The Simpsons’ Beloved Springfield
Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All
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About the Book
First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America’s most beloved animation. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Karma Waltonen and Denise Du Vernay
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
Book Reviews & Awards
“Fans of The Simpsons will welcome the opportunity to delve deeper into their favorite show.”—Booklist; “Nobody ‘steams a ham’ [writes and edits academic material] about The Simpsons quite as well as Denise and Karma!…a brilliant book…read their book”—Bill Oakley was writer, producer, and show runner of The Simpsons with his partner Josh Weinstein. He is currently Co-EP of Disenchantment and is known as “The Gordon Ramsay of Fast Food” for his Instagram food videos; “As a chef, my biggest connection to The Simpsons is with food. In each of the essays of this book, the authors share how they connect to The Simpsons, a show that really is a part of us all.”—“Chef John” Mitzewich of Foodwishes.com is one of the most-watched chefs on YouTube.