Posted by: mutantpoodle | October 12, 2007

Well, razor-sharp satire like that…

I thought I was done for the day, but Atrios pointed me to this gem of modern satire. Republican Senate hopeful Montgomery Burns – hoo-hah!

My guess is that some of the best writers from the ill-fated Half Hour News Hour worked overtime on this one. Guys, remember: dying is easy – comedy is hard. But you’d know that already.

Two things.

First, is this the best they can do? As Barry Corbin says to Dabney Coleman in War Games (after Coleman has called him, if I recall correctly, a “pig-eyed sack of shit”), “I was hoping for something a little better than that from you, sir. A man of your education.”

Second, whichever geniuses on the House Energy and Commerce Committee slapped this together better hope that Fox’s legal department doesn’t catch the purloined Simpsons images. Those guys don’t fuck around.


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