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The Simpsons Plot Summary
The Simpsons family debuted in short animated cartoons on The Tracey Ullman Show before being spun off into their own half-hour series. These shorts, also called "bumpers", aired before and after commercial breaks during the first three seasons of the show. In recent years, Ullman has jokingly stated that she "breast-fed the yellow people". All of them were written by Matt Groening and animated at Klasky-Csupo by a team of animators consisting of David Silverman, Wes Archer, and Bill Kopp. The characters' yellow skin color was invented by colorist Georgi Peluse, so people would think the tint control was broken on their TV set, as a high tint setting can cause a fair-skinned person's skin to appear yellowish. In the beginning, the drawings appeared very crude because the animators were more or less just tracing over Groening's storyboards, but as the series developed, so did the designs and layouts of the characters and the "Simpsons drawing style" was

The Simpsons episode list

Good Night Season 1 Episode 1
Good Night was the first ever Simpsons short to air on The Tracey Ullman Show. The five main family members - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie - were first introduced in this short. Homer and Marge attempt to calm their children to sleep, with the opposite results. Maggie can be heard saying "good night". She rarely talks throughout the run of the series.

Watching TV Season 1 Episode 2
Bart and Lisa quarrel during commercial breaks over what channel they'll watch. Repeatedly Maggie comes up to the television and changes the channel. Later Homer is saying some speech about family matters then stops when the show comes back on. A piece of music from the Tracey Ullman show plays at one part or another during the short.

Jumping Bart Season 1 Episode 3
Homer makes several attempts to have Bart jump into his arms. Each time Bart jumps Homer is distracted and fails to catch him. Towards the end of the episode boxing gloves are delivered, presumably the ones used in the episode Punching Bag.

Babysitting Maggie Season 1 Episode 4
Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie. They watch TV while Maggie gets electrocuted, falls down the stairs, and falls off the roof. Maggie sticks a fork in an electrical socket thereby electocuting herself, she crawls up the stairs and falls down them in insane Slinky fashion then she climbs onto the roof in hot pursuit of a butterfly, and falls off it.

The Pacifier Season 1 Episode 5
Lisa and Bart try to get Maggie to stop sucking on her pacifier, but Maggie, who has an entire drawer full of them, refuses to kick the habit.

Burping Contest Season 1 Episode 6
Despite Marge's objections, Bart, Lisa and even Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp

Dinner Time Season 1 Episode 7
Marge serves the family purple goop for dinner, insisting that they say grace first.

Making Faces Season 2 Episode 1
Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.

The Funeral Season 2 Episode 2
Bart is determined to see his uncle's corpse...but not for long. This is the only appearance of Uncle Hubert.

Maggie's Brain Season 2 Episode 3
Bart and Lisa wonder what's inside Maggie's mind.

Football Season 2 Episode 4
Homer teaches Bart about the importance of Football.

House of Cards Season 2 Episode 5
Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa & Maggie make noises that have the "house" fall every time.

Bart and Homer's Dinner Season 2 Episode 6
Bart can't stomach it when he and Homer are forced to fend for themselves.

Space Patrol Season 2 Episode 7
Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out. Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord. However, his head accidentally plops into it and the jug is left stuck on his head. Lisa "frees" Bart from the jug using a croquet mallet. Lisa and Maggie then hide, allowing Bart, stumbling in a daze amongst pieces of the precious broken jug lying on the floor, to take the blame.

Bart's Haircut Season 2 Episode 8
Bart has his hair cut too short by a barber. This is the first time we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

World War III Season 2 Episode 9
Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill... in the middle of the night.

The Perfect Crime Season 2 Episode 10
Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies. Bart attempts to steal them, but burns his fingers trying to pick them up. Everyone except Bart and Maggie leave the kitchen to let them cool down, and Bart takes this opportunity to swipe them, muttering to himself "Aha! The perfect crime!" Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty. Marge suspects Maggie of eating the cookies, but as a witness she knows exactly who took them and guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. His family catch him lying on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs. Looking up at them with his stomach full, he groans, "There is no perfect crime." His head bangs back down on the ground and Maggie, secretively, snacks on an uneaten cookie.

Scary Stories Season 2 Episode 11
Bart tells Lisa & Maggie a series of scary stories (in the middle of the dark) only to believe they're coming true.

Grampa and the Kids Season 2 Episode 12
Grampa spends time with the kids. This is Grampa's first appearance.

Gone Fishin' (Sort of) Season 2 Episode 13
Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. Later on they hit rapids and Homer is almost knocked unconscious. They later fall off of a waterfall.

Skateboarding Season 2 Episode 14
Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard...or is it the other way around.

The Pagans Season 2 Episode 15
The kids discuss paganism. This is the first time Bart calls his dad "Homer".

Closeted Season 2 Episode 16
Bart locks himself in the closet, and when he busts out, he finds out that the family has gone out without him.

The Aquarium Season 2 Episode 17
At an aquarium Bart swims with the sharks...literally. This is the first time we see a naked Simpsons character. This also marks Lisa Simpson saying the word hell in this short.

Family Portrait Season 2 Episode 18
Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait.

Bart's Hiccups Season 2 Episode 19
Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups...the hard way.

The Money Jar Season 2 Episode 20
The kids try to steal money from Marge's money jar..

The Art Museum Season 2 Episode 21
The Simpsons go to the art museum. This is the first time we hear Bart say "Whoooa, Mama!".

Zoo Story Season 2 Episode 22
Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a faceful of poo for his trouble. This is the shortest Simpsons Short.

Shut Up, Simpsons Season 3 Episode 1
Maggie squeaks her toy, causing a chain reaction of anger in the family.

Shell Game Season 3 Episode 2
Bart tries to hide the cookies he stole from the jar from his parents.

The Bart Simpson Show Season 3 Episode 3
Bart puts on his own show after Homer tells him to stop watching cartoons. First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy. This is the first time we hear Lisa call her dad "Homer".

Punching Bag Season 3 Episode 4
Bart, Lisa and eventually Marge take out their frustrations on a punching bag with Homer's picture on it.

Simpsons Christmas Season 3 Episode 5
Bart's version of Christmas.

The Krusty the Clown Show Season 3 Episode 6
The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. First appearance of Krusty the Clown.

Bart the Hero Season 3 Episode 7
Sent out to exercise, Bart foils a robbery attempt.

Bart's Little Fantasy Season 3 Episode 8
Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room.

Scary Movie Season 3 Episode 9
Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Happy Little Elves Return" (much to Bart's dismay), but Bart convinces the girls to see "Space Mutants" instead. Guess who's the scaredy-cat!

Home Hypnotism Season 3 Episode 10
Homer tries hypnosis to calm down his crazy kids.

Shoplifting Season 3 Episode 11
Bart's attempt to swipe some chocolate is foiled.

Echo Canyon Season 3 Episode 12
The family drives to Echo Canyon, takes turns making echoes, and Bart almost makes a boulder crunch the family car.

Bathtime Season 3 Episode 13
Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", only to flood the bathroom. this is the last Simpsons short in which we see a naked Simpsons character.

Bart's Nightmare Season 3 Episode 14
In this sequel to "Shell Game", Bart has a nightmare after eating every single cookie from the cookie jar.

Bart of the Jungle Season 3 Episode 15
The kids swing from the trees off Homer's ties.

Family Therapy Season 3 Episode 16
Homer takes the family to a psychologist. This is last Tracey Ullman Short we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

Maggie in Peril (Chapter One) Season 3 Episode 17
Bart kicks Maggie's ball out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back. (To be Continued...)

Maggie in Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion) Season 3 Episode 18
Part 2. Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen.

TV Simpsons Season 3 Episode 19
Homer attempts to fix the television antenna on the roof.


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