The Simpsons : A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family

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9780060193485: The Simpsons : A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family

What was Maggie's first word and who played her voice?

What makes Homer say "Mmmm..."?

What is the name of the three-eyed fish?

In 1987, a series of thirty-second animated shorts introduced an unsuspecting public to a family called the Simpsons. It was love at first sight. This snappy dialogue, unbridled irreverence, and satirical wit made them a runaway hit, quickly earning them their own prime-time show and the undying devotion of millions of remarkably intelligent fans just like you. Today, after a decade of nonstop hilarity, The Simpsons has become the longest-running animated series of all time.

Now, with this official guide to The Simpsons, you can stroll down memory lane with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa , and Maggie and relive this sidesplitting, bladder-bursting fun of your favorite episodes. Yep, in these hallowed pages you'll find plot summaries. character biographies, memorable lines, chalkboard sayings, esoteric referencesand a whole lot morefrom every show aired during the fist eight seasons.

So impress your friends and send your enemies into fits of jealous rage, tidbits, and cold, hard facts, this fun-filled trivia tome could make you the ultimate authority on the goings-on in the little town of Springfield.

You get: A guide to every "Simpsons" episode known to mankind! An actual introduction by creator Matt Groening! A dazzling array of guest stars! Humorous couch gags! The complete works of Itchy & Scratchy! Stuff you may have missed! Homeris-mmms! Bart's chalkboard sayings! Geniune Krusty Brand products! Outfit yourself with the conversational stylings and trivia know-how that will prove you and delight of social gatherings and summit meetings across the globe! A surefire way to spice up your life! This book and you...a sizzling combination!

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Review:

Nearly a decade into their run, it's clear that The Simpsons is one of the best-loved and most influential television shows to come down the pike in a long while. If the show's attitude was a little less pervasive, this encyclopedic book would be aimed solely at Simpsons addicts. But that's not entirely true--Matt Groening and Ray Richmond have created a book that is essential for anyone interested in where TV is today. That's not to suggest that the book is serious, though--it's not. The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (that's debatable, but who cares?) is a collection of everything related to the show, from all the "couch gags" during the end of the opening credits, to the complete words to the theme song from The Itchy and Scratchy Show. There are broadcast dates, credits, and hidden jokes for every episode. You'll even find a list of things that make Homer go "Mmm..."

If you're a fan of the show, you'll be hard-pressed to find fault with Ray Richmond's collection. The only glaring one is that the stills often look a little blurry. Oh, and couldn't they have come up with a funnier title? But that's nitpicking. Simpsons fans, you know what to do.

About the Author:

Matt Groening is the creator of The SimpsonsTM and the Life in HellTM cartoon series.

He has published numerous cartoon books including The Simpsons Fun in the Sun Book, With Love from Hell, The Simpsons Rainy Day Fun Book, The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album, The Simpsons Xmas Book, and Simpsons Comics Simps-O-Rama. His Life in HellTM cartoon collections have sold more than 1.5 million copies combined.

Groening lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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