O’Reilly Calls ‘Simpsons’ Joke a ‘Cheap Shot’

Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Getty Images)

By Tim Molloy

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wasn’t amused by the latest “Simpsons” jab at his network.

As part of Fox’s 25th anniversary celebration Sunday, Fox re-aired the first episode of “The Simpsons” – but the show added a new title card. “Congratulations FOX on 25 years… we still love you,” it said, adding, “This doesn’t include Fox News.”

On his show Monday, O’Reilly responded that the joke was “dopey,” “predictable,” and a “cheap shot.”

“The Simpsons” has a long tradition of taking digs at Fox News. The news network has laughed of the digs in the past, but O’Reilly has responded to them on his show.

Both the Fox network, which airs “The Simpsons,” and Fox News, which airs O’Reilly, are owned by News Corp.

Watch Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Below:

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