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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.
* "A magnificent display of writing...The collection is a joy to read and one to savor." (Publishers Weekly, starred review ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
I've had this book for real long time, I've must've read it over 100 times now. A Complete *not so Complete* Guide has every episode from the very first season when it was just... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003 by Michael Null
A lot of ground is covered in this single volume. Each episode has one or two pages formatted in a consistant fashion. Read morePublished on April 2 2003 by Warren Holzem
I have seen and recorded every episode in this guide and this guide pointed out everything that I needed to know. Read morePublished on March 8 2003
This should be a required text for anyone who wants to be a student of America's favorite family! It's hilarious to read, and with all the things you may have missed, it'll leave... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2002 by Paul MacDonald
This book is a must for Simpson fans.
The pages are very nice!
This is NOT another dumb 20 page simple guide! Read more
This book is great if you are looking for a lot of detailed and interesting information about the Simpsons. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2002
Simply the best show on television.
This book makes the perfect companion to the growing DVD release of the Simpsons. Read more
This book is an excellent book that explains each Simpsons episode in lots of detail. It includes pictures from the episode, a breif summary of the episode, a biography of a... Read morePublished on July 18 2002 by Caroline