This is why we shouldn't complain when someone uses pre-recorded vocals for a live show. The Simpsons are dressed as astronauts and sit on the couch just as it blasts off into space. The couch is a trough filled with water. The Simpsons, Patty, and Selma gather around the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal, but soon gather their plates and head for the couch where they watch a football game on TV. Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code 1 December 17, 1989 no gag (Christmas special) "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" 7G08 2 January 14, 1990 The family sits on the couch … The TV blows on them, causing their seeds (which are actually the family members) to fly around the room. The lights turn on revealing only eyes, as the eyeless family rushes in and sits down, reconnecting with their eyes. Video / Music. The family runs in and crashes through the wall, as it turns out the couch and other living room furniture are painted on a backdrop. Maggie, who is sitting on the conveyor belt, is inadvertently scanned along with the groceries as Marge reads a magazine. In the end, it is revealed that was a dream while Homer was sleeping on the couch. A tattoo gun draws the family and couch on a patch of skin, revealed as Marge's lower back; she quickly puts her dress on to cover it. Directed by David Silverman. A tray is placed into a microwave, and the family rises as the tray is cooked. The Simpsons (dressed in togas) rush to an empty space to sit down. The camera then weaves through several buildings and structures, featuring a "billboard gag" towards Springfield Elementary and zooms through the familiar window where Bart writes lines as punishment on the chalkboard. [4] In The Simpsons Movie, the gag, "I will not illegally download this movie", is a reference to piracy. In a parody of the Breaking Bad opening, Marge bakes cupcakes and Homer comes along and take some of the mixture. The Simpson family joins the room as Pac-Man ghosts. In 2009, Lenny has taken Homer's place and Bart and Lisa both begin puberty. You have to actually draw it. The Simpson family comes in and sits on the couch. Homer yells, "D'oh!". [46] Fox had anticipated low viewing figures due to the NFL overrun pushing the start of primetime to 8:20 p.m. The fourth time, Bart doesn't sit on the couch. (2004). The family sits on the couch. Homer lies down on the couch and ends up sat upon by the rest of the family. As the standard theme music stops, the family forms a chorus line, joined by a line of Rockette-like women, all high-kicking to a Vegas-like rendition of the main theme melody. Six balls roll to the couch and form into Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Bart, and, The family enters the living room and takes their places on the couch, then an on-screen. Homer then returns to the couch, and smacks Bart in the back of the head in order to return him to his normal color (yellow). Christmas version of the opening sequence, this time a retelling of "The Night Before Christmas.". The sequence opens with a parody of the Breaking Bad title card, with The Simpsons displayed across the screen with the symbols for Thorium (Th) and Silicon (Si) appearing at the beginning of each word. When the end-of-shift whistle blows, Mr. Burns checks his wristwatch to see if it is working, he then starts shaking it suggesting that it isn't working. Homer is sad but on opening his mouth he swallows one and chokes. The Simpsons are zombies who break through the floor and groan as they sit on the couch. As it bounces off the curb near Moe's Tavern, Bart skateboards past, noticing a bank of televisions in a store window he passes showing Krusty the Clown; he then passes a bus stop and steals its sign. An homage to the AMC drama Breaking Bad is used as an opening sequence for "What Animated Women Want", set to the tune of "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James and the Shondells. The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. The TV surfaces moments later. Funeral music plays as they bury the couch in the backyard. 1 Season 1 2 Season 2 3 Season 3 4 Season 4 5 Season 5 6 Season 6 7 Season 7 8 Season 8 9 Season 9 10 Season 10 11 Season 11 12 Season 12 13 Season 13 14 Season 14 15 Season 15 16 Season 16 17 Season 17 18 Season 18 19 The Simpsons Movie 20 Season 19 21 Season 20 22 Season 21 23 Season 22 24 Season 23 25 Season 24 … As it falls on him, he inadvertently tosses the cone into the statue's eye. In 2012, Homer is back, but is now a robot. The family runs in to sit on the couch, but it turns into a monster and chases them out of the house. When comparing the segment to Banksy's, Amidi concluded that it is "in fact, far more subversive because he focuses almost exclusively on making a pictorial statement, relegating the show's dominant literary elements to the back seat. Santa’s Workshop Sign- “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” S1, E1 Cult Flying Saucer- “The Joy of Sect” S9, E13 Self-Flying Sled- “Gone Boy” S29, E9 Gospel for Less- “Thank God It’s Doomsday” S16, E19 Baby Jesus- “White Christmas Blues” S25, E8 Baby Jesus’ House- “White Christmas Blues” S25, E8. The Simpson family members are built à la Frankenstein’s monster with each other’s body parts. The camera then zooms through a window of the school where Bart is doing the chalkboard gag which is "I will not illegally download this movie", a reference to piracy before quick-fading to the popular 90s band Green Day who are hosting a concert at Lake Springfield, playing their rendition of "The Simpsons Theme". It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 18, 2005. A springboard then comes out and smashes them to the screen. Balloon Bart steals a pair of scissors and cuts Balloon Homer, who flies into power lines. The real Homer slams his controller down, then tries to sit on the couch, but doesn't and sits on the floor in frustration. Homer, who takes longest to pop, is burned. The Simpsons come in and sit, but the burglars throw them off and leave with the couch. as he places them inside a lobster cage. The years the show has been on appear on screen, with characters popping in and out (Leon Kompowsky, Stampy with Ralph in his mouth, Poochie, Leprechaun, the ghost of Maude, Baron Von Kiss-A-Lot, Goose Gladwell, Chazz Bubsy, Plopper, and Princess Penelope) Homer and Bart spray paint the banner to read "Too Big to Fail, We Hope", and in the last shot, Maggie holds a Chinese flag. NOTE: Unlike the other couch gags, the floor is brown in this one. In a Victorian-period setting, the lights go out and there is a gunshot. It added 2 characters, 4 building-character combos, 1 character-decoration combo, 1 character skin, 4 buildings and 13 decorations. The shot cuts to Homer working at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant wearing a safety mask while handling a glowing green rod of uranium with a pair of silver tongs. Bart runs in and spray-paints the family onto the couch, tagging it with an "El Barto" signature, and runs off. The scene cuts to a church bake sale, where Marge sells a cupcake to Milhouse as Homer watches from a distance. Escher Relativity-style environment with multiple staircases and conflicting perspectives; the family enters from various directions (and dimensions) and sits. Search, discover and share your favorite Couch Gag GIFs. Bart puts a coin in the "Magic Fingers" slot on his side of the couch. [31][32], British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy is credited with creating the opening titles and couch gag for the season 22 episode "MoneyBart", in what amounted to the first time that an artist has been invited to storyboard the show. A football is thrown in the center of the living room. The Simpson family shows their version of the first Thanksgiving, where they (as Pilgrims) escape persecution by boarding the, A "Silly Simpsony" cartoon, titled "Musicville", where everyone is a musical instrument. Marge, aping the downtrodden demeanor of Walter's wife Skyler, sits on the couch drinking coffee. The family members then enter the living room from different directions, creating a segue into the couch gag and finally the executive producer credits, shown on the television screen. The couch is part of a dunk tank. Watch "The Couch Gag Before Christmas" Fox's The Simpsons is joining the long list of fall TV fare to take on Frozen. After the level start song ends, Homer comes in the room as Pac-Man itself and eats them. The living room furniture (the couch cushions, the rug, the flat-screen TV, and the lamps) are all dancing to disco music just as the Simpsons come in. The couch is a bowl, and an arm releases five scoops of ice cream resembling the Simpsons into the bowl then tops the ice cream with chocolate syrup, whipped cream. Couch gag: A copy of The Springfield Shopper spins into frame. Plopper the pig is also featured for the first time in the series, during the couch gag and Homer refers to him as "my summer love."[27]. The audience cheers as the head of a gladiator flies into the audience, and Bart catches it. The family comes in and sits as normal. When the school bell rings, Bart leaves in a hurry and skateboards out of the school doors. A giant baby picks up doll versions of the Simpson family and plays with them. They exchange body parts until they nearly match. The next shot shows Marge and Maggie checking out at a supermarket. Eventually, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are watching the couch gag on their TV. ", The Simpsons are caught in a twister and when they land, they are on a farm in black and white. Homer looks to the empty space where Maggie is, then gets lifted by a giant Maggie as the camera pulls out to reveal the living room being part of a dollhouse and the family as the dolls that live within. In black and white, the Simpsons are wearing early 20th-century clothing and are watching the TV from a girder at a construction site. The living room is set up like a trendy nightclub (complete with a disco ball, a velvet rope, three 20-something club hoppers, and a bouncer). [16] The Simpsons composer Alf Clausen said that the session musicians who perform her solos do not try to play at the second grade level and instead "think of Lisa as a really good player". The sequence opens as usual with movement through cumulus clouds, while a 3-eyed crow flies by. They line up in front of the couch and honk their horns simultaneously. The Simpsons are deep-fried in a fast-food deep fryer, then emptied onto the couch and salted. The classic opening couch gags on "The Simpsons" are constantly being reinvented, but this latest one truly stands out from WATCH: 'Ren And Stimpy' Creator Does 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Known mostly for his grotesquely-drawn, hyperkinetic cartoons, Kricfalusi brings his decidedly unique vision to his "Simpsons Homer notices a plug in the middle of the floor and pulls it, and everyone and everything gets sucked down the drain. The couch is replaced by a small wooden chair. That statement should be self-evident, but I will emphatically state it. Santa's Little Helper licks the sundae, taking scoops of the ice cream away, and burps as he leaves the room. Finally, they are in the future, where they're sitting on the couch in a UFO with other Springfieldians as the UFO flies away from Earth. Someone off-screen waters them, and the grass in each of the family members grow. October 21, 2012 (Canada); November 4, 2012 (USA). But then it suffers a paper jam, which Homer pleasantly says "Mmm, paper jam". After the Simpsons sit down, Nelson hurls a ball at the target and the family falls into the water. The episode is more about the students' revolt against Skinner, but there are some fun Christmas gags, like Skinner's hilariously lame Christmas special. The following key differences are: In the end, there are two couch gags. The Simpsons, dressed as football players, tackle each other for the ball. The Simpsons go to sit on the couch, then it turns as part of a Simpsons Couch Gag playset. An auto-crusher compresses them all into a rectangular block. Used as an opening sequence for "Dad Behavior". Finally, the couch is shown, and Bart walks into the room, alone, carrying his broken skateboard. A fax copy of the Simpsons tries to come through. Homer feels sad when he returns to the bastardized world he lives in. It then shows Groundskeeper Willie brushing his teeth with whiskey. Homer trips and sprains his ankle before he reaches the couch, to the consternation of Lenny, Carl, Moe and Barney (wearing warm-up suits), and Mr. Burns, their coach. The family arrives at the couch, but the room looks made of paper, they touch it to check it. when the menu appears, but then "On the big screen" during the actual opening sequence.) Mum falls to death from balcony after opening Christmas presents with children The Simpsons come onto the couch and the camera zooms out revealing the scene to be a video cover. 0 … Homer walks on the set of. Maggie is shown in a booster seat in the middle while Grampa sleeps next to her. Marge comes and drags Homer out of the bar and into her car where they drive home. The Simpsons sit on the couch just as a translucent Fox screen bug appears in the lower right hand corner of the screen. That way the animation ends up having the characters just going from pose to pose. The man tries to give the Simpsons room to sit, but it's a tight fit. The camera continues to pan upwards as Lisa is drawing Maggie, Bart is drawing Lisa, Marge is drawing Bart, and Homer is drawing Marge while holding a bitten donut and another pencil in his other hand. Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie sit on the couch as normal. Crash test dummy Homer's head falls off from the trauma. The wall rotates around, leaving an empty couch from the other side. The family then falls asleep. The first episode to use this intro was the series' second episode "Bart the Genius". This new intro also includes some 3D animation when the camera pans over Springfield. The family are small toys on the couch. [29] The song is also used during a montage in the Breaking Bad episode "Gliding Over All", in reference to the blue-colored methamphetamine produced by the show's central character Walter White. Homer evolves from a single-celled organism which continuously divides to a more complex organism—first as a jellyfish, then a common fish that nearly escapes the clutches of an octopus that looks like Mr. Burns. The family is caught in a rope trap set up on the floor. Once on the couch, Bart removes his scuba mask and Homer dries out his ear by sticking his finger in it. The family on the couch is pinned up, one by one, onto a bulletin board. [38] The newspaper also reported that the creation of the sequence "is said to have been one of the most closely guarded secrets in US television – comparable to the concealment of Banksy's own identity. [36] The toys are then placed into a cart pulled by a sad panda which is driven by a man with a whip. The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart's new tattoo removed, and with no money for Christmas, Homer is forced to become a store Santa. A safety bar lowers over their laps and the couch zooms around the room like a roller coaster car. He says, "I'm too fat!". Bart and Lisa walk to the coal mine in sorrow with the other kids, but Marge tells them that they forgot Maggie, so she gives Maggie to them. Jul 21, 2012 - Wallpaper of cristmas time! The two original variations were further expanded to these variations: The billboard gag is a running visual joke added to the opening sequence with the updated 2009 high-definition opening. The couch is replaced with a coin slot and the words "Vend-A-Couch" written on the wall. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. The Simpsons run to find that the couch is missing, and they chase it around the world and into outer space. (according to the Season 9 DVD commentary, Dan Castellaneta's daughter came up with the idea for this couch gag). And what would a good couch gag … It begins with two lines of instrumental "Jingle Bells" ("Kill Gil, Volumes I & II") and "O Christmas Tree" ("The Burns and the Bees") and then the normal theme music begins. The opening theme coordinates with this shot, and is orchestrated as if it were played by the school band. A banner above the couch reads "America: The Most Powerful Country In The World". The living room is in shallow water and the Simpsons sit on the couch. Maggie squirms out with the ball in hand, spikes it, and does a victory dance. Based on Disney's. Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa poke their heads out from behind the couch, and Maggie pokes out from behind the center cushion. Then, in selected episodes from "How the Test Was Won" to "Moe Letter Blues", he says a few words after the head falls on him. The top half of him pops off and on to the couch, revealing a smaller Marge standing inside the lower half of Homer, like a Russian nesting doll. Stash For Later Remove. Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew calls the opening revolutionary and explains that "in 35 short and sweet seconds, he liberates the animation of The Simpsons from years of graphic banality. Zii versions of the family are on the couch, but Homer repeatedly fails to sit down. ", The entire opening sequence is changed to show a ruined Springfield being rebuilt in the aftermath of. for fans of The Simpsons 27401147 Except for Maggie, who comes in and has a medal and isn't injured. The opening sequence for the first season showed Bart stealing a "Bus Stop" sign; whilst the new sequence featured him skateboarding past several characters who had been introduced during the previous season. The family comes in and finds the couch missing. "Hardly Kirk-ing" RABF05 522 Original airing: Homer Shake. As he does so, the uranium rod bounces into the air and falls down the back of his radiation suit. (A reference to, The Simpsons see themselves sitting on the couch where Mount Rushmore should be. "[34], After the positive response to the opening sequence by Banksy, creator Matt Groening and Jean came to Canadian animator and creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, John Kricfalusi and asked him if he could do something similar for the episode "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts". Homer's cup overflow and he falls on the floor, saying "Refill". Homer pounds on the wall four times before the couch falls on him. You can re-watch Socha's earlier Simpsons couch gag below, from episode 19 of Season 25 back in 2014. NOTE: This was originally going to be the first couch gag. He laughs and says "Green Screen". The family crowds together on it. Moe tells them that Fox won't do this again, which makes everyone disappointed. A second family comes and also sits on the couch. (syndicated reruns use the “take one” couch gag only, and takes two and three are used as individual couch gags in different episodes), The family sits but is crushed by the cutout foot from the opening sequence of, The Simpsons run in and find an identical Simpsons family on the couch. Homer tries to blend in, but ends up in the wrong art form, and says D'oh! The couch vibrates away, taking the family with it. The camera pans up to reveal Matt Groening as the puppet master, who throws the puppets down and sighs in frustration. [23] Al Jean commented in a press statement that he was "just amazed there are people who want to be known for looking like the Simpsons."[24]. (, The floor is a treadmill. The family hops into the living room dressed as chess pieces: Homer is the king, Marge is the queen, Bart is a rook, Lisa is a knight and Maggie is a pawn. The reciever sends `` Meh '' again state it, exchange gunfire around the world and her! 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