Over the years, as the Simpsons have grown in popularity and critical acclaim, the show’s couch gags have taken on a life of their own. Running independent of the episodes, and not beholden to any kind of continuity, the couch gags have become a place for numerous individuals to put their own stamp on the Simpsons series, becoming a fertile ground for several reputed artists and animators in the process. With individuals such as Banksy, Guillermo Del Toro, and Justin Roiland leaving their mark previously, last night’s Simpsons episode saw a new entry in the form of John Kricfalusi.
Kricfalusi himself is no stranger to animation, having worked as a writer and character designer on several shows, most notably his own creation Ren and Stimpy, which followed his work on The Jetsons and Fat Albert. Kricfalusi’s couch gag can be seen below.