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    The Simpsons is one of the longest running and most popular television (T.V.) shows in the history of television. As a result, the show has had a lasting affect on American culture reaching down to even some of the words we use today. These influences are a direct result of the show’s many characters relatability and the way in which they are presented. It’s place in popular culture, an icon of American life, make it a standpoint for the way in which Americans live. No doubt its use of satire to critique American culture has led to its popularity and controversy. Within the subsections of the Simpsons that have influenced American culture it is apparent the impact that just one character can have. The Simpsons family being the focal point of…

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    Rick And Murty Analysis

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    The Truthful Humor of “Rick and Morty” Many people in today’s American culture take a rather pessimistic view of the world. With prospects for retirement at a low, and a life of uncertainty ahead of them, humor with a nihilist spin is one way to confront these heavy issues in a light-hearted way. Cartoon Network’s comedic Adult Swim program “Rick and Morty” harnesses the uncomfortable dark feelings of a society, and uses humor in a typical cartoon fashion to provoke the minds of viewers as well…

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    Television In The 1950s

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    referencing anything currently marketed towards the majority of the public that reflects popular ideas, phenomenon, images and attitudes in a country’s culture. In 2017, any meme would be deemed pop culture. Thus, something referenced in the all ready existing world rather than the “sitcom” world. The Simpsons use pop culture in almost all of their episodes. For example, in “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacey”, the episode begins with the family at the grand opening of The Center for Geriatric Medicine…

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    To begin, McMahon argument that The Simpsons can “educate on what it teaches” (215) in this episode of The Simpsons “Lisa on Ice” occurs with stereotypes on the show. For, example when the school bullies asked Bart “Nice PJs, Simpson. Did your mommy buy 'em for ya?” (Scully, 1994) and Bart’s response was “Of course she did. Who else would have?” (Scully, 1994) This conforms to the stereotype that mothers do most of the shopping in the house. That consist of buying clothes, food etc. According…

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    In the short video, the audience quickly learns that Lisa, the main character, mom is beginning to show the progressive signs of dementia. At first, Lisa seems to be extremely understanding of the condition that her mom is in. Lisa also displays an extraordinary sense of intelligence. Three symptoms of dementia that Lisa’s mom displayed throughout the video included: memory loss, not be able to follow through with basic tasks, and forgetting people and events. Watching the video we never seen or…

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    We’ve all seen these adult animated sitcoms, or at least heard about them. We watch these shows and grow up with them, they mold our personalities and change our perspective in life through the years. So 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…

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    Satire In The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons has become a staple of American life since its first release in 1989. This long lasting cartoon comedy achieved the true essence of satire by capturing the moment of stupidity among today’s stereotypical American ‘everyman’. By using a wide range of satirical devices such as: parody, irony, sight gags, absurdity and black humour, The Simpsons develops and enhances brilliant and distinct characters in order to create the fascinating and hilarious satire. Therefore, The Simpsons…

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    Nuclear Family Sociology

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    establishment of gender norms as social practices. According to Haralovich “The relationship of television programming to the social formation is crucial to an understanding of television as a social practice” (70). Television is influential to society and imposes social norms. The opening of the Simpsons criticizes the influence of television by illustrating the family gathering to watch tv. As a result, the Simpsons portray rigid gender roles. In the book The Simpsons, Satire, and American…

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    Family Guy Stereotypes

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    shows: Family Guy, Simpsons, and The Cleveland Show. I have chosen animation TV shows because I have three small children and they love to watch these shows. Family Guy first aired in 2002 it is an adult animated sitcom. Created by Seth MacFarlane. The show is a family consisting of the parents Peter and Lois and their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. This is a white American family and race is a big part of this show. Race is a social construction,…

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    The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom starring the animated Simpson family, which was created by Matt Groening. He conceived of the characters in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office and named them after his own family members, substituting "Bart" for his own name. The family debuted as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show called The Simpsons, which debuted on December 17, 1989.…

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