An essay is presented on the impact of the political content of the television program "The Simpsons" on the politics, pop culture and viewers in the U.S. It offers an overview of the creation of the show and explores the different aspects of the show, particularly the debate over its so-called partisan bias. It also discusses the criticism from Republicans including former President George H. W. Bush that the show favors the left.
Pop Culture, Politics, and America's Favorite Animated Family: Partisan Bias in The Simpsons?Studies in Popular Culture
DepartmentPolitical Science and International Affairs
Citation InformationWhite, K. M., & Holman, M. (2011). Pop culture, politics, and America's favorite animated family: Partisan bias in the Simpsons? Studies in Popular Culture, 34(1), 87-107.