Banksy Creates “The Simpsons” Opening. Dark, Political… Surprise.

by Matt Forcey

This past weekend’s “The Simpsons” took their regular opening credits “couch gag” somewhere they haven’t been before.  Dark… actually, very dark and unexpectedly thought pervoking (unexpectedly until you realize who storyboarded it, that is).  Riffing on slave labor-like conditions in Asian factories, that happen to be making “Simpsons” animation slides and dvds, the opening sequence was created by none other than our favorite guerilla street artist Banksy.  (video after the jump) 

According to the folks over at Wooster Collective  “it’s the first time an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show.”  As any good tagger would, Banksy has also left his mark on a number of buildings and landmarks around Springfield.  You’re going to want to watch this a few times over to catch all of the quick, little, disturbing, perverted cracks.


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