Animator Dom Hertzfeldt's Simpsons Couch Gag Is Fucking Creepy

Probably not for the kids, that one.
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Probably not for the kids, that one.

Eesh.

I remember when I thought this show jumped the shark when it had that couch gag where the sofa turned into a fucking weird octopus thing... now this?

The brainchild of Oscar-nommed American animator Dom Hertzfelt, this ain't your average Simpsons open. While it looks undoubtably smart and looks pretty brilliant, you can't help but think that the stunt casting of guest animators and directors for the opening sequence is having a lasting effect on a show that's now completely devoid of the warmth and humanity (and humour, ffs) that made it such an instant classic.

A two minute opener? Come on. How about you spend a bit more time writing a better episode with better gags, yeah?

@samdiss