For 23 seasons, part of watching The Simpsons is wondering what might happen during the opening credits when the Simpsons arrived in their living room and piled on the couch together. There's no way to predict it, which is part of the fun! The couch gag is a recurring bit in the opening segment and this year, in celebration of the animated comedy's 24th season, Fox is inviting fans to submit their own original couch gag ideas as part of a contest.
Fans are being invited to submit their written ideas for the "couch gag," which appears during The Simpsons' opening credits. The winning entry will be brought to life (in animated form) for the 23rd season finale next May (2013). The contest deadline is Thursday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. In January, the three finalists will be announced with an illustration for each. Fans will be invited to vote for the winner of the three finalists.
Not only will the winner get to see their idea brought to life during the season finale, but they'll also get a chance to visit The Simpsons animation studio, plus a few other works well worth "Woo-hoo"-ing for!
Go to Fox.com to see the rules and enter the contest.
And speaking of The Simpsons, this Sunday night is the annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode! Yes, it's that time of year already! Here's the info Fox released on the episode:
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