The Simpsons VR Couch Gag Coming With 600th Episode
After being on the air for almost 30 years, is there anything The Simpsons haven’t done? They’ve gone 3D, they have conducted live phone-in segments, they even had Guillermo del Toro direct their opening sequence. But for the 600th episode, Fox wants to take The Simpsons someplace they’ve never been before — Virtual Reality.
For the 600th episode, Fox worked closely with the Google Spotlight Stories team to create a special virtual reality experience for The Simpsons couch gag. “Planet of the Couches” will premiere on the 600th episode of the animated series, allowing viewers to look in any direction during the couch gag sequence. The segment will also be available October 16th, 2016 through the Google Spotlight Stories app on Android and iOS. View it with any Google Cardboard viewer for the full VR experience. The press release features the following quote from Hommer Simpson:
“At first we had concerns about working with Google, because we didn’t know who they were, but then we googled the company and were very impressed,” Homer Simpson said