Von: Salzburg, am 20.12.2013 Table of contents 1. What is “The Simpsons”? 3 2. Matt Groening 3 3. The Simpsons family 4 3.1 Homer Jay Simpson 4 3.2 Marjorie Simpson 5 3.3 Bart Simpson 6 3.4 Lisa Simpson 6 3.5 Maggie Simpson 7 3.6 Grampa Simpson 7 3.7 The Simpson’s pets 8 3.7.1 Santas Little Helper 8 2.7.2 Snowball Series 8 4. Springfield 9 5. About the episodes 12 5.1 The development of an episode/facts 12 5.2 Treehouse of Horror 13 6. Characteristics 14 Social criticism in the comic series 16 8. Little known facts 18 1. What is “The Simpsons”? “The Simpsons” is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It is a satirical parody of the middle class American lifestyle embodied by its titular family consisting of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson. The show is set in the fictional town “Springfield“. It’s peculiarity and probably the reason why it’s so popular is, that this series lampoons various aspects of the human condition, as well as television itself, society as a whole, and, above all, American culture. First of all I’m going to try to introduce the most important members of the family, their inventor Matt Groening and some other important details to you, so maybe you can understand why “The Simpsons” became the longest-running American sitcom ever. 2. Matt Groening Matt Groening (pronounced like Graining) was born on the 15th of February
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