Doh! Canadians have once again bested (U.S.) Amercians in an important media industry innovation: Personalization of "The Simpsons'" iconic opening credits couch gag. To celebrate the 24th season of the longest-running scripted show in television history, Global Television, 20th Century Fox Television and Gracie Films are inviting Canadian fans to develop a unique concept for the “couch gag” segment, and will use the best submission in the Candian season finale in May 2013.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this exclusive contest to Global viewers,” stated 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.