“The Simpsons” opening gets the Banksy treatment
The Simpsons 22nd season is off to a great start. While the loyal viewership has dropped off in recent years, I'm still positive that The Simpsons is one of the best animated shows on TV.
Last night, they once again proved the show's knack for being both fantastic and subversive. For the first time in Simpsons history, they allowed someone to guest produce the famous opening credits. Who else should be awarded this honor than the brilliant street artist turned director (EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP), Banksy. Read more after the jump.
The official sequence was pulled offline by 20th Century Fox. There is an audio-free version, which has made its way onto YouTube,if you want to check it out. It's really unfortunate that such a great moment in the show's history can't be shared with the masses more easily, but alas.
For those of you who missed out, the normal opening sequence is fairly normal (save for the few tagged signs with BANKSY). Things take a turn when the animations begins to follow an underground slot which is filled with Chinese labor workers. They are working in dangerous andtoxic conditions as well as casually using cruel animal torture to accomplish various tasks that center around the creation of The Simpsons episodes and merchandising. Bleak doesn't begin to cover it, but it was damn entertaining. Hopefully it pops back up online officially again soon so people can access its greatness.
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