- IMDb user rating: 8.7
- Years on the air: 1989–present
"The Simpsons" began as a segment on "The Tracey Ullman Show," a variety show featuring sketch comedy, music, and dance. When "The Simpsons" spun off into a new animated series for adults in 1989, no one could have predicted it would still be running strong 34 seasons later.
The Simpson family—Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), and Lisa (Yeardley Smith)—entertain viewers weekly with a satirical look at the American family while keeping a finger on the pulse of pop culture.
The show is also known for its long list of famous guest stars, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, physicist Stephen Hawking, and comic book legend Stan Lee. With this kind of longevity and star power, it's no surprise the "The Simpsons" IMDb user rating (8.7) is much higher than that of "The Tracey Ullman Show" (7.1).