<em>The Samsonadzes</em>, the Georgian Simpsons <em>The Samsonadzes</em>, the Georgian Simpsons
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The Samsonadzes, the Georgian Simpsons

The country of Georgia now has a homegrown yellow cartoon family of their own–The Samsonadzes. If the clip above doesn’t convince you of the inspiration for these characters, check out the animated opening at the beginning of this video in the Guardian. The creator of the series, Shalva Ramishvili, says in that video:

I want to say it straight–this is not The Simpsons. This is The Samsonadzes. This is all about a Georgian family, with Georgian jokes, Georgian plot, with Georgian developments, and with Georgian social humor. The fact that it is about a family rings a bell for people and there is a certain resemblance in the family name of course. And I would be proud if anyone compared this series with The Simpsons

(Thanks, Mike Grimshaw)