The Simpsons have been on for 26 years now. To reference another great animated TV show, in an episode of South Park, they lay it out pretty plainly. If it’s out there to be done, “Simpsons did it.” That’s about as accurate as it gets. If you have seen the episode of South Park I’m referencing, you probably had the same reaction as me. While Butters is running around as Professor Chaos trying to come up with new ways to terrorize the world, every insane and ridiculous idea he comes up with is immediately called out by General Disarray, “Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!” Well South Park certainly never thought of this one, and just when you think the Simpsons have done everything… they find a way to show you they haven’t.
Strap in because it’s about to get weird. If you’ve ever wanted to try acid but haven’t, you’re in luck because you’ll feel like you’re on it in a few seconds.
Couch Gag from “Clown In The Dumps” | THE SIMPSONS
If you’re feeling like you’re not quite sure who you are anymore and you might want to rethink all of the decisions you’ve made about the path you’ve taken in life, you’re not alone. I’m pretty sure everyone that watched this couch gag opening from The Simpsons felt that way. This is also one of those things where you need to thank the internet for existing because there’s no way you could catch all the little weird details without watching it a bunch of times.
If you’re curious how this Simpsons gag came to be, look no further than to Google search the name “Don Hertzfeldt.” The Simpsons creators brought him on to create the couch-gag intro based on his previous work that you may or may not know about. Ever see this brilliantly strange short animation called “Rejected”?
Ok I think we’ve done enough brain probing for one day. If you still have cohesive thoughts, put them down in the comments and I’ll be impressed with anything you have to say at this point.
By: Eli Rebich