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‘The Simpsons’ Pay Tribute To Cat Stevens in New Couch Gag

posted by Oscar October 13, 2014

In the latest episode of The Simpsons the signature “couch gag,” that opens each show, started off “Super Franchise Me” by paying homage to Yusuf Islam, (better) formerly known as Cat Stevens by recreating his iconic album Tea For The Tillerman.

The gag shows the series’ characters acting out the album’s artwork and it is also scored by the album’s title track. And, of course, Homer caps things off in his own signature way.


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Video: The Simpsons Couch Gag – “Clown In The Dumps”

posted by Oscar September 29, 2014

The new season of The Simpsons got underway with the “Clown In The Dumps” episode that saw a Simpsons character meet their demise. But the famous couch gag bit at the beginning of the episode was the most stand-out thing of the whole thing because of its overall weirdness. This one imagines what the show can be like many, many years into the future, and the results are creepy.

According to Nerdist, the gag was directed by Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt. Check it out above.

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Video: Treehouse of Horror XXIV Couch Gag by Guillermo del Toro | The Simpsons

posted by Oscar October 4, 2013

One of the coolest and most memorable parts of The Simpsons is the famous “couch gag” shown during the intro. The annual Treehouse of Horror episode, now on its 24th installment, will feature a special couch gag created by none other than Guillermo del Toro. The director behind the films Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth made one of the most memorable couch gags with this one, incorporating all sorts of icons from the Horror genre including the classics (Swamp Thing, Werewolf, Frankenstein, etc.), Edgar Allen Poe, and even Pepper from TV’s American Horror Story. Of course, the Pan’s Labyrinth adaption was pretty cool too.

See it above.

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Video: Robot Chicken Couch Gag for ‘The Simpsons’

posted by Oscar May 15, 2013

For those of you that didn’t get to see the interesting, elaborate and entertaining “couch gag” produced by the Robot Chicken crew, you can check it out above. Racing, violence and even some explosions were part of this “couch gag.” Without going too into spoilers, I just want to say… Poor Ralph.



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Video: Constructing a Couch Gag- The Simpsons

posted by Oscar May 10, 2013

For those that may not know about this already, the next episode of The Simpsons will feature a special “couch gag” produced by the guys over at Robot Chicken, meaning it’ll all be done in stop-motion. The super meticulous process gets highlighted in two short videos with looks into how it’s all made. Very interesting stuff, to be honest, and any fan of The Simpsons and even Robot Chicken would enjoy seeing this Behind The Scenes look into the new edition of the famous “Couch Gag.”

Hit the jump to see part two of “Constructing a Couch Gag.” Continue Reading

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The Simpsons Breaking Bad Couch Gag

posted by Oscar April 12, 2013

The “couch gag” has been a staple of the animated show, The Simpsons. The new episode of The Simpsons will feature a special couch gag, spoofing the hit show Breaking Bad and its special blue crystal meth. In the Simpsons version, instead of getting Springfield all methed up, Marge is cooking up some mean batches of special blue cupcakes while “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells.

(Rolling Stone)

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Video: The Simpsons Couch Gag from “Black-Eyed Please”

posted by Oscar March 8, 2013

The Simpsons is one of the most beloved TV shows around, and one of the things they’re best known for is their signature opening “couch gag.” The “couch gag” typically varies every time, showing the Simpsons family arrive to their spot on the couch in all sorts of ways.

For the episode “Black-Eyed Please,” artist Bill Plympton put together a film noir-type of couch gag showing a seemingly more- violent side of the family. Check it out above (or here).