Friday, April 08, 2005

The Simpsons deemed acceptable viewing in the heart of the former Evil Empire
Who knew Homer Simpson spoke Russian?

A Moscow court spent several days watching episodes of "The Simpsons" before rejecting claims the show is "morally degenerate" and could lead kids to drugs and violence.

The court dismissed the lawsuit brought against a Russian TV station by a man who claimed the long-running comedy and another Fox animated series, "The Family Guy," had gotten his 6-year-old son interested in drugs and prompted him to call his mother a "toad.
"... [NY Post ... more details from the St Petersburg Times.]
Putin hasn't taken things back all the way, yet. And once Bart and Stewie start having their effect the popular culture over there, he'll never be able to. The victory of the capitalist west will be final.