Ah, the Simpson’s. America’s timeless classic primetime cartoon show has seen better days. There was a time when the Simpson’s influence American pop-culture and would routinely offend various segments of the world population. The show has now been on the air for almost 30 years and in their most recent episode they proved that they aren’t finished with being relevant yet.
In the latest episode the Simpson family finds themselves on the campus of Yale University, the alma mater of the wealthy curmudgeon Mr. Burns whose ill-gotten gains (remember he owns a nuclear power facility – something that today’s liberal elite just hate) are not appreciated at his former school. Mr. Burns is shocked to learn that the former center for higher learning is now populated by whiny children seeking to remain un-offended. He even runs into a professor who was fired for celebrating Columbus Day, and another who lost his job for referring to God as “He.”
The writers even used original lines from one of the recent “anti-free speech” protests by Yale students as they crafted the episode.
Mr. Burns- I’d like to endow a Department of Nuclear Plant Management.
Male Yale Representative- Wonderful. Of course we can’t do nuclear.
Female Yale Representative – Our students are highly-entitled wusses.
Male Yale Representative – You’d be creating a space for violence to happen. How about funding a chair in the non-narrative cinema of self-identified pan-sexuals?
Mr. Burns- What? What? What? What? What?!
Female Yale Representative – We also need to hire more deans to decide which Halloween costumes are appropriate.
Male Yale Representative – Eight deans should do it.
Mr. Burns- (Sputters) Is this still a coven of capitalism where evil money can acquire a patina of virtue?
Male Yale Representative – Yes, that’s in our charter.
Female Yale Representative – But with an issue as hetero-patriarchal as nuclear power, we’ll have to hire multicultural empathizers, build a new safe space.
College Student- Not so fast. We insist on a chair of anti-nuclear studies and a nuclear-neutral curriculum pathway.
Male Yale Representative – Absolutely, Teddy. We run all decisions past the squash team.
College Student- Also the fencing team, water polo and Handsome Dan the mascot.
Mascot- (Goofy laughter)
Mr. Burns- Release me, you hound.
Mascot- (Goofy laughter) Oh, yeah.
Mr. Burns- What’s happened to this place? (Gasps) (Gasps) This was the home of ruthless media disruptor Samuel F.B. Morse. Who’s his successor? That fellow?
College Student- “Fellow”? That word is cis-gender-normative, okay? You’re worse than Hitler!
Mr. Burns- Too late for flattery. I’m not giving this school a dime.
Bumbling patriarch Homer also has his run-ins with the politically correct snowflakes at Yale. In one scene, he has to figure out how to defeat the PC robots who now attend the University and he develops an ingenious plan.
We should all take some time to thank the Simpson’s for pointing out the absurdity of the current politically correct atmosphere on college campuses across the nation.