The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life 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 the human condition.
The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and became an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–90).
The Simpsons is considered to be one of the most famous cartoons in history and the longest-running counting over 600 episodes up to date. PhantomStrider (along with everyone else) loved the early seasons of the show and can still have its gems in newer seasons. Even though he still respects The Simpsons, he personally finds that the later seasons have far less structure than they did in the early seasons.
Lists Strider Includes The Simpsons[edit | edit source]
- He made Best Simpsons Episodes, which shows his absolute favorite episodes of the show (July 10, 2014).
- He made Worst Simpsons Episodes, which shows his personal least favorite episodes of the show (July 23, 2015).
- Lisa Goes Gaga made it as an "honorable" mention Worst Episodes of Good Cartoons (May 8, 2016).
- It made it to Best American Cartoons at #2 (December 25, 2016).
- It made it to Top 6 Cartoons That Got Bad at #5 (March 23, 2017).
- The Simpsons Guy (the Family Guy and Simpsons crossover) made it to Worst Cartoon Crossovers at #6 (May 14, 2017).
- He made Worst Simpsons Characters, which shows his personal least favorite characters of the show (April 20, 2018).
- He made Worst/Best Simpsons Halloween Episodes, which shows his favorite and least favorite episodes from the Treehouse of Horror franchise (October 4, 2018).
- Homer's Enemy made it to Darkest Adult Cartoon Episodes at #9 (December 5, 2018).
- Every Man's Dream and Lisa Goes Gaga made it to Worst Adult Cartoon Episodes at #9 and #5 respectively (March 23, 2019).
- He made Darkest Modern Simpsons Episodes, which shows what he considers the darkest episodes from Season 11 (1999) to date (October 17, 2019).
- He made Top 6 Censored/Banned Simpsons Episodes, which shows the most controversial episodes from the show (March 26, 2020).
- He made Worst/Best Simpsons Games, which shows his favorite and least favorite videos games from the franchise (April 5, 2020).
- He made Worst/Best Modern Simpsons Episodes, which shows his favorite and least favorite episodes from Season 11 (1999) to date (January 19, 2021).
- Simpsons Hit & Run made it to Worst/Best Animation Games as an honorable mention (January 27, 2021).
- Lego Simpsons made it to 10 Banned/Controversial Lego Sets at #10 (May 30, 2021).