Tue, 18 September 2007
This ESL podcast is about a hilarious cartoon called "The Simpsons".
The Simpsons is a revolutionary animated sitcom, which has won several awards and become a major part of mainstream television in North America. It is intended to portray the typical working class American family. The show exaggerates and jokes about many of the stereotypes in America, which often offends people. Marge, the stereotypical housewife and mother, is married to her overweight husband Homer who works as an inspector for a nuclear power plant. He hates his job but only does so to support his wife and three kids. He’s always looking for shortcuts to get ahead in life and is gullible enough to get involved with get-rich-quick schemes. Homer and his son Bart, a mischievous kid, have drawn criticism for being poor role models. Several parents have decided to not allow their children to watch the show. Despite that, millions of people love The Simpsons and tune in every week.