The Fox News copter returns to “The Simpsons,” two weeks after producer Al Jean said the jokes were over
Two weeks after "Simpsons" executive producer said the show would lay off Fox News for a while, the Fox News helicopter made another appearance on the show — this time with the words, "Merry Christmas from Fox News… but no other holidays."
The copter flew over Springfield for the Nov. 21 episode with the slogan, ""Not Racist, But #1 With Racists," and returned the next week with the slogan changed to "Unsuitable for Viewers Under 75."
In an interview with TheWrap, Jean said the day after the copter's second appearance that the show would leave Fox News alone for awhile. His comments came after a Fox News insider laughed off the jokes, saying at least "The Simpsons" was funny.
"I'm glad they like the show," Jean said. "I think we've said our piece. … If they like us, we should stop making fun of them now."
He also said Fox News has never complained about the gags. Fox News and Fox Entertainment, home to "The Simpsons," are both owned by News Corp.