The Simpsons lampoon Apple

Summary:No one is safe from satire on The Simpsons.The animated series, which just began its 20th season, has lampooned just about every large company, celebrity and pretty much every aspect of pop culture.

The Simpsons lampoon Apple
No one is safe from satire on The Simpsons.

The animated series, which just began its 20th season, has lampooned just about every large company, celebrity and pretty much every aspect of pop culture. Last night's episode featured a six minute segment that parodied Apple Inc. at the start of the show.

In Episode 7 the Simpsons travel to the Springfield Mall to discover that a giant "Mapple" Store has been erected inside. The massive glass cube structure looks like a spitting image of the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York. Lisa Simpson walks inside and notes that "it's so sterile!" and the one-liners go from there.

The mock store is loaded with MyPods, MyPhones, a Brainiac Bar and the MyCube, a machine "fueled by dreams and powered by imagination." The cube glows to confirm that it's off.

Its a very good natured jab at Cupertino and there's something funny in it for just about everyone.

Update: You can watch the complete episode at Fox on Demand (with commercials) it starts at about 02:00 Optionally the video is also on YouTube (parts 1, 2) but it's getting slow and probably won't be up for long.

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Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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