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Banksy Directed Tonight's Opening Sequence for The Simpsons

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And they say 9/11 killed irony. *pfffft*
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
i'm surprised fox let them play that

I don't know, if it generates publicity it generates money, right?
 

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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga
I don't know, if it generates publicity it generates money, right?

The Simpsons have always mocked Fox-- both Fox programming (Married With Children, The O'Reilly Factor, &c.) and Rupert Murdoch himself.
 

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Originally Posted by tagutcow
The Simpsons have always mocked Fox-- both Fox programming (Married With Children, The O'Reilly Factor, &c.) and Rupert Murdoch himself.
Don't forget Futurama which mocked the network endlessly. I want a Dolphin head packing tape dispenser
 

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Wow, they should have let him do the whole episode.
 

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lol @ the dolphin head envelope licker
 

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Originally Posted by tagutcow
The Simpsons have always mocked Fox-- both Fox programming (Married With Children, The O'Reilly Factor, &c.) and Rupert Murdoch himself.

Right, my point is that the people at Fox probably couldn't care less about the anti-Fox sentiment perpetuated by creative folks at the The Simpsons because 1) That sentiment has never prompted anything so far but a few laughs and 2) that The Simpson's makes Fox CRAZY $$$$. In essence, The Simpson's pokes the Fox network in the ribs and then dolls out a few mill. I'm not reducing the criticisms voiced in The Simpson's to being purely cynical and being without merit, but I'm trying to explain why I don't think it's particularly shocking and why the network tolerates it. There may also be organizational and legal aspects that prevent Fox from getting involved as well, but I think in all likelihood they aren't concerned with the show's musings.
 

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i doubt FOX/Murdoch cares about anything other than making money.

Even his fanatical support of right wing parties has a media ownership laws angle to it.
 

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Kudos to a great artist, I think that is one of the most clever ones I've ever seen.

Banksy
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
i'm surprised fox let them play that

According to Wikipedia:
Jim Brooks negotiated a provision in the contract with the Fox network that prevented Fox from interfering with the show's content
So I don't think it has anything to do with Fox not caring about how they are portrayed. You can bet they do care. But they can't do shit about it.
 

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