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Simpsons Chairs

It’s not a couch gag, but it’s close. 56th Studio, a design firm in Bangkok, made chairs in the images of four characters from The Simpsons. May I suggest a high chair inspired by little Maggie, who is conspicuously absent? Link | Studio Website

The Simpson Couch Gag By Bill Plympton

(YouTube Link)  In case you missed the latest episode of The Simpsons, here is the only part of the show that really mattered-a strange yet rather touching couch gag by the king of sketchy animated sequences Billy Plympton! Watch as a bizarro version of Homer struggles with his feelings for both the couch and Marge, with frenetic [...]

The Simpsons 500th Episode Intro In Slo-Mo

(YouTube Link) Thanks to YouTuber acjlarsen08 (and The Daily What by proxy) we who are without DVRs can now do what we wanted to do so badly when the 500th episode of The Simpsons aired last Sunday-watch the awesome flipbook style intro in slow motion. Now you can take it all in at your leisure, one [...]

John Kricfalusi’s Couch Gag for The Simpsons

(Video Link) John Kricfalusi, the animator for the legendary Ren & Stimpy Show, got a chance to direct the couch gag for last night’s episode of The Simpsons. Kricfalusi is not one to hold back his creative vision, even for a children’s show (Nickelodeon ultimately fired him). His work in this short is deliciously weird and [...]

Background on the Couch Gag that Banksy Did for The Simpsons

The producers of The Simpsons arranged for the British street artist Banksy to write the “couch gag” that takes place in the introduction to The Simpsons. But how did they manage to get in contact with this elusive, mysterious artist? David Itzkoff of The New York Times interviewed executive producer Al Jean: I saw the film [...]