The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 7

Special Edna

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 05, 2003 on FOX

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    • A treasure trove of jabs at Epcot and everything else:
      1.) Epcot slogan: "When every other place is booked".
      2.) Great moments with Mr. Eisner (based on the rumor that Disney went through all that trouble in the past couple of years, like Disney losing in the stocks, Disney World's/Disneyland's/California Adventure's bad attendance and the failure of "Treasure Planet" because of Eisner's crass marketing of Disney items and bad strategies, execution of things, and ideas).
      3.) Eastern Airlines' "World of the Future" ride, a ride made in 1965 telling the riders of what they think of the world in 1987, which doesn't even seem a damn thing like the real 1987 (robots invading the Earth and electric cars that make people gay? That is just not 1987), and for those who don't know, Eastern Airlines is an airplane company that was a famous airplane that went bankrupt in 1990. One year later, another big airplane company, Pan-Am, went bankrupt. It also makes fun of those old "...of the Future" attractions at Disney World from the 1950's-1960's where people look at what people think about life in the 1980's-1990's that when those decades came, it didn't even look like what the rides said. Those are inspired by the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New Yor World's Fair that talked about life in the not-so-disant future, and the name inspired the title of the cartoon show "Futurama".
      4.) Enron's "Ride of Broken Dreams" roller coaster that only goes down. It is supposed to be about being a rich man to poor. The roller coaster outline resembles Enron's stock graph. That resembles the Enron bankruptcy scandal in 2002 that began with the company losing money and an official committing suicide to the company finally being shut down.
      5.) Disney's Teacher of the Year ceremony is sort of like Grad Nite for high school graduates every year.
      6.) When Homer breaks through Magic Kingdom, he approaches a churro vendor. When he asks for one, the vendor asks for 14 dollars. That makes fun of how Disney tends to be expensive with even the most worthless of things.

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