The Simpsons do a Minecraft couch gag, Notch doesn't know how to feel about it
Popular animated show riffs on hit indie game for its latest intro sequence; Markus Persson says, "It's weird to have all these things happen."
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Last night's episode of The Simpsons featured a Minecraft-inspired couch gag, and creator of the indie worldwide phenomenon, Markus "Notch" Persson, doesn't know how to feel about it.
"I STILL feel a bit like it's just this small game I made at home. It's so weird to have all these things happen," Notch wrote on Twitter, adding a <3 to the end of the message. "I'm not sure how I feel about it," he said.
Minecraft comes from humble origins but has since become a worldwide hit with a huge commercial tail. There's even a movie based on the series coming from Warner Bros.
The Simpsons couch gag for "Simcraft" features block-style versions of the iconic animated family and their home town of Springfield. Bartender Moe even makes an appearance, showing up as a Creeper who ruins the party.
You can watch a clip of the opening couch gag on YouTube right now, while the full episode should be available on Fox's website later today.
Minecraft is far from the first piece of popular culture that The Simpsons has created a couch gag around. The show has also parodied other well-known franchises like Star Trek, James Bond, and Monty Python, among many others.