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An introduction to the affects of the simpsons on the children

This article has been nominated to be a featured article! Vote for it here. The Opening Sequence is one of the most notable hallmarks of The Simpsons. Contents [ show ] Season 1Episodes 2-13 January 14-May 13, 1990 Because the first season premiere was a Christmas specialthe first opening sequence was introduced in the second episode, " Bart the Genius ".

  1. The scene then cuts to Marge and Maggie checking out at a supermarket.
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  3. This hypotheses is related to question number 1 on the questionnaire 'are you male or female? He claims to have his own religion so he doesn't have to go to work on holidays, such as the Feast of Maximum Occupancy.

It is more crudely animated looking similar to the animation used within the first season's episodes than Season 2 onwards, and it was done entirely by Kevin Petrilak.

We fade into a dark blue sky with a stratus cloud in the middle. The "Ahh Chorus" synthesizer pad plays which actually starts playing just before the fade in as the stratus cloud begins to part, and the yellow text, "THE SIMPSONS", which is the exact same text that was later used in the Season 2-20 intro, but is somewhat a dark yellow that has a light yellow glow effect to it emerges from the parting stratus cloud, thickens just after it appears, and begins to zoom in as the cloud continues to part away.

Singers intone "The Simpsons. The Season One version of the theme, arranged by Danny Elfmanwas a bit cruder, and more staccato, for lack of a more descriptive term, than the version used later. The cloud disappears from both sides as the text zooms in closer, and the camera moves through the letter "P" into a birds-eye view of Springfield.

We slowly zoom down the street while passing by Semi-Painless Dentistry towards the purple-colored Springfield Elementary School. Season One's Springfield swoop is relatively crudely animated similar to the animation used within the Season One an introduction to the affects of the simpsons on the childrenand was redone.

The difference in perspective is especially noticeable, for instance in the power plant's cooling towers -- which looked quite flat in the Season One opening. We fade into the school's entrance that the camera zooms onto for a bit and then pans by it to an open window. We zoom in through the school window, and Bart is seen in a classroom writing a unique phrase repeatedly on the chalkboard as punishment. In the classroom, the walls are either gradient purple or gradient blue-violet, and a bulletin board with three crude drawings is hung next to Bart.

He stops writing and looks at the board unamused. As the school bell rings, Bart turns towards the door, happily grins and leaves the classroom. The camera zooms out of the room and pans towards the school's entrance, where Bart happily bursts out of the front doors on his skateboard, flies past the flag pole, dives back down, and skateboards past a big field with trees which is obviously drawn very crudely, similar to the backgrounds of Season One episodes while going farther away.

Then it cuts to inside the Power Plant, where Homer is seen working on a carbon rod in his hazmat suit.

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  3. The Opening Sequence is one of the most notable hallmarks of The Simpsons. Koger and Wolodarsky Unlike many sitcoms, The Simpsons is more like everyday life.
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The quitting whistle blows, much to Homer's glee as he hears it, so he gleefully removes his hazmat suit helmet, puts down the tongs and leaves the building not realizing the carbon rod that accidentally bounced into his back. Behind him, a bald co-worker is holding a sandwich with tongs, and takes a bite after the whistle blows. The caution sign over Homer's head has two holes on the right side, both blank.

The scene then cuts to Marge and Maggie checking out at a supermarket. Maggie is inadvertently scanned along with the groceries, without the cashier noticing. Marge wonders where Maggie is while turning her head from the left.

Maggie pops out of the bag, and Marge sighs in relief as she and Maggie exit the supermarket. The scene cuts to the school once again, where Dewey Largo's band is practicing. Students in the room right to left: African-American kid, brown haired boy playing bass violin back rowNina Skalka front rowLargo, thin, curly haired girl back rowGirl with glassesAdrian Belew.

Lewis' lookalike cymbals ready to crash, an introduction to the affects of the simpsons on the children pupiled African-American boy, a well groomed boy playing tuba, thin girl with purple hair playing French horn on shoulder? Sophie Jensen playing clarinet front of Lewis' lookalikeBoy with shades playing clarinet, thin girl, with a large nose playing a green horn, nerdy boy wearing glasses and a green shirt playing horn, red head girl wearing a Lisa-like dress playing clarinet, Milhouse playing horn, Sherri and Terri playing flutes, and Lisa playing sax.

Lisa interrupts the rehearsal and plays a loud saxophone solo The Simpsons theme song. Largo stops the band and points Lisa out of the door, due to her unacceptable playing. As the other students look on, she dances her way out of the classroom as she continues playing.

On their way to their house at 742 Evergreen Terracethe members of the family weave dangerously through traffic and in between fellow Springfield citizens. Homer is first seen, driving down the street while leaving work, and uncomfortably discovering the rod in his back.

He pulls it out and throws it out the window as he drives away with dust covering the screen. The dust clears, and the rod is bouncing near Moe's Tavern. Bart comes by on his skateboard, with pursed lips in a half grin. His right foot sticks off the board, as he grabs the lamp post to help him make the corner. He skates past a pet store, and a TV store with many Krusty the Clown faces, which Bart turns and looks at.

While passing by bored residents waiting for their bus, he grabs the bus stop sign and takes it with him. On the passing bus, a banner on the side says "Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff ". The people in the bus include: Bored bus driver, first seat dark skinned man looking out at camera, and primmed up Bart-looking man, second seat red haired, white skinned lady, third seat man rolling his eyes, woman with light blue hair, fourth seat tall, spindly woman with light blue hair and a pointy nose, last seat stocky man with purple hair.

The bored residents notice their bus in shock, and chase after the bus as a smiling Marge and Maggie turn the corner in Marge's red sedan.

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When the residents start to pass by the pet store, a tree appears. On the other half of the tree, the background is a different road with different scenery when Marge and Maggie turn the corner, but the previous shot of Moe's Tavern can still be seen behind the trees.

Inside the car, Maggie is shown steering the wheel. With tires screeching, the car passes by a farm and makes a tight curve. As the car approaches another road, the camera cuts back to Maggie as she steers again, and the car makes another turn.

The camera cuts back to Maggie, revealing that the wheel is just a toy for her car seat, as the camera pans out to show Marge driving. As the camera is zooming out, Maggie looks at Marge, then back at the road. These honks were short and high, unlike other series where they were long and changing pitch. The camera cuts to a slightly low shot of Lisa, wobbling back and forth on her bike while on her way home, with a large stack of books in her bike's basket and her saxophone case behind her.

She hits a bump, and all the books fly into the air, and then an introduction to the affects of the simpsons on the children safely back in the basket. She makes a turn to our left down the street passing by a tree, and finally arriving at the Simpson house.

In a view showing the driveway, she jumps off her bike in the driveway, grabbing her books and instrument case. The bike moves into the garage as the garage door opens for both the bike and for Homer's car, as Lisa runs to the front door.

Homer's car comes from left to right, makes the turn into the driveway and stops as the camera zooms in onto the car.

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From the right, Bart one-hops his skateboard across Homer's car. Homer gets out just in time to see Marge's car. He screams, and runs into the garage as her car pulls in behind him. Frightened, he looks behind his left shoulder, then behind his right, and then opens the door leading into the downstairs hallway of the house In " Bart the Genius ", Homer's scream is absent. In the living room, the walls are gradient magenta, the floor is gradient teal, the couch is brown, a mouse hole is seen to the left of the couch, a light purple lamp with an orange lamp shade is on a teal side table with light purple drawers and blue drawer knobs both are next to the right of the couchand the painting above the couch is a crooked nature painting of a pond which is only seen in Season One episodes.

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  • Itchy is a psychopathic mouse who's only purpose is to kill and torture Scratchy, a cat;
  • The next day at the mall, Bart sits on his Dad's lap and pulls down his beard;
  • The only show they had that drew a young audience was Married With Children;
  • The age group 26-30 was represented by one person only.

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