Who knew Homer Simpson spoke Russian?
A Moscow court spent several days watching episodes of "The Simpsons" (search) before rejecting claims the show is "morally degenerate" and could lead kids to drugs and violence.
The court dismissed the lawsuit brought against a Russian TV station by a man who claimed the long-running comedy and another Fox animated series, "The Family Guy," (search) had gotten his 6-year-old son interested in drugs and prompted him to call his mother a "toad."
Igor Smykov sued the station for about $12,000 after claiming that the two shows promoted violence, drug use and homosexuality.
He claimed that his son, Konstantin, asked him what cocaine was and then insulted his mother soon after watching episodes of the two shows.
The ruling came just weeks after Russian politicians said they wanted to introduce legislation that would brand "The Simpsons" as adult-only programming after a government report blamed the series for corrupting Russian school children.
If the legislation were to pass, Russian TV stations could be fined for airing "The Simpsons" during parts of the day when children are likely to watching television.