You don’t just become one of the longest running animated series in the land without great content. The Simpsons has been at it since the late 1980s, delighting viewers with its hilarious depiction of life in suburban America.
They say Frasier was the smartest show on television and Seinfeld was great in that it was often about nothing at all. The Simpsons‘ success can be pinned on its core family of five characters, so unique yet complementary. Homer is the well-meaning doofus; Marge the housewife with a deceptively dynamic personality. Bart is the daredevil and troublemaker, while Lisa is bookish and brilliant. Maggie, well, she mainly just crawls about. Together, they form a relatable unit that’s prone to all kinds of hilarity, near disasters, and heartwarming good.