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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:57 PM
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'Simpsons' Halloween 'Horror' Could Hit GOP
Oct. 23, 2006 It happens every year about now. "The Simpsons," that animated money-making satire on Fox TV, airs its "Treehouse of Horror" episode to coincide with Halloween or at least as close to the holiday as possible, given the uncertainties of the World Series.

But this year the show is scheduled to air the first week in November, two days before the midterm congressional election, and it has caused more of a stir than usual.

<snip>

In the Simpson's version, the confusion the radio broadcast created sets the stage for an invasion by Kang and Kodos, the lime-green aliens who have appeared in every Halloween, sorry "Treehouse Horror" special. The parallels to the U.S. occupation of Iraq are not subtle.

<snip>

"Well, the Earthlings continue to resent our presence," Kang says. "You said we'd be greeted as liberators!"

"Don't worry," says Kodos. "We still have the people's hearts and minds." In the show's characteristic over-the-top sarcasm, Kodos then holds up a brain and heart.

More:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=2600380&pa...

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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:59 PM
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1. lol!
Awesome...
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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2. how can this be broadcast on Faux
:rofl:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:03 PM
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5. Fox keeps their entertainment programing more liberal...
so that we don't just block the entire channel.

If it weren't for Simpsons and Family Guy, I'd have the whole channel blocked.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:25 PM
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11. I'd toss Bones into that pile...
But maybe that's just me.

I mean it features an atheistic scientist and an FBI agent who knows where to draw the line.

Far too "liberal" for Faux in general.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:33 PM
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21. I've never watched that show
even though it has what's his face from Angel

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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:26 PM
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15. Faux executives love the irony that liberal entertainment viewers ...
... help to fund the Right Wing news organization.
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:31 AM
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22. Their corporate SPONSORS help fund the RW news org...
Since I DVR the only FOX shows I watch, I'm not even giving them the satisfaction of looking at their commercials.

And I don't even pay for cable, so they don't get money from me that way either.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:39 PM
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18. Because money talks and bullshit walks
and the Simpsons have made Murdoch some serious coin over the years.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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3. weapons of mass disintegration!!!!
omg this is great!

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Kodos disagrees. "We had to invade. They were working on weapons of mass disintegration."


As the two survey the smoking ruins of their town, Kang deadpans the last line of the segment. "This sure is a lot like Iraq will be."


The show's executive producer, Al Jean, has said he's not sure whether that last line will be broadcast. Some of the writers apparently want it cut.

"The debate is whether people already get it, and we're being too obvious," he told Radaronline, insisting there was no pressure from Fox. "They didn't have any objection to this, " he said.

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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:30 PM
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16. I agree, that line should be cut out
its insulting to the viewers.

Normally the Simpsons aren't that un-subtle with their satire.

That is what sets them above and beyond simplistic trash like South Park.

Saying, at the end, "this is like Iraq", smacks of South Parks amateurishness and pandering to morons.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:05 PM
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20. They don't need the last line...
it is clear enough for most of the people with any brain left.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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4. More people watch The Simpsons than Battlestar Galactica.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:02 PM by IanDB1

Battlestar: Iraqtica. Does the hit television show support the Iraqi insurgency?
http://www.slate.com/id/2151425
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:36 PM
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17. What is Battlestar Galactica?
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:37 PM by StellaBlue
???

Seriously, I have heard of it, but I do not know a single person that watches it. To compare it to The Simpsons is... :eyes:
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:04 PM
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6. Yes I have seen the "Wll get greeted as liberators" during the baseball playoffs.
I laughed when I heard the "We will get greeted as liberators line" said by one very grotesque figure :)

And then the other grotesque figure pull out the heart and mind hehehehehe

They lambaste Dick Cheney with that one heheheh

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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:05 PM
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7. I can't wait to see it. This will be beautiful!!! Especially seeing it on Fox
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:06 PM
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8. There's also a 'Green Zone' joke and 'WMD' remarks
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:14 PM
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9. Well, if the Repukes win again.........
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:18 PM
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10. BWHAHAHA...
:rofl:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:10 PM
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13. LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:11 PM by Swamp Rat
:rofl: :bounce: :rofl: :bounce: :rofl: :bounce:

:kick:

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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:08 PM
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12. I have a lurker buddy on here named Citizen Kang ;)
I suppose i willa ctually not bitch about it being after halloween.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:22 PM
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14. This one is going to be a classic!
:rofl:
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:44 PM
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19. anyone know what "the simpsons" movie will be about?
the ads say there will be a preview during this episode on nov 5.
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