NBC and News Corp's Hollywood-sanctioned YouTube competitor, Hulu, opens to the public today, offering full-length streaming episodes of more than 250 shows (including 30 Rock, Arrested Development, and Fantasy Island), along with more than 100 movies (such as Boat Trip and Dude, Where's My Car?).
It's probably going to take forever to figure out what's on Hulu and what's NOT on Hulu, but just to take it out for a spin, here's "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpsons Mind," a full "Simpsons" episode from earlier this season. This is the one that has the "Homer Simpson drinks a beer every day for 39 years" montage that Fox kept removing from YouTube last fall. The sequence in question comes at around the 15- or 16-minute mark (and is a parody of this viral video clip). In general, the Hulu interface looks really good -- crisper and cleaner than the YouTube video image.