The Simpsons Taps Oscar-Nominated Animator for Coolest and Strangest Couch Gag Yet—Watch Now!

Is this the best Simpsons couch gag ever?

By Chris Harnick Mar 06, 2014 7:46 PMTags
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This could be the strangest and coolest Simpsons couch gag we've ever seen.

Done by Oscar-nominated director Sylvain Chomet of The Triplets of Belleville fame, the gag starts off in normal Matt Groening animation and quickly turns to the style of French writer/director/animator Chomet. It's a stark difference compared to how viewers normally see the first family of Springfield.

The fuse goes out at the Simpsons household and when the lights come back on, everybody's looking a little different and speaking French. Marge can't find Maggie, Bart stuffs a goose to make some pâté, Lisa plays the accordion and everybody is wearing glasses. Yep, that's Homer eating snails.

It's pretty neat.

The Chomet couch gag is paired with "Diggs," The Simpsons episode featuring Daniel Radcliffe airing Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Another episode follows with the return of Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) at 8 p.m.

In "Diggs," Bart is rescued from bullies by Diggs (Radcliffe), a new Springfield Elementary student. Diggs is a big fan of falconry and wants to take his love to a new height. In "The Man Who Grew Too Much," Lisa and Sideshow Bob start to see eye-to-eye after discovering Sideshow Bob is now the head scientist at a chemical engineering company. Also in the episode, Marge attempts to teach healthy sexual practices to a church group full of teens. Hilarity ensues.

The Simpsons airs at 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 on Fox.