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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:17 PM
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Simpsons Halloween Special Critiques Iraq War: "The Day the Earth Was Stupid"
The annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween episode of FOXs The Simpsons will parody the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, according to a report by ABCNews.com. Whats more, the special is scheduled to air the first week of November, just before the midterm congressional election.

While the writers of The Simpsons have never shied away from politics, one segment of the upcoming broadcast will be particularly critical of the war in Iraq, judging by specific lines of dialogue cited by ABC News. Titled The Day the Earth Was Stupid, the segment recalls the panic caused by Orson Welles 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds, only this time aliens Kang and Kodos capitalize on the confusion by invading Springfield. At one point, Kang says, "Well, the Earthlings continue to resent our presence. You said we'd be greeted as liberators!" Kodos replies, "Don't worry, we still have the people's hearts and minds." He then holds up a brain and a heart.

The extra-terrestrials continue to debate the decision to launch Operation Enduring Occupation and make references to weapons of mass disintegration." And if all that was too subtle, Kang, looking over the ruins of Springfield, delivers the final line: "This sure is a lot like Iraq will be."

http://www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id...
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:21 PM
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1. Simpsons are awesome......
I cracked up when I saw Lenny's Shirt "Dole Kemp".....
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:27 PM
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2. Does anyone know exactly what day this show is running? n/t
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cnlst8 Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:31 PM
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3. Nov 5
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:01 PM
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4. Gracias n/t
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 01:04 PM
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5. Link to video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBXZwwtpRkY

Looks like they took out Kang's final line though.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 02:50 PM
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6. I'm actually pretty glad they did.
Edited on Mon Nov-06-06 03:01 PM by FVZA_Colonel
There really wasn't a need for it, and I liked what they replaced it with.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 02:52 PM
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7. Yeah me too
Reminds me a little bit of the intros to the old Fallout games...depressing and apocalyptic.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 02:54 PM
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8. Those were such great games.
I really hope Fallout 3 actually goes through, and doesn't end up as vaporware.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 03:29 PM
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9. I have more trust for Bethesda than some...
http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=...

Until we start seeing playable copies surface at an E3 or in some writer's office, I won't believe it's going to happen though. There are only a few companies that I think could make it happen, and Bethesda is one of them...Hopefully they'll do it right.
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