The Simpsons open couch gag contest for Canadian viewers

To celebrate the 24th season of the longest-running scripted show in television history, Global Television, 20th Century Fox Television and Gracie Films invite Canadian fans to develop a unique concept for the iconic “couch gag” segment of The Simpsons’ opening credits.

One lucky contest winner will have his or her idea brought to life by the series’ animation house, Film Roman, and featured in the Canadian season finale airing in May 2013.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this exclusive contest to Global viewers,” said Jason Keown, Senior Director of Marketing, Global TV. “Canada loves The Simpsons and this is an incredible opportunity for fans to engage with the series, its creators and with one another in paying tribute to the show.”
Fans are encouraged to submit written ideas (50 words or less) at GlobalTV.com from December 5 to 24. Submissions will be reviewed and written summaries of the top 3 picks will be posted online in January. Fans will then vote for their favourite; the fan-favourite submission will be animated by Film Roman and premiere during the Canadian season finale episode.

In addition to having his or her couch gag featured in the season finale, the winner will receive a four-day/three-night trip for two to Los Angeles to visit The Simpsons animation studio Film Roman, a coveted seat at a script read with The Simpsons cast and crew, a one-of-a-kind illustration from his/her winning couch gag plus a special prize pack.

The Simpsons airs Sunday nights at 8pm ET/PT on Global TV. New episodes will premiere December 9 and 16 and feature guests Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) and Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens).

“The Day the Earth Stood Cool” Sunday, December 9 – 8pm ET/PT
**Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) and Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens) Guest Voice**
To get a younger, hipper image, Homer decides to hang out with Terrence and Emily (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein), his cool new neighbours from Portland, OR. Meanwhile, Marge grows concerned about her new neighbours’ parenting methods when she meets their pretentious son (Patton Oswalt).

“To Cur With Love”- Sunday, December 16 – 8pm ET/PT
When a fire at the retirement home forces Grampa to move back in with the family, Homer throws out his back on moving day. While “resting” at home, he gets hooked on the super-addictive tablet game, “Villageville.” In his distraction, Homer he loses the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper, causing everyone to get angry at him until Grampa tells them the story of Homer’s long-lost childhood pup, Bongo.

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