From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Smell you later" --Bart Simpson
The Simpsons is an American animated television series which first aired late 1989; a satirical parody of the "Middle American" lifestyle epitomized by its dysfunctional title family. The show is set in a fictional town and lampoons many aspects of the human condition, as well as American culture, society as a whole, and television itself.
The Simpsons and nobrow
In true nobrow fashion, the show's humor also turns on cultural references that cover a wide spectrum of society so that viewers from all generations can enjoy the show. Such references, for example, come from movies, TV, music, literature, science, and history.
End June 2007, when this wiki was two months old, the backward links to The Simpsons already covered a wide range of highbrow and lowbrow subject matter.
- Treehouse of Horror
- The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer
- Stereotypes of White Americans and Europeans
- Cult classic