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The Simpson family. From left to right: Bart, Marge, Santa's Little Helper (dog), Maggie, Homer, Lisa, and Snowball II (cat).

Source: Wikipedia

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a working class lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.

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  • Genre: Animated sitcom
  • Created by: Matt Groening
  • Developed by: James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon
  • Voices of: Dan Castellaneta Julie Kavner Nancy Cartwright Yeardley Smith Hank Azaria Harry Shearer (Complete list)
  • Theme music composer: Danny Elfman
  • Opening theme: "The Simpsons Theme"
  • Composer(s): Richard Gibbs (1989–90) Arthur B. Rubinstein (1990) Alf Clausen (1990–present)
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original language(s): English
  • No. of seasons: 27
  • No. of episodes: 596 (list of episodes)
  • Executive producer(s): Al Jean John Frink James L. Brooks Matt Groening Matt Selman Sam Simon
  • Running time: 21–24 minutes
  • Production company(s): Gracie Films (1989-present) 20th Century Fox Television Klasky Csupo (1989–92) Film Roman (1992–present) The Curiosity Company (2015–present, uncredited)
  • Distributor: 20th Television
  • Original network: Fox
  • Picture format: 480i/576i (4:3 SDTV) (1989–2009) 720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–present)
  • Audio format: Stereo (1989–91) Dolby Surround 2.0 (1991–2009) 5.1 surround sound (2009–present)
  • Original release: December 17, 1989 – present
  • Preceded by: The Simpsons shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show

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