My son asked me to slow it down and watch it frame by frame, as he wanted to see the LEGO version of the Simpson's - which I admit to wanting to see as well.
So... we watched frame by frame every single one of these gags - or rather their 'punch line', when I suddenly saw one where Homer was dressed up as Ultraman!
A bit of research shows that this episode was from either 2008 and 2009. I did say 'a bit' of research.
For those of you who need to know:
Now, the title of this You Tube clip calls it 'Simpsons Anime Sofa', but I wonder. As mentioned, Homer's Ultraman was a live-action show. I know... I watched it (reruns) back in 1971. I still have vivid memories of my friend Umberto and I pretending we were Ultraman and a monster fighting each other on his family's front porch.
When ever I needed a laugh at one of the seven junior high schools I taught at in Ohtawara-shi, Tochigi-ken, Japan, I would either sing the theme song to Ultraman-7 or do a pose from the original Ultraman show:
|Always got a laugh, because my nose is much bigger than Ultraman's.|
A final note... the Japanese writing on the bench/couch the Simpson's sit on says: シンプソンズ, which translates to Shinpusonzu, which is how the Japanese would say Simpson's. Mt. Fuji, is of course, in the background. That's how you really know The Simpson's are in Japan.
Thank-you Simpson's for the memories.