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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 decade. Arranged by season, the book coversIt'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 firstsBart's chalkboard linesTop HomerismsAn Itchy & Scratchy filmographyA Springfield timelineThings the audience may have missedHighlighting 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....

Title : The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
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ISBN : 9780060952525
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 249 Pages
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The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family Reviews

  • Robbie Bashore
    2018-09-20 14:38

    This book lets me experience the joy of one of my favorite shows of all time whenever I want or need a good laugh. It also serves as a valuable resource when I just *have* to know the exact words to a favorite quote. A downside is that, although it was pretty up-to-date when I bought it, there have been lots and lots of episodes since this book was published. Truthfully, I rarely get to watch the show anymore, so I personally wouldn't notice the difference. Still, the shows I have seen have provided quotes that add humor and insight to almost every situation in life.

  • Catherine Smith
    2018-09-25 11:33

    because i am a Simpson;s fan when i saw this book i coul not resist the temptation of picking it up and reading it. this book basically talks about the series and the different episodes with added facts and stuff about the scenes and what the writers were thinking and aiming for. this book is like the way to get all the hidden scenes and learn about the deeper meanings of each episode.

  • Paul
    2018-09-01 17:15

    Who knew that when this family first showed up on "The Tracey Ullman Show" that they would get their own show and that that show would become one of the longest running shows ever? If you're a fan of the program, you'll enjoy discovering the hidden jokes and other highlights from episodes past.

  • Sam
    2018-08-30 11:28

    I'm a complete and utter dork when it comes to Matt Groening. I'm just shameless... what can I say.

  • Justin
    2018-08-28 12:27

    Not really one you read, but a catalog of every episode: so great!!

  • MizzSkitelz757
    2018-09-01 10:14

    I Want to read This Book

  • James Anderson
    2018-09-03 17:35

    Before the Internet was as big as it is now and before you could have them all on DVD or on demand, this was essential reading.

  • D.M.
    2018-09-24 11:22

    I've had this book since it came out, but I think this must be the first time I've actually sat down and read the entire thing. I almost wish I hadn't, because it is a fairly flawed book. Sure, it is what it purports to be: an episode guide to popular prime-time cartoon The Simpsons, up to the point of its publication (it covers all the Tracey Ullman shorts, and seasons 1-8). If it had stopped with just the synopses, writers, directors, and profiles of key characters (even including the laborious 'Couch Gags,' 'Krusty Merchandise' and 'Itchy & Scratchy Shorts' pages), this colourful and attractively-made tome would have been fine. However, they tried to go further and it proves the books weakness. Perhaps, if the editors had stuck to the bare facts, this fairly dry book would have been utterly humourless. And perhaps realising this, they added 'Show Highlights' to each episode, which are basically just snatches of dialogue from the appropriate episode, and 'Stuff You May Have Missed,' which is a noticably spare selection of freeze-frame gags and other things that may have gone by too quickly for the casual viewer. As it turns out, they could have cut back the number of quotes and concentrated more on actual freeze-frame-reliant gags (there isn't a single mention of the long, high-speed lists that were used at least twice up to this point) or even given more attention to the countless pop-culture/media references in the series (there are highlighted 'Movie Moments,' but just as many are wrong or missed as are there at all). There are a handful of other errors that can be blamed on poor editing and/or weak research.The greatest reason for having this book (at least for an animation idiot like me) is for the (incomplete but still informative) listing of the regular voice-cast and which voices are theirs; this is the biggest bit of information the book has to offer which can't really be gotten from the show itself.So, for the hardcore Simpsons geek (like yours truly), this is a nice-looking book but doesn't really offer much beyond what one could glean just by watching the shows over and over. For casual Simpsons fans, it's a nice-looking book that gives more information than you're likely to know but drains away most of the fun and charm that has made the show carry on long past a reasonable time for cancellation.

  • Robert Kiehn
    2018-09-09 13:23

    The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Familyis a well written book, covering the first 8 seasonsalso some of the funniest ones) of our favorite family.The book is loaded with page after page of useful informationabout each episode (often limited to one page though butstill plenty of info per page) with colorful images, quotes, trivia, character descriptions (from almost every character, from God to Homer)The Stuff You may have Missed (items andreferences you may have missed in an episode) Show Highlights, blackboard gags, episode description and number, an introductionby the show's creator Matt Groening, etc.A great book for hardcore Simpsons fans and thosewho are casual viewers of the show alike.There are of course some errors to be found but onlyhardcore fans might notice this on some pages (check with the website for more info on this bookserrors) I give it 5/5 stars for being very well written andfilled with many Simpsons images to look at.

  • Andrew Miller
    2018-09-10 13:29

    As a middle aged child, The Simpsons comic books were my favoriate, as I was given the background of all of the whacky characters from the television show, and was able to read more about them and the events that surronded them even after I already watched that week's show. Matt Groening, the screen writer for The Simpsons similarly writes the comic books - which keeps the comedy very similar to the actual shows, the reason I was reading the comic books in the first place. Children watch too much TV, and play too many video games - instead of fighting it, imbrace it, and reinforce literature centered around their favorite television/video game characters.

  • Eliseo P
    2018-09-05 13:12

    This book is Horrible book.This is that kind of book you dont even want to read again.Not even Horrible can describe it all i can say is that i dont even have word for it its that bad.Its all about how it describes the setting and the characters it doesnt have any thing funny and the simpsons were made to make people laugh not make people want to puke of lack of laughing . I dont recommend this book to anyone

  • CJ Scurria
    2018-09-19 13:24

    This book is great at telling you about a huge chunk of the Simpsons history. Every season from the beginning to season eight is covered in detail that would vary from simple episode descriptions to geeky know-it-all info. It is great! Probably the best one that ever came out since they lessened their season listings with seemingly every other new volume since this one.

  • Natalie Pietro
    2018-09-02 10:27

    I love the Simpsons and this book was a great addition to my Simpson collection. Each page is a episode. Starting with season 1 and stopping at season 8. Each page has little tidbits and facts you never thought you knew. Little thing you must look for each episode only a true Simpson fan could see. It was fun quick read and a great book to go back and reefer to.

  • Alex
    2018-09-08 15:22

    This was a great book for a Simpsons fan. It goes through each and every episode and includes trivia and memorable quotes. It was a lot of fun to read!It only runs through season 8, though, but that was okay with me since I think the seasons after that started to go downhill, and the newest seasons are unwatchable. This book showcased the brilliance that the Simpsons once was.

  • T.I. Berndt
    2018-09-26 13:36

    In my teenage years (not _that_ long ago), whenever I would sit down for a meal, I would read this book and it's subsequent sequels. Literally, for years, and yet somehow I never grew bored or tired of it. In fact it's still in my possession, only now it's essentially held together with many, many rubber bands. Shotty spine or getting every penny's worth? You judge.

  • Quinn Lavender
    2018-08-29 11:38

    In the pre-internet age, this was the Simpsons bible - a guide to every episode, including a list of all the couch gags, all the funny signs you didn't have time to read in the background, all the guest stars. It was essential for those conversations, "Hey, which episode is it where Homer buys a gun?"Now of course the Internet has made this obsolete.

  • Nick James
    2018-09-11 10:35

    A great Simpsons book that gives a complete episode guide on all episodes, including the Tracey Ullmann shorts, from seasons 1-8. It is very detailed and great, giving episode plots, quotes, trivia, and it also points out easter eggs you might have missed in episodes. It's a book every Simpsons fan should have. After every episode I watch, I always look at that episode's page in the book.

  • Alan
    2018-09-04 17:11

    bought this and a few others (eg simps-o-rama, one of the best ones) ostensibly for my kids, but I love them too, obvioulsy. This one - which can stand in for all of the ones we have - details episodes and biogs of all the characters. Wonderful.

  • Mark
    2018-09-04 10:28

    It does "exactly what it says on the tin", with a page per episode. Some pages seem stuffed to the gunnels, some aren't. Your enjoyment will depend entirely upon your love of trivia and The Simpsons.

  • Deniz
    2018-09-13 18:38

    Very thorough guide to each episode with a plot synopsis, list of special characters, and all sorts of other info. I used this as my go to source for reference for photos when making clay figure Simpson characters when I was a kid.

  • Donald
    2018-09-24 15:38

    This book was published just before the sad decline of this once magnificant television show. It's bittersweet to read the plotlines from its classic heyday and contemplate how basically the same people could be responsible for the puerile, predictable episodes for the past several seasons.

  • Jenn
    2018-09-24 15:34

    this book is great for trivia Q's. it shows all the episodes of the simpsons for the first couple of seasons. it gives a summary of each episode, a character first introduced in that episode, and facts and quotes from each episode.

  • angrykitty
    2018-08-30 13:29

    this is the first of the books that give details about eaach simpsons episode. it's a must have for any simpsons fan. i mean, where esle are you gonna find a book that gives not only classic quotes from episodes, but also the literary references for the episode?

  • Brenda Burns
    2018-09-18 17:36

    This guide is for the first few seasons. It gives you details on each episode and some of the funnier jokes. No longer do you have to watch the whole episode to see if that is where it happened. Just pull out this book and look it up. After 20+ seasons, it's hard to remember every episode.

  • Tara Calaby
    2018-09-07 17:16

    The particular edition that I own is completely out of date now, but it's actually a really good guide to the show.

  • A.D.T.
    2018-09-16 11:26

    The perfect collection for the golden years of something that became the best television show of all time, and one of the greatest treasures in my life (even to this day).

  • Kat
    2018-09-02 10:39

    Well that was exhaustive... and exhausting. I think there's nothing there I can't already find on the site. (SNPP stands for Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, incidentally.)

  • Tere Garza
    2018-09-20 13:32

    This is a good reference to check some of the old episodes ( which, in my opinion are better than the new ones) Just enjoy it!

  • Kbren05
    2018-09-17 16:39

    The Simpson's is a great series. READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ayne Ray
    2018-09-02 18:31

    The Simpsons is one of the best examples of modern satire available. Jonathan Swift would be proud.