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The Simpsons

The Simpsons English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Aug 29 2007

Themes: Pop Culture


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One of the advantages of an animated sit-com is that the characters never have to get older. The Simpsons has been on television for two decades and the show has a formula that works. It’s a family of five that lives in Anytown, USA, and the father or son always gets into trouble and is bailed out by the mother or sister. The show is also filled with political commentary and often makes fun of…well, everything and everyone.

Recently the television show was made into a movie. Listen to Marni tell Kevin about how she liked the movie and how it basically followed the same format as the TV show.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Marni:  So, I went and saw one of my favorite movies of the summer.

Kevin:  What’s that?

Marni:  The Simpsons.

Kevin:  Oh, honey, that is nice.

Marni:  You like that? I’m a big fan, and, you know, I’ve watched the show for years, haven’t watched it at times.

Kevin:  I love it.

Marni:  It’s a brilliant show. Still very relevant.

Kevin:  I haven’t seen it. I’ve been wanting to see it. I’ve been told it’s just sort of like a long episode. Is that true? Like it’s really well done?

Marni:  It is really well done and they kind of poke fun at the fact that it’s essentially a TV show that they’ve tried to make into a movie and you’re going and paying. But I loved it. I mean, if you just want to turn your mind off and just laugh…I laughed so hard I was crying, and I don’t think I’ve ever done that in a film.

Kevin:  I keep seeing the ad for that “Spider Pig, Spider Pig…” and I burst out laughing every time I see it.

Marni:  It’s hilarious. And they throw some bones for the hardcore fans. It’s well worth seeing.



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Marni tells Kevin that she saw The Simpsons movie by showing him her Simpsons shirt. She says she has watched the show on and off for years. Kevin is a fan of the TV show, too.

Kevin asks if the movie is like a long episode of the TV show. Marni says that it is and that it even makes fun of the fact that the movie is making you come to a theater and pay for something very similar to what you can normally watch at home on TV for free. She says the film is extremely funny, so funny that she actually cried from laughing so hard.

Kevin mentions that he has seen a commercial for the movie that features one of the main characters singing the words “spider pig” to the theme from Spider-Man. He says he laughs every time he sees it.

Has a movie ever made you laugh so hard you cried? Do you like movies that help you “turn your mind off,” or do you prefer movies that make you think really hard?



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Saudi Arabia

i like this kind of movie which make u laugh,it’s so funny.i think the people need to this movie than sad movie&that good 2 make the person fells hapelly.
also,i like the movie which has good message 4 sociaty.

07:42 PM Aug 29 2007 |




is funny Film Cartoons

03:06 PM Aug 29 2007 |





01:53 PM Aug 29 2007 |



United Arab Emirates

its funny i like to watch it again with somebody!!! ;)

11:46 AM Aug 29 2007 |



United Arab Emirates

ive seen the Simpsons movie. its so funny but ive seen better than that ( Ali G ) in this movie u r not going to laugh until u cry u will laugh untill u (pe) on ur self. its hilarious

11:45 AM Aug 29 2007 |




I always like english cartoon movie ,but i ever been see this movie .i saw clips of this film.
& i also also scary movies

11:11 AM Aug 29 2007 |



Hm. I’ve never laugh on the movies, films. Yeah, this is the most difficult thing in the entertaining world: to tickle. But I would rather see serious(not document), historican, or legendary movies which is make me thoughtful.

10:55 AM Aug 29 2007 |


zeus2006Super Member!


I can say just,Congratulations.

09:58 AM Aug 29 2007 |


zeus2006Super Member!


If you laugh when you see a movie which has social messages and if that movie make you to think really hard at that time sceranist,director and all staff made perfect work.(about normal movie ofcourse actor and actress,too))It is really hard work.Congratulationsssss!!!!!!

09:56 AM Aug 29 2007 |



i have seen this movie. this movie is’t just a sit-com but also filled with social message about “global warming”.

09:00 AM Aug 29 2007 |

Johnny bai

Johnny bai


i want to see this movie, there must be lots of words i can learn

08:29 AM Aug 29 2007 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes of course, because I laugh easily, there are a lot of movies to be mentioned. But the very last one I saw was “NORBIT”.
I have to say that I liked “THE SIMPSONS” movie as much as I liked the TV show and I was like laughing all along the film (Believe me or not, after watching it I got a Jaw ache)!
I prefer to watch both group of movies, those which make you think a lot and learn a lot and also those which make you laugh and just get relaxed and cheerful for a while! moreover if there’s a film that although makes you laugh, it has things to think about, that’ll be killing two birds with one stone! I like this type of films most of all! Well, that’s it!

02:41 AM Aug 29 2007 |



i havent seen this movie but heard it.and i will if have chance. i did laugh so hard and cry always. i like this kind of funny movie.enjoy my time and laugh. but i do like action movie and space movie like Mr.and Ms.Smith and Harry Potter. i like angelina jolle and Tom Cruce so much. and of course i like cartoon

02:12 AM Aug 29 2007 |

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