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Planet of the Couches couch gag

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The Planet of the Couches couch gag is a a virtual reality couch gag for the show's 600th episode. Fans were be able to view it with Google Cardboard.[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.

Virtual RealityEdit


A landing page with a URL where fans can access the Google VR version will be shown on the screen. Fans can enter the Simpsonized world of VR via the Google Spotlight Stories app on iOS or Android and get the full-blown VR experience with Google Cardboard. If fans don’t have the viewer, they can access a limited version of VR by turning their phones in different directions.



Character AppearancesEdit

  • Homer Simpson
  • Bart Simpson
  • Marge Simpson
  • Maggie Simpson
  • Lisa Simpson

Cultural References / TriviaEdit

  • 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.


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