Planet of the Couches couch gag
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The Planet of the Couches couch gag is the third couch gag of Season 28. Fans were be able to view it with Google Cardboard, since this couch gag is also a virtual reality experience.[1]


In a spoof of Planet of the Apes, the Simpsons are being chased by couches through a field, until they are caught and imprisoned. The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. Homer then grabs a rock and slams it on the couch, making it unconscious. The Simpson family sits on the couch.

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Cultural References/Trivia

  • This couch gag was made by a collaboration between The Simpsons and Google when Google asked the producers to make a virtual experience with a couch gag. The producers decided to use this couch gag that was already finished, but was adapted to VR.
  • Ironically, this couch gag was aired two weeks after the airing of an episode focused around virtual reality.
  • The couch gag is a parody of the 1968 film Planet of the Apes.
  • This couch gag is a sequel to the couch gag from Marge's Son Poisoning and Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play, where the couches come to life, and attack the people of Springfield.
  • The couch gag is extended for Google Cardboard, with extra scenes.



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