The Simpsons couch gag is one thing that fans of the show have grown to expect new and interesting jokes from. You’ve seen the classics, but this one is set to bring back hope for Matt Groening’s other animated series.
Some notable gags from the past have incorporated various members of the family getting squeezed and popping straight up, the alien monsters seen sitting there before the family arrives, and the couch itself eating them all as they sit on it. Some of the most imaginative gags usually arrived before Halloween specials, but this one is set to debut on the upcoming November 9 episode.
Thanks to Animation Domination on YouTube, we have a sneak peek at the upcoming Simpsons couch gag, which incorporates a character from the sadly canceled series Futurama.
Could this mean that Matt Groening’s other series is coming back? Series veteran Billy West, who voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and Dr. Zoidberg, voiced his hope that the series isn’t over yet, previously on the Inquisitr. This hope was mirrored when Katey Segal, who voices Leela, also mentioned it may “rise again.”
The intro begins with Futurama music and the title “Simpsorama” as the subtitle “a show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes” pokes fun at both series. As the family sits on the couch, we notice a head on the side which is that of Hedonism Bot, the Futurama character which encompasses everything lazy and self-indulgent. Based on the popular image of Julius Caesar, he is usually fat, has a laurel wreath on his head, and often has arms sprouting from behind him feeding him grapes.
Hedonism Bot tells everybody, “Oooh, wiggle in, get comfortable,” and everybody but Homer Simpson looks anything but comfortable, getting off the couch as it transforms. Homer actually seems to be enjoying it and lays down as the robot massages him all over and feeds him grapes. After the two are shown enjoying it a little too much, the robot scurries off the camera, followed by Homer’s trademark “Whoohoo!”
Following the crossover with Family Guy, this could be one of the most anticipated crossovers ever seen. It could also simply be another Simpsons couch gag. We will all see what happens on November 9, when the episode featuring this intro airs.
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