The Gospel According to the Simpsons: Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition with a New Afterword Exploring South Park, Family Guy, and Other Animated TV Shows
Westminster John Knox Press, 01/01/2007 - 317 páginas
Is there anything holy in Springfield, the home to irascible Bart Simpson and his naive dad Homer, their enthusiastic evangelical neighbor Ned Flanders, the sourpuss minister Rev. Lovejoy, and the dozens of other unique characters who inhabit the phenomenally popular TV show? In this revision of the 2001 bestseller, author Mark Pinsky says yes!
In this entertaining and enlightening book, Pinsky shows howThe Simpsonsengages issues of religion and morality in a thoughtful, provocative, and genuinely respectful way. With three new chapters and updates to reflect the 2001-2006 seasons, Pinsky has given a thorough facelift to the book thatPublishers Weeklycalled "thoughtful and genuinely entertaining."
The new material includes chapters on Buddhism and gay marriage and an extensive afterword that explores how religion is treated on the animated shows that have followed in the footsteps ofThe Simpsons:South Park,Family Guy,Futurama,American Dad, andKing of the Hill.
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So the dilemma loomed: Should my wife, Sallie, and I allow our young kids to watch The Simpsons? Many considered the show to be abrasive, abusive—even abominable. We were concerned, as most parents are, that our children would grow up ...
1 In addition to the millions who watch the series each week, millions more tune in each week to watch reruns of the show in syndication (it was still rated first among all rerun shows in the 1994–1995 season).
Bennett later retreated from his criticism, acknowledging that he didn't watch the show. Making the best of the backlash, he retorted several days later, “I'll have to sit down and have a talk with the little spike head ...
If I happened to see an episode every now and then, I enjoyed it, but I would never rearrange my schedule to watch. It was only during the summer of 1999, when my young son and daughter became interested in the program, that I started ...
and many others, he had been drawn to the show by the requests of his children to watch.) “The satiric Simpsons program takes religion's place in society seriously enough to do it the honor of making fun of it,” he later wrote.
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