Show marks networks’ 25th anniversary with special message to corporate cousins
"The Simpsons" marked the 25th anniversary of the Fox network Sunday by looking back on its history — and continuing a recent tradition of knocking Fox News.
The show's first episode was aired again Sunday, but with a new title grab inserted (left). "Congratulations FOX on 25 years… We still love you."
It added: "This doesn't include Fox News."
"The Simpsons" took two shots at Fox News in November 2010, first by featuring a Fox News helicopter with the slogan, "Not Racist, But #1 With Racists." The copter appeared in another episode with the new slogan, "Unsuitable for Viewers Under 75."
Fox News for the most part laughed off the digs, and "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said the show would stop mocking its corporate cousin — then quickly went back to doing it anyway. Fox News and Fox Entertainment, which broadcasts "The Simpsons," are both owned by News Corp.