Prime-time Animation

: A mockery of pop culture
The Simpsons, which debuted in 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show, was created by Matt Groening. Groening brought to the drawing board a warped satire on pop culture, which produced ripples in forever. now contains spoofs on not only Western culture, but humanity as well. Due to these satirical, stereotypical views on Western and pop culture, and their irreverence, (prime-time) animated sitcoms have become unsuitable for children. This was all because of the work of one man and his sketches of a typical nuclear family. The Simpsons and Matt Groening lead a revolution: now presents a mockery of pop culture.
The Simpsons was a watershed cartoon and will be ...

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including Futurama (another Groening creation), King of the Hill, and Family Guy because of the unique personality of the show and its characters.
Family Guy is a that derived its satirical outlook on pop culture from its spiritual grandfather, The Simpsons. "Family guy, about the middle-class Griffins, takes on everything from Star Trek to Scooby Doo, Tiananmen Square to the Third Reich (Zerbisias, F8)." These are examples of important media events that have become part of our society. Thus, these references provide the audience with situations that they can understand and relate to. today thrives on such significant media events and pop culture as a source of humour.
Matt Groening took these real elements of pop culture and portrayed them in an unrealistic way on The Simpsons which caught the attention of both generation X-ers and ecoboomers alike. An example of this is The Itchy and Scratchy Show. This is a cartoon that the Simpson children, Bart and Lisa, watch ...

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stereotypes on Western and pop culture. Family Guy falls into this genre. "There's dad Peter, a fat quality control inspector in a toy factory where his, um, flamboyant boss lets him get away with sleeping on the job because he's got the hots for him. Mom Lois is much like Marge Simpson, the good-hearted and reasonable woman who puts up with a lot (Zerbisias, F8)." There are all the usual family roles portrayed. For example, Homer (The Simpsons), Hank (King of the Hill), and Peter (Family Guy) are all the typical, lazy, fat, American working men trying to provide for their families (breadwinners). Marge, Peggy, and Lois are the loving mothers who put up dysfunctional family members, ...

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