Mar 7, 2014

Triplets Of Belleville Director Takes A Stab At The Simpsons Couch Gag

Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet just recently jumped onto the Simpsons couch gag bandwagon, delivering his own very uniquely French take on the classic opening. A blackout serves as a gateway into a world of stereotypically French tropes: An escargot eating Homer, Bart toying around with a slightly disturbing do it yourself foie gras kit and a shrill Marge yelling 'Ou est Maggie' (Where's Maggie?) over and over again, leading to another gag. Of all the couch gags in this aging show, this probably ranks up there with the bizarre John K (Ren & Stimpy) styled opening.

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