Mr Burns is basically Simon Cowell in new Simpsons clip

The cartoon's season 28 premiere will see Springfield’s biggest baddie in X Factor style

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The 28th season of The Simpsons kicks off in style in the US tomorrow, with Springfield’s power plant mogul Mr Burns putting on a variety show. But has Springfield Got Talent? You know where this is going, don’t you?

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Sadly Mr Smithers won’t feature in a parody of Louis Walsh, but Burns will be in full Simon Cowell meanie mode as he judges the town’s crazy cat lady (actual name Dr Eleanor Abernathy. Genuinely).

While The Simpsons parody Britain’s Got Talent, in real life Cowell is busy culling singers in The X Factor Six Chair Challenge, starting this Saturday

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