By Sarah Teegarden
Reading about the cartoon comedies The Simpsons and South Park this week was really enjoyable for me. I’ve never watched either show a lot because I found the humor, especially in South Park, too blunt or aggressive. Now I think they’re absolutely great. I’m currently debating whether my next television series should be The Office or The Simpsons.
The reason I think The Simpsons and South Park were so fun to learn about is because they essentially make fun of things we take too seriously in this world. Through exposing and transgressive humor they allow audiences to realize and laugh at absurdities and taboos. In a world of people constantly busy and focused on success, it is important to stop and laugh every once and a while, especially at ourselves. Therefore, I think these two sitcoms offer the perfect laugh that everyone needs; a laugh at ourselves.