Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family

Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family

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by Matt Groening, Ray Richmond, Antonia Coffman
     
 

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It's hard to believe that the Simpsons have been around for more than a decade. Today, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series of all time (dethroning The Flintstones in February 1997), and an intrinsic part of pop culture.

The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal

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Overview

It's hard to believe that the Simpsons have been around for more than a decade. Today, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series of all time (dethroning The Flintstones in February 1997), and an intrinsic part of pop culture.

The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal decade. Arranged by season, the book covers each episode of the television show, with the special episodes (the annual Halloween show, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" and "Krusty Gets Kancelled") receiving eyeball-busting two-page spreads. In addition, special sidebars are sprinkled throughout, showing:

  • Simpsons firsts
  • Bart's chalkboard lines
  • Top Homerisms
  • An Itchy & Scratchy filmography
  • A Springfield timeline
  • Things the audience may have missed

Highlighting the best of every show, The Simpsons is the ultimate celebration of the cartoon family that has kept the world in stitches. It is the ultimate must-have for all Simpsons aficionados.

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Editorial Reviews

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Listen up, Simpsons fans. Even if you've got every episode memorized, you'll still find something new in this fantastic guide to the show. Each episode in the first eight seasons is covered, and there are plenty of extras, like the hilarious Itchy & Scratchy filmography and a complete listing of the movies spoofed on the show.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060952525
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
The Simpsons Episode Guides
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
460,821
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Groening, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning series The Simpsons, as well as creator of the cartoon strip "Life in Hell" and the animated FOX television series Futurama, is the man responsible for bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family. In addition, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group in 1993 and currently serves as publisher of The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Simpsons Episode Guides, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man Comics, Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, the annual Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Futurama Comics and more than 36 comic compilations, as well as many instant classics including Bart Simpsons Guide to Life, The Simpsons Handbook and The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album.

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Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a must have for a Simpsons lover.It has information on every episode from 1989 to1997 and it has a sequel out now called 'Simpsons Forever'.
crazycatCT More than 1 year ago
Great book for a Simpsons fan. lots of fun to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has everything from every episode up to the date it was written. Amaze your friends by answering all their trivia questions perfectly. Hey, it worked for me. The layout the book has is easy to understand. It has EVERYTHING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the coolest Simpsons book ever, giving character descriptions and a description of every episode and the things they make fun of. The book is literally a Simpsons Bible and is a must-have for every fan! --Junior at Georgetown High School in Texas
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for any simpsons fan. U have to read theis book its told me all the stuff i nead to know about my favriote family!!! Please read this book And also get their first season on DVD
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tells you everything you ever wanted to know about every Simpsons episode ever made up to 1997. Gives you some interesting facts, and things that you would never know without reading this book. A truly awesome book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great, and as one the greatest simpsons fans out there I want to recommend this book to everyone because THE SIMPSONS IS THE GREATEST SHOW EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE SIMPSONS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The book tells things about each character of the simpsons such as Mr. Burns, Homer or even Apu. It also gives information about each episode
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trust me , if you love the simpsons , you'll love this book . It features EVERYTHING about the show . Hell , it evens features movie refrences ! (for example when Homer is chasing a car with golf clubs , they say it's a reference to terminator 2). I love this book and you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is an exiting book about the popular TV show. it has information on most of the episodes and is fun, especially for younger readers. However the information on each episode is too short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
helps u to get to know all your favorite episodes, c things u missed
Guest More than 1 year ago
As one of the very many simpson books I have, I find this book to be the best I have. It gives you an inside look of basically everything in little ol' springfield. Anyway in conclusion, this book is a very, very, very good read. And I mean very!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book in Moab, Utah around 1998 as a souviner. I'm 15 and ever since I've gotten the book I've read it every night before I go to bed. It has so many episodes I can usually find one I haven't read in a while and still get a laugh out of it. It also has some good things that you may have missed. A great stocking stuffer/present.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually got this book for my birthday unexpectedly. Once I picked it up, I really couldn't put it down. It's very funny, and I've even tried to watch an episode and follow along with the book. It really draws attention to obscure details.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Simpsons' first 8 seasons are reviewed in this book, and descriptions are given of episodes, Tracy Ulman shorts, characters, hilarious lines, songs, even the couch gags. I liked the format of the book, although the quotes sections were sort of sloppy, not all songs were put in, and character descriptions were given to characters not appearing in the show (ex.: Dr. Colossus in Who Shot Mr. Burns, Pt. 2). But any die-hard Simpsons fan would not really care, since the book shows how each episode effects the show (ex: first appearances of; revealed this episode).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it has most episodes in it. The only downside is it hard to find episodes quickly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Borrowed this book from a friend and I couldn't put it down. It is funny and tells about every simpsons episode from the beginning to November 1999! I loved it . The book tells about all the characters ever shown on the simpsons including guest appearances. If you want to laugh a lot and you love the simpsons, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is overflowing with the useless Simpsons information that a fan dreams of. It has everything, from episode summaries, to Marge's shoe size. I would very strongly recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in the Simpsons. You won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best! I recomend it to everyone who ever watched the simpsons!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!It gave me things that i did not know about the simpsons!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book rocks ,i love the simpsons it has every charecter and all the stuff you need to know MATT GROENINGis a genius best guide,show,book,cartoon EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I've had this book for over a year now and find something new in it every time I pick it up, just as I do every time I watch an episode for the billionth time. Highly recommended for the Simpsonatic - I consider this almost like The Bible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfect for any REAL Simpsons fan... Should be updated withe the new seasons!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must order for any real simpsons fan it shows special guests, song lyrics and even some jokes you may have missed. Buy this book now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the book and it gave me everything I needed to know about the Simpsons. I did a report on it and I got an A+.