Yes, I know everybody already made this reference the moment that shoe came flying at President Bush. The question is, how many talk shows will feature this clip tonight? I’m guessing more than one, at least. Probably not Leno.
Speaking of talk shows, Ken Levine (who wrote two episodes of The Simpsons among his many other credits) uses Mr. Burns and Smithers to explain why NBC Leno-ized its prime time lineup. Though it’s kind of unfair to Mr. Burns. Compare him to Rupert Murdoch, fine; everybody does that, including Murdoch, but Jeff Zucker is no Montgomery Burns.