Banksy revives "Simpsons'" edge with wild opening scene
It's not the annual Halloween episode, but the opening of "The Simpsons" last night was equal parts dark, morbid and amazing.
Street artist Banksy came to Springfield last night, becoming the first artist to ever storyboard a "Simpsons" opening. And what an opening it was.
An underground sweat shop, a dying unicorn, a cat fur wood chipper: You have to watch the clip to understand the full horror and brilliance.
Banksy came to prominence with subversive stencils that started appearing on London streets in the '90s. He's an interesting choice for the cartoon show, and he has definitely vaulted the longtime TV giant back into conversation.
After the jarring opening, the show went back to its regular routine of guest cameos, self-referential jokes and tangential story lines.
| October 11, 2010; 9:14 AM ET
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