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.
The Simpsons will always appeal to a young audience because of its ever-present pratfalls and stupidity that is, at times, nothing short of brilliant; but, it appeals even more to young adults, or adults who are young at heart, who can laugh at the low comedy, yet understand the biting satire that truly drives the series. By poking fun at family, television, religion, and basically the American lifestyle, The Simpsons is a satire that may not grow old for a long time to come.
This animated sitcom has busted the scales and is still today toping the charts as expected, due to its unbelievably stereotypical family, which gives an insight into the daily lives of an American family. The Simpsons is an example of a classic sitcom, and this essay proves that The Simpsons should not be pulped. This is due to the hilarious humour and the various techniques used to draw you in and make you feel part of the Simpsons family, this is what makes The Simpsons so popular to the masses.
Also the American had fought in world war two, so shows like “Leave it to Beaver” showed them what they want. The producer used varies comic devices to make the audience laugh; these including visual humour, word play, funny situations and hyperbole. Traditional Sitcoms used to follow a narrative structure; such as the father worked and the mother was a housewife. The family was set in a white sub-urban community “utopias” where the elders were still respected. The storylines were set around the family which was middle-class and they were very tight together.
There are many other types of humour involved in the Simpsons, but satire plays a large role in it The Simpsons appeals to children and a large adult audience, it includes a lot of references and satirises the society we live in which only adults may realise and find funny. The way that it different from normal cartoons is that they are usually written for low intelligence levels, and normally animated for a child audience with cartoons such as Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse. They have simple jokes or they are just visually funny which will just stimulate children while sitting in front of the television. The Simpsons came about and was written because it was influenced by many media sources from the television. Other cartoons like The Flintstones influenced The Simpsons greatly as they were the original television cartoon sitcoms in that they use the same characters and the same scenario in every episode but using different story lines different stories.
Many people have different views on "The Simpsons" some think that it is rude and stupid others think that it is funny and realistic. I think that "The Simpsons" shows the reality of life in a light hearted way. "The Simpson" is a sitcom because it has the same family, characters and setting in every episode. It conforms to stereotypes in a way that presents comedic value.
In stand-up comedy most comedians will ease their audience into the more racy jokes; in other words the comedian will “warm them up.” Lisa Lampanelli’s jokes tend to come close to crossing the line, but she had perfect execution. For example, “You’ve put up more worthless hotels than an autistic kid playing Monopoly.” which was pertaining to Donald Trump. Making people laugh while being offensive is difficult and it takes real talent to be a stand-up
However, he had gladly won the hearts of viewers as he did more impressions and skits (“Biography”). Some of his most famous spot-on impressions included James Lipton, Harry Caray, Alex Trebek, Neil Diamond, and perhaps most famously George Bush. His most famous sketches include “The Spartan Cheerleader,” “Celebrity Jeopardy,” and “More Cowbell.” Things were starting to turn around for Ferrell. Because he was doing great on the show, he believed he was ready to tackle one of the biggest challenges yet: a full-time movie career. Producers of the show didn't want to lose Ferrell quite yet, so as a way to keep him, they raised his salary to over $350,000 per live show.
This understanding, combined with wry sarcasm, topical themes, and superb scripting that puts most other comedies to shame, as well as some old slapstick comedy, makes the Simpsons one of the most popular television programmes in televi... ... middle of paper ... ... trying to get out just like Bart. We all do ‘pull a Homer’ sometimes. It just happens; the show doesn’t make us do it. If this world did not have the Simpson’s children would behave in the same manner, they just might laugh quite as much. Matt Groening is an extremely intelligent and intellectual man who should be given a tremendous amount of credit.
However, “The Simpsons” is still going strong today. The secret to the show’s success lies in its producers’ ability to understand the expectations of the television audience and the culture that surrounds them. This understanding, combined with “wry sarcasm, topical themes, and superb scripting that puts most other comedies to shame,” as well as some old-fashioned slapstick comedy, makes “The Simpsons” one of the most popular programs in television history. The show is often complex and highly intellectual, while remaining funny at the most basic levels. As Jim Gleeson states in The College Tribune, “The show is rare in rewarding attention to detail, with especially obscure references that… even if you had never heard of…you would still laugh, giddy with the crafted sleight of it all.” This fact that the show works on several levels at once draws a generationally diverse fan base.