Nearly a decade into their run, it's clear that The Simpsons is one of the best-loved and most influential television shows to come down the pike in a long while. If the show's attitude was a little less pervasive, this encyclopedic book would be aimed solely at Simpsons addicts. But that's not entirely true--Matt Groening and Ray Richmond have created a book that is essential for anyone interested in where TV is today. That's not to suggest that the book is serious, though--it's not. The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (that's debatable, but who cares?) is a collection of everything related to the show, from all the "couch gags" during the end of the opening credits, to the complete words to the theme song from The Itchy and Scratchy Show. There are broadcast dates, credits, and hidden jokes for every episode. You'll even find a list of things that make Homer go "Mmm..."
If you're a fan of the show, you'll be hard-pressed to find fault with Ray Richmond's collection. The only glaring one is that the stills often look a little blurry. Oh, and couldn't they have come up with a funnier title? But that's nitpicking. Simpsons fans, you know what to do.
'The wittiest and most literate show on television', Brenda Maddox, The Times 'Fact: The Simpsons is the funniest sitcom of all time. There are more gags, more characters, funnier plots, funnier sub-plots', Loaded --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I guess like everyone else here, I'm a huge Simpsons fan. I ordered this book in the hope that there was new material to be found. Sadly, this is not the case. Read morePublished 4 months ago by cometlinear
Any Simpsons fan will love this. I bought it for a friend and she liked it. She was mad it wasnt hardcover but i thought it was great either way. Good readPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
great for any Simpsons fan
it has a lot of things that hardcore fans already know and few new tidbits that may have been looked over when first watching the episodes
Great resource, second time I bought this book. My first one was worn out.Published 18 months ago by Luke Starkiller