Even in a climate where somehow more people are missing Dick Cheney having power, a show with broad appeal like The Simpsons can pull no punches in accusing him of straight up evil. This and Fox News hilarity inside.
The episode starts off with a bang as we see a Fox News bigwig showing up for a secret meeting. Fair and balanced.
Then things get a little more pointed, revealing the identity of Smithers' new boss, who is the same as the old boss.
We see the further downside of working for a man like Cheney. By now everyone's hopefully remembering that he was a monster. This whole side plot could seem dated if it weren't unfortunately now so poignant.
And finally, we see the coup de grace as Smithers is ecstatic to have Burns back again.