Mister Sparkle meets the Yakuza: Depictions of Japan in The Simpsons

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Author: Hugo Dobson
Date: Feb. 2006
From: Journal of Popular Culture(Vol. 39, Issue 1)
Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 74 words

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The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the most popular, witty, and urbane animated cartoons of recent years and to accuse The Simpsons of racism or bad taste is to misunderstand the very nature of the show and the comedy it uses. Through its use of hyper-irony and the cult of knowingness, The Simpsons hammers home Lawson and Martheson's point that there is no arena of certainty, moral agenda or ultimate truth.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A145502865