Are The Simpsons No Longer A Realistic Family?

Mike Maher
Dec 30, 2020 · 4 min read
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I read an unhealthy amount of articles, and I recently found that I enjoy compiling articles and stories that I like or found interesting in these news roundups. I do it for NFL and Philadelphia Eagles content over at The Birds Blitz, and I recently started doing it at my Publishing Well Medium publication.

And while I originally didn’t think it would be something I could do for this Evergreen Springfield publication that focuses on The Simpsons, a recent piece in The Atlantic (included below) changed my mind. There is a ton of content out there about The Simpsons, and some of it is very interesting.

And on that note, to the links!

The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable

For many, a life of constant economic uncertainty — in which some of us are one emergency away from losing everything, no matter how much we work — is normal. Second jobs are no longer for extra cash; they are for survival. It wasn’t always this way. When The Simpsons first aired, few would have predicted that Americans would eventually find the family’s life out of reach. But for too many of us now, it is.

Fans say The Simpsons predicted ANOTHER world event

And thanks in part to the film being shown during Christmas week on Film4, fans of the hit TV show couldn’t resist likening the UK’s Covid lockdown to the dome-shaped prison.

One Twitter user wrote: “Cant wait for Boris to stick the UK in that dome off the Simpson’s Movie on Saturday”.

And in reference to Covid hotspot Kent, which was one of the first high risk areas to be placed into Tier 4, another said: We’re going to be placed in the dome from The Simpsons movie next! Kent, Tier4.”

Simpsons Producer Clarifies the Show’s Most Misunderstood Quotes

A former producer from The Simpsons decided to let fans in on the joke this past Monday by explaining some of the show’s most misunderstood quotes. Matt Groening’s seminal adult cartoon is currently airing season 32 after satirizing American culture for 30 years. The animated sitcom has racked up numerous awards over the years for its consistently funny critique of suburban American life and is widely considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time.

The Simpsons’ disturbing 2021 prediction — and worrying events they spookily got right

It’s January 20th, 2021 — and the world has gone up in flames.

Doomsday has occurred, with buildings destroyed and fires raging on Inauguration Day.

Using pans, sieves and cheese graters as body armour, Homer sips a beer on the roof of the Simpson’s house with a rifle in his hand.

Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz & 8 Other Sketchy Characters On The Simpsons

The Simpsons began as Matt Groening’s dream to satirize American life and culture. As a result, many of the show’s characters are incredibly sketchy characters, representing the corrupt side of American empire. This is exemplified in the main protagonist of the show, Homer Simpson, who is an uncultured, ignorant and emotionally stagnant man, who still manages to succeed and have a great life in the United States.

The show criticizes how American culture glamorizes and rewards negative qualities like ignorance, apathy, selfishness, economic greed and arrested development. Its satirical nature would spurn deeper satires of American life in the 1990s and 2000s, with TV sitcoms like South Park and Arrested Development.

The Simpsons: Why Homer’s Favorite Pizza Is VERY Controversial

Over its many years on the air, The Simpsons has tackled some serious issues. In Season 19, Episode 1, “He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs,” a simple statement made by Homer Simpson became one of his most controversial. Yes, Homer declared Chicago deep dish his favorite type of pizza.

Considering the mayhem Homer has caused throughout the series, his stance on pizza hardly seems like a big deal. However, the heated feud between Chicago deep dish lovers versus New York-style pizza fans has been going on for decades. Those that are highly opinionated on the topic even go as far as declaring Chicago Deep Dish isn’t even pizza at all.

Mike Maher is a writer, editor, and publisher, and you can find him talking about books and sports on Twitter at @MikeMaher, publishing work about books, writing, and publishing at @PublishingWell, covering the NFL on his Philadelphia Eagles blog, The Birds Blitz, and talking fantasy sports and sports betting at FantasyPros, BettingPros, and his own site, Juiced Ball Era.

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Mike Maher

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@MikeMaher on Twitter & IG. Book publishing person. Editor: @PublishingWell, @InvisiblePillar, @TheBirdsBlitz, & @JuicedBallEra. News & Words: @FantasyPros.

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