February 16, 2003
The French And The Simpsons

Most of my readers probably already know this, but I'll mention it for the others:

One of the three all-new Simpsons episodes shown tonight as part of the 300th episode orgy included an interesting geographical tidbit. This is the last bit of a Kent Brockman news report -- cue portentous Brockman voice:

Paris is no more. The legendary City of Lights has been extinguished by . . . .

At that point, Marge was so bored she turned off the television, without objection from anyone else. I don't know whether this constitutes French bashing or Americans-totally-ignorant-of-what-goes-on-in-the-rest-of-the-world bashing or a bit of each. Of course, each episode takes quite a while to make, and I'm sure it has nothing directly to do with the current unpleasantness.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 16, 2003 10:11 PM