-The Simpsons=American Culture? –
The Simpsons is an alive situation comedy created in 1989 by Matt Groening for FOX. The Simpsons can be described as a series which is about a middle-class household of five and their day-to-day life. I want to give a short information about this household. Homer Simpson is the male parent of the household. plants at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and we can state that he is non the sharpest knife in the drawer. Marge Simpson is the female parent of the household and she is a homemaker who ever has to cover with Homer’s stupidity. Bart Simpson is their boy who is besides known as the buffoonery male monarch of the town. Lisa Simpson is the girl who is exceptionally smart but non so societal. At last but non least there is Maggie the babe who merely communicates by sucking on a conciliator.
Of class. when we are watching The Simpsons. we see a critic of current events. In other words. The Simpsons does non merely demo us the life of a middle-class household. but besides derive a new position over current events that can be defined as controversial. The Simpsons reflect American civilization by determining a metropolis that can specify as a regular American town. Even in that little town. we can see every type of individual.
It is about the multiculturalism of United States of America. We see the market proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon who is a In-between Eastern. It is besides mention to the wont of Middle Easterners who largely has a market. To give an illustration. in Shameless which is another good Television show. we see another Middle Eastern household who own a market. In add-on. Shameless is a show besides about a middle-low category household and their lives. We besides see Mexican Bee Guy who is really an histrion and represents Latino Community at the show. Multiculturalism is non the lone thing about American civilization that is represented at The Simpsons.
Aboard multiculturalism. gender is a subject that people who writes the book love. There are several adult females on the show and they play their gender functions absolutely. Marge. Wife of the Reverend Lovejoy and Maude Flanders are the first three adult females characters that come to my head. These three adult females go to PTA events. take attention of their kids and concern about the image of themselves in the eyes of other adult females. Government is besides represented and criticized at The Simpsons. We see the meeting of both Democrats and Republicans.
Matt Groening images Republican meeting in some sort of a haunted palace with a electrical storm ever brewing above it and Republicans are represented by greedy. rich and spiritual people like Mr. Burns. Rich Texan and Ned Flanders. On the other manus. Groening does non demo Democrats every bit much as he does Republicans. He depicts their conventions as a tea party and Democrats as sensitive and soft people. The city manager of the Springfield is Joe Quimby is Democrat. we see him taking payoffs from the rabble foreman Fat Tony. Even his seal presents how corrupt he is. It says “Corruptus in Extremis” which can be translated as “extremely corrupt” .
There is besides Chief Wiggum who is the head of the Springfield Police Force. He takes bribes excessively similar Mayor Quimby. He depicted as incompetent. lazy. stupid and truly fat. He is like an anti-cop because he is everything that a police officer should non be. The last thing I want to advert is how the working in-between category is represented at The Simpsons. We see after their displacement Homer and his co-workers go to Moe’s which is a saloon.
Their life is about stucked between place. work and that saloon. We ever see them happy at that place because they merely have that saloon as a safe topographic point. I believe that this provides an thought how the existent life working in-between category work forces are. To sum up. The Simpsons. represents American middle-class absolutely while stand foring the people little town people in a successful manner. Besides it is a bless for Americans by supplying them a mirror to look themselves.
As holding the rubrics such as longest-running alive series. longest running situation comedy and longest running scripted premier clip series. The Simpsons went through several alterations ideologically. In add-on subjects have besides changed in clip excessively. I think that The Simpsons is going a show like Family Guy by utilizing famous person characters and popular civilization mentions. This state of affairs is non something what Matt Groening desires and desired originally. He created a situation comedy based around improbable events go on to a suburban household non a show that is unrealistic and full of topical wit. When we look at the history of The Simpsons we can see that the alterations began in the twelvemonth of 1993. Homer became more stupid – I still do non cognize how they managed it though- .
Lisa became more societal and more like a combatant. We can give the episode that she joined the beauty pageant competition of Springfield as an illustration. Bart on the other manus go fearless more than of all time and left the infantile gags and seek to make bigger 1s. As I mentioned before there is besides the world issue traveling on.
In early episodes. we used to experience like they were familiar to us. After the old ages and episodes gone by. characters and events started to travel travel off from world and the bond between characters and audience started to vanish. In add-on. even the characters started to explicate their actions. why they do such things. We can see these alterations in The Mrs. simpsons but when we asked the inquiries what does these alterations mean and what are the deduction of these alterations. we can make some replies. The alterations in characters can be a cause of turning. For illustration. I mentioned approximately Lisa being more societal and going a existent combatant. Although they do non really turn up. authors and manufacturers may seeking to connote that Lisa is turning up and she is in fact seeking to happen her character.
Another ground of these alterations can be the web. The Simpsons is a alone show. but in the bottom terminal. they’re still belong to FOX. which is a large clip studio and they want to do as much money as they can with The Simpsons before it loses its mojo. The force per unit area coming from the FOX may hold forced the authors to alter their manner. The last but non least there is the fact authors aim to response to people’s ideas and will has a large consequence on these alteration.
They know although they have immense recognition they should go on to come up with new thoughts and these new thoughts may non ever be bright as the old 1s particularly if you are making a show for 24 old ages and 521 episodes. To sum up. The Simpsons is a groundbreaking show that has been aired for 24 old ages. It is one of the longest running series that has many records and awards ( 27 Emmy Awards with many others ) . These awards had been given to them non merely because they have non got any serious rivals but besides they successfully picture American civilization. middle-class Americans and day-to-day life and its jobs. There are people who say the best old ages of the show is gone by and there are besides people who say the best old ages is yet to come but we can be certain of that The Simpsons will stop one twenty-four hours but it will stay in our memories as a mirror we can look to see ourselves. [ The Simpsons Theme Begins ]