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The Simons
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Genre: Animation
Created by: Michael Sullivan
Starring: Dan Castellaneta
Carolyn Lawrence
Jill Talley
Miranda Richardson
Michael Sullivan
Stephen Root
Maurice LaMarche
Theme music composer: Walter Murphy
Steve Hampton (2001-02; 2004-08)
Stephen Graziano (2000-02; 2013)
Christopher Tyng (2ACE01)
Andrew Gross (1999-2002)
No. of seasons: 11
No. of episodes: 246 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s): Michael Sullivan
Jerry Bruckheimer (both; entire run)
Patrick Johnson (1999-2008, 2009-16)
David Zuckerman (1999-2001, 2016-present) [1]
Daniel Palladino (2001-02)
Chris Sheridan (2004-14)
Josh Weinstein (2004-15)
David A. Goodman (2005-11)
Mark Hentemann (2009-15)
Steve Callaghan (2009-present)
Richard Appel (2013-present)
Producer(s): Laura Miller
Kara Vallow
Running time: 21-23 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s): Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Alliance Atlantis (1999-2007)
Regency Television (1999-2000)
Heinz 58 Productions (2013-present)
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor: 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel: Fox
Picture format: 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run: Original run:
September 13, 1999 - May 25, 2003
Revived series:
September 11, 2004 - May 21, 2017
January 1, 2018 - present
Chronology
Related shows: Blind Nights
Dragon City
The Duck Bros.
The King of Fighters


The Simons is a American animated TV series created by Michael Sullivan, aired since September 13, 1999 on Fox. The series center on a dysfunctional family that consists of Craig, Dave, Mags, Stanley and Maurice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Alliance Atlantis and 20th Century Fox Television. It is a spin-off of The Duck Brothers.

Despite mixed reviews upon its debut, critics were notably more positive towards the second season, before universally acclaiming the subsequent seasons.

The series was originally cancelled in May 21, 2017, but was renewed for a twelfth and thirteenth seasons in January 2018.

Cast 

Main characters

Character Performer Mexican Performer
Craig Simon Dan Castellaneta Yamil Atala (2000-03)
Mario Arvizu (2004-11)
Mario Filio (2013-17)
Dave Simon Herman López
Courtney Griffin Carolyn Lawrence Liliana Barba (2000-02)
Marina Huerta (2002-17)
Mary Simon Jill Talley Marina Huerta (2000-01, 2004-17)
Patricia Palestino (2001-03)
Margareth "Mags" Simon Miranda Richardson Liza Willert(2000-08)
Marina Huerta (2008-16)
Karina Altamirano (2013-17)
Blooregard "Stanley" Framagucci Michael Sullivan Armando Volcanes (2000-06)
Alejandro Mayén (2007-16)
Óscar Gómez (2016-17)
Maurice Simon José Luis Orozco (2000-05)
Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (2005-17)
Bill Dauterive Stephen Root Humberto Vélez (2000-14)
Mauricio Pérez (2015-17)
Bob Gribble Maurice LaMarche Ricardo Tejedo
José Manuel Vieira

(2000)

Jorge Arvizu(2003, 05-10)

Recurring characters

Character Performer Mexican Performer
Marlon "Townshend" Sheridan Maurice LaMarche Carlos Segundo (2000-09)
Arturo Mercado Jr. (2010-17)
Shawn Gunderson Harry Shearer Jesus Barrero(2000-14)
Óscar Flores (2014-17)
Bruce Sherman Arturo Mercado
Renzo Jiménez ("Ka-Blam!")
Anderson Ralph Garman Octavio Rojas (2000)
Rubén Moya (2000-04)
Alejandro Mayén (2005-06)
Sebastián Llapur (2007-11)
Mauricio Pérez (2014-16)
Diego Butch Hartman Jorge Roldán (2000)
Ralph Garman Herman López (2000-02)
Alejandro Mayén (2005-06)
Gerardo Vásquez (2003)
Sebastián Llapur (2006-08)
Arturo Mercado (2008-11)
Raul Anáya (2013-17)
Tailson Herman López (2000-02, 03-04)
Arturo Mercado (2005-06)
Jesse Conde (2006)
Sebastián Llapur (2007-10)
Ricardo Tejedo (2002-03, 11-17)
Edson Arturo Mercado (2000-01)
Gabriel Pingarrón (2001-11)
Mauricio Pérez (2014-17)
Diogo Tito Reséndiz (2001)
Humberto Veléz (2001-03)
Gabriel Pingarrón (2003-04, 15)
Sebastián Llapur (2004-16)
Mauricio Pérez (2016-17)
Lucas Jan Rabson Victor Trujillo ("Airport' 01")
Gabriel Pingarrón (2001-09)
Chris Cox
Sebastián Llapur (2004-15)
Gerardo Vásquez (2003)
Mauricio Pérez (2008-17)
Mike Barker Tito Reséndiz ("The Danger Next Door")
Mark Hentemann

("The Regular Samaritan")

Gabriel Pingarrón
Davi Chris Cox Eduardo Garza (2000-01)
Tito Reséndiz (2001-02)
Óscar Flores (2002-06)
Rubén Moya (2006-08)
Arturo Mercado (2008-11)
Mauricio Pérez (2013-17)
Antonio Butch Hartman Claudia Motta (2001)
Mike Barker
Chris Cox Yensi Rivero (2000-01)
Mariana Ortiz ("Crazy Day")
Gabriel Pingarrón (2001-06)
Alejandro Mayén (2006-07)
Raymundo Armijo (2008-17)
Bob Bergen
Chris Cox
Carlos Iñigo (2004)
Cam Clarke Fernando Mendoza ("Dealer's Choice")
Gus Jan Rabson Yensi Rivero ("Stanley Be Not Proud")
Chris Cox Eduardo Garza ("Stressed for Sucess")
Carlos Iñigo ("I Take Thee Peterson")
Edson Matus (2006-17)
Joe Jack Angel ("Stanley Be Not Proud") Claudia Motta (2000-01)
Ralph Garman
Moisés Iván Mora (2001-17)
Eduardo Garza ("The Squirt and the Whale")
Mariana Michael Sullivan Patricia Palestino
Cleiton Chris Cox Fernando Mendoza (2000-01)
Ernesto Lezama (2004-17)
John Jan Rabson (2001) Gabriel Pingarrón (2001)
Mark Hentemann (2003) Eduardo Garza (2003)
Benjamin Diskin (2004-05) Victor Trujillo (2004-05)
Townsend Coleman (2006-07) Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (2006-17)
Chris Cox (2007-17)
Raphael Chris Cox Luis Daniel Ramirez (2000-01)
Rubén Trujillo (2001-17)
Irwin Daayán ("Child's Play")
Alan Prieto ("And the Wiener Is...")
Philip Guntzelman Maurice LaMarche Javier Rivero (2000)
Ernesto Lezama (2001-17)
Juan Victor Wally Wingert (early episodes) Fernando Mendoza (2000)
Chris Cox
Fernando Mendoza (2001-05)
Irwin Daayán (2006-17)
Gabrielly Jennifer Tilly ("The Playwright") Patricia Palestino
Tara Strong
Lori Alan (2002-17) Patricia Palestino
Jessica Ortiz (2003-04)
Fernando Yan Ralph Garman Claudia Motta ("The Bluegrass is Always Greener")
Patricia Palestino (2001-02, 2003-05)
Arturo Mercado (2001-07)
Marina Huerta ("Roots")
Alejandro Mayén (2007-17)
Fernando Yure Maurice LaMarche José Luis Orozco (2000-05)
Alejandro Mayén (2006-17)
Arturo Mercado (2001-08)
Parking Guard Kelsey Grammer Gabriel Pingarrón
Serge Chris Edgerly Irwin Daayán
Matt Steve Buscemi Alan Prieto ("Dealer's Choice")
Chris Edgerly Luis Miguel Pérez ("Maurice Goes Hollywood")
Fernando Mendoza ("Le Petit Stanley")
History Teacher Jan Rabson Gabriel Pingarrón ("Stanley Gets Busted")
Octavio Rojas ("Bob 3000")
Alejandro Mayén (2006-17)
Former Math Teacher Toby Huss José Maynardo Zavala ("Angel in Disguise")
Gabriel Pingarrón

("Take My Life, Please", "Stanley Be Not Proud" and "The Regular Samaritan")

Vivian (Art Teacher) Miranda Richardson Patricia Palestino
Math Teacher (Christiane) Maria Bamford Erica Edwards
Inspector Susan Krebs Magda Giner
Maria Bamford
Obese Inspector Miranda Richardson Fernanda Tapia
Teacher #3 Rebeca Patiño
Patricia Liza Willert
Dalma Maria Bamford Rebeca Patiño
Diego, Gym Teacher Dee Bradley Baker Alejandro Urbán (2000)
Arturo Mercado (2001-10)
Mauricio Pérez (2013-17)
Martin Chris Cox Sérgio Gutierréz Coto
Larissa Hynden Walch Rebeca Patiño
Kate Laraine Newman Nallely Solís

One-time and secondary characters

Character Performer Mexican Performer Episode
Debora's Father Maurice LaMarche Maynardo Zavala "Simoween"
Gordon Griffin Jeff Bennett Alfonso Obregón "McStroke", "Home for the Holidays",
"Stranded" and
"Two Heads Are Worse Than One"
Corky Clark Eugenio Derbéz "McStroke"
Buzz David Herman Francisco Colmenero "Bad News from the Clinic?"
Yosemite Sam Maurice LaMarche César Soto "The Candyman" (outtakes only)
Janeane Garofalo Cony Madera "Pilot"
Bobcat Goldthwait Humberto Vélez
Giovanna Alyson Hannigan Cony Madera "Bewitched"
Jennifer Garner "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls"
Denise Sheridan Aubrey Plaza Patricia Palestino "Stranded"
Chris Sheridan Stephen Colbert Sebastián Llapur
Quint Corey Burton Humberto Solórzano "Titanic"
Stone Donald Sutherland Tito Reséndiz "Love...And So Does Art"
Captain Kiefer Sutherland Francisco Colmenero "My Fair Pete"
Herself Leah Remini Leyla Rangel "Love... And So Does Art"
Therapist Dulce Guerrero
Katey Sagal Ada Morales "Love... And So Does Art" and "The Naked Truth"
Dr. Laura Baker Marg Helgenberger Mónica Manjarrez "Titanic"
Catherine Willows Laura Torres "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls"
Uncle Carl Clancy Brown Jesse Conde "Home for the Holidays"
Uncle Charles Carlos Alazraqui Carlos Vitale "Home for the Holidays" and
"Big Trouble in Little Langley"
Aunt Claudia Kathy Najimy Rebeca Patiño "Home for the Holidays",
"Big Trouble in Little Langley" and
"Escape from Pearl Bailey"
Craig Simon Patrick Johnson Francisco Colmenero "Camembert + Pheromones"

(deleted scene only)

Michelle Sharon Miller Dulce Guerrero

Production

Executive producers and showrunners

Michael Sullivan and Jerry Bruckheimer were the executive producers during the entire run, and Sullivan also served as creative consultant. Johnson was also the executive producer, as well as executive creative consultant, but left the show at the end of the tenth season. Other executive producers include David Zuckerman, Daniel Palladino, David Goodman, Chris Sheridan, Josh Weinstein, Mark Hentemann, Rich Appel and Steve Callaghan.


  • Michael Sullivan: Executive Producer and Showrunner (2002-04, 2013-16)
  • Jerry Bruckheimer: Executive Producer
  • Patrick Johnson: Executive Producer (1999-2016)
  • Daniel Palladino: Co-Executive Producer (2000-01), Executive Producer & Showrunner (2001-02), Consulting Producer (2009-11)
  • David A. Goodman: Co-Executive Producer (2001-04), Executive Producer (2005-2011), Showrunner (2005-08) and Consulting Producer (2013-17)
  • Chris Sheridan: Co-Producer (1999-2003), Executive Producer (2005-14), Consulting Producer (2015-17)
  • Mark Hentemann: Consulting Producer (2005-06, 2016-17), Co-Executive Producer (2006-09), Executive Producer & Showrunner (2009-15)
  • Richard Appel: Co-Executive Producer (2009-11), Executive Producer & Showrunner (2013-17)
  • Steve Callaghan: Co-Producer (2005-06), Producer (2006), Co-Executive Producer (2006-09), Executive Producer & Showrunner (2009-17)
  • Laura Miller: Production Assistant (1999-2000), Producer (2000-11), Co-Executive Producer (2013-17)
  • Kara Vallow: Producer (2001-11), Executive Producer (2013-17)
  • Josh Weinstein: Co-Executive Producer (2002-04), Executive Producer (2004-15), Showrunner (2004-08) and Consulting Producer (2015-17)
  • David Zuckerman: Executive Producer (1999-2001, 2016-17), Co-Executive Producer (2001-02) and Consulting Producer (2003-05)
Season(s) Name
Season One David Zuckerman
Season Two
Season Three Daniel Palladino
Season Four Michael Sullivan
Season Five
Michael Sullivan (2004-05), David A. Goodman & Josh Weinstein
Season Six
Season Seven
David A. Goodman, Josh Weinstein, Mark Hentemann & Steve Callaghan
Season Eight
Season Nine
Michael Sullivan, Mark Hentemann (2013-15) & Steve Callaghan
Michael Sullivan & Steve Callaghan
Season Ten
Season Eleven Richard Appel

Voice actors

The Simons has seven main cast members: Dan Castellaneta, Carolyn Lawrence, Jill Talley, Miranda Richardson, series creator Michael Sullivan, Stephen Root and Maurice LaMarche. Castellaneta voices Craig Simon, Dave Simon and other adult, male characters. Lawrence voices Courtney Griffin, as well as several minor characters. Lawrence previously voiced Courtney in Blind Nights and The Duck Bros. (replacing E.G. Daily). Talley voices Mary Simon, Layla the Receptionist and other female characters. Richardson voices Margareth Simon, the teacher Patricia, the loud-mouthed Gloria and several other characters. Sullivan voices Blooregard Framagucci, Maurice Simon, as well as other male characters. LaMarche voices Bob Gribble, Marlon Sheridan, Fernando Yure, Philip Guntzelman and many characters. Just like previous TV series from "Dragon City universe", The Simons doesn't use child voice actors to voice characters (Craig, Stanley, Maurice, Townshend and others), because, according to Sullivan, "we [he and Pat Johnson] don't use them, because they quickly grown up, and some retired from voice acting. So we have to junk this format, and come up use professional voice actors" [2]

In addition to main cast, Ralph Garman, Chris Cox, Chris Edgerly, Maria Bamford, Laura Miller, Lori Alan, Olivia Olson, Hynden Walch, Steve Little, Jan Rabson, Tress MacNeille and [[wikipedia:Alexandra Breckenridge|Alexandra Breckenridge]! voice supporting characters. Karl Wiedergott and Joey Slotnick has also voiced recurring characters and minor roles. Wiedergott left the show in 2010, and Slotnick in 2000. One-time "Special guest" cast members include Jennifer Tilly, Alyson Hannigan, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Colbert, Steve Buscemi, Leah Remini and Kelsey Grammer.

Cast changes

  • During the season 5, the two voice actors: Yamil Atala (Craig), José Luis Orozco (Maurice and Fernando Yure) and Patricia Palestino (Mary and Fernando Yan) no longer voice them, they are replaced by Mario Arvizu (later, Mario Filio), Marina Huerta (who has voiced Courtney since at the end of the third season) and Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (he voices Maurice since the episode 10, the first nine episodes of the season was voiced by Orozco) and Fernando Yure's voice was taken by Alejandro Mayén, along with another character Fernando Yan, Stanley and other characters (however, Mayén still voices the two and other characters, he became the Stanley's official voice until 2014).
    • Óscar Gómez currently does the voice of Stanley since the ninth season.
    • Raymundo Armijo currently does the voice of Antonio since the sixth season.
    • Raul Anáya currently does the voice of Diego
    • Patricia Palestino currently does the voice of Gabrielly, Mariana and the additional voices.
    • Mario Arvizu currently does the additional voices.
    • Armando Volcanes has been the voice of Stanley since 1990 hence 2006, he was replaced by Alejandro Mayén, then replaced by Óscar Gómez
  • At the end of season 8, most cast changes has happened during the start of the new season.
    • Mario Arvizu, who has voiced Craig during the season 4, left the show and it's replaced by Mario Filio.
    • Marina Huerta, who has voiced Mags after Willer's death stops doing the voice of Mags (doing only Courtney and Mags and other characters) and Mags's voice was taken by Karina Altamirano
    • Alejandro Mayén, who has voiced Stanley, Fernando Yan, Fernando Yure, as well as Anderson, Diego, Antonio and the History Teacher (in earlier seasons) no longer does the voice of Stanley, only the other characters, Stanley's voice was taken by Óscar Gómez, which caused controversy among fans.
    • Humberto Vélez, the voice of Bill left the show and was replaced by Mauricio Pérez, who has voiced many characters including Anderson, Diego, as well as other characters.
    • Jorge Arvizu passed away in 2014, he has voiced Bob Gribble in many episodes, although his voice was supplied by Ricardo Tejedo. José Manuel Vieira has also voiced Bob in first season.
  • Jesus Barrero, Shawn's voice actor passed away in February 16, 2016, Barrero's last episode that he voiced the character was "My Doctor Has a Cow Puppet". Due to his death, he was replaced by Óscar Flores (who has previously voiced Davi)

Cancellation

Once the fourth season being completed broadcast on television, Sullivan wanted to end the show, but the sucess of the series led to more episodes, so David Goodman and Josh Weinstein took over Sullivan's position as showrunner and began working on a fifth season for broadcast in 2004. Fox announced in June 2017 that they would be airing the final episode on June 18, 2017. Johnson and Sullivan have expressed their desire for a theatrical film or a direct-to-video film upon conclusion of the series, but said that he has no plans for new seasons or episodes. He is currently working for a new animated series produced by Netflix, under his production tag Heinz 58.

Characters

Main article: Characters (The Simons)

The show follows the satiric adventures of a dysfunctional family, the Simons, which consists of Craig, Dave, Margareth, Stanley and Maurice, as well as Courtney and Mary. Although the family is dysfunctional, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other and they are often shown to care about one another (an example for Craig and Margareth' relationship being the running gags of the show). The show also includes an array of quirky supporting characters, teachers, family friends, townspeople and Craig's schoolmates and friends.

Episodes

Main article: List of The Simons episodes


References

  1. He originally acted as a executive producer and showrunner in the first season, but left the show at the end of the sixth season. However, he returned as a executive producer during th eleventh season.
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