Last Sunday's episode of the Simpsons opened with an epic battle involving a stolen couch, conveyed via an updated version of the Bayeux Tapestry -- let's call it the Springfield Rug. Just like the events of 1066, here we witnessed savagery, invasion, gore, and cartoonish fun involving people with yellowish skin. Follow this link for some images. I am proud to say that my son recognized what was being parodied ... though I should also admit that we have an authentic reproduction of a segment of the tapestry hanging by the TV in our family room.
(I'd been searching since Sunday for the images, and finally got them via a link from Dr Nokes)