In Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, digital technologies, gadgets, and social media played a starring role.
The show opens with Edna Krabappel’s 4th grade class using their iPhones and texting incessantly. When she confiscates their beloved devices, the children, led by Bart, plot to spike her coffee in an attempt to get them back.
Their scheming ways go a little too far and Ms. Krabappel ends up getting fired and replaced with a young, studly, and digitally savvy teacher — Zachery Vaughn — who promptly returns their devices and assigns 20 minutes of Twittering for homework.
Everything from Skype to Facebook and blogging get a social media mention in the episode courtesy of the fresh new teacher’s digital mentality. There may have even been a Foursquare mention at the 8:48 minute mark.
The Simpsons is always on the cutting edge of integrating social memes into their episodic content, but given the popularity of Twitter and Facebook we can expect even more social media mentions to pop up in popular primetime television shows.
Check out the episode embedded below for yourself and let us know what you think.
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