TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

When Matt Groening created the Simpson family it was out of pure adoration and admiration of the American family, on all its quirkiness and small town life anecdotes.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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The Simpsons - Homer and Bartholomeo

It is such an obvious fact , that I would feel stupid trying to explain it to you. Homer Simpson is a genius (and so is Mat Groeining who created him). But then again, next to homer simpson even I can't feel ALL THAT stupid.

 
All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer." --Homer Simpson
 

When Matt Groening created the Simpson family it was out of pure adoration and admiration of the American family, on all its quirkiness and small town life anecdotes. (and indeed the name Springfield was chosen as there is an actual town called Springfield in each and every one of the states. )

 
 
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces. Just know they're about to jab me with something." - Homer Simpson
 

He never meant to mock them. Ok, that is a blatanat lie. He meant to take the piss out of them, but in a loving way. And that is what made it such a success. It's honesty.

 
Don't eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them."
- Homer Simpson
 

The simpsons is the longest running animated series in the history of TV. And definitely the one with thewidest viewers range, with big forty year old children fighting with the actual smaller version of children over the good spot on the couch. It speaks to everyone, and what it says usually doesn’t make sense, but makes you laugh.

 

Dear Lord: The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won't ask for anything more.

If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal. In gratitude, I present you this offering of cookies and milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. Thy will be done."
- Homer Simpson

 
 

The simpsons is a silly show beyond belief. Maybe to the side of belief. It has some of the strangest characters ever written, and there is always a long line of people who would stop everything and run if asked to give their voice to a character, maybe even a cameo (but only on the days Hank Azaria Is off, as he does at least twenty characters , and that is on a weak day when he has the cold)

 
I brought you a tuna sandwich. They say it's brain food. I guess because there's so much dolphin in it, and you know how smart they are.”
– marge simpson
 

The reason everyone can relate to the Simpsons, and the reason so many people want to be part of their charm is that in the end of the day, it is an extremely clever show, with dozens of historical and cultural references in every episode.

It is as if you need to be a full rounded well informed person to enjoy the show to the fullest, to get all the jokes, all the puns, all the small innuendos that the brilliant writers planted there like boobytraps. And then there is Homer…

 

Shut up, Brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!"
- Homer Simpson

 
 
But Homer is not just a great thinker and philosopher. The thing that made him such a hero in our culture is his ability to be both a career man and the perfect husband and father. A real role model of the American family in general and in springfield, doesn’t matter what state, in particular.
 
Kids, just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand. -Homer Simpson