The Simpsons started off fast and furious last night, lampooning Avatar, Fox News and Jeff Zucker – all in the first 2 minutes. From the opening sequence that sent a blue Simpsons clan to Pandora, to a Fox News chopper carrying with the logo: “Not Racist But #1 with Racists” to an opening scene of a “secret conclave of America’s media empires” where the guys running Bravo and Logo are making out, the satire culminated in a Jeff Zucker look-alike being shut down by the chair with “NBC you are here to listen and not speak.” A moment later, Zucker is used as a guinea pig for a deadly new virus. Given the long lead production time Fox’s animated comedies need, it is safe to assume that the storyline was put in motion long before Zucker got fired by new NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke a month and a half ago. Here is the episode:
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