The title “Blame It on Lisa” refers to the 1984 film Blame It on Rio, which also takes place in Brazil.
In 2002, when the Simpsons, America’s favourite dysfunctional family, visited Brazil the cartoon characters found that Rio de Janeiro is a city where all men are bisexual, where fearsome monkeys roam the streets, and tourists are kidnapped by taxi drivers and mugged by children.
Well, if you want to read more about this episody between Brazil x Fox you can check this article HERE.
In many ways, and for many people, Brazil is one of the brightest lights in the world, but for others, it’s just another third-world Latin American country with big problems.
A lot of people love Brazil, with good reasons, because Brazilians are nice, charismatic and interesting, but others only see the problems: corruption, crime and inequality, among others.
Brazil is something I dreamed about for years and my perspective was built with the positive experiences that I searched for.
I know that my perceptions are colored by my experiences and not by other peoples’, which is to say that reality is subjective.
This represents your opportunity to be an ambassador for your country and culture and unveil the countless other amazing and interesting aspects of Brazil and Brazilians. Even though I had only met three or four Brazilians before my twentieth birthday, the vast majority of the things I had heard about Brazil were positive, and the Brazilians I met along the way only reinforced this positive viewpoint as pleasant people. Of course, even the positive side doesn’t represent an impartial perspective, as I was a dreamer with my eyes set on Brazil, but the positive stereotypes written here, in my opinion, reflect a much more accurate international perception of Brazil than the negative ones that a lot of Brazilians carry. The two exchange students at my high school were really nice people and through the documentaries, movies, and other aspects communicated about Brazil through the American media, I became amazed by Rio, the Amazon Rain Forest, Samba and stories of Capoeira. But it made sense to me and my upbringing, and it wasn´t negative. For example, I remember being surprised when in college I met a blonde girl from the South of Brazil.
This is a collection of the positive stereotypes about Brazil that many gringos, including myself, believe about Brazil and Brazilians. And no, I was never taught that the Amazon Rain Forest belonged to the U. (nor had I ever heard of this happening until a few Brazilians vehemently told me that this happens in the U. I bought a poster of Cristo Redentor when I was in college and hung it on my wall as I dreamed of future adventures. My stereotypes were molded by Brazil’s international fame as put forth by the media that I was exposed to (largely about Carnaval, the Amazon Rain Forest, and Rio), and the handful of Brazilians I met. That was embarrassing, but my mistake makes sense when you consider how Brazil was presented in the American media.And of course, BUENOS AIRES is the capital of Brazil.“Blame It on Lisa” is the fifteenth episode of the thirteenth season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons.According to us (brazilians) people just think about CARNIVAL, SAMBA & FOOTBALL.They think our WOMEN are all DARK-SKINNED, BEAUTIFUL, SEXY, EASY to get in bed, with BIG BUTTS and walk around NAKED in public.There are a lot of misconceptions, but most of these don’t come from malice, but rather from ignorance, and the fact that people tend to generalize what they see in the mass media.