Plymptoons couch gag
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The Plymptoons couch gag, incorrectly credited Pymptoons couch gag, is a couch gag designed by Bill Plympton. Alf Clausen is nominated to an Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production for his work with the episode.
The story starts with Homer Simpson as a young hippy. Homer is rollerskating through a park when he gets distracted by the couch and bumps into a tree, and the couch catches him as he falls down. Later, Homer is skipping through meadows with the couch and they go to a coffee shop and drink a milkshake together. The chefs laugh at the two and they run away. Homer and the couch are then seen kissing in an alley (actually, the deed is shown via their shadows on the wall). A stray cat meows, startling them, and the two run away again. They are then seen at a theater kissing and a man tells them to shut up. They later have sex at Sleazy Hotel, with the act again implied (as in the alley) via their shadows.
Later, Homer and the couch are strolling in a park, the couch pregnant, when Homer sees Marge throwing a flying disc. Distracted, Homer again walks into a tree (echoing the day he met the couch), but this time Marge catches him. Homer and Marge go off together and the couch is left behind in the park, crying its eyes out. Homer and Marge then get married as the couch looks through a window at the ceremony and sobs. Later, the couch knocks at Homer's door and shows him that it has a baby couch. Homer tells it to go away.
Then, in a montage of scenes, the couch goes through rough stages in its life: working as a pole dancer, being a prostitute (Homer drives past on the street where the couch is working), getting thrown out of its apartment, and finally resorting to being a 5-cent chair to sit on. The couch gets depressed and is seen trying to commit suicide by jumping into a garbage truck as the baby couch watches. Homer happens on the scene, stops the couch and brings it into his home. The couch is then seen with Homer and his family sitting on it. The couch smiles, and the view zooms out to show Maggie sitting on the baby couch.
- In the closing credits, the couch gag was spelt "Pymptoons" in stead of "Plymptoons".