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Analysis of the popularity of the Simpsons.

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  • Submitted: 12/01/2004
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Rebecca Lambert-Williams Page 1

Analysis of the popularity of the Simpsons

The Simpsons is an animated situation comedy (Sitcom) based around a family, set in a small town of America. I think that situation comedy formula is so popular with TV audiences because it makes fun of everyday life so things that we worry about do not matter anymore because we can laugh at ourselves.

The Simpsons is similar to other situation comedies in that it is family based. It makes fun of serious problems and exaggerates everything. It also is different to other situation comedies in that it can be even more exaggerated and made weirder because it is an animated cartoon and anything can be done e.g. in the episode homer goes into another dimension that would be almost impossible to do in any other situation comedy.

The Simpsons are an American family; they are middle classed with two adults mum Marge, and dad Homer and three children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

People relate to the family because in some ways the characters remind them of themselves or people that they know, like I personally feel that my

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