This Sunday’s ‘The Simpsons’ Couch Gag Is Remarkably Depressing

If a struggling college dean, probably named something like Dean Evilboner, ever needs to boost admission numbers, she should head over to the nearest high school, and show this Sunday’s The Simpsons couch gag to a group of juniors. (That’s how college works, right?) “If you don’t think college is important,” Dean Felchman could say, “take a look at this.” Then she’d mistakenly show the students some Animal House-themed misery porn before realizing her mistake, and switch to the couch gag.