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The Simpsons Season 1 Review

The Simpsons Season 1 Review


The Simpsons is the most iconic animated show ever created. Its first season originally premiered at the end of and it consisted of 13 episodes.


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The Simpsons Season 1 Review


This was the very beginning for the show meaning that it wasn’t as refined as future seasons would be, and that is especially the case with the animation. Although I personally do not find it horrible in any way, it definitely is crude in comparison to the subsequent seasons. The overall animation is unpolished, but fine. The problem lies in the character designs which are very weird with the sharp teeth being particularly creepy.

But I personally liked the emphasis on less characters instead of more as it led to better developed main characters. Yes, the family here is fantastic, and all got their moments to shine. Admittedly, Lisa isn’t as fully developed here, but her sibling relationship with Bart is excellent. Marge got a couple of terrific episodes, and the two’s love is undeniably sweet. Maggie is very cute, and of course Bart got a much bigger emphasis here for better and for worse as Homer needed more screen time, though his issues with unemployment are so well explored.


The Simpsons Season 1 Review


Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire is a very good season as well as a show premiere which gives us a terrific backstory for the dog Santa’s Little Helper. I found the Christmas setting fitting for the introduction to all of the characters, and although lacking in strong humor as most of this season did, this installment is charming and good enough for the first try.

Bart the Genius is one of the weakest episodes of this season. Yes, it deals with an interesting story, but it doesn’t fit Bart at all. The whole season focused way too much on Bart, and this is one of the weaker such stories. But Homer’s Odyssey I absolutely loved. Yes, it’s incredibly dark as it deals with his potential suicide, but it ends on such a beautifully heartwarming note.

There’s No Disgrace Like Home is fantastic. This is the best episode of the season in my opinion, though it’s clearly not for the die-hard fans. I personally like my shows darker and edgier in characters, so this was right up my valley. The therapy sessions with the whole family being hopelessly terrible were very entertaining to watch.


The Simpsons Season 1 Review


Bart the General is another weaker Bart-centric episode that is overly obsessed with movie references, and not enough with the actual story at matter which ain’t all that good. Moaning Lisa is also problematic as the show hasn’t quite figured out her character up until this point, so giving her an entire episode was never a good idea.

The Call of the Simpsons is a goofy, fun and adventurous episode set in the jungle that benefits from some terrific character interactions. The Telltale Head does deal with the history of the town or at least it hints at it, but overall it’s another overly preachy, not as fun episode centering on Bart.

Life on the Fast Lane is absolutely terrific. It’s one of the highlights of the season as it centers on the marriage between Marge and Homer, and his extreme selfishness in such a moving manner. The ending is so sweet and fun while the entire episode is very relatable and beautifully crafted from top to bottom. I could not say the same for Homer’s Night Out, though, as this episode is very dated and odd in its overly sexual approach.


The Simpsons Season 1 Review


The Crepes of Wrath is another not all that entertaining, forgettable Bart episode, but Krusty Gets Busted is terrific, and oh so important. It gives a superb story to Krusty where he gets framed by Sideshow Bob, and thus Bob’s hatred for Bart sets the stage for his numerous attempts to kill him later on. Some Enchanted Evening ended the season on a very high note. I find the show’s very sexual, frank depiction of sexuality during marriage fantastic, and both Marge and Homer are so amusing when in those roles. The episode also features a thrilling, very fun part for the kids who are up against a notorious nanny criminal.

Overall, I liked this first season of the Simpsons quite a bit, and I find it to be pretty underrated. Yes, half of these episodes are just okay and very forgettable as Bart got too much focus and not enough great stories, but the other half features some stellar familial stuff that is phenomenally crafted, acted and gloriously entertaining.


Worst Episodes: Bart the Genius and Bart the General.

Best Episodes: There’s No Disgrace Like Home, Life on the Fast Lane, Krusty Gets Busted and Some Enchanted Evening.

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The Best Simpsons Episodes In Season 1

A retrospective look at the most outstanding episodes from the Fox animated show The Simpsons season 1: the season that started it all.

After 30 years, The Simpsons remains one of the most enduring and relevant shows on primetime television. The hit adult animated sitcom was created by Matt Groening, and first aired on Fox in In retrospect, the early episodes hold up especially well in terms of situational comedy, but also because of the topics explored. Some of the show's best episodes premiered in season 1.

The best episodes of The Simpsonsare obviously funny; for many, the formula for a "classic" The Simpsons episode is the one-liners and comedic timing. Others may find the most value in the look and feel of each production, and how the visual aesthetic complements the character dialogue. But it's not necessarily the most zany episodes that stand the test of time, but rather the episodes that are rich with subtext, and significantly advance the collective character arcs.

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With all due respect to The Simpsons season 1 consensus favorites like "Bart the General" and "Krusty Gets Busted," there are other episodes that will arguably hold up better with each passing year. From a perspective, the most outstanding episodes of The Simpsons season 1 are those with heart.

Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire

The Simpsons series premiere excels across the board. The opening talent show introduces now-famous Bart one-liners, and a follow-up scene at the Simpsons' home establishes Homer's life-long dilemma: he's just a big kid. Incidentally, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" sets the mood for the entirety of season 1 through situational comedy and Homer's dark outlook after losing his job. A line such as "Christmas is cancelled" holds up especially well from a  perspective, and the episode's exploration of patriarchal masculinity is undoubtedly ahead of its time. Beyond all the zingers, there's loads of heart and soul in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" — it's the perfect tone-setter to showcase the series' depth and willingness to push far beyond accessible gags.

Moaning Lisa

The Simpsons' sixth episode confronts depression from the perspective of Lisa. Crucially, "Moaning Lisa" doesn't feature one defining moment that makes the young Simpson feel sad. Instead, she simply feels down, but doesn't know why. There's plenty of humor and pop culture references in "Moaning Lisa," but there's a different type of comedic timing to match Lisa's mood. She's on and off, and learns more about herself by conversing with Bleeding Gums Murphy in one of The Simpsons's saddest moments. This episode holds up wonderfully in , and concludes with the collective Simpsons acknowledging the complexities of depression, evidenced by Marge's realization that Lisa can't just smile away the blues.

Life On The Fast Lane

The Simpsons' seventh episode hilariously addresses themes of fate and complacency. Marge, rightfully upset with Homer for caring little about true romance, decides to have a little fun and forms a bond with bowling instructor Jacques. "Life on the Fast Lane" shifts from traditional situational comedy to a surrealistic climax, in which Mrs. Simpson and Jacques get intimate during a dream sequence. By focusing on Marge's concerns, The Simpsons season 1 shifts directions once again, and does so by not shying away from the idea that betrayal is a real possibility. A lesser series would lean heavily on blatant sexual humor, but The Simpsons instead pinpoints the core issues that affect this particular marriage story, which makes the character punchlines (and animation) that much more effective.

Homer's Night Out

After concluding with a parody of An Officer and a Gentleman in "Life on the Fast Lane," The Simpsons' next episode features a rejuvenated Homer cutting loose. With "Homer's Night Out," the series returns to its frenetic comedic pacing, with the storyline focusing on thirsty men and female objectification. On one level, the episode touches upon "good ol' boy" masculinity, but Homer isn't your average guy, of course. And therein lies the beauty of the comedic premise: Bart's brand new spy camera captures an embarrassing moment during Homer's night out, which sets in motion a classic episode of The Simpsons that foreshadows a new cultural norm, a world where camera shudders are constantly snapping.

Homer's Odyssey

As the first episode of The Simpsons to be written in full, "Homer's Odyssey" spotlights the series ability to connect with a world of viewers through relatable yet dark concepts. Early on, Bart's bus trip through Springfield includes some lively animation and humor; a brilliant narrative set-up for what comes next in The Simpsons' third episode to air: Homer loses his job, and plans to kill himself. Overall, "Homer's Odyssey" is an emotional rollercoaster, as the despondent Simpson patriarch hits rock bottom, becomes a Springfield hero, and ultimately leaves behind a potential career in politics. In today's world, the Simpsons are symbolic of open-minded people who prioritize familial bonds over individual egos, and somehow make it through together.

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Things You Forgot Happened In The Simpsons Season 1

By Ben Kaye/Feb. 17, pm EDT

On December 17, , through a charming and somewhat crudely drawn half-hour of television, the world was introduced to the primetime antics of The Simpsons. No longer living within the interstitials of The Tracey Ullman Show, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie were now jumping into the '90s with all the heart, humor, and absolute comedic genius that would inspire an entire generation of comedy writers. And little did anyone know that the series would become a long-running TV behemoth, one that would — against all odds — still be running new episodes to this day. 

So it's not surprising that season 32 of The Simpsons looks and feels quite a bit different than season 1, but the differences might be even sharper than you remember. After all, the show was still figuring out its identity back in those early episodes, and the things you might've missed paint quite a picture of how far this show has come. So journey back to Springfield as we take a look at the things you forgot happened in season 1 of The Simpsons.

The opening animation has a much different sequence in The Simpsons season 1

There's likely nothing more iconic in the world of The Simpsons than Danny Elfman's theme song, alongside the opening sequence it accompanies, showing us the Simpsons family spread throughout the town of Springfield, gearing us up for the world of familial antics and comedy that will keep us entertained for the next 20 minutes or so. But season 1's title sequence went through a few stages before reaching perfection.

While much of the structure is still the same, you can tell that the animation is still in its rough, early days — a little looser, a little jerkier, even as Homer still drives away from the nuclear plant, Lisa still gets excused from music rehearsal, and Maggie still gets thrown into a grocery bag. But as Bart is skating down the street, instead of racing past a familiar cast of supporting characters, he steals a bus stop sign away from a group of unsuspecting random background characters, all having to chase down the bus that wouldn't slow down for them. It's a charming detail of Bart's antics that would soon fall to the animated wayside in future seasons.

The Happy Little Elves are a core piece of entertainment

Season 1 does a great job of establishing some of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's favorite entertainment icons, including our first looks at Springfield's favorite tv clown, Krusty the Clown, and everyone's favorite television cat and mouse team that pushes the boundaries of cartoon, Itchy and Scratchy. But a major source of animated joy that's abandoned in later seasons are those delightful green fairy tale creatures, the Happy Little Elves.

A frequent resident of the Simpson's VCR player, the Happy Little Elves are a joyful gang of cartoon elves, something akin to the Smurfs of the Simpsons universe. These little guys provide seemingly hours of entertainment for Lisa and Maggie, much to the consternation of Bart. With their off-kilter animation, high-pitched voices, and exciting adventures like "The Happy Little Elves Meet the Curious Bear Cub," it's a shame that this odd foray into another animated universe failed to gain any real traction in the world of the Simpsons.

Homer tries to kill himself in season 1 of The Simpsons

It can often be surprising seeing some of the deeper, sadder plotlines that come out of season 1 of The Simpsons. Of course, in later seasons, there are still plenty of emotionally resonant stories that show the true beating heart that rests at the center of America's favorite animated family. But there's no denying that the antics of The Simpsons only get wackier as the show goes on, losing some heart in exchange for reality-breaking cartoon mania. That's especially true when compared to an episode like "Homer's Odyssey."

Here, after being fired from his job at the nuclear power plant for reckless endangerment, Homer falls into a major depressive slump and can't seem to find another job. And so, in one of Homer's darkest moments in the series' history, he ties himself to a rock, drags himself to a bridge in the middle of town, and like George Bailey before him, readies himself for the end of his life. Thank goodness the rest of his family is there to save him just in time, causing Homer to reevaluate his life. And through his shift to safety consciousness, he end up rehired at the power plant as their safety inspector.

If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at TALK ().

Several characters look pretty different

It's certainly not uncommon for animated characters to get something of an update as their look is further solidified. But this usually happens in the development phase for an animated project, not as a series is currently airing on television. But as with much of the animation style of The Simpsons, certain characters just needed a few stabs at their design before cementing their look for the run of the show.

This is super noticeable when there are scenes taking place at Moe's Tavern, where both Moe Szyslak and Barney Gumble seem to have completely different hair styles. Moe has slick, black hair, a sharp contrast to his eventual grey, lived-in hairdo. And then there's Barney with blond hair that practically matches the color of his skin, although it turns brown in later episodes. Alongside Chief Wiggum's early black hair that would quickly change to blue, it seems many a character in the Simpsons universe were having multiple bad hair days in these early episodes.

Homer is embarrassed by the rest of his family.

A frequent theme of later Simpsons episodes is Homer's buffoonish behavior causing great distress to the rest of the Simpson family, with Marge, Bart, and Lisa each finding moments where their apish father's antics would let them down. It's practically a given that in any contemporary Simpsons episode, Homer is the one who's going to make a fool out of the family.

So it's somewhat startling to remember back in the days of season 1, things were a bit different. In the episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home," after attending a family get-together at Mr. Burns' mansion, it's Homer who falls victim to the embarrassment and shame of his fellow Simpsons, with Marge getting drunk on wine and Bart and Lisa causing childhood shenanigans throughout the party. Homer becomes so ashamed that, in an effort to afford group therapy for the family, he's willing to pawn the family television set for the sake of this mission, something that even season 2 Homer wouldn't dare do.

Burns' office is drastically different

Springfield is one of the most iconic towns in TV history. However, in season 1, the designs of the city and its various buildings were still going through something of a test drive to see what would stick and what aesthetics would make sense moving forward for the show. A prime example of this would be the drastic upheaval that seems to take place at the nuclear power plant.

In "Homer's Odyssey," we get our true first look at Mr. Burns, the head of the nuclear power plant who, over the course of the series, would become much more openly villainous, greedy, and pompous. With that character upgrade, his office would have to match it, as is shown here with Burns' season 1 office, practically miniscule compared to his gargantuan, stately office of later seasons, complete with a green and pink color pattern that goes against everything we think we'd identify with this garish character.

Agnes Skinner has a much kinder, sweeter personality in The Simpsons season 1

In season 1 of The Simpsons, it's somewhat startling to get a first glimpse of Agnes Skinner, Principal Seymour Skinner's elderly mother. And why is that? Well, the loud, cantankerous character we all know seems to be nowhere in sight.

Agnes is, instead, fashioned as an archetypical kindly old lady character, embarrassing her son in front of the students by calling him "Spanky," and even making the, as usual, false assumption that Bart Simpson is a good little boy. It's a conclusion that she soon regrets when she falls victim to Bart's cherry bomb prank in the very next scene. Perhaps this was the very catalyst that would turn Agnes from a saint into one of the town's most loud and dissenting voices in future seasons. Nevertheless, it's incredibly weird to see such a cranky character acting this way.

Marvin Monroe has a major presence

The first season introduced us to a wide litany of characters who would soon become mainstays of the Springfield we know and love today. For example, we meet Principal Skinner, Otto, Milhouse, Patty and Selma Bouvier, Abe Simpson, and Kent Brockman. These are just a portion of the soon-to-be hundreds of Springfield denizens who would further populate the comedic minefields of this TV show. But some characters established in this initial outing would fail to make such a lasting impression.

The character who gets one of the biggest pushes with seemingly no love sent back their way would be Dr. Marvin Monroe. He pops up no less than three times throughout season 1, with rarely a comeback appearance throughout the rest of the show's run. In this first season, he's the psychiatrist Homer hopes will "cure" his family, an expert brought in to prove the validity of whether Homer is Bigfoot or not, and the radio jockey who Marge calls to ask for marriage advice. After season 1, though, it seemed like no one in Springfield was calling on this good doctor for any advice.

Albert Brooks makes two cameos

Albert Brooks — famed actor, writer, director, all-around masterful portayor of the droll, sarcastic character wherever he roams — would become a go-to Simpsons mainstay for providing memorable one-off performances throughout the series' gargantuan run. While his most notable performances in later seasons of characters like motivational speaker Brad Goodman and head of the Globex Corporation/almighty supervillain Hank Scorpio won him the most audience acclaim, he got his start in two early season 1 appearances.

First off, in "The Call of the Simpsons," Brooks sneaks in near the top of the episode as Cowboy Bob, owner of Bob's RV Round-up, employing his usual shyster routine to pawn a crummy RV off on the Simpson family. Later in the season, in "Life on the Fast Lane," Brooks practically disappears into the role of Jacques, the French pro-bowler who tries (and thankfully, fails) to seduce Marge with his captivating charm and bowling prowess.

Nelson's sidekicks disappear after The Simpsons season 1

One of the most memorable episodes of the first season would definitely have to be "Bart the General." Here, we witness the original appearance of one of Springfield's toughest school bullies, Nelson Muntz, who beats the ever loving crud out of Bart. This turn of events leaves our favorite skateboarding Simpson with no other choice than to team up with his Grampa, Army vet Herman, and the rest of his perpetually bullied classmates to get their revenge.

But Nelson isn't alone in his bullying efforts. No, here he's joined by two pint-sized characters who are simply known as "the Weasels." Weaselly as they are — and willing to carry out Nelson's doing until the bitter end — they would practically vanish after this season of television, sometimes appearing in background roles when necessary but leaving Nelson pretty much henchman-less in future endeavors.

Homer apparently has an assistant at the power plant (who quickly becomes his supervisor)

In season 1 of The Simpsons, the specifics of Homer's workplace are extremely flexible and up in the air, with not a lot truly set in stone, not even how dedicated he actually is to his job. (Homer would pretty much morph from an incompetent safety inspector to an actively lazy and sluggish one while no one was looking.) This certainly extends to his fellow personnel at the plant including the assistant he apparently had at his job?

In "Homer's Night Out," we learn that Homer has an assistant, Eugene Fisk, who he calls a "poor sucker" and who doesn't seem to be a real catch with the ladies. Skip forward six months within the episode, and not only has Eugene become Homer's supervisor within that span of time, but it's his bachelor party that sets the plot of this episode in motion. Still, the idea of Homer ever having an assistant is one we can't imagine playing out in the later seasons of the series. 


Season 1

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Bart: There&#;s only one fat guy that brings us presents and his name ain&#;t Santa.

Homer: Oo, look! Pantyhose. Practical and alluring.

Homerreciting reindeer names: Dasher&#; Dancer&#; Prancer&#; Nixon&#; Comet and Cupid&#; Donna Dixon?
Teacher: Sit down, Simpson.

Homer: What do you think, kids? Beauty isn&#;t it?
Selma: Why is there a birdhouse in it?
Homer: Uh. That&#;s an ornament.
Patty: Do I smell gun powder?

Bart: If TV has taught me anything, it&#;s that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas.

Patty: It&#;s almost nine o&#;clock.
Selma: Where is Homer anyway?
Patty: It&#;s so typical of the big doofus to spoil it all.
Lisa: What, Aunt Patty?
Patty: Oh nothing, dear. I&#;m just trashing your father.
Lisa: Well, I wish that you wouldn&#;t. Because, aside from the fact that he has the same frailties as all human beings, he&#;s the only father I have. Therefore, he is my model of manhood, and my estimation of him will govern the prospects of my adult relationships. So I hope you bear in mind that any knock at him is a knock at me. And I am far too young to defend myself against such onslaughts.
Patty: Mm hm. Go watch your cartoon show, dear.

Bart the Genius

I will not waste chalk.

Bart: KWYJIBO. K-W-Y-J-I-B-O. Twenty-two points. Plus triple word score. Plus fifty points for using all my letters. Game&#;s over, I&#;m outta here.
Homer: Wait a minute, you little cheater! You&#;re not going anywhere until you tell me what a kwyjibo is.
Bart: Kwyjibo. Ah&#; a big dumb balding North American ape. With no chin.
Marge: And a short temper.
Homer: I&#;ll show you a big dumb balding ape!
Bart: Uh oh, kwyjibo on the loose!

Marge: Bart, this is a big day for you. Why don&#;t you eat something a little more nutritious.
Homer: Nonsense, Marge. Frosty Krusty Flakes are what got him where he is today. It could be one of these chemicals here that makes him so smart.

Ms. Melan: Discover your desks, people!

Homer: Come on, Bart. Your mother&#;s only trying to help. So go ahead and enjoy the show.
Marge: Homer, you&#;re going too.
Homer: But I&#;m not a genius. Why should I suffer?

Homer&#;s Odyssey

I will not skateboard in the halls.

Mrs. Krabappel: Bart, not another word out of you, or I&#;ll subject you to the humiliation of making you sing in front of the class.
Bart: Can I pick the song?
Mrs. Krabappel: No. The song will be &#;John Henry was a Steel-Drivin&#; Man&#;.

Nuclear Energy: Our Misunderstood Friend

Lisa: Here&#;s a good job at the fireworks factory.
Homer: Those perfectionists? Forget it.

Bart: Is Mr. Freely there?
Moe: Who?
Bart: Freely. First initials I.P.

Homer: You&#;ll get that punk someday, Moe.
Moe: I don&#;t know. He&#;s tough to catch. He keeps changing his name.

Homer: Beer. Now there&#;s a temporary solution.

After lugging a huge boulder to the bridge, only to find one sitting there.
Homer: Well. Live and learn.

Mr. Burnsto Homer: You&#;re not as stupid a you look. Or sound. Or our best testing indicates.

There&#;s No Disgrace Like Home

I will not burp in class.

Homer: Okay, now look. My boss is going to be at this picnic so I want you to show your father some love and/or respect.
Lisa: Tough choice.
Bart: I&#;m picking respect.

Marge: I don&#;t want to alarm anybody, but I think there&#;s a little al-key-hol in this punch.

Homer: I&#;m sorry, Marge, but sometimes I think we&#;re the worst family in town.
Marge: Maybe we should move to a larger community.

Lisa: You&#;re sending us to a doctor that advertises on pro-wrestling?
Homer: Boxing, honey, boxing. There&#;s a world of difference.

Bart the General

Nelson Muntz: You made me bleed my own blood!

Bart: Look everybody, I would just as soon not make a big deal out of this. I&#;m not saying I&#;m not a hero, I&#;m just saying that I fear for my safety.

Marge: Bart, I hope you&#;re going straight to the principal about this.
Bart: I guess I could do that.
Homer: What?! And violate the code of the schoolyard? I&#;d rather Bart die.
Marge: What on earth are you talking about, Homer?
Homer: The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let&#;s see. &#;Don&#;t tattle.&#; &#;Always make fun of those different from you.&#; &#;Never say anything unless you&#;re sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do.&#;

Bart: Artillery, commence saturation bombing! {they pelt Nelson with water balloons}

Bart: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, contrary to what you&#;ve just seen, war is neither glamorous or fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars. With the following exceptions: the American Revolution, World War II and Star Wars trilogy.

Moaning Lisa

I will not instigate revolution.

Mr. Largo: Lisa, there&#;s no room for crazy bebop in My Country &#;Tis of Thee.
Lisa: But Mr. Largo, that&#;s what My Country&#;s all about!

Gym Teacher: Listen, missy, just tell me why you weren&#;t getting out of the way of those balls.
Lisa: I&#;m too sad.
Gym Teacher: Too sad to play dodgeball? That&#;s ridiculous.

Lisa: Sorry Dad. I know you mean well.
Homer: Thanks for knowing I mean well.

Bleeding Gums Murphy: You know you play pretty well for someone with no real problems.
Lisa: Yeah, but I don&#;t feel any better.
Bleeding Gums Murphy: The Blues isn&#;t about feeling better. It&#;s about making other people feel worse. And making a few bucks while you&#;re at it.

Marge: Lisa, get away from that Jazz man!

Call of the Simpsons

I will not draw naked ladies in class.

Homerabout the credit check: Is that a good siren? Am I approved?
Cowboy Bob (A. Brooks): You ever known a siren to be good? No, Mr. Simpson, it&#;s not. It&#;s a bad siren. That&#;s the computer in case I went blind telling me, “Sell the vehicle to this fellah, you&#;re out of business.”

Cowboy Bob: Mr. Simpson, you&#;re never going to own a better RV. And I don&#;t mean that in a good way.

The Telltale Head

I did not see Elvis.

Homer: A boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center.

TV Announcer: Jebediah Obadiah Zechariah Jedediah Springfield came west in Along the way he met a ferocious bear and killed it with his bare hands. That&#;s B-A-R-E hands. Although modern historians recently uncovered evidence that the bear in fact probably killed him.

Homer: Good going, son! But remember, most lynch mobs aren&#;t this nice.

Life on the Fast Lane

Homer: She&#;s a beauty, isn&#;t she?

Marge: Well it&#;s hard for me to judge—since I&#;ve never bowled in my life!

Homer: Well if you don&#;t want it&#;

Marge: I didn&#;t realize there was so much to this game. What do you charge for lessons?
Jacques (A. Brooks): Twenty-five dollars.
Marge: Twenty-five dollars?
Jacques: It&#;s a forty dollar value.

Jacques: Meet me tomorrow for brunch.
Marge: What’s brunch?
Jacques: You’d love it. It&#;s not quite breakfast, it&#;s not quite lunch but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don’t get completely what you would at breakfast but you get a good meal.

Jacques: Mimosa?
Marge: I’m a married woman. Please don’t call me that!

Jacquesabout Helen Lovejoy: You have a lovely friend there. Let’s hope something runs over her.

Homer: Marge! What a lovely surprise. You’re here to see me, right?
Marge: Of course.

Co-worker: What&#;ll I tell the boss?
Homer: Tell him I’m going to the backseat of my car with the woman I love. And I won’t be back for ten minutes!

Homer&#;s Night Out

I will not call my teacher “hot cakes”.

Homer: Hey, what is this? The Spanish Expedition?

Apu: You look familiar, sir. Are you on the television or something?
Homer: Sorry, buddy. You got me confused with Fred Flintstone.

Homer: I&#;m sorry! I&#;m so sorry!
Marge: Homer, you don&#;t even know why you&#;re apologizing.
Homer: Yes I do. Because I&#;m hungry, my clothes are smelly, and I’m tired.

Mr. Burns: How does he do it, Smithers?

Smithers: He&#;s a love machine, sir.

The Crepes of Wrath

Garlic gum is not funny.

Milhouseabout the cherry bomb: So you gonna flush it?
Bart: What can I say? I got a weakness for the classics.

Principal Skinner: Mr. and Mrs. Simpson. We have transcended incorrigible. I don&#;t think suspension or expulsion will do the trick. I think it behooves us all to consider deportation.
Marge: Deportation? You mean kick Bart out of the country?
Homer: Hear him out, Marge.

Adil: Although officially I am required to hate you, I want you to know I do not feel it in my heart.

Homer: Please! Please, kids! Stop fighting. Maybe Lisa&#;s right about America being the land of opportunity and maybe Adil has a point about the machinery of capitalism being wound with the blood of the workers.

Krusty Gets Busted

They are laughing at me, not with me.

Bart: Comedy, thy name is Krusty.

Apu: What&#;s the matter, sir? Never have I seen you looking so unhappy when purchasing such a large quantity of ice cream.

Robber: Hand over all your money in a paper bag.
Apu: Yes yes. I know the procedure for armed robbery. I do work in a convenience store, you know.

Apu: You can emerge now from my chips. The opportunity to prove yourself a hero is long gone.

Patty showing slides from the Yucatan: This is Selma taking a siesta.
Bartin a souvenir sombrero: Ay carumba.

Chief Wiggum: Ready, Mr. Simpson?
Homer: Yes sir.
Chief Wiggum: Send in the clowns!

Judge: Krusty the Clown, how do you plead?
Krusty: I plead guilty, your honor! {his shocked lawyer whispers in his ear} I mean not guilty. Opening night jitters, your honor.

Reverend Lovejoy: Now we are going to set this pile of evil ablaze, but because these are children&#;s toys the fire will spread quickly. So please stand back and try not to inhale the toxic fumes.

Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer): I&#;m glad we finally disspelled the myth that I&#;m too Uptown for tots.

Sideshow Bob: So what&#;s on your mind, Bart? I bet the other children don&#;t accept you.
Bart: True, Sideshow Bob. But that doesn&#;t bother me.

Krusty: There was one boy who trusted me all along. Bart?
Bart: Yes sir.
Krusty: Thank you.

Some Enchanted Evening

I will not yell “fire” in a crowded classroom.

Moe: Moe’s Tavern.
Bart: Hello, is Al there?
Moe: Al?
Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name Caholic.

Lucille Botz (Penny Marshall): You&#;re a smart young man, Bart. I hope you&#;re smart enough to keep your mouth shut.
Lisa: He isn&#;t.

Homer: Lord help me, I&#;m just not that bright.
Marge: Oh Homer, don&#;t say that. The way I see it, if you raised three children who can knock out and hog tie a perfect stranger you must be doing something right.

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Season 1

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NameFirst AiredRuntimeImageCertified
S01E01 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

December 17,


S01E02 Bart the Genius

January 14,


S01E03 Homer&#;s Odyssey

January 21,


S01E04 There&#;s No Disgrace Like Home

January 28,


S01E05 Bart the General

February 4,


S01E06 Moaning Lisa

February 11,


S01E07 The Call of the Simpsons

February 18,


S01E08 The Telltale Head

February 25,


S01E09 Life on the Fast Lane

March 18,


S01E10 Homer&#;s Night Out

March 25,


S01E11 The Crepes of Wrath

April 15,


S01E12 Krusty Gets Busted

April 29,


S01E13 Some Enchanted Evening

May 13,






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The Simpsons (season 1)

Season of television series

Season of television series

The Simpsons
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DVD cover featuring the Simpsons family sitting on their couch watching television inside a TV

Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Original networkFox
Original releaseDecember 17, &#;()&#;–
May 13, &#;()

Season 2

List of episodes

The first season of the American animated television series The Simpsons originally aired on the Fox network between December 17, , and May 13, , beginning with the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire." The executive producers for the first production season were Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon.

The series was originally set to debut in autumn with the episode "Some Enchanted Evening", (which was meant to introduce the main characters),[2] but during the first screening of the episode, the producers discovered that the animation was so poor that 70% of the episode needed to be redone.[3]

The producers considered aborting the series if the next episode turned out as bad, but it suffered from only easily fixable problems. The producers convinced Fox to move the debut to December 17, and aired "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" as the first episode of the series.[2] The first season won one Emmy Award, and received four additional nominations.[4] The DVD boxset was released on September 25, , in Region 1 and September 24, , in both Region 2 and Region 4.

With a total of 13 episodes, this is the shortest season of the show to date.

Voice cast & characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble and various others
  • Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier and various others
  • Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum
  • Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson
  • Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Lenny Leonard, Kent Brockman, and Reverend Lovejoy


Guest stars[edit]



The Simpsons first season was Fox network's first TV series to rank among a season's top 30 highest-rated shows.[5] It won an Emmy and received four additional nominations. Although television shows are limited to one episode per category, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was considered a separate special and nominated alongside fellow episode "Life on the Fast Lane" for Outstanding Animated Program; "Life on the Fast Lane" won. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was also nominated for "Outstanding Editing in a Miniseries or Special", while "The Call of the Simpsons" was nominated for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special". The main theme song, composed by Danny Elfman, was nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music".[4]


On Metacritic, a site which uses a weighted mean score, the season scored a 79/ from six critics, translating to "generally favorable reviews". However, the show was controversial from its beginning. The rebellious lead character at the time, Bart, frequently received no punishment for his misbehavior, which led some parents to characterize him as a poor role model for children.[7] Several US public schools even banned The Simpsonsmerchandise and t-shirts, such as one featuring Bart and the caption "Underachiever ('And proud of it, man!')".[8] Despite the ban, The Simpsons merchandise sold well and generated US$2 billion in revenue during the first 14 months of sales.[8]


See also: List of The Simpsons episodes

DVD release[edit]

The DVD boxset for season one was released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in the United States and Canada in September , eleven years after it had completed broadcast on television. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material including deleted scenes, Animatics, and commentaries for every episode. The commentaries were recorded in late [33] When the first season DVD was released in , it quickly became the best-selling television DVD in history, although it was later overtaken by the first season of Chappelle's Show.[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ abGroening, Matt (). The Simpsons season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Some Enchanted Evening" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  2. ^Silverman, David (). The Simpsons season 1 DVD commentary for the episode "Some Enchanted Evening" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  3. ^ abEmmy Awards official siteArchived February 15, , at the Wayback Machine "The Simpsons" "–" Retrieved on July 3,
  4. ^"TV Ratings: –". Retrieved
  5. ^Rosenbaum, Martin (). "Is The Simpsons still subversive?". BBC News. Retrieved
  6. ^ abGriffiths, Nick (). "America's First Family". The Times Magazine. pp.&#;25, 27–
  7. ^ abHenry, Matthew (April ). "Don't Ask me, I'm Just a Girl: Feminism, Female Identity, and The Simpsons". The Journal of Popular Culture. 40 (2): – doi/jx.
  8. ^"NIELSENS; A 'Grand' entrance for NBC". USA Today. January 24, p.&#;D.
  9. ^"NIELSENS; AMA gets the popular votes". USA Today. January 31, p.&#;D.
  10. ^"NIELSENS; 'Amen,' wedded to ratings win". USA Today. February 7, p.&#;D.
  11. ^"NIELSENS; 'Faith' abides for No.1 NBC". USA Today. February 14, p.&#;D.
  12. ^"NIELSENS; 'Home Videos' a hit for ABC". USA Today. February 21, p.&#;D.
  13. ^"NIELSENS; 'Videos' is a repeat winner". USA Today. February 28, p.&#;D.
  14. ^"NIELSENS; 'Simpsons' soar for No.4 Fox". USA Today. March 21, p.&#;D.
  15. ^"NIELSENS; Fox builds Sunday strength". USA Today. March 28, p.&#;D.
  16. ^unknown (April 27, ). "The Ratings. TV chart for week of April&#;9—15,&#;". Entertainment Weekly. TV ARTICLE. Published in issue #11 Apr&#;27,
  17. ^unknown (May 11, ). "The Ratings". Entertainment Weekly. TV ARTICLE. Published in issue #13 May 11,
  18. ^"NIELSENS; Sunday night sinks NBC". USA Today. May 16, p.&#;D.
  19. ^
  20. ^Lambert, David (September 19, ). "Chapelle's Show—S1 DVD Passes The Simpsons As #1 All-Time TV-DVD; Celebrates by Announcing Season 2!". Archived from the original on July 4, Retrieved July 3,
  21. ^ ab"Simpsons, The&#;— The Complete 1st Season". TV Shows on Archived from the original on Retrieved
  22. ^ abc"The Simpsons Season 1 DVD". The Simpsons Shop. Archived from the original on October 11, Retrieved
  23. ^ abc"The Simpsons Make Their DVD Debut In Fox Home Entertainment's Worldwide Release Of The Simpsons Season One Collector's Edition DVD Box Set". Business Wire. Berkshire Hathaway. July 11, Archived from the original on August 3, Retrieved June 5, &#; via

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The first season originally aired from December 17, with "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", to May 13, with "Some Enchanted Evening". Matt Groening, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon were the show runners of the season.[1]

The Simpsons and the season was intended to debut in fall of with "Some Enchanted Evening", which also includes much of the main characters' debut.[2] But, after the workprint of the episode was met unfavourably and being deemed as unusable, 70% of its animation had to be redone, thus delaying "Some Enchanted Evening" until having finally being aired as the season finale on May 13, [3] It was originally thought that subsequent episodes such as "Bart the Genius" would turn out just as bad as "Some Enchanted Evening" but there were only minor problems in production that were fortunately easy to fix and were suitable for airing.[4] As "Some Enchanted Evening" was being overhauled, the producers decided to replace it with the season's Christmas special, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", on December 17, as the season premiere.[2] The timing was very fortunate, as the episode would have had to be aired in the Christmas holidays of regardless of any other issues. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" would also become The Simpsons' first ever episode broadcast.

The season won an Emmy award and had four other nominations. "Life on the Fast Lane" won "Outstanding Animated Program," for which "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was also a nominee. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominated for "Outstanding Editing in a Miniseries or Special"; "The Call of the Simpsons" was nominated for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special"; and "The Simpsons Theme," composed by Danny Elfman, was nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music".[5]

All 13 episodes of Season 1, including extras such as the "Some Enchanted Evening" workprint, were released on DVD on September 25, in Region 1 and September 24, in Regions 2 and 4. It is the first of the Complete Seasons of The Simpsons released in boxsets for home media.


"Some Enchanted Evening" was originally intended to be broadcast in the fall of , which would have made it the first episode of the season and of the series.[2] However, the workprint was of such poor quality that the series premiere was delayed, as the episode had to be redone. 70 percent of "Some Enchanted Evening" had to be redone, so the episode remained in production until being broadcast at last on May 13, , which made it the season's final episode. The FOX producers persuaded the Simpsons creative team to open the series "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" airing it just before Christmas the same year on December 17, as it had to be for it was a making it the season premiere and The Simpsons first episode. As the episode was a Christmas special, the producers were already locked into airing it on or near that date. The producers considered aborting The Simpsons completely if the second episode in production, "Bart the Genius", turned out as bad as "Some Enchanted Evening". Fortunately, only minor errors were present, which were easily fixed.[4]

During this season, Judd Apatow submitted a script which saw Homer being hypnotized into thinking he was The script has been produced into an episode entitled "Bart's New Friend" that aired in season 26 on January 11,


  • In the # column;
    • The first number refers to the order it aired during the entire series.
    • The second number refers to the episode number within its season.
  • The production code refers to the code assigned to the episode by the production team. The first two characters refer to the season the episode was made for: 7F for season two, 8F for season three. The second number is the order the episode was produced, not the airing order.
Picture # Original title (top)
Alternate title (bottom)
Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire promo.png1 - 1 "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

"The Simpsons Christmas Special"

December 17, David SilvermanMimi Pond7G08
Christmas is coming, and it's going to be a difficult one due to the family's financial woes: Homer's expected Christmas bonus at work doesn't come through, and the family is forced to spend money previously set aside for shopping on an expensive tattoo removal procedure for Bart. Homer tries to earn money by other means such as being a department store Santa Claus, and the family does their best to have a good holiday in spite of the circumstances.
Bart the Genius.jpg2 - 2 "Bart the Genius"January 14, David SilvermanJon Vitti7G02
Springfield Elementary School has an intelligence test, and Bart cheats by switching his name with that of class brain Martin Prince on their test papers. With his name associated with Martin's test score, Bart is considered to be a genius. Bart is then enrolled at the Enriched Learning Center for Gifted Children, but struggles both academically and socially at his new school. With no one aware that Bart cheated, Homer and Bart develop a close father/son relationship. Everything goes back to normal, however, when Bart confesses to the switch.

Guest starring: Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel and Ms. Melon.

Homer's Odyssey (Mr. Burns Looking Out the Window).png3 - 3 "Homer's Odyssey"January 21, Wes ArcherJay Kogen & Wallace Wolodarsky7G03
Homer is fired after he causes an accident due to being distracted by greeting Bart and his class on their field trip to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Depressed and unemployed, Homer considers suicide until he notices the dangers around town and becomes a safety crusader. When Homer targets the nuclear power plant, Mr. Burns re-hires him and promotes him to safety inspector.
There's No Disgrace Like Home (Promotional image).png4 - 4 "There's No Disgrace Like Home"January 28, Gregg Vanzo &
Kent Butterworth
Al Jean & Mike Reiss7G04
The Simpson family attends the company picnic at the Burns manor. After seeing the other families at the picnic, Homer notices his own family's shortcomings and dysfunctions and decides to improve everyone's behavior, pawning the family's television set to pay for a family therapy session at Dr. Marvin Monroe's clinic. The session is a flop, but when Homer forces Monroe to honor his "double your money back" guarantee, the family ends up with enough money to buy a much better TV.
General Bart (Bart the General).png5 - 5 "Bart the General"February 4, David Silverman John Swartzwelder7G05
Bart runs afoul of Nelson Muntz, the school bully, who begins attacking Bart every day after school. Homer suggests fighting back, which does not work. Desperate for a solution, Bart visits Grampa for advice. Grampa takes Bart to meet Herman, who suggests that Bart rally all of the school children and declare war on Nelson. Bart and his army attack Nelson and successfully manage to convince him to give up his bullying ways.
Moaning Lisa.jpg6 - 6 "Moaning Lisa"February 11, Wes Archer Al Jean & Mike Reiss 7G06
Lisa is continually unhappy, and it begins to affect her performance at school. Nothing that Marge and Homer try seems to help. Lisa then meets jazz musician and fellow saxophone player Bleeding Gums Murphy, who helps Lisa to express her depression by playing the blues on her sax. They write a blues number together, and the family visits a jazz club to hear Bleeding Gums sing and play it.

Guest starring: Ron Taylor as Bleeding Gums Murphy and Miriam Flynn as Ms. Barr.

Bigfoot Homer.png7 - 7 "The Call of the Simpsons"February 18, Wes Archer John Swartzwelder 7G09
The Simpsons go camping in their dilapidated RV, and problems arise when the RV is destroyed by falling off a cliff. The family are separated in the woods, where Maggie is cared for by bears and Homer (who has lost his clothes and is wearing a heavy coating of mud instead) is mistaken for a hideous Bigfoot-like monster. Homer is captured and taken to a lab, and not allowed to return home until the scientists are convinced that he really is a human being.

Guest starring: Albert Brooks as Cowboy Bob.

Bart Worried About the Statue (The Telltale Head).png8 - 8 "The Telltale Head"February 25, Rich MooreAl Jean, Mike Reiss, Sam Simon & Matt Groening 7G07
The episode opens with Bart and Homer being chased and cornered by an angry mob, and Bart has the severed head of Jebediah Springfield's statue. Bart explains his actions: He cut off the head to impress a trio of troublemakers he was trying to make friends with, but the stunt backfired as the act of vandalism outraged the whole town, including Bart's three would-be friends. Bart then confessed to his family what he had done, and Homer, feeling responsible, agreed to help him put the head back. Finishing his story, Bart says the incident made him realize he was taking the town's heritage for granted, of which they were all guilty. Touched by the story, the crowd forgives Bart, and he puts the head back.
Life on the Fast Lane.jpg9 - 9 "Life on the Fast Lane"March 18, David Silverman John Swartzwelder 7G11
Marge becomes unhappy when her birthday present from Homer is a bowling ball (which he clearly intended for himself) as she does not even bowl. To spite Homer, Marge sets out to learn to bowl, and ends up taking lessons from an instructor named Jacques, who pursues an affair with her. Marge nearly gives in, but at the last minute chooses to stay with Homer, surprising him by showing up at the nuclear power plant.

Guest starring: Albert Brooks as Jacques.

Princess Kashmir & Homer.png10 - 10 "Homer's Night Out"March 25, Rich Moore Jon Vitti 7G10
Bart takes a picture of Homer dancing with Princess Kashmir, a belly dancer. The photo is then copied all over Springfield, and when Marge sees it she at first thinks that Homer is having an affair. Homer explains the photo, but a still-angry Marge kicks him out of the house and demands that Homer introduce Bart to Princess Kashmir in person to show him that women are not sex objects.

Guest Starring: Sam McMurray as Gulliver Dark.

The Crepes of Wrath.png11 - 11 "The Crepes of Wrath"April 15, Wesley Archer & Milton GrayGeorge Meyer, Sam Simon, John Swartzwelder & Jon Vitti7G13
After Bart blows up Springfield Elementary's toilets by flushing a cherry bomb, Principal Skinner decides to put Bart into a student exchange program. Bart ends up in France, where he is hosted by a pair of criminals and becomes a national hero when he exposes their plan to spike wine with antifreeze. Back in Springfield, the Simpsons host an Albanian student named Adil. Unbeknownst to the family, he is actually a spy in search of nuclear secrets. Touched by Adil's interest in his work, Homer ends up giving Adil the secrets he's after by showing him all over the nuclear plant.
Krusty the Robber.png12 - 12 "Krusty Gets Busted"April 29, Brad BirdJay Kogen & Wallace Wolodarsky 7G12
Krusty the Clown is accused, tried, and convicted of robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, and Sideshow Bob takes his place as TV show host. Bart, however, believes that Krusty was framed. He enlists Lisa's help, and together they uncover evidence showing that the robber was actually Sideshow Bob in disguise. Krusty is freed and Sideshow Bob goes to jail, thus beginning the long-standing enmity between Sideshow Bob and Bart.

Guest starring: Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob.

Lucille Botz - Some Enchanted Evening.png13 - 13 "Some Enchanted Evening"May 13, David Silverman &
Kent Butterworth
Matt Groening & Sam Simon 7G01
Homer and Marge spend an evening out on the town, leaving the children with a babysitter named Ms. Botz. Bart and Lisa, however, learn from watching TV that Ms. Botz is actually a wanted fugitive named Lucille Botzkowski, better known as the "Babysitter Bandit". They succeed in capturing the sitter, but Homer, ignorant of her real identity, turns her loose.

Guest starring: Penny Marshall as Lucille Botz, June Foray as Babysitting receptionist and Paul Willson as Howard, Sr.

Season 1 episodes script covers[edit]

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DVD Release[edit]

Season 1 was released on DVD by 20th Century Fox in Region 2 and 4 on September 24, , and on September 25, in Region 1. While primarily consisting of the original 13 episodes, the DVD release features bonus material including deleted scenes, Animatics, and commentaries for every episode. The set sold million units, becoming the highest-selling television program on DVD—a record which it held until October when it was passed by the first season of Chappelle's Show.[6]


The season won an Emmy award and had four other nominations. "Life on the Fast Lane" won "Outstanding Animated Program," for which "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was also a nominee. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominated for "Outstanding Editing in a Miniseries or Special"; "The Call of the Simpsons" was nominated for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special"; and "The Simpsons Theme," composed by Danny Elfman, was nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music."[5]


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