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Matt Groening changed television forever when in 1987 he brought the Simpsons to the FOX network People all across the country enjoyed these hilarious animated series and that same year it was given the Foxs Emmy award Main characters of the Simpsons reminded American audience of themselves showed them what they look like in the others eyes and did a great job using humor to show the flaws of modern American culture Simpsons reveal many interesting aspects of modern American culture one of them is the stereotype of lower middle class middle-aged married white male in AmericaThe characters name is Homer Simpson He cheats lies plays with peoples emotions and uses others to accomplish his personal goals For example Homer is constantly using his next door neighbor Ned Fladers When Ned bought his TV stand Homer borrowed it from Ned telling him it will only be temporarily when in reality he never gave it back to poor Ned Another great example would be that of Homer using medical insurance to buy a new hair tonic and it works consequentially he gains confidence gets a promotion and begins to succeed at work He reminds me of lazy uneducated dishonest easy-going-through-life people whom I have met in my own life I meet people just like Homer Simpson practically every day and because there are so many of them it has turned into a stereotype of lower-mid-class family men in AmericaLike any other typical American male Homer wont miss an opportunity to get rich when he sees a chance to That is why when Mr Burns hits Bart with his car Homer gets a lawyer to sue for a million dollars Also in the Blood Feud Homer wants to use Barts rare blood type to save Mr Burns Life naturally Homer also expects to reap great rewards doing it In Lisa The Greek Homer cashes in on Lisas uncanny ability to pick football game winners In Flaming
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