The Simpsons Cooks Up A Special Breaking Bad Inspired Opening Scene

By Kelly West 2013-04-11 15:53:59 discussion comments
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As you can see, The Simpsons has cooked up a special treat for Breaking Bad fans this week, replacing the usual couch gag with a special open for the episode. Based on the video above, it looks like Marge has gotten herself into the "cupcake" business - and by "cupcake" we mean… cupcakes - and she's making a serious profit off it.

The video begins with the familiar rhythmic score of AMC's meth-focused drama series Breaking Bad, and then jumps into "Crystal Blue Persuasion," as we follow Marge into the kitchen where she cooks up some cupcakes and later peddles them to the neighborhood kids, raking in the cash. In addition to showing Marge's serious business skills, we get a great odd-camera-angle shot from inside Marge's mixing bowl, which is another great nod to Breaking Bad, which has a flare for interesting and strange camera perspectives. While Marge is handling the business, it looks like Homer is keeping an eye on things. Marge may be the cook in this scenario, but with that hat and his sly behavior, Homer may just be the Heisenberg here.

It all ends with a live-action look at Walter and Jesse on the couch watching The Simpsons. Because it's not the open to The Simpsons if it doesn't end with the couch, right?

In related news, the episode is also worth tuning in for as funny people Wanda Sykes and George Takei are making voice appearances in the episode.
Once again, Homer must save his marriage when Marge gets fed up with his behavior. Meanwhile, after watching “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Milhouse takes on a Marlon Brando-inspired bad-boy persona to attract Lisa in the all-new “What Animated Women Want” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, April 14(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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