Animated television dramedy which started its life as animated shorts on the Tracey Ullman show to progress into the longest-running prime-time (animated or otherwise) television show, starting its prime-time life in the 1989-1990 television season for Fox Broadcasting Network, itself just out of ...

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Why did Homer, Moe and Wally cover their mouths when talking about the Super Bowl?

In the Simpsons episode Sunday Cruddy Sunday (S10E12), Homer, Wally and others head to the Super Bowl. When Homer asks Moe if he'd be interested in going to the Super Bowl he said he'd love to as his ...
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How do the writers of The Simpsons handle the character's aging and time progress?

The Simpsons has been running for a long time, how does the series handle the character's aging? There's an annual Halloween episode, so we know the years pass in Springfield, but do the characters ...
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Itchy and Scratchy continuity error [closed]

In episode 2F09 of The Simpsons, when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes the same rib in succession, yet he produces two clearly different tones. Are we to believe that this ...
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Simpsons episode where Homer is told to not feel bad

Homer was at someone's house partying. He said he feels bad because he ditched his family at home. Someone comes along and says to Homer that he should stop feeling bad. Immediately, Homer goes OK and ...
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Is this outfit of Lisa Simpson's from an official source or fan-made?

I came across this image on the Internet, and thought Lisa looked really adorable in this outfit, but I am not sure which episode it comes from, or if it comes from an episode at all. I tried a ...
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The Simpsons/Futurama: walk in the dark with neon signs

In many episodes of The Simpsons or Futurama, a character (usually drunk or sad) walks in the dark with neon signs moving in the background; where does this come from? A few examples: The Simpsons ...
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Episode(s) of The Simpsons without all 5 Simpsons?

Has there ever been an episode of The Simpsons that didn't include all five of the core Simpsons (Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie)? I like to think of myself as a quite a bit of a Simpsons nut, ...
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Why is Mayor Quimby still mayor?

In spite of being corrupted, why has Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons not been replaced from the position of mayor yet. We have seen him taking bribes from Fat Tony, again some theft from tax money. So ...
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Why was Mr. Smithers black and then white?

In season 1, episode 2 of the Simpsons, Mr. Smithers has black skin. In later episodes, he has white skin. Does anyone know the reason for this change?
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Why are the Simpsons yellow?

I understand that all cartoons are generally a stylised drawing however many western style cartoons follow similar patterns. Why then are the Simpsons dawn in yellow? Why not pink like most other ...
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Can someone explain to me the “I'll regroup at Red Lobster” joke in The Simpsons?

In the Weekend at Burnsie's episode (S13E16), Homer sees a scarecrow at his yard but, because it is dark, he thinks it is a man and runs away yelling: I'll regroup at Red Lobster What does it ...
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How can the Simpsons afford such a nice house?

The Simpsons survie on only Homers salary which can't be that great. Still, they own two cars and live in a two-story four bedroom detached house in an average size American city. How could they ...
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Where are the Simpsons from?

They have always left it ambiguous, which state they are actually from. If someone has any idea, could you please help me?
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Does this room exist in the Simpsons' house?

I found this cutaway of the ground floor of the Simpsons' house: But, I don't remember the top right room in any episode. Does it really exist, or is it made for the cutaway?
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Why does Homer say The Who used to be named The Hillbilly Bugger Boys?

In The Simpsons epsiode "A Tale of Two Springfields" (S12E02), Homer says about The Who: It's not fair! I've been a fan of The Who since the very beginning, when they were The Hillbilly Bugger ...
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How old is Ned Flanders' Grandmother?

Grandma Flanders must be pretty old (and possibly dead?) but considering Ned's own advanced age (possibly) she must be very old indeed. I can't find any direct evidence for anyone's age, except for ...
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Why did Bart Simpson toys have him wearing a blue t-shirt?

The following images illustrate my question; Why did Bart toys have a blue t-shirt when in the TV series he always wears a red t-shirt? Did he originally wear a blue t-shirt and have it changed ...
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What is the origin of the Black Tablet thing surrounded by apes?

In the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film and one of the episodes of The Simpsons both show a scene were a bunch of apes in what seems to be a canyon region are looking at a long black ...
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What does Lisa call the Tibetan Buddhist Devil's name in “The Simpsons”?

In an episode of The Simpsons I saw years ago, I remember there being a secret room below the school, Lisa discovering it and some other things I cant remember. She - being Buddhist - did though ...
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Is the movie in Skinner's Sense of Snow based off a real film?

In the Simpsons episode, Skinner's Sense of Snow there is an imaginary film called, "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't, But Then Was". The movie was set in Santa's workshop, and featured Christmas ...
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In The Simpsons, why did they “kill” Maude Flanders?

Why did the creators/guionists of The Simpsons decide that Maude Flanders had to die?
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Master builder in Lego Movie and Simpsons a Brick like me

You know that there was two Lego versions of Millhouse from the Simpsons. one was in the Lego Movie and the other in The Simpsons episode - a Brick like me. But in the Lego Movie Millhouse is called a ...
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Encrypted message in Simpsons Christmas episode 2013

In the latest Simpsons episode S25E08 (http://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/White_Christmas_Blues) there is a strange ending containing something that looks like car license plates, but with some strange ...
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Is Lisa quoting something else in Deep Space Homer, or did the writers write this themselves?

In the Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer, when the space shuttle is taking off, Lisa says this: How doth the hero strong and brave, a celestial path in the heavens pave. Is this a reference to ...
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How much money does Homer make? [closed]

Homer works as a full time nuclear safety inspector, with no other notable sources of income. How much money does he make in total? There are many ways to work this out, and for such a long-running ...
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Homer is bobbing his head and singing at a concert in what episode from The Simpsons?

In what episode does Homer go to some concert and sings along with the band, where he is bobbing his head back and forth saying "badabadaba badababadaba"?
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The Simpsons - Episode Identification

What was that episode where we hear Bart's thoughts as a man about Homer in voice over while the camera starts taking a close up of Bart as a kid, just before the voice is interrupted by Homer, asking ...
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Do the Simpsons have any particular accent?

I understand some of the characters have specific accents such as Fat Tony or Apu. But does the Simpson family have an accent that you could identify with a certain area in the US?
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Is “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” really the first episode?

Sorry if my question is a silly one. I wasn't even born when the first ever Simpsons episode was aired. I am watching them from the beginning but I'm wondering was there any shows before the S1E01 - ...
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Trying to Identify a Simpsons episode involving hyperinflation

Which episode of the Simpsons am I thinking of? It's from the 90's I think. A Russian dignitary at the Olympics committee stands up and says something like "Come to Russia where 1 dollar is worth 5 ...
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Is there a hidden meaning in the Alaska sex scene?

There seems to be a striking similarity in the ambiance in the Alaska sex scene and the one in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Was this intentional?
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Has The Simpsons changed significantly in essence with time?

In the old days one could easily empathize with some characters, thus many situations ended up as funny ones. Now a days, it's like they try to convince us to empathize with them by giving some ...
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Do all the McBain clips in The Simpsons form a film when pieced together?

I was told before that all the McBain clips on The Simpsons, though they may seem independent, when pieced together actually make a full film where each clip follows on from the previous one. I've ...