the best god damn fucking american animation ever! it is the longest running american sitcom and the longest running american animation program to date. it was created by cartoonist Matt Groening and is a spinoff of the 1980s program from The Tracey Ullman Show. the show circulates around the simpson family- homer, marge, bart, lisa, and maggie- and their "typical" life. there is a hoard of post Cold War popculture and everyone is a protrayed after a stereotypical figure. the simpson's is now on their 17th (or 18th) season.
the simpsons is pure genius because unlike many shows on FOX like Family Guy, the simpsons doesnt need to pile a load of crude humor and sexual jokes just to be funny.
the simpsons is almost 18 years old. matt groening based many aspects of the show off of his own family and childhood in portland, oregon. almost every character is a stereotypical figure. e.g.:
homer- lazy dad with a low level job
marge- typical suburban housewife of the 1950s
mr. burns- evil rich bossman
chief wiggum- over weight lazy police officer
ralph wiggum- school wierdo
nelson muntz and his crew- schoolyard bullies who beat you up for your lunch money
martin prince- teacher's pet and geek
edna krabappel- downtrodded school teacher
seymour skinner- educational bureacrat
fat tony- mob boss
dr nick- shady quack
apu- southeast/middle east asian shop keeper
helen lovejoy- town gossip
cletus- southern white trash (in this case, the "slack jawed yokel")
ned flanders- wierdo neighbor who has a perfect life and is also a devouted christian
the rest of the characters are self explainatory. these are the most obvious
still, the simpsons is the greatest tv show on the planet and when it ends, i shall throw myself upon a sword and DIE!!!!
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