Montgomery Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

Slate's Culture Blog
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 a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.