The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional
family called the Simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish
unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart
is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the
unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier
loving silent infant.
The Simpsons are a very politically incorrect family. Homer works with
pride in a nuclear power plant run with more regard for profit that safety.
His wife is Marge, a kind of supermom. They have three kids: Bart, an
underachiever ("and proud of it"), Lisa (who is as serious and responsible
as Bart isn't), and Maggie.
The Simpsons is the ultimate (if very unorthodox) nuclear family. Homer,
the lovable dufus father, stumbles apathetic ally through his family life
and work at the local nuclear power plant. Marge, the overbearing but
responsible mother, Bart, the 4th grade underachiever and nemesis to
Springfield elementary's principal, Lisa, the brainy and responsible 8 year
old, and Maggie, the oft-forgotten baby, round out the family. Based on a
series of small cartoon sketches from the Tracy Ullman show, the Simpsons
enjoy many wacky exploits in their hometown and beyond. Other characters
include an incompetent lawyer, the tyrranical nuclear power plant owner,
the too-perfect neighbors (the Flanders) of the Simpsons, and the less than
perfect "Klown", Krusty. Colorful characters and situations abound.