Street artist Banksy does ‘The Simpsons’ intro: The results were unstable (Video)

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Famous satirical street artist Banksy (a pseudonym, his real name is unknown) took up the reins to direct the opening credits of The Simpsons. Things took a dark turn and Fox went ape-shit. Fox demanded the intro never be aired, however, all the animators threatened to walk out if Banksy’s vision wasn’t realized.

This aired last night.

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  • Baron Von Douche

    That was awesome banksy is the shit!!!!

  • Darby

    saw it this morning. Jaw dropped and wondered how they got away with it lol

    • ericvdm

      They got away with it

  • ATF

    Fucking awesome

  • lordassenfroth

    that was amazing

  • jackg

    cheers to Matt G and company for letting it go on.

  • Mike


  • Jess

    That was amazing, but I was totally confused when I saw it last night

  • yaygrafitti

    yes. banksy is the shit. in case you didnt read it above……

  • Gregory Nelson Courtney

    is it bad that i laughed?

    • Paz

      I said the same thing…

  • MigraineBoy

    The rebellious spirit of The Simpsons awakens once more! And it's about time. I have seen to many episodes about the relational troubles of Homer and Marge. Banksy FTW!

  • Lars the Norwegian

    Fox complained for a reason

  • Bdrizzle

    Its a cartoon, its meant to be fun and make jokes at real life. Anyone who takes whats said or done in cartoons or in TV shows as serious needs to be committed.

    • Cristi Palincas

      Yes, that's totally why the '40s were full of anti communist cartoons…

  • Tom

    OMGZ an artist talking about America abusing Asian labor/destroying nature? He must be a genius! It's a good thing someone FINALLY had the guts to stand up to the big corporate monsters of Western civilization!

    Why does everyone love it when someone says capitalism sucks?

    That said, I do enjoy walking by Banksy's painting in Boston everyday when walking to the train. He's good.

  • mattythegooch

    I was wondering what the fuck was going on during last nights opening…… I know, and knowing is half the battle.

    • HellHath NoFury

      All-American Hero
      *made in China*

      • JackieChilds

        Shut up

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  • myles

    The sequence is very funny. But are we really to believe that Fox would have allowed this to air of the didn't want to? Give people the slight illusion of choice/control and do it by selling a product to them….brilliant…more brilliant that Banksy I'm afraid…and I am a huge fan of Banksy

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  • Matt

    haha o man thats pretty crazy. i can see why Fox didn't want it to be aired. i'm glad it was though.

  • Greenerblues

    On a related note, Family Guy stole an exact quote from the Simpsons in its episode. Carter says "…run like the wind" (pronounced wynd) and is corrected, only to say "Oh, is that how you say it? I've only seen it in writing" Now FG is not even hiding their already blatant ripping off of The Simpsons.

    • fun in the sun

      who the hell cares.
      jeez get a life

      • Beano

        What an insightful comment, ass. The Simspons keep pushing the envelope while all Family Guy does is steal their gags and storylines.


    how the heck did they find Banksy though? Most street artists never even show their face.

  • Just Sayin

    Ayo, "The Chive"? If you're gonna report and write a blurb like that, you might want to check/report your sources.

    Fox approved 95% of the intro Banksy wrote.

  • equalizermax

    Better than Family Guy!

  • likes a laugh

    Ah I'm going to be the odd one out here.
    I kinda got bored while watching it.

  • Anonymous

    this is just funny

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