Jack says his favorite show is on in half an hour. The next day he says that the invasion in 3 days is a Thursday. Therefore, Jack's favorite show airs on Sunday. That plus many other references, let us determine that Jack's favorite show is in fact The Simpsons. Anderson's favorite show is The Simpsons as well (http://www.sci-fi-online.50megs.com/Interview/RD_Anderson.htm).