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The Simpsons Goes Full '80s in New Opening Credits Couch Gag

The answer to the question "What if Homer Simpson starred on Miami Vice?"

Liam Mathews

Jan. 10's episode of The Simpsons has a couch gag by animator Steve Cutts, who re-imagines Springfield as Miami circa 1984.

In the sequence, Homer plays Joe "Kaz" Kazunsky in "La-Z Rider," a 1980s TV homage/parody in the vein of Comedy Central's Moonbeam City. Ned Flanders is the villain, Fernando Whitmore, and the couch itself is Homer's' partner, Chaise Long. As an Easter egg for Simpsons devotees, there's a callback to Max Power, Homer's Don Johnson-esque alias in the Season 10 episode "Homer to the Max."

It's very silly. Check it out.