The Simpsons is a hugely-successful Adult American animated television program that holds the distinction for the longest-running sitcom in history, running since 1989 on the Fox network. The show was created by Matt Groening who has admitted that the character of Bart is based on himself and the greater Simpsons family is based on his own family. 
The series spawned one movie called The Simpsons Movie in 2007.
The series focuses on the titular Simpson family and their everyday life in the town of Springfield: Father Homer, a bumbling, brutish oaf who is at times self centered to a point of absurdity, yet who cares deeply about his family. Mother Marge, loving and selfless. Son Bartholomew, a rowdy, thrill-seeking young man who's antics and pranks are constantly landing himself and, at times, others in trouble. Eldest Daughter Lisa, smart and ambitious, always seeking to further her understanding of the world, and the youngest daughter Maggie, an infant.