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I’ve been reading Watching with the Simpsons by Jonathan Gray over the past few days, and its helped me further appreciate The Chaser’s War on Everything. Gray talks about “parody’s potential to mock, make us laugh, and teach us all at once”, and I think that sums up the incredible power of good television, and good media in general.
Parody, whether it be on The Chaser, The Office, or Arrested Development, uses our cultural literacy, or asks us to expand our cultural literacy to “get” the joke.
I may have gone to university, but it was Triple J, the ABC, a bunch of downloaded television and Wikipedia that made me the person I am today, which is kind of scary, but also why I think a smart and challenging media, from television to the internet, is for a lot of people a really accessible way to make us all a little smarter.
Update #1: I was at the taping of last nights episode, the Chaser guys displayed The Simpson’s image on the monitors in the studio for everyone to see. Chris was concerned he was portrayed with a bit more of a stomach than he deserved and Chas was grateful to be the tallest one in the group for once. They knew I was in the audience, and got me to explain the picture, everyone seemed to get a laugh out of it, it was a very cool night.
Update #2: The Sydney Morning Herald picked up on it too, if you have the print edition check out page 22.
Update #3: Turns out it got a mention on Triple J too. Download the MP3 here.
Update #4: The Herald Sun wrote something on it today too, if you have the print edition check out page 25.
I commissioned Nattalia Alonso to create the image for me, thanks Natt!
11 replies on “The Simpson’s War on Everything.”
OMG… WOW that is fantastic work, I hope Nattalia reads this, very talented. 🙂
Wow, you are going to see the Chaser live?? That’s soooo cool!
You and your friend must be really excited!
It is so funny to see The Chasers as The Simpsons. Thanks Nattalia and John for such creative work!
Looking for this week’s Chasers to get your work on air…
Well done, John!!!
Just have to add that the overdubbed Kevin Rudd ad on this weeks ep for some reason made me laugh more than anything else they have done this year.
They just get better and better!
You’re famous, John! The Chaser might offer you a job.
A mention of this has also popped up in the Sydney Daily Terror:
Fantastic work by the way – congrats Nattalia and John
u guys should approch the chasers and get them to talk with the creators of the simpson and make a simpsons war on springfield episode. it would be so funny!! u could have pursuit trivia with mayor kwimby, make fun of kent brockman like they do with anna choren!!! i just make fun of springfeild even maybe add kevin ruud and john howard at a strip club with george bush!!! lol!!!
I love this. 😀 Thank you sir!
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Great Job mate. i have had this wallpaper on my phone for 3 months now and still love it keep the good work up.
Very well done.