05/12/2012 04:30 GMT

Mr Burns From 'The Simpsons' Explains The Fiscal Cliff (VIDEO)

Having trouble getting your head round the ins and outs of America's 'fiscal cliff'? Or maybe you're too busy worrying about our own dear Chancellor's Autumn Statement to give a monkey's about the financial woes of other nations?

Either way, help is at hand from an unlikely source - Mr Burns from 'The Simpsons' - who's kindly taken time out from his busy schedule to explain the fiscal cliff in terms we can all understand. (A hint? It helps to think of the economy as a car with a rich man as the driver.)

If you're a 'Simpsons' fan - and frankly, who isn't? - you may also be interested to see whether they made it into our Top 20 sitcom families...

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(Via Animation on Fox)