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This Avant-Garde Simpsons Couch Gag Is Like a Bad Acid Trip

| 22 Sep 2015 16:41

"I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows...your mind."

In the 26 years that The Simpsons have been on the air (a statistic that is just bonkers no matter how many times you type it), they have utilized over 500 "couch gags" in their now iconic opening credits sequence.

Everyone from Banksy to Guillermo Del Toro have contributed a gag at one time or another, and last February, Australian artists Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon released an 8-bit version of the intro so brilliant that it actually made it into a Simpsons episode -- season 26's "My Fair Lady."

The Simpsons has become more than just a staple of American culture at this point; it's nothing short of a global phenomenon. As such, artists from all different walks of life (and corners of the world) are attempting to add their own incarnation of these infamous couch gags into the Simpsons canon.

Take French artist/character designer Yoann Hervo, for instance, who recently shared his own take on the Simpsons intro with the world. Without giving too much away, I will say that it is by far the most freakish, insane intro I have ever seen -- like a mix between Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and a Disney nightmare sequence. Let's hope Hervo is bestowed with the same honor as Robertson and Dixon for his incredible effort, because this intro will surely serve as a departure from the norm.

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