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The Simpsons (original title: The Simpsons) is a multi-award-winning U.S. animated series created by Matt Groening and produced by the Fox channel since 1989. It is the longest-running U.S. animated and primetime series. So far, 684 episodes have been produced in 31 seasons, and on July 27, 2007, the theatrical film The Simpsons – The Movie was also released.
The series centers on the Simpson family, consisting of parents Homer and Marge and their children Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The plot often satirizes aspects of everyday and family life in the U.S., such as fast food, television, religion, corruption, etc. These are caricatured and thus also – openly – criticized. These are caricatured and thereby also – openly and covertly – criticized.
The main setting is the fictional U.S. town of Springfield, one of the most common place names in the United States (see Springfield (place name)). In this way, an attempt is made to express the triviality of the plot situation: Springfield can be in any state, but in reality it does not exist. This effect is reinforced by the running gag of either avoiding revealing the state in which the Simpsons live or making misleading comments about the location. The Simpsons live in Springfield at 742 Evergreen Terrace.
On the one hand, the series makes use of typical elements of childish humor – thus, elements of absurd comedy up to slapstick can be found; the humor is based on the constant breaking of expectations. In addition, the show’s humor engages the viewer through a series of recurring running gags (Bart: “Ay caramba!”, Homer: “No!” (“D’oh!”), Marge growls, Maggie falls down or sucks on her pacifier, Barney burps, Burns says, “Excellent!”, Nelson says, “Haha!”, Homer chokes Bart, etc.).
On the other hand, the joke of the series appeals just as much to the “more mature” sense of humor by repeatedly criticizing (US) society or, for example, alluding to comparatively old movies. It is therefore neither a distinct series for children nor a series exclusively for adults.