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The Simpsons = Good For Kids

Simpsons News — Posted 21 Nov, 2003 by Scott

The barely functional Simpson family, first introduced 13 years ago, has had a profound impact on North American culture, so much so that George Bush Sr. declared during the 1992 election: ''We're going to keep trying to strengthen the American family, to make them more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons.''

Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University, said parents should be thankful their kids are drawn to The Simpsons.

Mr. Thompson said the show teaches children about irony, political consciousness and skepticism about the media. ''Some of the best comic art is coming out of this show,'' he added. Read the full facts on how to save your kids today by clicking here.

''If you would have surveyed that group of people and Sex and the City came up as the top show, that would be cause for concern. The Simpsons landing on the top of this, not only should this not alarm us, but it ought to be a cause for some celebration.''

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