'The Simpsons' takes a shot at ESPN in Halloween episode (Video)

'The Simpsons' takes a shot at ESPN in Halloween episode (Video)

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'The Simpsons' takes a shot at ESPN in Halloween episode (Video)

“The Simpsons” ran its annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode on Sunday night — in the spirit of Halloween, just like every year — and it featured a shot at the Worldwide Leader.

The opening sequence of the 24th “Treehouse of Horror” episode showed a cemetery with a number of gravestones. It was essentially the show’s way of poking fun at companies and ideas that were either failing, or ceased to exist. For example, “Toys R Us” was mentioned, as well as “slow new days.”

Also listed on a gravestone was “ESPN,” which was the show’s way of taking a shot at the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

ESPN may no longer be the dominant force it once was in the media landscape, but its parent — The Walt Disney Company — is still the No. 2 media company in the world.

Still, “The Simpsons” — which airs on FOX — made sure to sneak in a dig at its competition when the opportunity presented itself.

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