The Simpsons(1989 - )
About the show
The Simpsons (currently in its 24th season) is the longest-running sitcom on television and the longest-running primetime animated series in television history. They have become icons in pop culture, along the many weird and wonderful inhabitants of Springfield.
The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not the typical "family man." The nuclear plant foreman does his best to lead his irreverant family, but often finds that they are the ones who lead him. Nevertheless, the Simpson family stays together -- no matter what the dilemma is. That family includes loving, blue-haired matriarch Marge, troublemaking son Bart, overachieving daughter Lisa, and baby Maggie. The family never ages, but the town of Springfield continues to change with the times. Citizens of Springfield are most often voiced by cast members Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer.
Over the long run of The Simpsons, many celebrities have come to appear on the show in animation form. Notable guest voice stars have included (but not limited to) Michael Jackson (as a mental patient who thought he was -- naturally -- Michael Jackson), Bob Hope, Dustin Hoffman, Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, Kathleen Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Johnny Carson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Britney Spears, *NSync, Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, and the Rolling Stones.
Matt Groening, its creator, first introduced us to America's favorite dysfunctional family back in the late 1980's as a filler in-between skits on The Tracey Ullman Show. It wasn't too long after The Simpsons had their own show on Fox and is still going as strong as ever today.
The Simpsons has received 18 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, Golden Globe nomination, 16 Annie Awards, as well as a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among many other awards and nominations.
Update:The Simpsons was based on darwings by Matt Groning that he did in school and James L. Brooks wanted do a show about it.
Final use of the original 1990 intro from "Lisa the Drama Queen" in 2009
New HD version of the opening sequence from the 400th episode, starting in 2009
Short opening from season 3 (1991-1992)
Intro for the 500th episode from 2012 with a montage of couch gags
Intro for the 200th episode
Intro for the 100th episode
From s20e18 "Father Knows Worst". A-Capella version performed by Canvas.
Ending from "Moaning Lisa"
Standard closing theme (1991-present)
Ending from "Bart the General"
Closing credits from "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
Closing credits from the original Fox airing (or rerun) of Simpsons episode 9F03 (Itchy and Scratchy: the Movie).