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The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History

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The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an animated short on The Tracy Ullman Show—mere filler on the way to commercial breaks—the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after nineteen years the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life: they have ingrained themselves into it.

John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who make it, including writers, animators, producers, and network executives. It's an intriguing yet hilarious tale, full of betrayal, ambition, and love. Like the family it depicts, the show's creative forces have been riven by dysfunction from the get-go—outsize egos clashing with studio executives and one another over credit for and control of a pop-culture institution. Contrary to popular belief, The Simpsons did not spring out of one man's brain, fully formed, like a hilarious Athena. Its inception was a process, with many parents, and this book tells the story.

Synopsis:

John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the television phenomenon known as The Simpsons as told by many of the people who make it.

About the Author

Journalist and author John Ortved's writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Interview, the New York Observer, and Vice.John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400114481
Author:
Ortved, John
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Nelson, John Allen
Read by:
Eyre, Justine
Read:
Nelson, John Allen
Read:
Eyre, Justine
Narrated:
Nelson, John
Narrated:
Eyre, Justine
Author:
Eyr
Author:
Nelson, John Allen
Author:
e, Justine
Author:
John Al
Author:
Nelson, Len
Author:
Eyre, Justine
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
690

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