Cartoonist Matt Groening created the hit animated comedy series by which the names the Simpsons family members were drawn from his immediate family, except for Bart which is an anagram for brat.
The Simpsons first appeared as a 30-second series in Emmy Award Winning The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.
The Simpsons animated comedy follows a not-so-typical family in the community of Springfield. Homer, head of the Simpsons family, is a not-so-typical man. He is a lazy, alcoholic, dull-witted but lovable in character.
He is the bumbling husband of Marge and a father of three. He works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. At work, he is often forgotten by his skinny boss Mr. Burns, nonetheless Homer still shows his buffoonish personality. Series creator Matt Groening decided to put clumsy Homer in a Power Plant because of his potential to create mayhem. Homer’s marriage to Marge has a more entertaining plot in the presence of their three kids; one of them is likewise a not-so-typical kid just like Homer. Marge, with a blue beehive hairdo, is the moralistic element in the Simpsons household. She has mostly been a homemaker since the series existed as she opted to take care of her family. The trouble maker Bart is the eldest offspring in the Simpsons family. He is well-known for his playful, rebellious and law-breaking character. Bart’s hobbies include skateboarding, plainly watching Krusty the Clown show, comic reading and video gaming. But in general, Bart is fond inflicting chaos in three specific locations: home, school and Springfield. Opposite to Bart’s character is Lisa, his younger sister. Lisa is the highly intelligent among the rest of the family. She always insist her real moral and philosophical point of views in a whenever and wherever applicable situation. The normal-than-anyone Lisa also plays baritone saxophone. Maggie is the youngest among the Simpsons. She is often seen sucking her red pacifier and often trips on the floor when she tries to walk. Infant as she is, Maggie is the least heard and seen in the Simpsons household.
The Simpsons was once tagged to be the most daring television series in the 1990s. The traditional culture in the early 90s has yet fully embraced the concept of the show. Some were against Homer and Bart’s skewering pop culture, politics and the society in general. Nonetheless, entertainment as is, most have welcomed the Simpsons in their respective households. As the series progresses, the story lines have likewise grew substantially. The humor turns on a wide spectrum of viewers from all generations, love by all ages and embrace by different cultures. A number of neologisms were likewise made popular by the show. Beyond the Simpsons themselves, other characters ensemble to boast entertainment even more.
Naturally, animations depend upon the voices to bring life to the characters. The Simpsons voice actors include Dan Castellaneta for Homer, Julie Kavner for Marge, Nancy Cartwright for Bart, Yeardey Smith for Lisa, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer for the other regular characters.