The True All American Family: Simpsons

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The True All American Family: Simpsons I would like to introduce a family that I have had the pleasure to observe for quite a few years, the Simpsons. The Simpsons is an animated sitcom that airs on the FOX network. The Simpsons is a lampoonery of the middle class American lifestyle and society as well. The family is made up of Homer the father, Marge the mother, and their three kids Bart, Lisa, and Maggie where they live in the fictional town of Springfield. The Simpsons are a single income, middle class American family that most would consider dysfunctional at times, yet the family always seems to pull together in the end to form a tight bond that no one can break. Since its debut in 1989, The Simpsons have aired for twenty seasons and is an extremely successful show. The Simpsons has won numerous awards and is the longest running American sitcom as well as the longest running American animated program and is still running today. For that same reason, the Simpsons are more than just America’s favorite sitcom family; they are a window into American popular culture today. In the Simpsons latest episode “All about Lisa,” the show starts off at the annual Spingfield showbiz awards. We can see that it’s a type of Hollywood ordeal by the announcers along with bright lights and flashing cameras on the red carpet. The entertainer of the year is the last award to be given and the winner is about to be read off by the award show host suddenly when a narrator voice takes over. The Narrator is no other than the voice of Melvin Van Horne aka Side Show Mel, a washed-up side kick comedian under the shadow of Krusty the Clown. He tells us that only the show is going to be all about Lisa as she is read off as the recipitant of the award. The narrator takes over again and brings us back in time to tell us about Lisa the story of how she became

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