Archive for April 2010

The Simpsons Season 1 Over view!

April 11, 2010

Wow.. Thirteen classic episodes are finally up (sad face)! What ever, watching the Simpsons is nothing new to me anyway. I loved every single second of every episode, some bringing back valuable childhood memories. Watching the Simpson family in there first season was like my first year of school, awaiting the many years of memories to come. The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening and produced by James L. Brooks, is an Emmy Award winning season one which paved the way for many cartoon sitcoms in America today. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

Since its debut on December 17, 1989 the show has broadcast 463 episodes and the twenty-first season began airing on September 27, 2009. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US $527 million worldwide.

The Simpsons has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Time magazine’s December 31, 1999 issue named it the 20th century’s best television series, and on January 14, 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running American primetime entertainment series. Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase “D’oh!” has been adopted into the English lexicon, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms.

The Simpsons has to be one of my all time favorite shows and this blogging experience enhanced my ability to pay attention to details that i haven’t ever noticed in a show before. My favorite part of this show was watching the Simpsons grow as a family as well as learning of them. How could you learn off the most dysfunctional family in America you ask? ALOT. I have noticed that every episode of the Simpsons, theres a lesson to be learned as well as a moral to each story. Now I don’t wonder why this show is still being played today, I know why.

-MW