Google and 'The Simpsons' Have Partnered to Release a VR Couch Gag

By: Joey Haar - Oct 19, 2016
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The couch gags on 'The Simpsons' have been one of the hallmarks of the legendary, long-running cartoon sitcom and Google has joined forces with Fox to present a new couch gag in virtual reality. 'Planet of the Couches' was produced by 'The Simpsons' writers and Google animators in honor of the show's 600th episode.

In the VR couch gag, the Simpson family reenacts scenes from the classic movie 'The Planet of the Apes.' But rather than a world where humans have been replaced by apes, this couch gag replaces humans with anthropomorphic couches.

While the typical couch gag might only last a few seconds,'Planet of the Couches is a three-minute journey. And since VR offers 360-degrees views, there are dozens and dozens of in-jokes hidden throughout the environment, encouraging fans go back to the experience many times.