Sofa gags play an instrumental position in every episode of The Simpsons, and this Sunday’s episode is without doubt one of the most bold within the present’s 31-season historical past.
The brand new sofa gag is a nod to the scenario individuals around the globe at present discover themselves in: caught at house and searching for any form of leisure to cross the time. For The Simpson household, meaning utilizing VR headsets to go on a collection of various adventures round Springfield. Homer is flying a airplane, Marge is browsing, Bart is snowboarding down a mountain, Lisa is swimming with whales, and Maggie is driving her tricycle by the empty streets of their hometown.
Simply essentially the most notable facet of the brief is the animation model. This isn’t the fuzzy, heat cartoon that Simpsons followers know and love; these drawings are sharper, extra angular, and extra summary. Partnered with a cool beat that performs whereas the varied relations go about their missions, it’s one in all The Simpsons’ greatest sofa gags ever.
The precise episode could have much less to do with the present pandemic. As a substitute, the episode will see Maggie reunited with child Hudson — a brand new character that premiered in Playdate with Future, the brief that ran earlier than Pixar’s Onward in theaters and is now streaming on Disney Plus. With a view to perceive a number of the references being made, it looks as if individuals should ensure they watch that brief first.
Ah, company synergy. This isn’t the primary time that The Simpsons and different components of Disney’s verticals have crossed over. The Simpsons did a whole episode parodying Avengers: Endgame, which included visitor voice performing spots from Endgame administrators Joe and Anthony Russo. The long-running comedy is without doubt one of the most vital property Disney acquired when it bought 21st Century Fox — making the crossovers comprehensible, if barely irritating.
The Simpsons’ new episode airs on Sunday, April 19th, at 8PM ET on Fox.