Watch ‘The Simpsons’ Weirdest Opening Couch Gag Yet (Video)

Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt directed the sequence

Last Updated: September 29, 2014 @ 8:18 AM

“The Simpsons” kicked off season 26 on Sunday with the suggestion that the show will run far into the future.

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The standard couch gag, which opens every episode, featured Homer going back in time to his first animated incarnation, before joining his family thousands, if not millions of years in the future.

The result is, well, weird.

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Don Hertzfeldt, an animator best known for his Oscar-nominated short “Rejected” and 2012 feature-length film “It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” directed the sequence that “Simpsons” exec producer Al Jean warned you’d “really be sorry if you miss it.”

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