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The Simpsons and Good Values - As of 2003, The Simpsons is the longest running prime time animated series with fourteen seasons and counting. Not only does The Simpsons have almost fifteen million fans in America, but the show is watched by almost sixty million people across the globe. The show has created a billion dollar industry through sales of toys, books, clothing, and videos. Nielsen Media Research (NMR) has consistently rated every season of The Simpsons within the top thirty among prime time television programs of all genres....   [tags: Simpsons Religion] 2304 words
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Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons - Analysis of the Television Show The Simpsons The specific children’s series that I will be discussing is entitled “The Simpson’s”. The main characters consist of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie Simpson. They reside in a town called Springfield, one that is typical of an American suburb. Some other characters which appear on a regular basis are Mr. Burns, the owner of the Springfield chemical plant, his assistant Weiland Smithers, the Flanders family, which resides right next door to the Simpson’s, and principal Skinner....   [tags: The Simpsons Cartoons Television Essays]
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Do The Simpsons Follow the Conventions of a Typical Sitcom? - A sitcom is a situation comedy. In a sitcom there is usually a nuclear family, which involves there being a mum, dad, sister and a brother as the main focus. A normal stock plot for a sitcom is that everything more often than not starts happily and ends pretty much the same. There are a few minor hiccups in-between that are easily worked out. They usually contain farce, satire, and puns or slap stick comedy to amuse the audience. Sitcoms generally last about thirty minutes, for example in ‘My family’ and ‘King of the Hill’....   [tags: The Simpsons Essays] 3116 words
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The Simpsons Television Show as a Pop Culture Icon - The definition of the "typical" American family has changed considerably over time. Ever since the age of television dawned on American culture, situation comedies have tried to portray the typical American family in an attempt to reach as many viewers as possible. In the 1950's, there was "Leave It to Beaver" which represented a generic view of the American family during its time. There was a father whose responsibility was to financially support the family and be a role model for his children....   [tags: Papers Simpsons TV Essays Papers]
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The Simpsons - 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 other cartoon made before, the twist is the level of humour used in the Simpsons, and this type of humour is called satire....   [tags: Papers] 1469 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons When the FOX network aired "The Simpsons" in 1989, the show brought the yellow-skinned and four-fingered cartoon characters named Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson into millions of American living rooms. This bent archetype of the American family, as well as the hundreds of zany characters that populate their all-American hometown of Springfield, fast became the targets of enormous criticism. Elementary schools banned T-shirts bearing the images of the Simpson family and their slogans....   [tags: Cartoons Politics Argumentative America Essays]
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons The Simpson is now arguably the biggest sitcom and animation of TV history, but what is it that makes it so successful compared to traditional sitcoms. In order to answer this question, we have to look at sitcom as a whole; then the difference if any between modern and traditional sitcoms. Sitcoms when first released were aimed at families and it tried to show what American should be like. Sitcoms, are popular for many different reasons; some of these including that they were episodic in nature therefore you didn’t have to watch them from the beginning....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. "In the 1990s we are seeing dramatic transformations in media industries and media cultures....   [tags: essays papers] 4113 words
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The Simpsons - 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 together to work them out....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons 'The Simpsons' is a humorous show about the average American family, yet it manages to portray social and moral issues through the unusual medium if cartoon. How is this achieved. 'The Simpsons' is a comedy cartoon, created originally over ten years ago. The cartoon idea for adults lampoons everything Americans hold dear, and is now more popular worldwide than ever before....   [tags: Papers] 2729 words
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The Simpsons - 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 members of the community....   [tags: Papers] 1088 words
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the simpsons - When Matt Groening and James L. Brooks created The Simpsons, a cartoon, family, they had no idea that it would become as big as it has now. There are many reasons the show has become very popular with the American public. Dumb and simple humor makes in enjoyable for people on all levels, and for the more sophisticated audience, there is some political satire in the show. It all started 1987, when Groening and Brooks created short cartoons for the Tracey Ullman show. If you were to compare these shorts to today’s show, there is a major difference in the quality of the show and the plots....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons This cartoon for grown-ups takes place in a fictional town called Springfield in the 1990's. The main character in the show is Homer Simpsons, a father of three and a husband. Homer works at the Springfield nuclear power plant. He is portrayed as a slacker who is completely unqualified for his job. He's also shown as a lazy couch potato and a little bit of an alcoholic. He's also shown as a "pig" when it comes to food. His wife, Marge, is a good parent who has to keep an eye on Homer and the rest of the family most of the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 358 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons “The Simpsons” is a cartoon series produced by Gracie Films for Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Network. It began as a series for “The Tracey Ullman show” on April 19, 1987, and premiered as a series on December 17, 1989, in the 8pm-time slot. It started to be shown regularly on Sunday’s beginning on January 14, 1990. The second, third, fourth, and fifth season’s were brodcasted by Fox on Thursday nights in the 8pm time slot. It then returned to Sunday nights beginning with the sixth season....   [tags: essays research papers] 528 words
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The Impact of the Flinestones and the Simpsons - ... The Flintstones family was made up with Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino, and Baby Puss. Fred was a loving husband and dad that worked at a rock and gravel company for his boss Mr. Slate. He was easy to get angry. He would spend his time bowling with his neighbor friend Barney. Wilma is his wife that loves to spend money. Their daughters name is Pebbles and she has two pets, a dinosaur and a saber toothed cat. The Simpson on the other has been a show that came out in the nineties and is known as the greatest cartoon of all time....   [tags: cartoons, family, humor] 607 words
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Low Countries in The Simpsons - The perception of a culture from outside is important for it influences the culture itself as well as economic and political decisions: money is spent on the representation of countries abroad. For example, China is present everywhere through the Confucius Institutes, so is Germany with the Goethe Institutes and Spain with the Institutos Cervantes. However, in everyday life, the perception of a country from abroad is closer to a bundle of stereotypes usually corroborated in popular culture references: Americans eat burgers and drink coke, Brazilians dance on the beach, Japaneses work round the clock, Australians surf all the time, Spaniards are lazy, and so on....   [tags: public opinion, confucius, Kirk Van Houten]
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Why is The Simpsons so Popular? - ... Kids get bored with it and play outside. There are so many good examples of satire in this episode. First, it shows how kids are easily influenced by television shows, and if they are shown something bad, they may go out and do it in real life (shown when Maggie hits Homer in the head). This concept on how violence on TV ruins kids is insane. If taught right from wrong, children will know not to do bad thing from TV. Another example of satire is how big companies or corporations don’t give two craps on what people think....   [tags: satire, society, religion] 555 words
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The Popularity of The Simpsons - The Popularity of The Simpsons “The Simpsons” is undoubtedly one of the most successful animated series in television as result to Matt Groening that has produced this hysterical show. It was first screened in 1990 and has been on television ever since. He has concluded this extravagant show by using 250,000 frames in each episode for us viewers to enjoy including to be shown in our prime-time. This involves being suitable for both adults and children. That is why it is one of the most popular show on television....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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The Success of the Simpsons - The Success of the Simpsons The Improbable Long-Term Success of The Simpsons When examining the history of modern prime-time television, there is a certain pattern that virtually every successful show inevitably falls into. After a period of initial success, perhaps lasting three or four years, the writing on the show becomes stale by using the same format and same jokes over and over. The viewing audience becomes bored, and eventually, the show fades into television oblivion. Or, as Jeff MacGregor states in The New York Times, “Historically…(successful shows) collapse under the weight of their own complacency, hanging on for a few lifeless seasons while the producers wait to cash out the...   [tags: essays papers] 2368 words
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The Simpsons as a Sitcom - 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 have become very popular because people could relate to the program and sitcoms show problems, which happen in every day life in a light-hearted way....   [tags: Television Animation Cartoons Papers] 1382 words
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The Success of The Simpsons - The Success of The Simpsons In recent years, a certain animated sitcom has caught the public’s attention, evoking reactions that are both favourable and unfavourable, but hardly ever apathetic. As a brilliant, socially aware satire, Matt Groening’s ‘The Simpson’s’ has effectively stirred different emotions from different factions of the culturally deadened American populace and for this alone, it should be recognised as quality programming. The Simpsons is a brutal satire of our society and our family structures yet it offers several redeeming qualities such as feminism, endurance and most of all humour....   [tags: Papers] 2601 words
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The Simpsons on Television - 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 true essence of satire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1329 words
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Sociology of The Simpsons - Sociology of the Simpsons The definition of what consitutes a “family“ has definatly changed over time. Usually, what constitutes making up a family is relative to a specific culture, but as always, there are exceptions to the rule. Ever since the golden age of television had sprung upon American culture, it has tried to mimic the "ideal" American family through it's programming. Even as early as the 1950's, television producers made programming that would represent what exactly the ideal American family was....   [tags: Sociology Essays]
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Humor in The Simpsons - Humor in The Simpsons I and many other millions of people across the world believe that The Simpson’s is the best programme on television because it is funny in more ways then one. The Simpson’s uses the family lifestyle that many American TV shows have used over past (e.g. The Adam’s family, The Flintstones) but The Simpson’s has proved it is a lot more popular because it uses many more different forms of comedy which work with people from all ages. Slapstick comedy is where someone gets hurt and you laugh but if you saw it happen in real life you’d find it sick for example when homer the father strangles his son Bart in many episodes it would be seen as child ab...   [tags: Papers] 627 words
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Does Homer Know Best? - Sitcoms like The Simpsons, are used to show that the traditional family is not what it is played out to be on other shows like Father Knows Best, The Jetsons and Leave it to Beaver. The Simpsons challenges and upholds the traditional sitcom while representing the American nuclear family as a unique and lovable family. Like most shows that come out of Hollywood, The Simpsons is pro-Democrat and against Republican views. This show suggests that not following the traditional family roles will you give you a happier life....   [tags: The Simpsons, sitcoms]
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Cartoon The Simpsons - Cartoon The Simpsons The Simpsons first came to life in the waiting room out side James L Brook's office the executive producer of the Tracy Ullman show where Matt Groeing was sitting there sketching away. He created all the characters inside 15 minutes and named them all after his own family. They were first shown as 30-second bumpers in the Tracy Ullman show. Bumpers are shown before the adverts to make them more interesting. In the bumpers the Simpsons characters looked very different to what they are now, Lisa was often called a female version of Bart....   [tags: Papers] 1139 words
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Meet The Simpsons - Meet the Simpsons Over time, the definition of what exactly "family" means has changed with time. Usually, what constitutes making up a family is relative to a specific culture, but as always, there are exceptions to the rule. Ever since the golden age of television had sprung upon American culture, television has tried to mimic the "ideal" American family through it's programming. Even as early as the 1950's, television producers made programming that would represent what exactly the ideal American family was....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Simpsons: Appealing to the Middle-Class - The Simpsons: Appealing to the Middle-Class For this assignment I watched the show The Simpsons, which comes on the Fox network on Sunday nights at eight. The show is about an animated nuclear family and their everyday lives. The Simpsons targets the middle class families that live in the suburbs of America. The show mainly appeals to families that composed of parents who work at blue-collar jobs and have children, between the ages of 10-18. You can tell this from the commercials, how The Simpsons life style is portrayed and the jokes contained in the show....   [tags: Composition Rhetoric] 890 words
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The Simpsons Impact on Family Values - The Simpsons Impact on Family Values The Simpsons first came to life on April 19th, 1987. It was aired as a ‘filler’ in the commercial breaks of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ and was animated in 30 second mini-episodes. Matt Groening, the proud producer and creator of The Simpsons, made these 30 second episodes after being recognized for his ‘life is hell’ comic strip and asked by a fan, Pauly Platt, if he would be interested in coming up with ideas for an animation. Groening ceased the opportunity and now, 18 years on The Simpsons have become a global success and have been honored with: a Peabody award, over 20 Emmy awards, over 50 Emmy nominations, over 20 Annie a...   [tags: Television TV Sitcoms Cartoons] 1772 words
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Elements of Comedy in The Simpsons - Elements of Comedy in The Simpsons The TV show, "The Simpsons" is considered by many to be one of the greatest animated shows ever made. Incredibly popular with people of all ages, creator Matt Groening combined numerous elements of humor to produce a truly original program. His goal is to never repeat the same joke twice. The year 2000 will mark the 10th anniversary of the show (which adds up to a lot of original jokes), and highlights its achievement as primetime TVÕs current longest running series....   [tags: TV Television]
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The Impact of The Simpsons on American Children - The Impact of The Simpsons on American Children The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began working on Life in Hell, a humorous comic strip consisting of people with rabbit ears....   [tags: TV Television Media Essays]
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The Simpsons Up Close and Personal - The Simpsons Up Close and Personal There is a fine line that exists in TV land that had never been crossed until The Simpsons graced the television sets of over one million Americans. This sitcom has become one of the most popular television programs in America. Is it because The Simpsons is a cartoon. My answer is yes. This show is able to sneak through the wormholes of TV land because it is a cartoon. People are overlooking the underlying issues conveyed through the characters because it’s only cartoons right....   [tags: essays papers] 929 words
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Analysis of the Opening Sequence of the Simpsons - Analysis of the Opening Sequence of the Simpsons Matt Groening changed television forever when he brought animation back to primetime with this immortal nuclear family. It was first screened on 14th January 1990 and it has become one of the world’s most famous cartoon as it always captured a regular audience of 24 million each week. It has also established itself as an award-winning international pop culture phenomenon. It is the longest-running sitcom of all time and it is also one of the most literate television programs on the air....   [tags: Papers] 1313 words
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Comparing The Simpsons and Aristophanes' Clouds - Tomorrow on the Simpsons, Homer will discover that Bart has stolen his credit card and charged $10,000 worth of "Itchy and Scratchy" merchandise. Having no hope for paying off this debt, Homer decides to go to law school because he cannot afford to hire a bankruptcy lawyer. The famous lawyer, who teaches classes, sends a crestfallen Homer home to retrieve his son, for Homer is much too thick-headed to possibly learn the ways of the courts. As Bart graduates from law school, he uses his newfound skills of argument to convince the courts that his parents are insane, his sister Lisa deserves to be in a boarding school, and he should be able to put his youngest sister up for adoption....   [tags: comparison, compare contrast]
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Death of a Salesman vs The Simpsons - Death of a Salesman vs The Simpsons Each of the characters in "death of a Salesman" can be compared in some way to a character in the Simpsons. Linda Loman has a lot in common with Marge Simpson. Both love their families very much and are always the first to defend their husband's actions. Each wife is unappreciated and and does not receive much respect from her family. They try to instill good values onto their children: Marge reprimands Bart for stealing, and Linda tells Willy not to encourage the boys to steal....   [tags: essays papers] 514 words
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Comparison Between The Simpsons and Futurama - Comparison Between The Simpsons and Futurama The word genre can be used to describe several things such as books, films and television programmes. It means the theme of the book, e.t.c. and in the case of a film or programme means either horror, thriller, comedy, romantic. It is important that a programme or film makes clear what genre it is. For example, a horror should make you cower in fear and a thriller should keep you on the edge of your seat. In the case of a comedy, which I have chosen to compare, it must make you cry with laughter....   [tags: Papers] 1191 words
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A Sociological Approach To The Simpsons - I’m going to start off by saying that until now I never actually thought there was a difference in the way those cartoon characters (the Simpsons) were approached, depending on their gender (not that I watched them too often or anything). First of all I’ll have to break the characters in two groups, because you cannot compare old people with children. So the first group will be composed of Lisa and Bart (the children) and the second one of Marge and Homer (the parents). Just by taking a glance at the show you see that it portrays the typical image of the “traditional American family” of the last decade: mom stays home to cook, clean and take care of the kids, while the husband provides for...   [tags: essays research papers] 708 words
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The Simpsons is America's Household - The Simpsons is America's Household Television shows such as The Simpson's portray the deterioration of families in our society. From the outside they appear to be the typical nuclear family consisting of a mother, father, and three children that live in Springfield, which is basically Anytown, U.S.A., but as most families today The Simpson's have their own problems. Marge and Homer are the quintessential American couple. Homer is a blue-collared worker, who spends more time eating doughnuts than paying attention to being in charge of safety at the local nuclear power plant, and has been married to Marge since they graduated high school....   [tags: Papers] 737 words
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The Simpsons as Reflection of our Disintegrating Society - The Simpsons as Reflection of our Disintegrating Society In recent years, a certain animated sitcom has caught the public's attention, evoking reactions that are both favorable and unfavorable, but hardly ever apathetic. As a brilliant, socially aware satire, Matt Groening's The Simpsons has effectively stirred different emotions from different factions of the culturally deadened American populace, and for this alone, it should be recognized as "quality programming." The Simpsons is a brutal satire of our society and our family structures yet it offers several redeeming qualities such as feminism, endurance, and most of all humor....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 779 words
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Simpsons Vs Wells - The advent of new technology has been a source of trepidation throughout history. Just as with any change, fear is often the pervasive response to new technology and developments, especially amongst those who do not fully comprehend the changes. It seems, however, that people ignorant of the true meaning and extent of technology are the most likely to place unwarranted faith in its abilities. Technology becomes an authority—one that is difficult to question or rebel against. After advances become accepted, complacency sets in, reducing the general public's vigilance against dangers to society in any form....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Simpsons Family Therapy - Family Referral Today I received a referral from a family who is seeking help regarding their dysfunctional family structure. The Simpson’s are a nuclear family that is having difficulties living as a family. I have already spoken to Marge Simpson and agreed to find a way to get her husband and children to therapy. She has very high aspirations of attending therapy with her family because she has longed for a “normal” functioning family in which her husband and children interact in a much healthier manner than they do now....   [tags: Cognitive therapy]
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Letter to Complain to the Creator of the Simpsons Matt Groening - To Matt Groening (Creator of the Simpsons), I am writing to you regarding a particularly concerning episode of the Simpsons. I am a big fan of the simpsons and have enjoyed watching it for years, and until this day have never had to complain about it. I am shocked, furious and appalled about the way you, in the episode blood feud, represented the elderly in a very stereotypical way, the use of inappropriate language, the showing of death also the disgusting display of nudity....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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Comparing Satire in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis and The Simpsons - The Power of Satire in Babbitt and The Simpsons      Sinclair Lewis used his writing to promote the enrichment of American society by attacking the weaknesses he perceived in his era.  His most notable work, Babbitt, is a satire on the middle class lifestyle and attitude of the 1920s.  Lewis' satirical style and voice is comparable to the modern television series The Simpsons, written by Matt Groening.  Babbitt and The Simpsons contain numerous similarities in satirical writing, presentation and commentary.  Matt Groening satirizes many modern situations with his style and characterization in The Simpsons that are similar to the conditions in Babbitt.  The Simpsons represent the...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Hansel and Gretel Vs. The Simpsons - At one time or another almost every child has read a story about mystical beings, dashing heroes, and evil villains, all acting out a story in a mysterious place, in a time long, long ago. Fairy Tales, while almost purely of a fictional content, offer us a glimpse into the culture and social staples of a certain society. The classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, by the Brother's Grimm, depicts two young siblings abandoned in the forest by their parents during a time of a great famine. The Simpson's has long been a fundamental element of many adolescent children and is a modern, and somewhat skewed, version of the classic fairy tale....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1234 words
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simpsons - Some kids thought hide and go seek was boring, as did I. Playing hide and seek through out my neighborhood was one of the things all the little kids did. Every person in this block knew of each other. I never had fun because everyone always would get in fights and the game always ended early. Yet, for some reason this game was intensified by creating teams where one team being the hunters who protect home base and the hunted who are trying to reach it before being tagged by the hunter. So because of his there were always heated arguments that turned into fights....   [tags: essays research papers] 724 words
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Simpsons Theories and episodes - When Bart snaps a picture of Homer dancing with a belly dancer at a stag party, it gets photocopied and soon all of Springfield has a copy. Homer becomes the talk of the town but almost ruins his marriage to Marge. Marge insists in making Homer take Bart to meet the bellydancer so he can learn that women aren't sex objects, because she fears he's getting a bad lesson out of all of this. Homer and Principle Skinner send Bart to France in exchange for an Albanian student for the Student Exchange Program....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose and The O.J. Simpson Trial - “I think I’ve been a great citizen” -O.J. Simpson. The O.J. Simpson trial was one of the most followed cases in history; its estimated cost for the trial was about nine million (Blohm 64). On the evening of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered (Piombini). The trial against O.J. began on January 24, 1995 and ended on October 2, 1995 (Blohm 59). Going into the trial, O.J.’s fate had already been sealed due to the fact that nobody wanted to prosecute him because he was a football legend and an actor (Piombini)....   [tags: nicole simpson, history, juror]
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The OJ Simpson Case - ... It appeared that Ronald Goldman had defense wounds. The crime scene was grotesque leading nothing to the imagination. Meanwhile Nicole Simpson’s children were asleep upstairs, not aware what had taken place. Who could have taken two innocent lives, and furthermore why. O.J. Simpson was on a flight to Chicago. He had been notified of the death of his ex-wife death, where upon he returned home, only to be handcuffed, and interviewed about his where a bout’s, but was subsequently released, but this was only the tip of the ice burg....   [tags: Orenthal James Simpson] 1163 words
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Sports Heroes: O.J. Simpson and Others - The dictionary definition of a hero is someone who is admired of their achievements or their noble qualities. To me, the definition of a hero is someone who helps people and is caring. In this world there are so many people mistaken for heroes. One example of a “hero” is O.J. Simpson. O.J was best known for being the running back of the Buffalo Bills and was nicknamed “The Juice”. Although he was a Heisman Trophy winner he was also a major suspect of a murder case involving his wife and her new boyfriend....   [tags: Heroes, O.J. Simpson, ] 922 words
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Chronic Condition by Jeffrey Simpson - Jeffrey Simpson’s book, Chronic Condition, is divided into two halves, the first half gives an informative history of Canada’s health care system, chronicling the challenges and problems it has faced to become what we know of today, which I found more compelling than the second. The second half of the book, argues Canada’s need to modernize its health care system. Simpson believes this can be done in four ways: by severely cutting health care spending, by increasing taxes, by incorporating privatization, and or by garnering savings by increasing efficiency....   [tags: book review] 1484 words
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