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Satellite Radio on The Simpsons (again)

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The Simpsons

Last week, on The Simpsons aired yet another reference to satellite radio in one of their new episodes. And while this may be inconsequential to the rest of the world, losers people with an unhealthy obsession interest for the satellite radio medium might actually watch this repeatedly and find entertainment beyond what it's originally meant for.

You may also even over-analyze the extremely short clip, and derive from it that the association of satellite radio with cars that have self-filling campaign glasses, push-button autopilot and retracting candlesticks, is a sign that the medium has secured it's spot as a luxury item in pop culture.

Perhaps, you might also be quick to point out that the vehicle being driven has a striking resemblance to a Cadillac CTS, and thus must be equipped with XM. This notably would be in stark contrast to last year's Simpson's episode which featured a device that resembled a Sirius receiver.

I, of course, would never do such things. That would just be plain silly.

Watch the video clip after the jump, courtesy of Hulu...



Thanks Roland!

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Ha even Homer Simpson is smart enough to dump SIRIUS for XM!

HILARIOUS post Ryan!!

Well, my vote is that the radio had Sirius. Because Lisa turned on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and when she deposited a quarter (as a donation to NPR) she was immediately thanked for her financial support.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/11259#978:1018

In fact, it could be argued that the vehicle in question is a Chrysler product, given Lisa's mention about "An American car, designed in Germany, and assembled in Mexico, from parts made in Canada" - then again, I guess this really could be ANY car these days.

Well, everyone knows that Sam Simon, one of the guys involved in the Simpsons, is a good friend of the Howard Stern show. So it would make sense that he's into Sirius.

"Well, everyone knows that Sam Simon, one of the guys involved in the Simpsons,"

DO THEY??


"is a good friend of the Howard Stern show."

IS HE??


"So it would make sense that he's into Sirius."

DOES IT??

"Ha even Homer Simpson is smart enough to dump SIRIUS for XM!"

"That's unpossible!" - Ralph Wiggim

Awesome post Ryan.

My cat's breath smells like cat food!

It seems the car was a chrysler and It was Sirius Satellite Radio.

Video not available in my region!? :(.. Canada

What's funny about this is in a few short years, people will be asking what satellite radio is and why it was part of a Simposons episode.

"What's funny about this is in a few short years, people will be asking what satellite radio is and why it was part of a Simposons episode."


Actually most people are doing that right now.

what's funny is 0.0 has an IQ of an ashtray! (the 0.0 must be a giveaway) and last i checked....most people forget FM radio exists....the ratings do piant a picture!

what's funny is 0.0 has an IQ of an ashtray! (the 0.0 must be a giveaway) and last i checked....most people forget FM radio exists....the ratings do piant a picture!

what's funny is 0.0 has an IQ of an ashtray! (the 0.0 must be a giveaway) and last i checked....most people forget FM radio exists....the ratings do piant a picture!