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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:31 AM

The Simpsons Take On Fox News And Glenn Beck

So glad I saw this. Halftime of the GoDaddy Bowl (for left coasters anyway) came at just the right time.





The premise of the episode is that Homer has become a viral internet video sensation after Bart uploads footage of him having an Alec Baldwin-esque airplane meltdown.

Cable news executives are so endeared by Homer’s folksiness — saying he is the “ill-informed gas bag that networks cannot get enough of” — that they decide to give him his own show, Gut Check!

In a spot-on, cheeky parody of Beck, Simpson ostentatiously sobs crocodile tears as he laments a high school in Nebraska replacing football with soccer as a team sport.

The Simpsons‘ writers have outdone themselves tonight, with this no-holds-barred parody of the over-the-top bloviating shenanigans of some cable news personalities.

Watch the best four minutes of the episode at the link:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/the-simpsons-season-premiere-takes-on-fox-news-and-glenn-beck/

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pokerfan Jan 2012 OP
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #1
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WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2012 #3
white_wolf Jan 2012 #4
pokerfan Jan 2012 #5
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pokerfan Jan 2012 #11

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:45 AM

1. I also loved the scroll

Steve Jobs unveils iGhost. LOL!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 12:47 AM

2. One of the best parts is the crawl at the bottom of the "News Cast"--I especially love....

..."Satan tweets support for Santorum..."

BRILLIANT!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:09 AM

3. K&R

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:14 AM

4. This was one of the best episodes I've seen in a long time.

It was a real return to form for them. It also made me love Lisa even more when she said told Homer not to endorse Ted Nugent because he's a rightwing nutjob who loves everything she hates. Lisa for president!

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:20 AM

5. What I liked about

besides the shots at Fox News was how packed it was in the sheer number of jokes and gags. No filler in this one.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:35 AM

6. And here is the one where South Park takes on Beck:

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:50 AM

7. now that was REALLY cool

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 01:53 AM

8. I was wondering if Ted knew he was helping make FAUX look bad



it was a great episode, an instant classic


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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 02:03 AM

9. Oh man, can't wait to see how a latent right winger friend reacts to this.

An absolute Simpsons fanatic ( he just won't STFU about it ) and after comfortably retiring from his union job, suddenly went to the right, and really likes the Glen Beck show. The cognitive dissonance will rip his innards to pieces.

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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 02:46 AM

10. Homer wore a gravy boat on his head and endorsed Ted Nugent.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 06:56 PM

11. Then he realized that even he isn't that big of a moron

and tells his audience, ”My fellow Americans, I am full of crap.”

I liked the gravy boat = tea party metaphor.

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