Here’s the couch gag for this week’s episode of The Simpsons. It was produced by the team from Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, and it features a stop-motion version of Homer racing all over Springfield, turning into a doughnut, and murdering a bunch of people. Is it the greatest guest-made opening in the show’s history? No, that would be the dark as hell one Banksy did a few years ago. Hell, it’s not even the best couch gag from this season, thanks to the excellent Breaking Bad-inspired one that aired back in April. But it’s still pretty cool, and it’s a fun way to try to keep things on the show fresh after 20+ years and 500+ episodes, and, seriously, as I’ve been saying for years, there are not nearly enough characters on television magically turning into breakfast pastries and killing their employer in the street like a dog nowadays.
So, you know, I’ll give them that, if nothing else.