From Bill Plympton to Sylvain Chomet, many notable guest animators have appeared on The Simpsons at one point or another. But even people who aren’t necessarily big names have had the honor of animating a couch gag because their art style caught the attention of the higher-ups on the show. Matt Selman detailed one person who brought her designs to life on the show, saying, “We had a young gentleman who lives in Venezuela; he used his sketches of the teenage version of ‘The Simpsons’ for a couch gag on an episode. And I think it connects us in a very special way to a new generation of Simpsons fans.”
When love is expressed for “The Simpsons,” there’s a good chance Selman and the rest of the crew will check it out and maybe get someone to guest animate a couch gag. That was the case for some Swiss fans, who reenacted the now-iconic sequence of Homer walking around New Orleans sampling all sorts of local delicacies. Selman continued, “They’re doing couch gags for us now. They made a few: they made one with Simpsons potato stamps, they made one like a Google doodle.”
For die-hard Simpsons fans, it must be a dream come true. They express their love for the show online and are now getting the opportunity to work on the series. With no signs of slowing down any time soon, it’s exciting to imagine what fans will come up with next for the show.