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Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, but its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. The Simpson’s is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television programme for the viewers under eighteen years of age. Matt Groening intended for them to represent the American typical family “who love each other and drive each other crazy.” The improbable long term success of the Simpson lies in its producer’s 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 slapstick comedy, makes the Simpsons one of the most popular television programmes in televi... ... middle of paper ... ... trying to get out just like Bart.
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Sitcoms on Ice Sitcoms are commonly seen as one of the most popular programs on T.V, across Australia and the world, but what makes sitcoms so engaging to the masses? Fox 8’s The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom and is appealing to the masses due to its hilarious humour and the unidentifiable fact that the show draws you in and makes you feel as if you are part of the Simpson family, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks innovative episode of the Simpsons, ‘Lisa on ice,’ supports the argument, that sitcoms should not be pulped. From the start to finish of every show there are many comedy and humor techniques, character stereotypes and camera techniques show to help give the show a more original prospective. Throughout, the Simpsons episode ‘Lisa on Ice,’ there are many different comedy and humour techniques utilized. These techniques are an immense part of what makes The Simpsons so popular to millions worldwide.