Did You Catch Don Hertzfeldt’s Simpsons Couch Gag Last Night?

I have many nerdy proclivities, and one of them is following animator Don Hertzfeldt on Twitter (even if his name doesn’t quite ring a bell, you probably know his stuff). So when he tweeted the following on Sunday afternoon:

I prepared my mind and body for a Hertzfeldian adventure into the void (you can watch the full clip above).

Not trying to brag or be a jerk or anything, but I haven’t seen a new episode of the Simpsons in about a bajillion years, but this couch gag got me to watch last night’s episode and…ouch. It was pretty bad, you guys. Is it always like this now? I feel like the Simpson family accounted for about 2% of the show while they beat the “Krusty lost his groove” plot into the ground for the umpteenth time. Anyway, let the “their old stuff was better” mega-thread commence!

EXTRA-NERDY POST SCRIPT: if you haven’t seen any of his other short films, they are all really wonderful, personal, surreal little/epic sights to behold. Each one of them, really. I would highly recommend checking out “The Meaning of Life” and his semi-recent feature-length It’s Such a Beautiful Day.

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7 Responses to Did You Catch Don Hertzfeldt’s Simpsons Couch Gag Last Night?

  1. I saw My Spoon is Too Big at a friend’s house once and got kind of obsessed with it but then lost track of his other stuff.

  2. I haven’t watched The Simpsons in years. I prefer to remember it as it was, like in that movie with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron where they break up before she dies of cancer.

  3. FRQ says:

    I watched it last night, and that shit was bonkers bananas. I also saw the Family Guy/Simpsons episode, and it was pretty much what you’d expect. I did find it amusing that Peter made some crack about how they would always be neighbors separated by some crap in between. It’s ironic since the Simpsons has become “that crap” now that Brooklyn Nine Nine moved to Sundays and Bob’s Burgers is on at 7:30

  4. artdorkgirl says:

    It’s kinda sad to me that the only time the Simpsons do anything really noteworthy now is when they let someone else do a couch gag. I’m old.

  5. Laura says:

    This was the weirdest and most unsettling Couch gag i have ever seen. ‘All animals can scream? All hail the dark Lord of the Twin moons?’ WTF?? This show is supposed to be enjoyable for both grown ups and Kids. If i was a Kid THAT might probably have given me night terrors. Really creepy stuff.

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