3) Homer is the most popular American according to poll Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2985728.stm According to you why is Homer Simpson the most popular? Who is the greatest American? Homer Simpson: 40.83% Abraham Lincoln: 10.28% Martin Luther King Jnr: 10.06% Thomas Jefferson: 6.43% Mr T: 8.38% Bob Dylan: 6.15% George Washington: 5.10% Franklin D Roosevelt: 4.34% Benjamin Franklin: 4.52% Bill Clinton: 3.92%
4)A Simpsons’ advert for Coca-Cola Why is the image of the Simpsons used? What for? Why is the image of the Simpsons used? What for? According to you why do these ads use the Simpson family? 5 ) A Simpsons’ ad for Renault
6) French poster for the movie « The Simpsons » Season 3- episode 5: « Out of control once facing donuts, Homer sells his soul to the devil for a donut… « Out of control once facing donuts, Homer sells his soul to the devil for a donut… »
7)Homer Simpson, a model? Cartoon character Homer Simpson, who loves beer and donuts promotes an unhealthy lifestyle, according to 59 per cent of parents questioned by food chain Somerfield. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ What kind of influence do « The Simpsons » have on children and teens? The Department of Health is spending £640,000 on sponsorship of television show The Simpsons as part of its campaign to raise awareness of obesity. Gillian Merron, the public health minister, said: "We are serious about tackling obesity and supporting people to improve their health, and always look for new and innovative ways of doing this with our target audience. The Simpsons are a much-loved, close-knit family facing some of the everyday challenges that modern-day families go through. They provide a popular and engaging way to get the message to real-life families about simple ways of improving their diet and activity for a healthier lifestyle." Source: http://www.telegraph.co.ukhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk Why does the British government choose the Simpsons for their campaign?
What kind of American way of life is spread through the series? To what extent can we say that we also became part of this American way of life? Explain how the American cultural model has spread and still does throughout the world. (think about other series, other goods…)