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Best Simpsons Open EVER

Are people really upset with the opening of The Simpsons this past Sunday?  As Bart said so many years ago, "Don't have a cow, man!" As many of you know, I'm a huge Simpsons fan.  I first saw the first family of comedy at an animation festival here in Madison when I was a student at the UW.  I believe I've seen every episode since the show first started as its own series back in 1989.  Okay, maybe I've missed two or three, but that's about it. Many of my fellow Simpsons fans don't watch the show on a regular basis anymore, but I still feel an obligation to watch.  I admit the shows aren't as good they used to be but it's hard to stay fresh after 20 years.  However, I believe they hit the mark on Sunday with the couch gag.  Those of you not familiar with the couch gag it's quite simple.  At the end of the opening credits the Simpsons end up on their couch and something happens.  Maybe the couch is alive or they all turn into popsicles and get eaten by a giant hand that comes down from the ceiling or the whole scene turns into some kind of MC Escher drawing.  Most are good and some are great.  Last Sunday was fantastic.  The Simpsons asked Banksy , a graffiti artist from London to come up with the theme of the couch gag.  The gag is long and dark, but very funny.  Some have been insulted by the gag, but if the bosses at 20th Century Fox can take it we should be able to as well.  In case you missed it, check out the best couch gag in years....

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10/12/2010 8:30AM
Best Simpsons Open EVER
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10/14/2010 1:30PM
Marc Rosenberg
The Panda looked so sad.
10/14/2010 1:34PM
Marc Rosenberg
They forgot the couch.
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