The Wii Gets Its Simpsons Parody

By Spencer . January 31, 2010 . 10:30pm

simp1This week’s episode of The Simpsons featured the “Funtendo Zii” as a sub-plot.

 

Lisa introduced the imitation console to the Springfield Retirement Castle where Grandpa Simpson played “Zii Sports.” An earlier bit had Mr. Burns playing a Call of Duty-like game equipped with a Wii Zapper.

 

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  • kylehyde

    LOL ZiiIs really ironic considering thishttp://www.siliconera.com/2009/12/14/what-is-th

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    It just donned on me, the golf game in Wii Sports reminds me of those big screens at a few sporting goods shops in the 90s. There would be a big screen where you’d use a golf club and whack the ball into the screen and on the screen it would show the ball just take off.

    It’s not much of a game, but it was one of my first experiences with such a thing till I saw this at Universal City
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOSAko859k

    • JeremyR

      As immortalized in the Sean Connery movie “Outland” (aka High Noon in Space)

  • Chow

    I was hoping they’d go somewhere with that, but considering it was the B plot of the episode, they only used it to make a simple lame joke at the end. ><!

  • Aoshi00

    I only caught the latter part of that episode, the Zii bit was pretty funny, like the old folks got more energized playing Zii Tennis (like how the patients were stimulated by Jack Nicholson in “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest”, then the nurse took it away and they were back to their tame manageable zombie state again.

  • http://www.twitter.com/rothsothy Roth Sothy

    LOL @ Funtendo Zii on The Simpsons. I can’t wait to watch this on Hulu once it’s available for streaming.

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