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The Simpson's media coursework.

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The Simpson's media coursework. Task 1: Here is a list of all the sitcoms I know of which contains a family: The Cosby Show- American show with an ideal family. Roseanne- American show with a non-ideal family Malcolm in the middle- American show with a non-ideal family Leave it to Beaver- American show with an ideal family Royle Family- British show with a non-ideal family 1. Leave it to Beaver is described as a "Happy family sitcom", this is because the sitcom was about an always-happy couple and their two children. The children would do the occasional mischievous thing and the family would then sort the problem out in a matter of minutes and revert to being the ideal family again. The husband, Ward Cleaver and the wife, June, never fought or got angry at each other, which is very unrealistic and this made them the "happy family". 2. The honeymooner's was different from the other sitcoms with the ideal families. The honeymooner showed a couple that got angry and often shouted at each other, showing how real life couples act. This made the show a step different from the others. 3. Happy Family Sitcom Realistic Family Sitcom Middle class family Working class family Live in a big house in the suburbs Live in an apartment in the city Wife is a housewife Wife is a working women Husband always works in a steady job Husband might not have a job or is struggling with his current job The children never break the law in anyway The children often try things like smoking, drugs, driving etc Modern animated sitcoms task: 1. South Park: This is one of the controversial animated sitcoms that is shown on TV . This sitcom is about a group of young boys who get into all sorts of adventures and trouble. The show has a slightly adult orientated, and the strong language and humour makes the show mainly aimed at the teenager or adult, not children. ...read more.

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Every time Krusty gets a new product, he uses it on his show, smiles and faces the camera with the product in his hand. The kids, loving Krusty and all that he does, they go and buy it with the help of their parents (Bart especially, who has EVERY Krusty product). I, personally, think Krusty's products are useless and not worth anything. Even though I think that's true, the products are funny and very silly, stuff kids in Springfield would absolutely love. I personally like Krusty, he's crazy, funny, a childrens role model and a very realistic character out of his TV show. Krusty has his problems, family issues, financial issues and friends, just like a normal person. I think that Krusty is an important character in the Simpson's. He portrays everything that involves celebrites, money and lots (tons) of products. If I had the chance, I think I wouldn't change Krusty for someone else. Krusty shows TV presenters as they really are, real people with real lives off screen. Conclusion - Krusty is a realistic character as I have stated above. He shows what its really like to be a celebrity TV presenter. He's kind, funny and joyful on TV, but off the set, he's serious, money-hungry and couldn't care less for the children or anybody else for that matter. Krusty, in the Simpson's, is aimed at the children, someone the kids can grow up to watch and admire. The children view Krusty as a rolemodel, someone who they want to be when they grow up. All the kids love Krusty and buy virtually everything he releases on the market. A new character for the Simpson's: The character I have decided to create will be 17 years old, and his name will be Dogs. The character will be male and he goes to the Springfield High school, brilliantly called "Springfield High". The character will be one of Bart's best friends. ...read more.

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He sold people beer at ridiculously high prices. These were the main characters in this particular episode, the others might have made appearances but had nothing to do with the episode. The things that made this episode really enjoyable was how it was made to be like an old 50's mobster movie with the strange voiced narrator, the type of clothing, the name of the bar (speak-easy) etc. Homer really put the icing on the cake though with his funny yet crazy scheme of bringing the beer to the people of Springfield. What I really liked was how for once, Marge approved of this idea and they all told Lisa to "go to her room" for not liking the plan. Another enjoyable part of the episode was the seriousness of new chief of police, Rex Banner. He never cracked a smile, never made a joke, just always trying to accomplish his job and doing anything he could to do it. The episode had many hilarious moments, like when Homer tried to make his own beer (in some bath tubs with his own distillery and some barley/oak...in his cellar), this was funny, especially when the distillery blew up and created a big uproar amongst the neighbours and the family. To make a successful Simpson's episode, some things always have to stay the same. Homer always has to be funny, stupid and ignorant. Bart has to be funny and he has to get in to some sort of mischief. Moe always has to be a bitter barman. Lisa has to be on the side of morality and anything that's wrong, she has to be against it. Apart from these, the humour has to be fresh and entertaining. There's always some sort of crazy plan that's cooked up by either one of the Simpson family members which ends up backfiring in their faces. One of the things that has made the Simpson's really great is...the Couch scene. Its different every time, wetherr its funny or strange, its always different and adds a touch of humour before you even start watching the main part of the show. ...read more.

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