03 August 2007

The Simpsons Family Values

A cartoon family whacked America's funny bone in 1989, eventually becoming the longest-running TV comedy ever. As The Simpsons jumps to the big screen this month, not everyone involved—including the writers, the voices, and Rupert Murdoch—agrees on what has made it a pop phenomenon...

...In January 1992... George H. W. Bush made a commitment to strengthen traditional values, promising to help American families become "a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons." A few days later, before the opening credits rolled on the animated sitcom's weekly episode, The Simpsons issued its response. Seated in front of the television, the family watched Bush make his remarks. "Hey! We're just like the Waltons," said Bart. "We're praying for an end to the Depression, too...."

Watched The Simpsons Movie and I haven't laughed out so loud in a long time. Really. I was laughing even BEFORE the movie started. I mean, I saw parents bringing their 5 year olds to watch the movie. Only in the Philippines.. hehehe

Oh and that avatar? Well, I've been Simpsonized!!