Friday, September 27, 2013

The Simpsons and The Reality of Nuclear Power Plant Security

It looks like the folks at Fox are pulling out all of the stops when it comes to Sunday night's season premiere of The Simpsons. Look for guest voice appearances from Kristen Wiig of Saturday Night Live and Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss in the 25th season premiere entitled, "Homerland," a spoof of the hit cable drama, Homeland. In Sunday night's episode, terrorists brainwash Homer in an attempt to, you guessed it, blow up the Springfield nuclear power plant:



With the laughs out of the way (and when it comes to The Simpsons, believe us, we do laugh) I'd like to take advantage of this teachable moment and remind everyone that America's nuclear power plants are among the most secure and best defended industrial facilities in the world. So after you've spent 30 minutes laughing with Homer and company, why not just spare 6 minutes to watch this video that outlines the realities of nuclear plant security.



For more on nuclear power plant security, please visit our website. And congratulations to the team at The Simpsons for 25 seasons on Fox. It's an amazing achievement.

5 comments:

jimwg said...

I know I sound off the cuff, but one of the many reasons the Simpsons is so successful is because so many people believe antis posterboy Homer's job isn't that far from reality. Will they EVER do an episode making even a token quip of sincerity that nukes are safe? I wouldn't hold my breath. Where's the counter Home stuff out there??

James Greenidge
Queens NY



Atomikrabbit said...

I think I saw Lenny and Carl in that Hope Creek segment.

Russ Finley said...

Matt Groening is the right age to have been imprinted by pre-internet anti-nuclear rhetoric. Imprinting at a younger age determines a lot of things, religion, political leaning, preferred music, dialect, clothing, for the rest of your life.

Russ Finley said...

...the first several seasons of the Simpsons were great. I can't sit through an episode anymore... Not sure Groening is really actively involved at this point.

Anonymous said...

The first video is out.