History CouchGag / TheSimpsons

7th Apr '17 2:50:12 PM tropower
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* ''Some Enchanted Evening'' is the only episode[[spoiler:to not have a couch gag at all; it's the first episode in production order (production delays forced it to be aired as the season finale instead).]]

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* ''Some Enchanted Evening'' is the only episode[[spoiler:to episode [[spoiler:to not have a couch gag at all; it's all. It's the first episode in production order (production delays forced it to be aired as the season finale instead).]]
7th Apr '17 2:48:27 PM tropower
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* ''Some Enchanted Evening'' is the only episode[[spoiler:to not have a couch gag at all; it's the first episode in production order (production delays forced it to be aired as the season finale instead).]]
7th Apr '17 10:17:22 AM skidoo23
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* Probably the most infamous of the couch gags was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1iplQQJTo the one]] for "[=MoneyBART=]", storyboarded by subversive and [[TheFaceless reclusive]] street artist Creator/{{Banksy}}. It started with the typical intro (with 'Banksy' written over several billboards and walls, and Bart writing "I must not write on the walls", all over the room) ending with all the Simpsons on the couch. [[CrossesTheLineTwice It then panned out to a stereotypical Korean sweatshop animating the show, with small barefoot children washing the cells in biohazardous material, kittens being ground up to stuff Bart Simpson plushies which are then carted off by a starving panda and packed in boxes sealed with the tongue of a dolphin head, and a person making Simpson DVDs by smashing out the center holes on the horn of a dying unicorn chained to a wall. Then the camera pans out to reveal]] [[BitingTheHandHumor the sweatshop being inside the 20th Century Fox logo, which has a decrepit, prison-esque look, finally panning out to the Simpsons' TV.]]

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* Probably the most infamous of the couch gags was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1iplQQJTo the one]] for "[=MoneyBART=]", storyboarded by subversive and [[TheFaceless reclusive]] street artist Creator/{{Banksy}}. It started with the typical intro (with 'Banksy' written over several billboards and walls, and Bart writing "I must not write on the walls", all over the room) ending with all the Simpsons on the couch. [[CrossesTheLineTwice It then panned out to a stereotypical Korean sweatshop animating the show, with small barefoot children washing the cells in biohazardous material, kittens being ground up to stuff Bart Simpson plushies which are then carted off by a starving panda and packed in boxes sealed with the tongue of a dolphin head, and a person making Simpson DVDs by smashing out the center holes on the horn of a dying unicorn chained to a wall. Then the camera pans out to reveal]] [[BitingTheHandHumor the sweatshop being inside the 20th Century Fox logo, which has a decrepit, prison-esque look, finally panning out to the Simpsons' TV.]]]] Needless to say, the actual South Korean animators, despite having to actually animate the sequence themselves [[http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2027768,00.html were not amused]].
26th Mar '17 12:08:45 PM N8han11
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** "Havana Wild Weekend": "Being right sucks."[[note]]This was the first episode to air after UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was elected president, which the show eerily predicted 16 years earlier in "Bart to the Future". With the left-wing of country in mourning due to his perceived inflammatory and dangeroud rhetoric, and the Simpsons' staff being mostly liberal, it captured the feeling perfectly.[[/note]]

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** "Havana Wild Weekend": "Being right sucks."[[note]]This was the first episode to air after UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was elected president, which the show eerily predicted 16 years earlier in "Bart to the Future". With the left-wing of country in mourning due to his perceived inflammatory and dangeroud dangerous rhetoric, and the Simpsons' staff being mostly liberal, it captured the feeling perfectly.[[/note]]
14th Feb '17 7:14:13 PM WaterBlap
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* "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode to air after DonaldTrump's 2016 election victory, had Bart write [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture "Being Right Sucks."]]

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* "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode to air after DonaldTrump's UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's 2016 election victory, had Bart write [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture "Being Right Sucks."]]
9th Feb '17 4:51:12 PM LaptopGuy
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** "Havana Wild Weekend": "Being right sucks."[[note]]This was the first episode to air after UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was elected president, which the show eerily predicted 16 years earlier in "Bart to the Future".[[/note]]

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** "Havana Wild Weekend": "Being right sucks."[[note]]This was the first episode to air after UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was elected president, which the show eerily predicted 16 years earlier in "Bart to the Future". With the left-wing of country in mourning due to his perceived inflammatory and dangeroud rhetoric, and the Simpsons' staff being mostly liberal, it captured the feeling perfectly.[[/note]]
4th Feb '17 4:27:49 PM Andyroid
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* "Clown in the Dumps" parodies the show's LongRunner status by depicting the show still on the air thousands of years in the future. In the 106th century, the Simpsons have degenerated into "The Sampsans", a group of crudely-drawn mutants (animated by Creator/DonHertzfeldt) who mainly communicate by endlessly spouting their {{Catch Phrase}}s.
9th Jan '17 2:30:48 AM OnoderaTearer
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* "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode to win after DonaldTrump's 2016 election victory, had Bart write [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture "Being Right Sucks"]]

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* "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode to win air after DonaldTrump's 2016 election victory, had Bart write [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture "Being Right Sucks"]]
Sucks."]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IXTbPChutA "Barthood"'s Couch Gag]] is done by {{rotoscoping}}, done in the style of [[http://www.flatblackfilms.com/Flat_Black_Films/Rotoshop.html Rotoshop]] (the software used for ''Film/WakingLife'' and ''Film/AScannerDarkly'', two films directed by Creator/RichardLinklater). Homer fears that they'd be "Roto-Rootered" for the entire episode, and Bart complains about feeling sick from it, leading Lisa to write the gag off as "a noble experiment that failed".

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IXTbPChutA "Barthood"'s The Couch Gag]] for "Barthood" is done by {{rotoscoping}}, done in the style of [[http://www.flatblackfilms.com/Flat_Black_Films/Rotoshop.html Rotoshop]] (the software used for ''Film/WakingLife'' and ''Film/AScannerDarkly'', two films directed by Creator/RichardLinklater).Creator/RichardLinklater, director of ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' which "Barthood" is a parody of). Homer fears that they'd be "Roto-Rootered" for the entire episode, and Bart complains about feeling sick from it, leading Lisa to write the gag off as "a noble experiment that failed".
1st Jan '17 5:48:01 PM mariofan1000
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* "Havana Wild Weekend", the first episode to win after DonaldTrump's 2016 election victory, had Bart write [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture "Being Right Sucks"]]
25th Nov '16 7:55:09 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** "Homer Goes to Prep School": "I will obey [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar®]] campaign rules from now on."[[note]]The ''Simpsons'' theatrical short ''The Longest Daycare'' had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Film; it lost to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}''.[[/note]]

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** "Homer Goes to Prep School": "A Test Before Trying": "I will obey [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar®]] campaign rules from now on."[[note]]The ''Simpsons'' theatrical short ''The Longest Daycare'' had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Film; it lost to ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}''.[[/note]]
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