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Simpsons did it! After all these years they created an opening couch gag that makes fun of South Park. Well, they had a little help doing it, from someone who knows a thing or two himself about having fun at the expense of other pop culture institutions, Robot Chicken‘s Seth Green.

The couch gag for the upcoming 14th episode of The Simpsons‘s 28th season is stylized after Robot Chicken, as it is made up of quick little gags mocking well known shows and characters, and ending with one of Seth Green’s most recognizable characters.


In it, Homer goes on a search for the family’s sailboat painting, the one that hangs behind their couch, after Bart suggests that maybe another animated show stole it from them (that or he sold it on Craigslist). From there Homer leaves the “set” of The Simpsons, and goes into what is clearly meant to be a South Park scene, where four little boys proceed to swear at him. “Hee-hee-hee. Out of the mouths of babes.”

Then he heads to the most Robot Chicken-like vignette of them all, a musical video for The California Raisins, which turns extremely violent. Once that bloodbath ends, Homer ends up in the bedroom of the nerd who bought the painting, which Homer promptly takes backs, returning home through all of the other scenes he previously traveled through.


We doubt anyone outside of the Raisin Lobby will be too offended by any of this, but it’s exactly what any fan of both The Simpsons and Robot Chicken would want out of a united couch gag. And while it’s certainly no South Park “Cartoon Wars” style potshot, at least Fox can finally say they had their own fun with the kids from Colorado.

What did you think of this couch gag? Where does it rank among your favorites? Plop down into our comments section below and let us know.

Images: FOX

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