Similarities Between The Simpsons And Family Guy

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We’ve all seen these adult animated sitcoms, or at least heard about them. But when you think of the legends in this category you need look no further than Matt Groening’s classic The Simpsons, or the more recent twist Family Guy created by Seth Macfarlane. The Simpsons and Family Guy are American comical cartoons that share many similarities and differences. Although the two shows portray a dysfunctional American family and have a similar way of delivering humor, they both contrast in their targeted audience and characters.
The first and most noticeable resemblance is that The Simpsons and Family Guy’s humor can be indistinguishable in many ways. One of them being their sarcastic way of portraying pop culture, politics, and ethnic or
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Firstly, The Simpsons humor is family oriented and aims to target different generations. For instance, hidden insults and crude jokes that only older generations would understand is not included in the show. Also, the Simpsons includes cultural references that most of the present generations would comprehend, which means that The Simpsons don’t include too much current pop culture and media related that older generations won’t recognize. And even with the adult orientated content, the show is suitable for the whole family to watch, even the young ones, though they won’t grasp some of the political and cultural jokes mentioned in the show.
Family Guy on the other hand does not target the whole family but the younger generations of teenagers and young adults. Which is due to the use of crude jokes and blue humor. Also, Family Guy uses current problems of the government, pop culture and the media. And just exploit them with irony and sarcasm. What really captured my attention is how the show became darker, more violent and mean spirited in recent seasons, which seems like a desperate try to attract more childish teenagers to the
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