The Simpsons couch gags are damn near legendary.
For 27 seasons, the show hailed by The A. V. Club as “television’s crowning achievement regardless of format”, has begun each episode with a humorous depiction of the show’s titular working class family settling into their living room ready to watch TV.
The couch has exploded leaving the family to sit on the ground (“Homer’s Odyssey”, 1991), they’ve been rendered as skeletons promoting “Treehouse of Horror III” (1992), split themselves down the middle to occupy two identical couches (“Homer Loves Flanders”, 1994), been joined for a night’s viewing by Fry from Futurama (“HOMR”, 2001), turned from Transformers into themselves (“Future Drama”, 2005) and been drawn Triplets of Bellville-style with a distintcly French look and feel (“Diggs”, 2014).
And now, thanks to much-admired Disney animator Eric Goldberg (Aladdin, Hercules, Frozen) they’ve been rendered Disney-style with nods to a raft of Disney feature film classics as EW explains:
“Lisa as Cinderella! Marge as Snow White! Bart as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia! Homer as Baloo from The Jungle Book! Maggie as Mickey Mouse!”
It’s a glorious meeting of Disney past with The Simpsons present, the perfect melding of everything we love about animation.
And just like The Simpsons themselves, you won’t want it to end.