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The Simpsons : a cultural history

Author: Moritz Fink
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019] ©2019
Series: Cultural history of television.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at The Simpsons place in the pop culture firmament, from inspirations like Mad magazine to its critical role in the renaissance of animated television. The author recounts the birth of the show, discusses its remarkable merchandising success, and examines the show's popularity as the longest running episodic program in TV history.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fink, Moritz, author.
Simpsons
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
(DLC) 2018055063
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moritz Fink
ISBN: 9781538116166 1538116162
OCLC Number: 1073034234
Description: xvi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Yellow planet --
Part one: From counterculture to couch culture ; "So, we meet again, Mad magazine" : the Simpsons' comics ancestors ; The birth of The Simpsons ; The Simpsons' road to success --
Part two: Springfield on the map. At home at 742 Evergreen Terrace ; A town called Springfield ; Pop culture institution --
Part three: Simpsonized. The renaissance of animation --
Merchandising The Simpsons --
The Simpsons in remix culture --
Conclusion: The future of The Simpsons --
Appendix: Thirty years and thirty landmark episodes : an opinionated compendium.
Series Title: Cultural history of television.
Responsibility: Moritz Fink.

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