10 Sitcoms That Actually Moved Women Forward

The Simpsons

Ask any comedy nerd and he or she will tell you that The Simpsons is the greatest show of all time, if not the greatest comedy of all time, if not the greatest anything of any amount of time, ever. Notably, The Simpsons, which depicts a raucous but loving family amid a sea of goonish characters, gave rise to TV favorite Lisa Simpson, a musically gifted, well-read, and extremely articulate vegetarian. Lisa’s especially celebrated (have you seen her book club?) for those very reasons: she’s a thoughtful female character in a male-dominated landscape and precisely the type of character who will make a little sister watching the show with her brother make a knowing smile.