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Viktor from Ukraine is new gangster on ’The Simpsons’

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Sept. 29, 2011, 11:56 p.m. | Ukraine — by Maryna Irkliyenko

Viktor from Ukraine, a new character on “The Simpsons” animated comedy series, checks his email.

Maryna Irkliyenko

Kyiv Post Staff Writer

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 1:09 a.m.    

Go Homer go! I love it! Heh, heh,heh.:D.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 1:42 a.m.    

It could equally apply to your fraud Orange hero, Yushchenko.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 10:21 a.m.    

Better red than dead

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 11:35 a.m.    

Better dead than being Ukrainian.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 2:40 p.m.    

Lets hope a Ukrainian thug allows you to test that theory.

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 3:38 p.m.    

There are no Ukrainian thugs they are all Russians. Thug Azarov speaks Ukrainian like I speak Chinese, Yanukovych, Akhmetov, Kuzmin- these are all Donetsk russian or Tatar sons of migrant workers

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 5:27 a.m.    

Yuschenko is nobody' hero.. he's Yanuconvicts ally, and always was, ever since he stabbed Ukraine in the back by going into coalition with the PoR.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 2:56 a.m.    

This man must be Russian. He loves to use other peoples names so that he can spew bile while pretending to be someone else. Russians never use their own identity but steal others. They must be ashamed of who they are.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 1:52 a.m.    

I don't think so! Not in a million years!

Are you a complete doughnut?

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 10:26 a.m.    

Boob tube is my educational alma mater

SLAVA LENNON

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 2:02 a.m.    

We of the Donbass Oligarch Business Association will not allow this American propaganda on our televisions,we have stopped the 5th channel and that TVI garbage channel from broadcasting to all the people in fact we have offered Portnikov a new job that of a gameshow host on our first national station....as well he will be narrating a TV documentary

on the history of tractors in Ukraine as well as a new biography on our great leader our supreme commander Victor Yanukovich and his new 20 year plan.

We must embrace the television culture of Putins Russia as well as North Korea whose standards our Donbass region is trying to imitate.

We must end all this investigative journalism since it only brings de stabilnist and ill will from our little russian people.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 12:08 p.m.    

I think you mean &quot;DUMBASS&quot; Oligarch Business Association

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 3:40 p.m.    

Ha he would shoot himself in the foot

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 2:23 a.m.    

I think that the morally degenrate Simpson producers could have had a lot more fun with Silvio of Rome.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 2:49 a.m.    

Ukraine is becoming known as a crime center. This is going to impact tourism, investment and trade. Thug Yanukovych is going to bring the country to it's knees economically. So keep yelling Hail Victor, thinking you are supporting a winner. He is the biggest loser and the world is starting to recognize that.

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 7:05 p.m.    

Oh, don't worry....... Benito berlusconi is the Simpsons' next target!

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 3:36 a.m.    

Why don't we make a cartoon about all that is wrong with America?

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 5:29 p.m.    

Dummy, there are a million shows that do nothing but viciously make fun of American culture, including the Simpsons 99 percent of the time.

Nice try.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 12:04 p.m.    

They already do make fun of American culture, I guess you don't watch the Simpsons or any television shows. So stay calm and accept the truth.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 3:56 a.m.    

There are several...

Try 'Family Guy', 'Simpsons', 'American Dad' and others.

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 3:35 p.m.    

You are not very well informed.... Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, etc are popular cartoons based on what is wrong with America

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 7:21 a.m.    

I think it's frikking hilarious.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 7:49 a.m.    

Go Simpsons! Yanukovych is even dumber than Homer! Viktor Yanukovych is the stupidest person on the planet! Anyone who supports him is a complete moron!

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 10:05 a.m.    

The Clown has now become VIktor the Clown. It is only befitting that the Tyrant is now a cartoon character and it shows exactly what he represents to the world. The people of Dumb ass are not happy but they should take responsibility for making this character what he is today. The Legionnaires exemplified themselves as mafia criminals and are always on the take. The next segment of the Simpson's may show the gangster &quot;Viktor&quot; in prison right next to Tymoshenko, trembling and full of fear of the Ukrainian &quot;Joan of Arc&quot;, and nowhere to run. The Tyrant cannot hide the fact he was in prison for 2 years and that he is well known to being just an idiotic clumsy &quot;ViKtor&quot;. The photo of Viktor walking with both the president of Russia and the prime minister, shows the lack of respect for the Clown, he was behind both Russian leaders. In fact, he should have been walking along the side of the president of Russia and Putin walking behind, it was just an example of how the Russian humiliate the Clown. He just never seems to learn his lesson and I think he never will.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 12:15 p.m.    

I suggest you grow up and get a life, or at least get a job and stop living off welfare.

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 3:32 p.m.    

You are responding to him so you are more pathetic

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 5:31 p.m.    

How come this sort of insult only happens to Ukraine? How come this sort of thing doesn't happen to Holland or Belgium or Norway?

(That's sarcasm.)

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 7:40 p.m.    

The charachter looks and acts like Yanukovych.

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Anonymous Sept. 30, 2011, 9:12 p.m.    

Im not a fan of The Simpsons but I do love what they have done with our great criminal leader!

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 10:21 p.m.    

I would love to see this Viktor character jailed or shot! That would be hilarious!

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Anonymous Oct. 1, 2011, 11:22 p.m.    

Just downloaded and watched the episode!

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