Tonight, The Simpsons opened with a tongue-in-cheek look at the "Springfield of Tomorrow," seen through the eyes of a '60s era educational film. Gone are buses and subway rides, and in are plutonium-powered cars—with robot claws! Video inside.
We got another glimpse at the future of Springfield at the end of the program, when an epilogue of sorts to the opening sequence was played during the credits. Here, a take on print media—"Mom brings dad the evening paper, one of six editions printed daily," says the narrator. "Want to know what happened in China yesterday? Read the paper!"—and mention of the option to flash-freeze your child so that you and your wife can have some intimate alone time.