"The Simpsons" as Philosophy
Check out the recent BBC article on "The Simpsons," which presents the thoughts of Julian Baggini on the philosophy of Homer & family. I agree with him for the most part; the show is definitely in contention for the greatest television show of all time. But many shows "do" philosophy, broadly defined. My current favorite TV show, "Desperate Housewives," does not ask the same kind of existential-religious questions, but it does have the best social criticism of any show today. "The Simpsons" reigns, however, as a monument to American culture and the questions posed by modernity. There's nothing like it.