Use Of Irony In The Simpsons

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The main purpose of The Simpsons is to show irony, and nobody tries to hide this. Whether it’s the strange relationships between children and their superiors, or the truck driver getting his arm sliced off in the episode described in the George Meyer interview. The writers of the program never try to create relatable humor; that’s why it’s animated, to distance it from the real world. The Simpsons provide irony in order to provide commentary without giving itself any definitive labels such as progressive or radical, and to remain an overall accessible show. Irony is what has allowed the Simpsons to have such layered humor, combining slapstick with satire, and it has been extremely successful because of

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