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Questions tagged [the-simpsons]

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 its own studio infancy.

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Was it possible to determine who shot Mr. Burns before Part 2 aired?

The Simpsons had a two-part episode event, Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1 and Part 2, where the viewer was tasked with working out who shot Mr. Burns at the end of Part 1. It's revealed to be Maggie at the ...
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Did the Simpsons (cartoon) couple ever cheat on each other?

Homer and Marge look like a loving couple. Has any one of them committed adultery and cheated before?
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Why does Homer handle a rod of uranium in the opening?

In The Simpsons opening Homer handles a rod of uranium, that he gets rid of while commuting to home afterward. However, as he works as a safety inspector, it doesn't seem to be part of his work ...
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Is Comic Book Guy's Treehouse of Horror alter ego based off the Marvel franchise?

In The Simpson Treehouse of Horror X, Comic Book Guy has the alter ego called The Collector. The plot is that he kidnaps sci-fi/fantasy characters and preserves them. From the hot network questions, ...
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Do we know why Nelson says “epidermis means your hair”?

In Bart of Darkness, we have the following dialogue starting with Bart standing on his treehouse: Nelson: Hey Bart, your epidermis is showing! Bart: It is? [Bart looks in vain for the problem, ...
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Simpsons intro changes

Does an intro exist from The Simpsons where Bart hits the uranium stick with his skateboard? Because I remember such a scene but can't find it. In the normal intro the uranium stick misses the ...
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When does The Simpsons display episode title?

In particular when watching the show on television it is never evident what episode starts playing. Is the episode title displayed at any point during the intro or credits?
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Have the Tracey Ullman episodes of The Simpsons been officially released since their original air date?

Around 50 one-minute shorts were produced for The Tracey Ullman Show before The Simpsons got its own series. Only the first episode has been released as a DVD extra feature ("The Simpsons 138th ...
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What is the origin of the “double entendre” stock footage trope?

In Monty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different, there is a “romantic interlude” sketch (I think it was in the TV series too) where two people start to get passionate, then various stock ...
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Does Homer dream of killing his father?

In the episode "Papa Don't Leech" (S19E16) unconscious Homer dreams of suffocating his father (however, I personally think that some of the modern episodes shouldn't be considered as canon). Does this ...
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What is/was the thing about armed postmen in the US?

Since I was a child, I was intrigued by two similar apparent inside jokes that I never understood: in an episode of "The Simpsons" when Ned Flanders runs amok, he shoots various people from a church ...
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How much does Homer owe Moe?

In almost every episode, Homer can be found in Moe's Tavern drinking with Barney, Carl and Lenny. Yet we never see them paying for their drinks so presumably they put them on a tab. However, ...
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Is every Simpsons episode beginning unique?

I'm currently watching The Great Wife Hope which I know I have never seen before. However, while watching the opening couch gag, I was convinced I had seen the start before on a different episode. I ...
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Does Hank Scorpio still control the East coast of America?

In the episode You Only Move Twice after Homer leaves Globex and returns to Springfield, it is revealed that Hank Scorpio seized the East coast of the USA. Has it ever been confirmed if Hank Scorpio ...
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Simpsons episode with $1000 [closed]

I'm thinking of a Simpsons episode where the plot is triggered by Bart obtaining a $1000 bill from Mr Burns. Does anyone remember which episode it is? I've been wracking my brain for ages.
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Homer's deeper voice

I recently watched the Simpsons episode "Homer's Night Out" (S1E10) and noticed that Homer's voice was much lower than the latest episodes in Season 26. I saw that the same voice actor was in both, ...
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Did Fox need permission for the 'Spider-Pig' parody in The Simpsons Movie?

In The Simpsons Movie, there's a scene where Homer makes a pig walk on the ceiling while singing a parody of the Spider-Man theme. The tune matches the original ...
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Is Artie Ziff richer than Mr Burns?

In The Simpsons, series 13, episode 10; Half-Decent Proposal, Marge is reminded of her former boyfriend Artie Ziff by a news report in which Kent Brockman says these lines: Gentlemen, start your ...
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In which episode of The Simpsons did this animation error occur? [closed]

I'm looking for an episode where a black faceless man stands behind Homer in his home. This due to an animation error. (E.g. Like in the episode with Mel Gibson where Homer has a "third hand").
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Did Michael Jackson do a voiceover in The Simpsons?

Did Michael Jackson actually do the voiceover of himself in The Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad? I hear that it was someone else that did the voice.
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What is the meaning behind Lisa Simpsons triangle shaped red eyes?

In the Simpsons S28E3, titled The Town, Simpsons try to permanently move to Boston. Lisa gets really fond of Boston, as most of the town is made for intellectuals like her. Eventually the get back to ...
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Origin of Mr. Burns use of “like a spaniard”

In episode 253 of the Simpsons TV show, "Homer vs. Dignity", Mr. Burns has Homer play a prank on Comic Book Guy wherein Homer buys a rare comic book and eats it in front of Comic Book Guy. Before the ...
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Simpsons episode where “Springfield” is mentioned on a train [closed]

I can't remember which episode of The Simpsons was this scene from: A man is running behind a train (maybe something he wants is on the train), and he can't keep up with it, so he shouts asking one ...
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Is Homer Simpson kissing Marge while listening to a slow motion record a deleted scene?

In Season 18, Episode 7: Ice Cream of Margie (with the blue hair) - Is there a reason that they removed the scene where Homer puts on a slow motion record of the ice cream trucks song while kissing? ...
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The significance of Simpsons's joke about Bowzer

In the episode 6 of the Season 10, Abraham Simpson and family went to Woodstock Festival. While Hendrix is playing the US national anthem Abe show a message about someone named Bowzer. What's the ...
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“Fland Canyon” and Maude

I was watching an episode of The Simpsons yesterday - "Fland Canyon" - and it entailed Homer trying to get Maggie to sleep by telling a story of the family's holiday to the Grand Canyon with the ...
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Did Ned Flanders murder anyone?

In the last scene of this gif Ned throws a body out. The end of it is seen here: What's going on? The rest of the gif shows that he's doing regular stuff, as seen in the full video:
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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 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 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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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 Boys....
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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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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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What is the origin of the Black Tablet thing surrounded by apes?

In the Tim Burton adaptation 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 ...
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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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In The Simpsons, why did they “kill” Maude Flanders?

Why did the creators/screenwriters 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...