Illustration for article titled The Simpsons Lampoon Nintendo Straightly With The Funtendo Zii

Last night's episode of Fox's long-running The Simpsons parodied, I guess, the Nintendo Wii with the introduction of the Funtendo Zii. The Simpsons' take on Nintendo's motion controlled hit was far more straightforward than it was skewering.


See, the episode "Million Dollar Maybe" pretty much presented the Wii as-is, offering animated versions of the Wii, Wii Sports and what looks like Medal of Honor Heroes 2 and the accompanying Wii Zapper without changing all that much. Sure, there might be more exploding Nazi brains in the Zii version than the Wii one, but the other changes are minimal.

The only substantial difference was that Funtendo makes it and it's called the Zii, a somewhat misguided attempt to skirt copyright.


If you want to see a Wii guest appearance on The Simpsons that's more cameo than parody you can do so at Hulu or

Thanks to Kay for the heads up!

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