For me, one of the most enjoyableshows on television is "The Simpsons." On the air for almostten years, the show finds its way into millions of Americanhomes every night of the week. The show is the basis for manyentertaining books written by the show's creator, MattGroening.
"The Simpsons" is one of the few shows thathas managed to retain its popularity over the years and winout over numerous prime-time competitors and spin-offs. Amajor reason is its overall quality. While other cartoons andsitcoms center on vulgar themes and pathetic plot-lines, "TheSimpsons" is able to shine far above the rest with itshilarious plots, well-done orchestral scores and goodmessages.
Don't simply sit back and take what you watchfor granted; carefully take in what makes "The Simpsons"special. Watch and examine the plot-lines. There never seemsto be a boring moment, as there often are in sitcoms. Also,notice the beautiful music and zany songs accompanying theSimpsons through their dysfunctional lives. Each selection isrecorded by a professional orchestra, or sung by members ofthe multi-talented Simpsons cast. Does "South Park" do that? Idon't think so.
If you have never seen "The Simpsons,"I encourage you to watch it. I highly recommend it for itsgreat humor and lack of annoying sexual and racist innuendoes.Please - give "The Simpsons" a try; it takes only a moment tobe absorbed completely into their wonderful world.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.