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Politicians try all the time to use popular culture to their tactical advantage, but attempting to tweet their way into the hearts of Americans can invite certain pop-cultural comebacks, as a clip from Sunday's "Family Guy" episode demonstrates.

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In a satirical match made in heaven, Stephen Colbert appears in cartoon form on "The Simpsons" season premiere. Meanwhile, "Family Guy" takes a jab at the Bushies (and Limbaughs) of the world on its own season debut -- featuring a "Star Wars" send-up, just to add that much more comical catnip to the mix for the show's loyal target demographic.

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In this "Family Guy" homage to "Back to the Future," a trip back in time triggers an alternate reality where Al Gore is president, crime has disappeared, cars can fly and Halliburton Chairman Dick Cheney has shot Justice Scalia, Karl Rove and Tucker Carlson in a tragic hunting accident.

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"The Family Guy" spoofs the recent presidential debates and the superficiality of horse-race politics. Lois starts the debate badly, then realizes all she has to do to win over the crowd is repeatedly refer to 9/11 and Jesus.

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