Analysis of the Opening Sequence of the Simpsons
Matt Groening changed television forever when he brought animation
back to primetime with this immortal nuclear family. It was first
screened on 14th January 1990 and it has become one of the world’s
most famous cartoon as it always captured a regular audience of 24
million each week.
It has also established itself as an award-winning international pop
culture phenomenon. It is the longest-running sitcom of all time and
it is also one of the most literate television programs on the air. It
contains many references to subject matter and scholars from various
It also contains over a hundred instances of mathematic ranging from
arithmetic to geometry to calculus. Most episodes of The Simpsons
contain significant math that relates to material we normally cover in
our classes. The programmer is also an ideal source of fun.
The show is funny with bad language and offensive things! At the
opening sequence the Simpsons appear out of clouds, and then it shows
us Homer in the Nuclear Power Plant and after that throws the little
piece of fuel out of the car on his way home.
Secondly it shows us Bart writing on the skating board and when bill
rings he jumps out of the school skating on air and then crosses the
Thirdly it shows us the mother, Marge Simpson doing her shopping and
it also shows us that Maggie got scanned. After that Lisa Simpson
comes up in her music class playing her saxophone and also she got
kicked out of the class. The sequence ends in a funny way as the whole
family sets on sofa watching T.V.
The town of Springfield is full of places that the Simpsons family go
and which most of the scenes occur.
The Nuclear Power Plant is where Homer Simpson works in as the safety
The school where Bart Simpson does his detention and writes silly
quotes on the board with the chalk, For example: “No one wants to hear
about my sciatica”,
“I can't see dead people”, “I did not win the Nobel Fart Prize”, “I
have neither been there nor done that”, etc…
The music store is where Lisa goes and looks for some music equipment
as she is fascinated by music equipments and musicians. She is also in
the school music team and a saxophonist.
T.V store in which Bart like to miss around as he is known as a
The shopping centre which Marge Simpson goes with Maggie does her
shopping for her family and buys food
We learn that Homer works in a nuclear power station in which he makes
radioactive metals. He drops it while he was on his way home which
means that he is careless and stupid! He nearly got ran over by a car
which means he is clumsy and got a slow reflex action. We also learn
that he is a slacker who is completely unqualified for his job. We