In case you’ve forgotten, The Simpsons is set to begin its 24th season this Sunday, which is an amazing accomplishment no matter much you’ve complained about its last 15 seasons as being “not what it used to be.”
As a preview, the producers have released this short — viewed 2.7 million times already in four days — to satirize the good ol’ American election process. While the blunt of the ridicule is aimed at the Voter ID laws that threaten to disenfranchise Americans in key swing states, which one prominent observer has deemed more “menacing” than Watergate, China makes a cameo at the end in the form of Foxconn.
No matter our politics, I think you and I can agree that the suicide nets are a nice touch. Youku video for those in China after the jump.