‘The Simpsons” Rich Texan Is How the World Sees Us, for Better or Worse

‘The Simpsons” Rich Texan Is How the World Sees Us, for Better or Worse

Playing Texan: the Rich Texan character in The SimpsonsFilmmakers have long been drawn to “the Texan” as a character type. Our series Playing Texan revisits some of the most notable of these portrayals, from the legendary to the ludicrous, to determine what they say about how the world sees Texas—and how we see ourselves.   I first became aware of my own Texanness in 1991, just a week shy of my thirteenth birthday. The present from my parents that year was a big one: a trip to the newly opened Space Camp in Florida, where I could fulfill my lifelong dream of pretending I had the fortitude to be an astronaut. Even more significantly, it would be the first week I’d ever spent away from home totally on my own. Launched into the loneliest reaches…

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