VIDEO: Fan Voting Now Open for THE SIMPSONS 'Couch Gag' Contest
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It's down to three finalists in Fox's Couch Gag Contest, and YOU pick the winner! The couch gag with the most votes will be animated and will appear in The Simpsons season finale episode on Sunday, May 19.
Below, producers Al Jean and James L. Brooks explain the final phase of the contest. Fans can visit http://www.fox.com/thesimpsons/couchgag/ to vote on their favorite entry (Vote early, Vote often!) Between now and Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:59 PM ET.
Meet the contenders and their entries below:
Cheryl Brown, Oakland CA "Dandelions" - Five dandelions - four yellow and one blue - are on the couch. A giant pair of lips emerges from the TV and with a loud sucking and blowing sound, blows. Tiny Simpsons fly all over the room.
Kyle Debona, Fairfield, CT "Tubby Trouble" - Instead of the normal living room, it's the Simpsons' bathroom and the camera zooms in on the tub. The tub is filled with bubbles and you can't see the surface. A Rubber Ducky Marge pops up, followed by a Rubber Ducky of Lisa, Bart and Maggie. A toy tug boat of Homer pops up last. Homer then sinks again with a panicked look on his tug boat face.
Ben Feldman, Oakland, CA - "Revenge of the Sofa" - The Simpsons enter the family room and the couch is missing. They stand there looking puzzled. A vengeful anthropomorphized couch drops from the ceiling behind them and wraps the whole family up in rope side by side, then tips them over onto the floor. Then a "mother" couch and three "child" couches enter the room and join the first couch (the father), and they all sit on The Simpsons to enjoy some TV. THE END.
Tune in to an all-new episode of The Simpsons this Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8/7c
INFORMATION ON "THE SIMPSONS" COUCH GAG CONTEST:
In celebration of the 24th season of THE SIMPSONS, FOX has given fans the opportunity to submit their written ideas for the iconic "couch gag" that appears during the opening credits of THE SIMPSONS. One contest winner will have his or her submission brought to life in the season finale episode airing in May of 2013. The winner, in addition to having his or her couch gag featured in the season finale episode, will receive a four-day/three-night trip for two to Los Angeles to visit The Simpsons animation studio Film Roman, a coveted seat at a script read with The Simpsons cast and crew, a one-of-a-kind illustration from his/her winning couch gag plus a special prize pack.
UPCOMING EPISODE INFORMATION:
HOMER AND MARGE SEARCH FOR GUARDIANS FOR THE KIDS
ON AN ALL-NEW "THE SIMPSONS"
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, ON FOX
After surviving a tornado, Marge and Homer seek out guardians for the kids, in case the worst should happen. They first turn to friends and family, including Homer's half-brother, Herb Powell (guest voice DeVito) with whom to entrust their kids, but when Bart and Lisa fall in love with a super-cool couple, Mav (Hank Azaria) and Portia (guest voice Jones), Marge starts to question their potential guardians' true motivations in the all-new "Changing of the Guardian" episode of The Simpsons airing Sunday, Jan. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.