Tuesday, August 14, 2007



The Simpsons is animated American sitcom seen on the Fox television network. As a satirical parody of the “Middle American” lifestyle the show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and lampoons many aspects of American culture, society as a whole and television itself. It debuted on December 17, 1989 and is currently the longest running American sitcom. Time magazine named it the 20th Century’s best television series.

Dan Castellaneta: Homer Simpson, safety inspector at a nuclear power plant
Julie Kavner: his wife Marge
Nancy Cartwright: their 10-year old son Bart
Yeardley Smith: their 8-year old daughter Lisa
Harry Shearer: Homer’s neighbor Ned Flanders

Even newbies to the Simpsons will find this entertaining as there are lots of laughs by way of old fashioned slapstick, pointed satire, ridicule, sight gags, wise-cracking dialogue and one-liners. There are a few crude jokes but generally speaking it’s pretty much above that.

The targets this time are inept government, religion and environmentalists. And Homer of course.

for irreverent humor throughout.

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