Simpsons yesterday?
by Anonymous May 21, 2003
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