Watch Bill Plympton's Film Noir Simpsons Couch Gag Before Sunday's Episode

Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton is, once again, lending his talent to an episode of The Simpsons for another couch gag. You may recall the animator's contribution to the long-running animated comedy last year, when Homer and the Couch became two star-crossed lovers. The latest one, which debuts this weekend - but you can watch here, now - takes a more violent approach to introducing the episode.

Plympton's couch gag for this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons is titled "Film Noir," and, rather than taking the Simpsons through Springfield and reuniting them on the couch, he takes the family through a tale of passion, rage, saxophone music and a lot of concealed weaponry before bringing them back home…

Once again, there's some excellent animation there. And we're reminded to never underestimate Maggie!

Here's the episode description for Sunday night's The Simpsons, which will feature guest voices from Tina Fey and Richard Dawkins.

Flanders becomes jealous when his laid-back parents start to prefer Homer’s company over his. Meanwhile, Lisa is distressed by her new substitute teacher (guest voice Fey), who bullies her for no apparent reason in the all-new “Black-Eyed, Please” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, March 10 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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