Hyper Irony Essays

The Simpsons, Hyper Irony, and the Meaning of Life

Carl Matheson, in his essay The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life suggests the formula that made The Simpsons the successful comedy that it is, lasting for almost 18 years and going strong. It has even duplicated its success in the big screen when it opened at number one for Simpsons the Movie. He believes he has pinned it down and labeled them a quotationalism and hyper-ironism. He opines that today’s comedies are wrought with these, The Simpsons most…

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