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"The Simpsons" Paid Tribute To Charlie Hebdo By Showing "Je Suis Charlie" During An Episode

It was shown right towards the end of a new episode, in a short two-second clip. Update: Showrunner Al Jean told BuzzFeed News that "our staff can do amazing things on short notice."

Last updated on January 12, 2015, at 10:10 a.m. ET

Posted on January 12, 2015, at 3:05 a.m. ET

At the end of the Jan. 11 episode of The Simpsons, written by Judd Apatow, the show paid tribute to the recent events in Paris with a short clip of Maggie holding a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

The Simpsons / Gracie Films / FOX

Here's what the clip looked like:

The Simpsons / Gracie Films / FOX

It's arguably an homage to "Liberty Leading the People," a famous Eugène Delacroix painting commemorating the French Revolution, or a take on Les Misérables.

Eugène Delacroix / Public Domain / commons.wikimedia.org
Les Misérables

Simpsons showrunner Al Jean told BuzzFeed News: "It was the suggestion of James L. Brooks. Our staff can do amazing things on short notice. Other than that my comment would be Maggie speaks for herself.​"

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