Holy Cow – Vatican Praises The Simpsons

December 28, 2009 by  
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Have you ever wondered which popular long-running contemporary cartoons the Pope watches? Well now you know as the official Vatican newspaper has praised The Simpsons.

the_simpsons_photoThe New York Times reports that an article in L’Osservatore Romano celebrated the cartoon’s 20th anniversary.

The piece, called ‘Aristotle’s Virtues and Homer’s Doughnut’, praised the show’s “realistic and intelligent writing” and congratulated it on its handling of the characters’ faith.

The article claimed that Homer “finds in God his last refuge” and said that his sometimes problematic relationship with religion is a “mirror of the indifference and the need that modern man feels toward faith”.

However, the article also criticised the programme for “excessively crude language, the violence of certain episodes or some extreme choices by the scriptwriters”.

Um, this would be The Simpsons yes? Realistic writing? Remember that episode where Homer ate those chilli peppers and hallucinated a coyote with the voice of Johnny Cash? Or Spider Pig? Or that one where Homer met God…oh wait…