At heart, the Simpsons is just a childish cartoon with silly storylines about Duff beer, nerds, bullies etc. Within that though, people find the stories mirror their own situations – people inherently need to laugh and see the bully become the victim. [/quote:ec80ddb72f]
The Simpsons also have a lot of jokes that are purely aimed at older audiences. Its a childrens cartoon that has managed to combine children’s humour with adult humour. Same applied to Futurama.