“The Simpsons” has one of the most memorable opening sequences on television, and the famous “couch gag” bits have grown in complexity since the initial days, when Bart was simply squeezed off the couch like an exploding bottle cap. Now, for the all-new Season 28 premiere of “The Simpsons,” the entire opening sequence is a gag mirroring the renowned younger series “Adventure Time”.
“Adventure Time”, much like the imaginary middle-class world of Springfield, has a memorable world of its own, and its opening sequence roams through the mythical Land of Ooo from the radioactive leftovers of the Bad Lands to Finn’s tree fort in the Grass Lands. In the new couch gag for premiere episode “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus,” the Simpsons explore their version of the radioactive Bad Lands filled with barrels of toxic waste, multi-eyed squirrels and poor Ralph hanging from a tire swing. Mr. Burns becomes the Ice King, but instead of floating angrily around his grumpy Ice Kingdom, he hangs from a rope and tapes up a crack in his nuclear power plant with radioactive palms. Bart is, of course, Finn, and Homer is his very yellow and pudgy adoptive dog brother Jake.
The new episode will focus on a variety show act put on by Mr. Burns. According to The Huffington Post, Amy Schumer is set to appear on “The Simpsons” as Mr. Burn’s mom, and perhaps explain why Mr. Burns became the evil billionaire of Springfield. The season premiere of “The Simpsons” is set to air this Sunday, September 25 at 8:00pm on FOX. Check out the couch gag trailer below!