The Simpsons Couch Gag Contest received over 30,000 entries from fans eager to see their idea animated on the season finale. Fox selected 3 finalists:
“Dandelions” by Cheryl Brown
Four yellow and one blue dandelions are on the couch. A giant pair of lips emerges from the TV and with a loud sucking and blowing sound, blows. Tiny Simpsons fly all over the room.
“Tubby Trouble” by Kyle Debona
Instead of the normal living room, it’s the Simpson’s bathroom and it zooms in on the tub. The tub is filled with bubbles and you can’t see the surface. A rubber ducky Marge pops up, followed by a rubber ducky of Lisa, Bart and Maggie. A toy tug boat of Homer pops up last. Homer then sinks again with a panicked look on his tug boat face.
“Revenge of the Sofa” by Ben Feldman
The Simpsons enter the family room and the couch is missing. They stand there looking puzzled. A vengeful anthropomorphized couch drops from the ceiling behind them and wraps the whole family up in rope side by side, then tips them over onto the floor. Then a “mother” couch and three child couches enter the room and join the first couch (the father), and they all sit on the Simpsons to enjoy some TV. THE END.
The winner was chosen by fans, who voted for “Dandelions.” Brown won a trip to Hollywood, where she was given a tour of the animation studio as well as a preview of her Couch Gag that airs Sunday, May 19th.