Simpsons Halloween couch gag

One of the staples of The Simpsons has always been the couch gag that happens at the end of the opening title sequence to the long-running animated show. In more recent years, the gags have gotten even more complex, with producers bringing in other trademark animators or paying tribute to other cartoons to liven things up a bit.

Recent couch gags have included the likes of Rick and Morty as well as the familiar gang from Futurama when the sci-fi series crossed over with its predecessor. And now Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi has put together a pretty trippy sequence that has some flares of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but if they were in an acid nightmare. Read More »

No, you didn’t get a touch of space madness watching The Simpsons Sunday night. Matt Groening and company just happened to commision another famous artist to animate their own couch gag. We’ve already seen Banksy’s take but there’s a possibility John Kricfalusi‘s might be even more disturbing. Kricfalusi is best known for his hit 1990s Nickelodeon series Ren & Stimpy and has since been doing music videos and various other animated work. However, his Simpsons couch gag probably came as a wild surprise to old and new fans alike.

After the jump, watch the gag itself, see some of the sketches from it and read parts of an interview Kricfalusi did about how the whole thing came about. Read More »