Banksy Directs Simpsons 'Couch Gag'

The artist Banksy directed the “couch gag” of the opening credits for the new episode of the Simpsons on Sunday night. He created a minute-long scene that shows how your Simpsons sausage gets made. Dark and gray, the scene depicted Asian workers laboring in a cave to create Simpsons products: Stuffed Bart dolls made from kittens; a child dipping photographs of the iconic family into dangerous chemicals; and DVDs with the central hole punched on the horn of a dying unicorn. Earlier in the credits, Banksy’s graffiti tag was depicted on Springfield Elementary school, hinting at his authorship of the later scene.