The thesis of the paper is that Family Guy television show has actual reasoning behind their jokes and skits even if it isn’t the first thing the view sees.
1.There are parodies and jokes about real life issues and shows the creators stance on these issues.
2. It usual isn’t racists or sexiest thats just how the show fits it into the show.
The characters are not role models anyone would want to take after and the sho makes this very evident.
I think Peacocke would agree with Johnson and Rushkoff. They both see the good in television and don’t just see the surface of it. The think and look deep into what the creators are trying to express and make statements on. I think Peacocke would completely agree with them and could find some more reasons the Simpsons are great and why television could make you smarter. I think she would be impresses on the in-depth analysis of old and new television shows are better and how much more complex they have become.
Peacocke, Antonia. “Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious.” They Say/I Say with Readings. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. 257-69. Print.
Rushkoff, Douglas. “Bart Simpson: Prince of Irreverence.” They Say/I Say with Readings. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. Print.
Johnson, Steven. “Watching T.V. Makes You Smarter”. New York Magazine (2005). They Say/I Say with Reading. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Print.