The Simpsons

Season 1 Episode 1

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 1989 on FOX

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  • The Simpsons prepare for the holidays, but it's rough times for Homer, who's forced to resort to desperate measures when his Christmas bonus is canceled and Marge's family money goes to remove the tattoo son Bart thought would be a perfect gift.

    This show has a special place in my heart. I didn't see any of the Simpsons during the first season. Before the second season I watched a rebroadcast and immediately fell in love with the show. I had never seen an animated show that made me want to know the characters. I could see people that I know in nearly every character. How often does a pilot episode become an instant classic? There are so many great and memorable moments. My favorite parts are when Homer is training to be a Santa and when Bart and Homer have a special moment and on Homers exit, he hits his head and begins cursing in earshot of the kids. These cracked me up! Slow in relationship to most latter episodes but still a classic. Long live the Simpsons!!
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