The Simpsons' Latest Episode Spoofs Video Games with "Guts of War," "Funtendo" at E4

When a show's been around as long as the Simpsons, it'll periodically touch on the cultural ripple effect generated by the video games industry. Last night's episode of the long-running cartoon—"The Food Wife," which deals with Marge's obsession with foodie culture—took Homer and art to a fictionalized version of video games' biggest trade show, with pitch-perfect parodies of some familiar franchises. One really dead-on bit has a developer lamenting the months he's lost on a game that Bart manages to finish in a few minutes. A GameTrailers interview about the episode with Simpsons writer Matt Selman appears above and you can head over to the Simpsons official site to watch clips from the episode.


GT TV: The Simpsons: Teaser: E4 (E3 Parody) [YouTube]

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Was EA's latest Simpsons game on PS3 or Xbox360 better than the Wii version? I got the Wii version and sold it the same day because the control and camera was so bad...

I still think konami's 16bit era bit-em-up Simpsons game was the best...