The Simpsons

Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience,...read more

Season 3, Episode 5 Homer Defined

First Aired: October 17, 1991

Homer's averting of a nuclear meltdown earns him employee-of-the-month honors---and a call from Magic Johnson; Milhouse's parents prohibit him from playing with Bart. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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  • Premiered: December 17, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running c… (more)

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