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Banksy Simpsons Sweatshop couch gag
Lance Murdock

The Banksy Simpsons Sweatshop couch gag is the third couch gag of Season 22.

This couch gag is guest animated by graffiti artist Banksy.

Plot

The Simpson family is already seated on the couch. The camera zooms out to reveal that they are in a picture hanging on the wall of a fictional overseas Asian animation and merchandise sweatshop. The animation color quickly becomes drab and gray, and the music becomes dramatic and similar to that of Schindler's List.

A large group of tired and sickly artists draw animation cels for The Simpsons amongst piles of human bones and toxic waste, and a female artist hands a barefoot child employee an animation cel, which he washes in a vat of biohazardous fluid.

The camera tracks down to a lower floor on the building, where small kittens are thrown into a woodchipper-type machine to provide the filling for Bart Simpson plush dolls. The toys are then placed in to a cart pulled by a panda which is driven by a man with a whip. A man shipping boxes with The Simpsons logo on the side uses the tongue from a decapitated dolphin head to fasten shut the packages. Another employee uses the horn of a sickly unicorn to smash the holes in the center of The Simpsons DVDs. The shot zooms out to reveal that sweatshop is contained within a grim version of the 20th Century Fox logo, surrounded by barbed wire, searchlights, and a watchtower. The entire scene is running on the Simpsons' TV set.

Character Appearances

Appearances


⇐ Season 21 Season 22 couch gags Season 23 ⇒
22 Seasons Banner couch gagPrisoner Family couch gagBanksy Simpsons Sweatshop couch gagLance Murdock couch gagAvatar couch gagTiny Family couch gagAdvent Calendar couch gagCouch's Morning Routine couch gagSundae Family couch gagSubstituting for Homer couch gagPenalty Box couch gagCouch Gag Game couch gagSpringboard couch gagASCII Family couch gagRental Video Cover couch gagSmithsonian Museum Robbery couch gagWords couch gag
⇐ Season 21 Re-used couch gags Season 23 ⇒
Springfield Shopper couch gag
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