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7/27/07: The Gospel According to the Simpsons


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Creator Matt Groening told CNN that the difference between The Simpsons and other animated movies is that they have no penguins. Well, there is one penguin, but after 20 years of the ever-growing franchise, there must be something else to account for its popularity. The town of Springfield is about us - about Middle America, and scholars have used it to study media, culture and even religion. Today, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Mark Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the Simpsons. It's an examination of religion in America, and about how Homer, Marge, Bart and the rest of us choose to worship. (Rebroadcast)

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