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  • The Simpsons Essay

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    The Simpsons A sitcom is a situational comedy television series. Sitcoms usually use comic devices to make them funny like puns, violence and exaggeration. They use satire, farce, parody, jokes, gags and slapstick to entertain the audience. Sitcoms usually last 30 minutes if shown on commercial TV and they involve chracters having problems which they try to sort out. "Leaver it to Beaver" was about a typical, white middle-class 1950's family that had problems and worked

  • Stereotypes In The Simpson

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    “The Simpsons” is an animated movie in America, which Matt Groening created to be used in Fox. The series depicts a satirical of the life experienced by the working class and the family of Simpson epitomizes the life. The family comprises of five people who are Lisa, Marge, Homer, Bart, as well as Maggie. The show occurs in a fictional setting of Springfield. In the series, various aspects are parodied, which consist of the American culture, television, and the condition of humans. In essence, this

  • Satire In The Simpsons

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    possibly tries to improve humanity through its criticism. In order to truly understand the comedy in satire, the reader needs to have some basic knowledge about the topic. Satire is present in all types of literature and even in movies or cartoons. The Simpsons, by Matt Groening is a long-running satirical cartoon about the adventures of a middle class family living in America. One reason for the show’s popular success is that it mocks famous figures, institutions of power, or human

  • Essay on The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons The Simpsons is an original, satirical American sitcom cartoon, which is shown all over the world and appeals to a wide range of audiences with its unique, yet basic form of humour. It stereotypes and satirises the typical American lower middle class family. With its simple plots, exaggerated situations, unrealistic scenarios, lurid colours, humour, animation and familiar pattern, it is a typical cartoon but with an original twist. This makes it like no

  • The Impact of the Flinestones and the Simpsons

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    sixties and The Simpson was popular in the nineties. Despite many similarities between The Simpson and The Flintstones, the differences are not as obvious. In both shows, the main characters always end up in trouble. Also they both have family situations to deal with. There is a major difference between the two shows that makes them different from one another. The main characters are completely different. The Flintstones were the greatest TV cartoon of all time until The Simpsons came and took the

  • The Simpsons as a Sitcom Essay

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    The Simpsons as a Sitcom "The Simpsons" is an example of an American sitcom. A sitcom is situation comedy, which is when the same setting and same characters appear in every episode. Examples of sitcoms are programs such as "The Crosby Show" and more recent sitcoms such as "Friends". Sitcoms surfaced in the 1950's in America showing the "ideal" family. Slowly sitcoms started to show the reality of life and dealt with social issues such as divorce and unemployment. Sitcoms

  • The Simpsons on Television Essay

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    The Simpsons How does a television series keep going in this time of ever changing network schedules and shows that grow stale after twelve weeks? The Simpsons have not only lasted, but it has also become a staple of American life. Many tribute this longevity to the witty and hilarious satire that is present in every episode. By using incongruity, sarcasm, exaggeration, and other comedic techniques, The Simpsons satirizes most aspects of ordinary life, from family, to TV, to religion, achieving the

  • Analysis Of The Film ' The Simpsons '

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    The Simpsons often parody many classic films. One film they parody is Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese. In this film the character Henry Hill narrates his life as a gangster. He goes through the reasons why he decided to become a gangster. He explains how being a gangster makes him feel like a somebody and how they offer him protection. The Mafia gives Henry Hill a place to call his own. The mafia becomes his family. The movie Goodfellas is based off of a book called Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi which

  • Family Relationships In The Simpson

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    Family relationships are a common theme in novels or television shows. One of the most famous and successful contemporary animated sitcoms in television is “The Simpsons” which portrays the family and its dynamics in a very satirical way. Before “ The Simpson” appeared on television, the traditional American family of the 1950s was considered as the perfect one. It was a patriarchal family where the father went to work, the mother raised the children while taking care of the household and the children

  • Essay on The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons Since its first episode in January 1990, 'The Simpsons' has become a worldwide phenomenon. For the first time a show existed as an animated television sitcom, it addresses and satirises important issues through the fictional town of Springfield, (aka a typical American town). The show starts with 2 minutes of introductory credits, accompanied by boisterous music, through which the audience is shown around the town of Springfield and briefly glimpse the