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    The Simpsons are often looked at as simply a comedy show but in reality the television program is so much more. The Simpsons have been around since 1989 and from the beginning of it’s conception the writers have been commenting on the world around them. The program started a revolution in the television world and has sparked many copy cat shows. The show can be considered one of the greatest show in the history of television. This not simply because it creates laughs on the surface but under the surface the show provides cultural references and comments on the American society. Whether the show is discussing family values or the role of women in society The Simpsons have continually been on the forefront of change and political discourse.…

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    Nuclear Family Sociology

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    perceived represents their gender role in the family sitcom. For example, Marge spent most of her time in the kitchen, while Homer is at work and the kids are in school. The roles that the characters portray encourages the 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…

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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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    The Simpsons Analysis

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    Groening picked the characters of the Simpsons by using people he grew up with. The parents in the Simpsons are named Homer and Marge, the same name that Groening's parents have. He named Lisa and Maggie after his two younger sisters. Groening thought it would be too obvious if he named the oldest son after himself, so Groening decided to name the last child Bart which is an anagram of brat. Homer's father also received the same name as Groening's grandfather, Abraham. Groening returned to…

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    Hello everyone, My name is Liliia Riabenko and I am really into American culture. Personally I am fond of American movies, serials and cartoons. Today I want to share my thoughts about the question of multiculturality and the American dream in American animated sitcom “The Cleveland Show”. Everybody who is familiar with the USA and American culture in general should know that many ethnic groups live within the country. The Cleveland show is a sitcom that depicts the life of African-American…

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    chosen for this essay is “The Simpsons”. This cartoon has become a household name and a cultural phenomenon across the world. It is the longest running series in American history and has been so popular because the writers have blended together different forms of wit and humour to appeal to all types of people of all ages. The satirical humour and political neutrality makes the text so relatable…

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    entertained my older brother and parents. I specifically remember watching the show South Park. “Oh how dumb,” I would say to my self and I could not understand how adults could find these mean animated characters so funny. At some point it even bothered me and I did not find the show funny but rather insulting. I would also watch The Simpsons but oddly enough I only found some episodes interesting. Sometimes I didn’t understand the language and I wondered why my older brother was still into…

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    Family Guy Stereotypes

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    Belonging With Groups Being part of a group can be a good or a bad thing. The feeling that you belong in something can be fulfilling. In this assignment we will explore different types of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. I have chosen three TV 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…

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    Satire In The Simpsons

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    In today’s society we are introduced to many problems that are always put to the side and is never taken care of because people are so in denial and don’t want to face the truth. In the simpsons intro the writer uses satire( the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues) to explore the flaws of society through his made up fictional characters. Some issues that I…

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    In recent discussions of Family Guy, a controversial issue has been whether people should or should not watch the television show. On the one hand, some argue that Family Guy is pure entertainment and that nothing is inappropriate with the show. From this perspective, I find it completely absurd that people actually find it acceptable to engage with such a vulgar show. On the other hand; however, others argue that it is a cruel show that incorporate crude humorless jokes. In the words of…

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