Robot Chicken couch gag
| Robot Chicken couch gag
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Homer wakes up to find that he is an action figure, even though he hates action. He then sees Ned on his roof, fixing it. Homer then launches his fist at Ned, knocking off the roof and causing him to explode. Homer then realizes that it isn't all bad being an action figure then goes onto the street and goes into "pastry mode", turning him into a giant donut that rolls around, killing Springfieldians. He rolls over Mr. Burns multiple times, turning him into mush.
Homer is then in Moe's Tavern, pulling a cord on Barney to make him burp. Moe then asks Homer to do him and says "I'm lonely". Homer is then in the car with his family, supposed to be going to Springfield Mall. However, he says that he misheard Marge and thought that she said "Badass City", which is a Hot Wheels style track. Homer drives over loops and round bends and is then joined by Otto in the school bus. As they jump Springfield Gorge, Ralph says "Yay! I'm a fatality!" then the school bus hits the edge and blows up as the car lands.
The car then drives through the house and throws the family on the couch where they are strapped down and the Robot Chicken puts on the TV show Robot Chicken before changing to The Simpsons. Homer tells him to put the Robot Chicken song back on before the Robot Chicken changes to the opening credits.
The crew of Robot Chicken bumped into Matt Groening at the Emmy awards where they discussed making a couch gag for the show. When they agreed to work on a couch gag together, the crew of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios started working on creating the figures and models, using real life action figures as designs. They created animatics to get the basic style of the animation together and used stop motion filming to film the figures. They had to make several changes to the figures and even make multiple figures for some as they couldn't get the figures into the positions they had to be in.