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The Simpsons: A Cultural History

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The Simpsons: A Cultural History
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Book Information
Publication date: June 2019
Author: Moritz Fink
Series: The Cultural History of Television
Genre: Non-fiction
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The Simpsons: A Cultural History is a book about the influence of The Simpsons on popular culture, written by German author Moritz Fink. It is part of the book series The Cultural History of Television, published by Rowman & Littlefield.


The Simpsons: A Cultural History is an in-depth analysis of how The Simpsons has influenced popular culture, as well as how it has been influenced by popular culture. Moritz Fink reviews the history of the show, going back to its roots in the entertainment culture of the 1950s and 1960s, its creative origins in Matt Groening's Life in Hell and its development as a series of shorts in The Tracey Ullman Show. Fink also profiles the main characters and locations of the Simpsons universe. He closes with some speculations about the future of The Simpsons and a listing of the show's thirty most relevant episodes in terms of its cultural history.