Exclusive: ‘Simpsons’ Producer Says They’ll Stop Picking on Fox

Detente declared after Fox News insider says at least “The Simpsons” is funny

Last Updated: November 29, 2010 @ 6:28 PM

"The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean tells TheWrap that his show's jabs at Fox News are over — after the network elected to laugh off two weeks of jokes at its expense.

The often-controversial popular Fox toon said on Monday the show was done with the digs, for now.

Jean's comments came after a Fox News insider told TheWrap earlier in the day that the network hadn't complained about the gags — and said that at least "The Simpsons" is funny, unlike "Family Guy."

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"I'm glad they like the show," he said. "I think we've said our piece. … If they like us, we should stop making fun of them now."

Of course, he reserved the right to make fun of them someday again. But not for a while: Next week's show is a Christmas episode featuring Katy Perry.

Last week's episode of the Fox cartoon featured a Fox News helicopter with the slogan, "Not Racist, But #1 With Racists." This week the chopper's slogan changed to "Unsuitable for Viewers Under 75."

Fox Entertainment, home to "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy," and Fox News are both owned by News Corp.

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