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The Simpson Family Circus

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The Simpson Family Circus
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Comic Story information
Released: August 2003
Comic series: Simpsons Comics
Pages: 21
Written by: Patric M. Verrone

The Simpson Family Circus is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #85.


The Simpson family's TV ratings are measured and the television companies discover something strange about the family.


In the story, Gil cancels the family TV subscription to cable, which causes Homer to strangle him and Bart to kick his shins. A new "better" TV is given to them, however, with a remote that "needs five fingers to operate" according to Homer. They only have to watch their shows, with the company monitoring the selection. Gil then reveals that after one week, they will come back and "rip everything out and move on to the next 'Guinea Pig's house". After watching a variety of shows, they are seen as idols. It is revealed that they watch everything, and the story ends.


Comic issue Release date Country
Simpsons Comics #95 July 8, 2004 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
The Best of The Simpsons #49 November 27, 2008 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Comics Hit the Road! April 2009 Flag of the United States.png
Simpsons Illustrated #17 June 2015 Flag of the United States.png

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