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The Simpsons: 20 Greatest Couch Gags

19 Jan


The Simpsons are the most famous family on television – and the long-running 20th Century Fox animation arguably has one of the most iconic openings to their show.

After the blue skies and parting clouds give way, we’re dropped into the wonderful world of Springfield, where we see Bart at school writing lines on the blackboard, before breaking loose on his skateboard and riding home, creating havoc along the way.

Bart’s blackboard jokes get the most attention initially, but it’s the recurring ‘couch gag’ theme that most fans associate with when they think of the program.

There’s been more than 270 different ‘couch gags’ in the show’s near quarter-century run, and ever since the first aired on our screens in the 1990 episode ‘Bart the Genius’, fans have been treated to an eclectic variety.

From the evolution of man through to nods at popular culture, even some of the world’s best-known celebrities have been getting in on the act, with Guillermo del Toro famously trying his hand at a couch gag earlier this year for a special “Treehouse of Horror” episode.

And here, we take a look at the 20 Greatest Couch Gags from the Simpsons so far.

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The Simpsons: 5 Characters We Want To See Killed Off

31 Dec


Back in October, the Simpsons creators announced they would be killing off one of the show’s beloved characters in the upcoming 25th season of the long-running animation.

Taking into account the sheer number of residents found in Springfield, guessing who might be the one to bite the bullet would have been a fool’s errand, that was, until executive producer Al Jean teased the death in an interview with The Sun.

Jean remarked:

“I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.”

That might narrow things down a little bit, but it still doesn’t tell us much, particularly when you remember nearly all of the Simpson’s voice cast, such as Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith have taken home Emmy’s in the past.

What it does tell us however is that the lives of Homer, Grampa, Krusty, Barney, and many other popular characters are in serious jeopardy.

Already, a series of bookmakers have started placing odds on who might snuff it in season 25, while fans everywhere are scratching their heads trying to guess who the unlucky Springfieldian could be.

And, with one of Springfield’s most famous of denizens set to shuffle off the proverbial mortal coil, we take a look at 5 Characters We Want To See Killed Off.

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