The Simpsons Fiscal Cliff promo: Monty Burns explains. (VIDEO)
Montgomery Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff
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Dec. 4 2012 3:17 PM

Montgomery Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

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A still from the new Simpsonspromo

Not sure how the writers passed up the opportunity to make a Montgomery Clift joke, especially given that Burns' metaphor involves a car crash. (Or maybe that's the joke?)

In any case, looks like The Simpsons will continue moving in its increasingly political direction.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com. 

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