TELEVISION: Simpsons Forever!

The most satisfying show on television celebrates its 100th episode with its characters' wit, love and desperation intact

Ten reasons the Simpsons are America's ideal family:

1) They stick with one another through thin and thin. Father Homer, mother Marge, 10-year-old Bart, eight-year-old Lisa and baby Maggie seem to be a typical sitcom family -- the Honeymooners with kids, the Flintstones in suburbia -- with typically outlandish dilemmas to face and resolve each week. But there the similarity ends. Since it sprang in 1990 from cartoon spots on The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons has proved uniquely dense and witty. And thanks to top writers, directors and actors in the care of creator Matt Groening and comedy veteran Jim...

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