", Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_The_Simpsons_episodes&oldid=985282335, Lists of American adult animated television series episodes, Articles with dead external links from October 2013, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas", "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars? [7] The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and 27, 2007 and grossed US$526.2 million worldwide. [3], Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast 687 episodes, as of October 11, 2020. It turns out that one of Meyers Sr.'s lame stick-figure characters, "Manic Mailman", was actually plagiarized by the US Postal Service, which results in a huge cash settlement for the Itchy & Scratchy studio. When Bart and Chester try to prove that Chester created the cartoon to the C.E.O of Itchy and Scratchy, Roger Meyers Jr., they are thrown out by security. ", This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 02:04. 4 of 13 people found this review helpful. Scratchy / Use the HTML below. [16] Due to this success, Fox decided to switch The Simpsons' timeslot in hopes of higher ratings for the shows airing after it. Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, the mouse from their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy." Bart is happy for Chester, but becomes saddened when he realizes that by helping Chester, he has bankrupted and shut down the production company for Itchy & Scratchy. We didn't need an episode about Itchy's origins. [15], With its first season, The Simpsons became the Fox network's first series to rank among the top thirty highest-rated shows of a television season. (voice). A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again, The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be. We also have the bum living with the Simpsons for a while- haven't they already taken enough people in? [1] The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a pitch for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. [18][21], The film examines the "cultural phenomenon" of The Simpsons and includes interviews with both the cast and some fans of the show. They decide to take it to court. The Day the Violence Died is one of the lackluster episodes. Check out our picks for family friendly movies movies that transcend all ages. Judge Snyder / You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Written by @NellSco", "@Boy203Justin @tsnfua @Jordan22706479 @TheSimpsons A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas", Al Jean's Twitter – A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas Writer", ". [8] The first twenty seasons are available on DVD in regions 1, 2, and 4, with the twentieth season released on both DVD and Blu-ray in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. Stream full episodes online & watch live Sundays at 8/7c! Bart now believes Chester, but the nitrate print of the film catches fire, eliminating their only proof. The Simpsons is an Emmy Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy. The Simpsons® is a registered trademark of 20th Century Fox. [10] Another two years later, on July 20, 2019, it was announced that Season 19 would be released on December 3, 2019, on DVD. Even so, Bart decides to help Chester. But above all else, the song about a constitutional amendment on flag burning is great. @thesimpsons Excellent zoom read today", ". It is the longest-running prime-time animated series and longest-running sitcom in the United States. 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Title: Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Groening named each character (other than Bart) after members of his own family. [1][2] After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime-time hit show. This is the one where: Beloved comedian Phil Hartman made his last Simpsons appearance voicing Troy McClure. It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. [17] The series moved from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday nights to the same time on Thursdays, where it competed with The Cosby Show, the number one show at the time. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=The_Day_the_Violence_Died&oldid=931194. Bart follows it to "Bum Town", where he meets a homeless man named Chester, who claims that he created Itchy of the Itchy & Scratchy cartoons, and indeed cartoon violence itself. The problem is that this bankrupts the company that makes the cartoons.I think the main problem with this episode is that it has no purpose to exist. The ending with Lester and Eliza also doesn't work for me, maybe because it was a bit unsubtle.But there is some good in this episode. When Bart removes the image from the frame, an autograph is evident in which Lampwick dedicated the image to Roger Meyers Sr., and encourages keep drawing, as he clearly suffers from a "lack of talent". As proof, Chester shows Bart and Milhouse an animated short he made in the 1920s, in which Itchy is the star and goes about his usual violent tendencies. [19] Ratings wise, new episodes of The Cosby Show beat The Simpsons every time during the second season and The Simpsons eventually fell out of the top ten. But it probably could have been done in another episode. How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?