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'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute to 1930s Musical Cartoon

21 November 2013 2:30 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Simpsons are going to MusicVille! The show has released this week's opening couch gag a few days ahead of its Sunday airtime, and it's a charming homage to the 1930s Disney cartoon "Music Land," part of the studio's Silly Symphonies series.

Re-dubbed Silly Simpsony, the "MusicVille" short finds the citizens of Springfield redesigned as anthropomorphic instruments – Chief Wiggum as a bass drum and Ralph as a bongo are particularly fitting – and features a number of goofy music gags, including the Lard Lad donut boy shaped as a lute and »

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