April 24, 2003

14 YEARS?

300 reasons why we love The Simpsons: The 300th episode of The Simpsons is broadcast today. Find a space on the sofa and read why, in 14 years, Matt Groening's show has become the world's best TV programme. (Euan Ferguson, April 20, 2003, The Observer)
#37: Those critics who got it wrong at the start by billing the Simpsons as 'America's most dysfunctional family.' It's now clear that Homer almost always ends up doing the right thing; it is, it could be argued, one of the most moral
shows on television today. According to Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams: 'It's one of the most subtle pieces of propaganda around in the cause of sense, humility and virtue.'

The Simpsons manages at one and the same time to be dispositive proof that all comedy is conservative and that conservatives (many of whom have criticized it) are the stupid party. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2003 8:26 PM
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