A Brilliant, funny show which has sadly since become mainstream, like all of FOX's new "shows". The general concensus of regular simpsons fans agree that it became this sometime around the 2001-2002 season(season 12). Occasionally, there is a standout episode, however.
The Simpsons was easily the funniest thing on TV until Family Guy came out.
1. The greatest show on network TV. Also the inspiration for every modern, primetime, cartoon series (watch family guy and compare themes to old episodes of the Simpsons). It has evolved from just a 'funny show' to a program that takes satirical cracks at American society and certain current events. This natural evolution is completely normal, and for all the poser simpsons fans out there who think it's 'not funny anymore' have obviously missed the point.
2. An excellent teaching tool for showing foreigners what American culture is like.
Season 16, episode 6 of the Simpsons - MidnightRx looks at America's privatized healthcare system and the rising of perscription drug cost's effects on cross-border medicine sales.
A really funny cartoon with a fat and stupid, but really cool father (Homer,) Marge is the mother with blue hair and the hairstyle looks like the bride of Frankenstein, and three funny kids with spikey hair. (Bart, Lisa and Maggie.)
The Simpsons have been on the air for almost 17 years.