Destroy Build Destroy
Stop changeing it The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
The Simpsons The Simpsons Logo.svg Simpsons FamilyPicture.png The Simpson family. From left to right: Bart, Marge, Santa's Little Helper (dog), Maggie, Homer, Lisa, and Snowball II (cat). Genre Animated sitcom Created by Matt Groening Based on "The Simpsons" shorts by Matt Groening Developed by James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon Voices of Dan Castellaneta Julie Kavner Nancy Cartwright Yeardley Smith Hank Azaria Harry Shearer (Complete list) Theme music composer Danny Elfman Opening theme "The Simpsons Theme" Composer(s) Richard Gibbs (1989–90) Arthur B. Rubinstein (1990) Ray Colcord (1990: "Dead Putting Society)" Alf Clausen (1990–2017) Bleeding Fingers Music (2017–present) Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 29 No. of episodes 634 (list of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) List of exec. producers James L. Brooks Matt Groening (both; entire run) Al Jean (1992–1993, 1995–1998; 1999–present) John Frink (2009–present) Matt Selman (2005–present) Sam Simon (1989–1993) Mike Reiss (1992–1993) Josh Weinstein (1995–1997) Bill Oakley (1995–1997) Mike Scully (1997–2001) David Mirkin (1993–1995) George Meyer (1999–2001) Tim Long (2005– 08)
Ian Maxtone-Graham (2005–2012) Running time 21–24 minutes Production company(s) Gracie Films (1989–present) 20th Century Fox Television Klasky Csupo (1989–1992) Film Roman (1992–2016) Fox Television Animation (2016–present) The Curiosity Company (2015–present, uncredited) Distributor 20th Television Release Original network Fox Picture format 480i/576i (4:3 SDTV) (1989–2009) 720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–present) Audio format Stereo (1989–1991) Dolby Surround 2.0 (1991–2009) Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD, broadcast 2009–present) Original release December 17, 1989 – present Chronology Preceded by The Simpsons shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show External links Official website The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and became an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–90).
Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 634 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast. Its 29th season began on October 1, 2017. It is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program, and, in 2009, it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American scripted primetime television series. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 27, 2007, and grossed over $527 million. On November 4, 2016, the series was renewed for a twenty-ninth and thirtieth season of 22 episodes each, extending the show to 2019.
The Simpsons received widespread critical acclaim throughout its first nine or ten seasons, which are generally considered its "Golden Age". Time named it the 20th century's best television series, and Erik Adams of The A.V. Club named it "television's crowning achievement regardless of format". On January 14, 2000, the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English language, while The Simpsons has influenced many other later adult-oriented animated sitcoms. Despite this, the show has also been criticized for what many perceive as a decline in quality over the years, generally since about the late 1990s.
Destroy Build Destroy is a game show in which two groups (a "green or blue" team and an "orange or yellow" team, usually grouped by theme such as common interests) of three teenage contestants destroy various objects, then build vehicles out of the wreckage. The show features high powered explosives, rocket launchers, bazookas, and other destructive tools. The winning team gets $3,000 ($1,000 dollars each) as a prize; the losers' creation then gets destroyed by the team with the winning vehicle. However, if a tie occurs by the end of the final round, resulting in neither team winning, both vehicles are destroyed.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||7||June 20, 2009||July 22, 2009|
|2||8||November 4, 2009||March 17, 2010|
|3||8||October 6, 2010||December 1, 2010|
|4||15||June 1, 2011||September 21, 2011|
Destroy Build Destroy" was produced by Mess Media in association with Idiot Box Productions. The executive producers are Dan Taberski and Scott Messick.
The second season of the show premiered on November 4, 2009, and ranked #1 in its timeslot among boys 6–11 on all television with a total of 2.1 million watching each episode.
A fourth season was ordered and aired from June to September 2011.
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