The Simpsons, the world's favourite animated family from Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Matt Groening, returns for its eighth rip roaring season. The Simpsons has been acclaimed by critics and fans alike as one of television's truest and most hilarious portraits of today's family. Steeped in good-natured irreverence, The Simpsons has had a great cultural impact on the world giving us such phrases as "Aye Carumba!," "Don't have a cow, man!" and "D'oh!" The show is also renowned for its stellar roster of guest star appearances, and this season's lineup includes Johnny Cash, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Leonard Nimoy and Jack Lemmon, among many others.