Simpsons Tweaks Fox News on Fox TV's Anniversary
25th anniversary has Simpsons creators add message to first episode
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2012 4:42 AM CDT

(Newser) The Simpsons had happy birthday wishes for Fox last night—along with a little shot at Fox News—as part of Fox's 25th anniversary trip down memory lane, reports Mediaite. The channel re-aired the very first Simpsons episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," but at the end of the show, its producers added a title card: “Congratulations FOX on 25 years…We still love you*.” And the asterisk? "*This doesn’t include Fox News."

This isn't the first time the show has poked fun at Fox News, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The Simpsons has depicted a Fox News helicopter with the slogans "Not Racist, But #1 With Racists" and "Unsuitable for Viewers Under 75." Fox's anniversary programming also included reunions with the casts of shows including Married ... With Children, In Living Color and That '70s Show, and a rebroadcast of Children's pilot episode.