The Simpsons may not get people talking the next morning as regularly as it used to, but it showed that it still can, thanks to an opening couch gag by British graffiti artist Banksy, which grimly satirized the means by which pop culture gets (literally, physically) made and merchandized:Vodpod videos no longer available.
It’s a long gag, but it was so eye-popping and audaciously dark that it worked for me. (Plus: unicorn humor!) Did you find it funny? Heavy-handed? Heavy-handedly funny?
[Updated to replace yanked YouTube clip with Hulu.]