Oh how I dread the day that Bart, Homer and the rest of The Simpsons are no longer on the air.
But until that sad day eventually arrives, we all should be thankful not only for the animated program's skewed sense of humor, but also for its educational component.
In the video below, for example, Springfield's resident psychopath magnate explains the fiscal cliff.
OK, maybe Monty didn't quite cover everything. You can read more about the fiscal cliff in:
Will you be 'rich' under tax law changes?
Extra year-end tax move considerations in 2012 as the fiscal cliff looms
President Obama takes to Twitter to chat about the impending fiscal cliff
Federal gasoline tax increase proposed as part of fiscal cliff solution
Investors sell stock ahead of fiscal cliff, lock in 15 percent capital gains
Zero capital gains tax rate set to disappear on Jan. 1, 2013
Rep. Wile E. Coyote, aka a cartoonish Congress, teetering on the fiscal cliff edge
Obama threatens veto of any 'fiscal cliff' bill that doesn't hike taxes on the rich
Thanks to Luke Landes, founder of Consumerism Commentary, for finding and sharing this clip.