Last night The Simpsons dedicated an entire, bravura episode to lampooning awards season. Bart's animated short film, Angry Dad, gets nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar, so the entire family heads out to Hollywood. The episode was an occasion for any number of great riffs — Ricky Gervais, who got a very handsome Simpsonized avatar (at right), appears as himself; Halle Berry appears as herself, a too-talkative Oscar presenter; and a Randy Newman doppelgänger sings "You've Got an Enemy in Me" — but the best part was the other animated shorts nominated alongside "Angry Dad," shorts that gave The Simpsons' own animators a chance to spoof the competition.
'The Simpsons' had fun this Sunday lampooning not only awards season but also animated films in general, with brilliant parodies of "Toy Story," "Wallace &... Read Post
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