Tonight Don Hertzfeldt will join the ranks of directors who have created an opening “couch gag” for The Simpsons. Other artists who have created the openings include Sylvain Chomet, John Kricfalusi, Michael Socha, Bill Plympton, Banksy, and Guillermo del Toro.

Simpsons exec producer Al Jean revealed in an interview that the stick-figure maestro has created “a brilliant couch gag” and warns that “you’ll really be sorry if you miss it.”

UPDATE: Here’s the official embed of Hertzfeldt’s opening, which confirms that The Simpsons (soon to be The Sampsans) indeed have a bright future ahead of them:

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