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Desc:The Simpsons lets John Kricfalusi animate their couch gag.
Category:Cartoons & Animation, Accidents & Explosions
Tags:Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, John K, bart, the simpsons
Submitted:Spit Spingola
Date:10/03/11
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Comment count is 36
Spit Spingola
Whoops. Didn't realize the audio was screwed up on this. http://goo.gl/iihFX This version has the audio intact but is worse quality so... whatever.
Xenocide
Ah, the John K style. Ugly for the sake of ugly, stupid for the sake of stupid.

The Townleybomb
The 90s were a long long time ago.
cool water sandwich
The 90s were our 70s. This is the closest we had to stoner culture.

The Townleybomb
No, 90s stoner culture was Phish. And goddamn you if you post any of that crap.

Riskbreaker
I see the couch gags have been stretched to eat as much time as possible.
Pompoulus
Okay well look if you don't have an idea to go with then just don't bother.
GravidWithHate
Before I saw John K's signature, I thought this was a brutal, over the top parody of his style, and The Simpsons were actually being really nasty about it.
BiggerJ
Poe's Law in action.

cognitivedissonance
Five evil, evil, evil, evil, evil stars.
Mambazo
Why in the FUCK is Lisa playing a Baritone instead of her sax?
twinkieafternoon
I know, what was that? That freaked me out more than the couch gag.

Portaxx
It moves around a lot and yet nothing interesting or funny happens. Needless to say the animation community finds this to be fucking brilliant.

Also bonus points for John K's history of hating the Simpsons and never wanting to have anything to do with a show like that, then turning right around and taking this job in a heartbeat.

Super extra bonus points go to John K's history of making judgment calls on animators for using "pee and poo colors" and claiming it meant their lives were "without joy," only to turn in this fugly-ass shit.

Awesome ultra lucky fun bonus points for John K just being a racist lunatic in general.
Xenocide
John K's hatred for The Simpsons stems from the one time they did a five second parody of Ren and Stimpy on the show.

Said hatred lasted sixteen years and ended the moment Fox waved a check in front of his face.

Riskbreaker
Is it just me or John K's style has become just more and more disgusting as years go by? That or, turns out, many of the animators that used to work with him back in the old days of R&S were just better at drawing his own characters, which i wouldn't be surprised in the slightest.

Portaxx
Risk - John K went completely batshit after he got kicked off of R&S, and for over a decade and spiraled into this mentality of "everything *I* do is the RIGHT WAY and everyone else wrong. It has to move CRAZIER! SQUIGGLIER! WEIRDER!!! To do anything less is to destroy the future of cartoons!" He figures 99.9999% of all recent animation is horrible (despite never watching any of it) and has tried to combat that by making his own art as jiggly as possible, to the point that it no longer makes any sense. It's actually a pretty good representation of his mental state.

Ironically one of the many things he despised about the Simpsons was that "anyone can draw THAT! ANYONE! I can't respect a show that draws and animates worse than me!"... and now his animation is so devoid of structure or timing that yeah, anyone could do that shit.

Fucking crazypants.

Spit Spingola
The key to understanding John K. is to go back and watch Ren & Stimpy and realize that psychopathic Ren is about 50% John K's personality.

The Simpsons is boring as hell though, hard to hate on 30 seconds of craziness showing up for fun.

cognitivedissonance
I've had a sit down with the man. His eyes are the most empty things I've ever encountered. I've had conversations with recovering meth addicts and schizophrenic shut-ins that had more lust for life than John Kricfalusi.

That said, he was very kind to me when I was twelve years old, and I'll never forget the kind things he wrote to me after I wrote him a fan letter. He sent me a pile of original art and gave me nothing but hope.

Then, a decade later, I finally met him.

It was the most depressing moment of my life.

GravidWithHate
Okay, so here's the plan.

We lock Dave Sim and John K in a house with two drawing tables, plenty of art supplies, a crate of amphetamines and some knives.

We let them out once they produce a storyboard that they're both willing to sign off on, or one or more of them is dead.

giygusattack
Despite all the John K hate. I liked it.
Macho Nacho
John K you hypocrite.
Xenagama Warrior Princess
This is why I prefer Milton Knight to John K.

Style, fluidity and substance. John's early art may be respectable and admirable, but has been on a backslide since the late 90's and now, given the chance, bitches about how everything was better when he did it.

Five stars for abstract string evil.
B. Weed
Well, he'd already skidded right into self-parody a decade ago with The Ripping Friends, so...
American Standard
Hideous.

And naturally, Lisa and Maggie don't do squat, since they're not old enough to turn into over-animated, flailing cheesecake eyesores.

Oh, John. I loved the first season of Ren and Stimpy. What happened to you?
Hammer Falls
If they're handing out intros to different animators now, can I hope for Bill Plimpton instead of this definition of a waste of time?
American Standard
Don Hertzfeldt.

fatatty
Ralph Bakshi.

Chalkdust
Hideaki Anno

Unmerciful Crushing Force
Wow, he has managed to out-suck and out-ugly The Ripping Friends.
joelkazoo
To summarize:
John K. is an egomaniacal douchebag who thinks all modern-day animation sucks except for his.
Harveyjames
This is missing dialogue for some reason. Homer says 'BEER!' and then 'my god, I love to watch that woman walk!' as Marge gets up. Then 'Why you little-!!' as he chokes Bart.

Hey, I liked this!

I know a chick who worked for Spumco for a while. John K is a nice man but lonely and troubled.
Robin Kestrel
Not a fan of John K. Didn't care for this.
Void 71
I thought this was great, but this is coming from somebody who hasn't seen anything John K. has done since the original Ren and Stimpy. I've also never read any of his interviews so I don't know anything about him. Judging by the bitterness in these comments, this is probably for the best.
fatatty
He can be a self-infatuated over-critical ass, but he still has talent and knows a lot about the art. He has a blog where he posts animation tips and will critique the work of aspiring animators for free. As long as you take it with a grain of salt, and as just one source of inspiration he has some gold to dispense.

And I liked this.

Jet Bin Fever
John K. is as irrelevant today as the Simpsons. I guess this is appropriate.
twinkieafternoon
That wasn't created by Matt Groening, Simpsons. Stop lying.
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