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Simpsons couch gags

Simpsons Couch Gag One of the staples of the Simpsons' opening credits is the couch gag. The whole family rush into the living room to watch television, arriving at the couch in some unusual way. Here we list all the variations and provide screenshots for every one.

Most of the gags appear in more than one episode, hence the list below is ordered by the airdate of the first episode to show the gag. Any episodes not listed here do not have couch gags (though there are very few).

Bart the Genius
The Telltale Head
Bart is squeezed off the couch and into the air. During the shot of the TV, he falls down again.
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Homer's Odyssey
Homer's Night Out
Everyone sits on the couch and it falls apart.
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There's No Disgrace Like Home
The Crepes of Wrath
Homer is squeezed off the couch and lands on the floor.
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Moaning Lisa
Krusty Gets Busted
Maggie is squeezed off and flies into the air; Marge catches her.
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Call of the Simpsons
Some Enchanted Evening
The Simpsons run into the living room and sit on the couch.
This is the original couch opening, with the others being variations. It was intended for the first episode, Some Enchanted Evening, however, said episode was sent back to be rewritten and so was pushed back to the end of the Season.
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Bart Gets an F
The Way We Was
Blood Feud
New Kid on the Block
The family sit on the couch and it falls through the floor.
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Simpson and Delilah
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
When Flanders Failed
The family do a dance, then jump onto the couch in a Ta-da! pose.
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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
Principal Charming
As they land on the couch, it unfolds into a bed.
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Dancin' Homer
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Everyone (except Maggie) sits on the couch; Maggie pops out of Marge's hair.
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Dead Putting Society
Bart's Dog Gets an F
The pets fit on the couch with the family.
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Bart vs. Thanksgiving
Old Money
Grampa is lying on the couch sleeping and the family wake him up.
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Bart the Daredevil
Brush with Greatness
Homer's weight tips the couch over sideways. Maggie lands on a cushion on the floor.
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Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
Lisa's Substitute
The family rush in to find the couch is missing.
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Bart Gets Hit By A Car
The War of the Simpsons
Homer squeezes the others off the couch one by one.
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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
Three Men and a Comic Book
The couch falls over backwards and Maggie pops up from behind it.
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Stark Raving Dad
Bart's Friend Falls in Love
The couch tips over backwards, and the family crash through the wall.
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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
Lisa the Greek
After the family sit down, Homer pulls Santa's Little Helper out from underneath him.
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Bart the Murderer
Homer Alone
Everybody forms a pyramid with Maggie on the top.
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Homer Defined
Bart the Lover
An alien is on the couch, which disappears through a trap door in the floor just as the family run in.
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Like Father, Like Clown
Separate Vocations
The family site down and Bart pounces across their laps.
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Lisa's Pony
Dog of Death
Homer gets to the couch first and lies on it, so the others sit on him.
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Saturdays of Thunder
Colonel Homer
When the family sit down, they sink into the couch.
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Flaming Moe's
Black Widower
Two burglars are holding the couch as everybody sits on it, but they are dumped off and the couch is carried away.
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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
The Otto Show
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Santa's Little Helper is on the couch, growling. The family back off from him.
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I Married Marge
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Everybody cartwheels to the couch and strikes a Ta-da! pose.
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Radio Bart
The family bounce up and down on the couch, changing their positions.
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Homer at the Bat
Everybody except Maggie run into each other lie unconscious on the floor.
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Kamp Krusty
The Simpsons run in to find the Flintstones occupying the couch.
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A Streetcar Named Marge
Last Exit to Springfield
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The couch transforms into a monster and swallows everybody.
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Homer the Heretic
Brother from the Same Planet
After the family sit on the couch, the wall spins 180 degrees into a secret compartment. An empty couch takes its place.
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Lisa the Beauty Queen
Duffless
Maggie is already on the couch. Homer, Marge, Bart & Lisa sprint in from the left, past the edge of the film on the right and back onto the couch.
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Treehouse of Horror III
Skeletons of the family rush in and sit on the couch.
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Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
The couch deflates as if filled with air.
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Marge Gets a Job
So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
The family sit on the couch with mismatched heads. They switch until they have the right one.
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Mr. Plow
Whacking Day
Instead of a couch, there is a small wooden chair. The family squeeze onto it.
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Lisa's First Word
I Love Lisa
The Front
Cape Feare
Fear of Flying
Monty Can't Buy Me Love
Simpson Safari
The Bart Wants What it Wants
Everyone forms a chorus line, joined by high-kicking Rockettes, circus animals, jugglers, trapeze artists...
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Homer's Triple Bypass
Marge in Chains
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Everybody is tiny and climbs onto the huge couch.
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Marge vs. the Monorail
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Everybody sits, then are joined by many Springfield citizens.
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Selma's Choice
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Everybody gets caught in a net on the floor.
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Homer's Barbershop Quartet
This couch gag consisted of three takes (complete with clapperboard):
  1. Everybody runs into each other and shatters on the floor; Santa's Little Helper examines the damage.
  2. They collide and blend into a five-headed blob.
  3. They run into each other and explode; Maggie's pacifier drops from the ceiling.
Each of these were repeated separately in later episodes.
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Homer Goes to College
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
Another Simpsons Clip Show
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The family sit on the couch and are crushed by a giant Monty Python-like foot.
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Rosebud
The family stops as the couch is occupied by their doubles.
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Treehouse of Horror IV
A Zombie Simpson family crashes through the floor from below and sits on the couch.
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Marge on the Lam
The couch is painted on a wall, and everybody crashes through, their outlines remaining.
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Bart's Inner Child
Deep Space Homer
A fat man takes up most of the couch; everybody squeezes into the tiny spot remaining.
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Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
Bart Gets an Elephant
Bart's Girlfriend
Five pairs of eyes enter in the dark. The light is switched on, revealing that it's only eyes. The family's eyeless bodies enter, sit down, and reattach to the eyes.
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The Last Temptation of Homer
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Everybody sits, then notice the couch is in David Letterman's studio. David turns around to face them.
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$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
Lady Bouvier's Lover
Everybody runs into each other and shatters on the floor. Santa's Little Helper examines the damage.
Also used for the three takes gag in Homer's Barbershop Quartet (see above).
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Homer the Vigilante
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
They run into each other and explode; Maggie's pacifier drops from the ceiling.
Also used for the three takes gag in Homer's Barbershop Quartet (see above).
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Bart Gets Famous
Everybody collides and blends into a five-headed blob.
Also used for the three takes gag in Homer's Barbershop Quartet (see above).
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Homer and Apu
Everybody pokes their head up from behind the couch. Simpsons Couch Gag
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Homer Loves Flanders
There are two couches, so each family member splits into two, with each half sitting on a couch.
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Burns' Heir
The family are shaped like balls. They bounce onto the couch and resume their normal shape.
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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song
Homer sees the Fox logo in the corner of the screen. He rips it off and everyone stomps on it.
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Bart of Darkness
Homie the Clown
Everybody sits in midair, then the couch comes in and puts itself together on top of the family, who then collapse under the weight.
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Lisa's Rival
Bart vs. Australia
The floor is flooded and the family swim in and onto the couch. Bart is using a snorkel.
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Itchy & Scratchy Land
Homer vs. Patty and Selma
Everybody is beamed aboard the couch a la Star Trek.
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Treehouse of Horror V
Zombie version of The Simpsons enter with mismatched heads and limbs - they swap to correct it.
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Lisa on Ice
Lisa's Wedding
Everybody bounces up off the couch and gets their heads stuck in the ceiling.
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Homer: Bad Man
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The family chase the couch as it and the wall move backwards into the distance.
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Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
Everybody runs by the same repeating background of the living room and couch, again and again, and grinning the whole time.
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Homer the Great
The PTA Disbands
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The living room is a Escher-style house (with stairs in all different directions) - the family all enter from different sides.
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And Maggie Makes Three
The Springfield Connection
A James Bond spoof. Homer walks in front of the couch, then fires a gun at the camera. The screen goes red.
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Bart's Comet
Lemon of Troy
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
In black & white, everybody (wearing Mickey Mouse gloves) waves their hands in circles.
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A Star Is Burns
'Round Springfield
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
The family are disproportionate sizes: Maggie is very large, while Homer is very small.
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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
The couch moves aside, and everybody stands in front of a police lineup chart.
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Radioactive Man
Bart the Fink
Summer of 4 Ft. 2
A large picture of the family on a piece of paper slides out from under the cushions like a fax machine.
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Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
Lisa the Iconoclast
The family, Grampa, Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II each appear in their own square a la The Brady Bunch. All but Grampa run to the couch in the center.
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Bart Sells His Soul
Homer the Smithers
The family drive around the living room in mini cars like Shriners.
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Lisa the Vegetarian
The Day the Violence Died
Everybody runs to the couch, entirely gray; the colors are then spray-painted on them.
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Treehouse of Horror VI
Everybody drops from above, hanging from their necks by nooses; Maggie still manages to suck her pacifier.
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King Size Homer
A Fish Called Selma
Everybody is a wind-up doll and haphazardly makes their way to the couch.
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Mother Simpson
Bart on the Road
Snowball II is removed from the couch by a bowling-lane clearer. A pinsetter then places the family on the couch.
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Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
22 Short Films About Springfield
Everybody is a sea-monkey and swims to a couch made of clam shells to watch a treasure chest (instead of the TV).
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The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
A sequence of openings reused from the following episodes:
  1. A Streetcar Named Marge
  2. Lisa the Beauty Queen
  3. Marge vs. the Monorail
  4. Homer's Triple Bypass
  5. Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
  6. Homer Goes to College
  7. A Star Is Burns
  8. Homer the Great
  9. Homer: Badman
  10. Lisa's Rival
  11. Bart's Comet
  12. Lisa's First Word
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Marge Be Not Proud
Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
Homer pulls up a plug from the floor, and everything in the room is sucked into the hole.
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Team Homer
Everybody sits on the couch, then the camera zooms in on a mouse hole, where mouse family sits on an identical couch.
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Two Bad Neighbors
Much Apu About Nothing
A game hunter sits on the couch, with a Homer-skin rug on the floor and the others' heads on the wall.
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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Homerpalooza
The living room is bathed in black light. Everyone runs in and sits, then Homer turns the light on and the colors return to normal.
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Treehouse of Horror VII
The Grim Reaper sits on the couch. Everybody runs in and falls over dead.
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You Only Move Twice
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
Everybody lands on the couch via parachute except Homer, who lands on the floor with an unopened chute.
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The Homer They Fall
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
Everyone is in western gear as they sit on the couch in the desert. It gallops away into the distance.
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Burns, Baby Burns
Grade School Confidential
Everybody floats in as a soap bubble. They pop when they land on the couch.
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Bart After Dark
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
The family pose a la the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles. In the background are the Simpsons from the Tracey Ullman Era, and a statue of a Buddha resembling Homer can be seen.
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A Milhouse Divided
Homer's Enemy
The family sit on the couch, and Bart is green. Homer messes with the remote, turning Bart red. He then slaps Bart on the back of the head, turning back to normal color.
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Lisa's Date with Density
Brother from Another Series
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
The room is upside down. The family rush in and sit down, then fall onto the ceiling.
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Hurricane Neddy
In Marge We Trust
In the living room is a Vend-A-Couch. Homer puts a coin in but nothing happens. He bangs on the wall and the couch drops in from the ceiling and lands on him.
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The Springfield Files
Everybody flies in on jet-packs; Maggie flies in last and lands on Marge's lap.
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The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
The Old Man and the Lisa
Everybody is involved in a giant game of Whack-A-Mole. Homer is the only one who is whacked.
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Mountain of Madness
The Canine Mutiny
Grampa is sleeping in a convertible bed. They fold it back into a sofa and sit on it.
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Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
The couch remains empty while everybody waits outside as Homer struggles to open the front door.
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Homer's Phobia
The couch is on a computer screen, with the AOL logo in the corner. A mouse pointer clicks Load Family but it takes a long time, so Exit is repeatedly clicked.
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My Sister, My Sitter
The couch is on the deck of a ship, sliding about. The family run in wearing raingear, sit down, and a wave crashes them. Simpsons Couch Gag
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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
Everybody enters dressed as Harlem Globetrotters and pass a basket ball around. Maggie slam dunks it in the net above the couch.
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The Principal and The Pauper
Everybody runs to the couch dressed in space suits. The couch then takes off like a rocket.
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Lisa's Sax
Homer stands in front of the couch. The top half of his body comes off revealing Marge inside him a la Russian Dolls. Then her body comes off revealing Bart, then Lisa, and finally Maggie. The top halves all land on the couch.
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Treehouse of Horror VIII
Everybody sits on the couch, then is strapped in as if in the electric chair. They are then electrocuted.
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The Cartridge Family
The Last Temptation of Krust
The seat of the couch is a pool of water. The family rush in with their rear ends on fire and sit in the pool, breathing a sigh of relief.
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Bart Star
Dumbbell Indemnity
Mayored to the Mob
The family are crushed into a cube by compactors.
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The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
This Little Wiggy
Bart spray-paints everyone onto the couch, adding an El Barto signature.
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Lisa the Skeptic
The Trouble With Trillions
The living room is a sauna. The family run in wearing towels, but there are three men using it. The family leave.
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Realty Bites
Girly Edition
Viva Ned Flanders
Everybody sits, then a live-action hand spins the picture around, making it warped.
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Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
King of the Hill
The couch is inside a snow globe, which is shaken by two hands, causing it to snow.
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All Singing, All Dancing
The floor is a treadmill. Homer falls and is dragged around and around, and says Marge, stop this crazy thing!
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Bart Carny
Lost Our Lisa
Lard of the Dance
The couch is pulled out from under the family as they sit down. Nelson pops out from behind and says, Ha ha!
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The Joy of Sect
Everyone is miniature and helps each other up to the couch. Santa's Little Helper comes in and takes Homer away in his mouth.
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Das Bus
Natural Born Kissers
Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"
The family are frogs (Maggie a tadpole). They leap onto lily pads and Homer turns the TV on with his tongue.
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Lisa, the Simpson
A vine grows in the middle of the room and everyone appears as a fruit or vegetable.
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Simpson Tide
A parody of the Rocky & Bullwinkle opening. The Simpsons' outlines float through a mosaic of colors, then pop out of the ground in a flower patch.
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Trash of the Titans
Homer, Marge, Lisa & Maggie run into Bart's classroom, where he writes I WILL NOT MESS WITH THE OPENING CREDITS on the blackboard.
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The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
The Old Man and The "C" Student
The living room is a movie theatre, filled with other Springfieldians. The family make their way to their seats, and Homer takes some of Comic Book Guy's popcorn.
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Bart, the Mother
Make Room for Lisa
Two firemen carry the couch and catch everybody falling from above - except Homer, who falls through the floor.
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Treehouse of Horror IX
Freddy Kruger from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Jason from Friday the 13th sit on the couch and wonder where the family is - they all died in the driveway scene.
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When You Dish Upon A Star
Homer to the Max
Marge carries in a laundry basket and hangs the others on a clothes line.
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D'oh-in' in the Wind
Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"
The family sit on the couch, then a bar comes down over their heads and it takes off like a roller coaster.
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Lisa Gets an "A"
I'm With Cupid
Everyone's head is put under a salon hairdryer and they each end up with someone else's hair. Maggie has Marge's hair and falls off the couch due to the weight.
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Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
Mom and Pop Art
The family sit wearing cowboy hats. The floor then opens and we watch from above as the family ride it like the bomb in Dr. Strangelove.
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Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
They Saved Lisa's Brain
The couch (with the family on it) floats in on water, hits an iceberg and sinks a la the Titanic. Maggie resurfaces on a cushion.
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Maximum Homerdrive
The Mansion Family
An adult Bart and Lisa and a young Homer (with a Maggie doll) and Marge go to the couch. Homer takes the remote from Lisa, but she slaps his hand and he gives it back.
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Simpsons Bible Stories
Everyone slips on banana peels, but still end up on the couch.
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Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
Take My Wife, Sleaze
The couch is a paper shredder; everybody gets sucked into the couch and comes out in strips.
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Beyond Blunderdome
Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
Everybody stops as the couch is occupied by the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show. All ten of the Simpsons run off screaming.
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Brother's Little Helper
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
Everybody is white with numbers paint by numbers on their bodies. Korean artists enter and paint the colors on (The Simpsons is animated in Korea).
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Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?
Pygmoelian
The family rushes in, and Marge notices the Matt Groening signature on the floor. She removes it, but Matt appears and rewrites it.
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Treehouse of Horror X
Everybody (except Lisa) appears as a character from a previous Halloween Special: Homer is the jack-in-the-box, Marge is a witch, Bart is the fly, and Maggie is the baby alien. Lisa (with an axe in her head) criticizes the show they're watching, and Maggie disintegrates her.
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E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
Bart to the Future
The living room looks like a nightclub. A bouncer lets everybody except Homer onto the couch. Simpsons Couch Gag
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Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
I'm Goin' to Praiseland
A cement truck pours cement versions of everybody onto the couch, and Homer breaks in two.
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Eight Misbehavin'
Pokey Mom
The couch rotates 180 degrees through the wall, replaced by Vincent Price torturing Ned Flanders (who is strapped to the wall upside down).
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Grift of the Magi
Everyone slides down a fire pole. Homer, however, gets stuck in the hole in the ceiling.
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Little Big Mom
Children of a Lesser Clod
Everybody is a crash test dummy. The couch jerks forwards and crashes into the TV. Homer's head falls off.
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Faith Off
Day of the Jackanapes
A psychiatrist is sitting next to the couch. Homer leaps onto it and says Oh, Doctor, I'm crazy!
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Saddlesore Galactica
Hungry, Hungry Homer
Dressed in karate gear (with black belts), everybody chops up the couch. Homer then pulls the remote out of his pocket and turns on the TV, martial arts-style.
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Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
Bye Bye Nerdie
Everyone drives a bumper car, and repeatedly bumps Homer against the back wall.
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Missionary: Impossible
Simpsons Tall Tales
Living room is Evergreen Terrace subway station, the family sit on the couch, then board a train when it comes in.
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Kill the Alligator and Run
Everybody walks barefoot over hot coals to the couch.
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Last Tap Dance in Springfield
Everybody swings in on vines, however Homer swings out of the room and crashes off-screen.
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Behind the Laughter
Everyone sits on the couch, then Bart puts a coin into the slot and the couch vibrates and moves out of view.
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A Tale of Two Springfields
Bart puts a whoopee cushion under Homer's seat on the couch. As the family sit down, the whoopee cushion goes off and Bart laughs.
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Insane Clown Poppy
The Blunder Years
The family run in towards a shot of the front of the TV. The picture freezes and spins 180 degrees Matrix-style, and the family sit down on the couch.
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Lisa the Tree Hugger
Maggie is on the couch. The rest of the family meander in dressed as Teletubbies. Maggie claps as they sit down.
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Homer vs. Dignity
Trilogy of Error
Everybody skateboards off a ramp onto the couch, except Homer, who lands on the floor.
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The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
Santa's Little Helper dances on his hind legs in front of the couch a la Snoopy. When the family come in, he sleeks off sheepishly.
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The Great Money Caper
The couch is in a fishbowl and everyone swims to the couch wearing scuba gear.
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Skinner's Sense of Snow
Homer the Moe
A football bounces into the room, and the family then dive in and pile on it. Maggie emerges from the pile and spikes the ball.
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HOMR
Everybody lands on the couch from above via a Futurama-style tube. However, Fry is in place of Bart. He is sucked up and replaced by Bart.
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Worst Episode Ever
In front of a valet sign, Pimple-faced Teen pushes the couch into place. He holds out his hand for a tip, but does not get it.
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Tennis the Menace
Everybody ice skates to the couch, however Homer's end of the couch breaks off and he falls through the ice.
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New Kids on the Blecch
Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
The couch is outside a prison wall; everybody tunnels to the couch as a siren sounds and a spotlight searches.
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The Parent Rap
Everybody jumps off a sailboat, which turns out to be the sailboat painting above the couch.
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She of Little Faith
Gump Roast
The couch is a slot machine; the faces of The Simpsons appear on the reels, except Maggie who is shown as a 7.
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Brawl in the Family
Weekend at Burnsie's
A gardener trims a hedge into the shape of everybody on the couch.
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Sweets and Sour Marge
I Am Furious (Yellow)
A claw grabs Homer and lifts him off the couch, much like the machines in arcades where you win soft toys.
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Jaws Wired Shut
The Frying Game
In black and white, Homer appears as Charlie Chaplin in silent film style.
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Half Decent Proposal
The Sweetest Apu
Two repo men take the couch away.
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The Lastest Gun in the West
Little Girl in the Big Ten
Pimple-faced Teen is making out with a girl on the couch.
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The Old Man and the Key
Papa's Got a Brand New Badge
The Blue Man Group perform in front of the couch.
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Tales from the Public Domain
C.E. D'oh!
A live action couch gag, in which pages of a notebook are flipped, animating the gag.
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Blame It on Lisa
A Star Is Born-Again
The Simpsons are puppets controlled by Matt Groening - but they bump into each other and he gives up.
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How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
Everybody water skis to the couch, however, Homer's legs are bitten off by sharks.
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Bart Vs. Lisa Vs. The Third Grade
The Fat and the Furriest
A Star Is Torn
Homer walks through several security doors a la the Get Smart! opening, eventually landing on the couch with the family.
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Large Marge
I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
The couch is drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch.
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Helter Shelter
A mouse cursor drags Homer from one side of the couch to the other, changes the color of the wall, and replaces the boat painting with the Mona Lisa.
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The Great Louse Detective
Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington
Homer uses the remote to switch everyone to the caveman era, then the Roman era, then back to the present.
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Special Edna
Three Gays of the Condo
Frozen Simpsons are deep-fried, then dumped on the couch and salted.
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The Dad Who Knew Too Little
Old Yeller-Belly
In black and white, everyone is wearing early-20th-century clothing and is watching the TV from a girder at a construction site.
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Strong Arms Of The Ma
Brake My Wife, Please
In place of the couch there is a picture of the family on the couch, with holes where their heads should be. Everybody puts their heads through the holes in a different position.
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Pray Anything
The Bart of War
A giant baby picks up the family as if they were dolls.
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Barting Over
Moe Baby Blues
Everything is made of gingerbread; Homer takes a bite out of Bart.
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Dude, Where's My Ranch?
The family are mime artists and sit in mid-air.
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My Mother the Carjacker
Co-Dependent's Day
Everybody disintegrates and turns into dust.
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The President Wore Pearls
The Wandering Juvie
A Polaroid photo develops into a picture of the family.
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The Regina Monologues
My Big Fat Geek Wedding
There is a Playdough machine above the couch which squeezes out Playdough versions of the family.
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Today, I Am a Clown
Simple Simpson
The Simpsons slide down poles with their names on and land on the couch in a Bat Cave, each wearing a mask and cape like Batman.
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'Tis the Fifteenth Season
Fraudcast News
Each of the Simpsons are a Japanese cartoon character, and make the way to the couch in their special way.
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Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
The Way We Weren't
After the family sit on the couch, daggers are thrown at them and land above their heads. Homer reaches for the remote and another dagger is thrown at him.
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I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot
Catch 'Em if You Can
A cake is in place of the couch; The Simpsons are iced on top.
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Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
A slice of pie is in place of the couch and the family pops up out of the slice; Homer takes a bite of the pie.
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Margical History Tour
Bart-Mangled Banner
A tray is put in a microwave and the microwave turned on; the family rise up from the tray.
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Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
In place of the couch is a raised soil patch; a kid comes in, sprinkles seeds and waters the patch, and the family grow from it.
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Smart and Smarter
A dry-cleaning rack moves through the living room, and stops when the Simpsons, in dry-cleaning bags, enter the room.
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The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
After the family sit on the couch, the camera zooms out of the room, into a map of the city, then zooms out further and further into space (past Kang and Kodos laughing), galaxies, the Universe, atoms which make up the Universe... and eventually emerging from Homer's head back in the living room. Homer says Wow. An extensive couch gag at 45 seconds long.
In Ziff, Kang and Kodos are silent. In Clear Day, Homer says Cool at the end. In Moonshine, Homer says Weird.
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All's Fair in Oven War
The Heartbroke Kid
The couch is outside and on the end of a catapult; the Simpsons are catapulted over the horizon.
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Sleeping With the Enemy
The family run into the living room, where the couch is missing; as they wonder where it went, it falls from above and crushes them.
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She Used to Be My Girl
Thank God It's Doomsday
The whole family look like Moe.
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Fat Man and Little Boy
Home Away From Homer
The couch looks to be attached to a wire: it is, however, a scary-looking fish's tentacle. The fish swallows the family.
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Midnight Rx
The family sit...and nothing happens. Lisa says: What? Can't we sit on the couch without something happening? Just then, Homer is hit by a spear and says D'oh!
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Mommie Beerest
The living room and everything in it is made of sand; the Simpsons, looking bedraggled, crawl into the room and sit on the couch, and the whole room collapses, showing they're in the middle of the desert. Simpsons Couch Gag
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Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
The family stand on each other's shoulders, forming a totem pole-like structure.
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Pranksta Rap
The living room floor is checkered; The Simpsons are chess pieces - Homer is a King, Marge is a Queen, Bart is a Rook, Lisa is a Knight and Maggie is a Pawn - and they make their way to the couch using proper chess moves.
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There's Something About Marrying
The couch is on an ice-hockey rink; the family have cuts and bruises all over them and skate round the couch.
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Goo Goo Gai Pan
Girls Just Want to Have Sums
Many pairs of eyes enter in the dark. The light comes on to reveal it's the townspeople, holding a banner saying SURPRISE!. The family enter and the everyone shouts Surprise! upon which Homer has a heart attack and collapses.
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Mobile Homer
Homer removes a mask revealing it is actually Sideshow Bob; Bob chases Bart out of the living room.
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The Seven-Beer Snitch
A spike comes through the wall and into the couch, and the floor opens up to reveal a pit of flames underneath. The couch and family are rotated like a spit.
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Future-Drama
Regarding Margie
Five Transformer toy vehicles enter, and the family transform from them.
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Don't Fear The Roofer
The Wettest Stories Ever Told
A jigsaw puzzle of the couch scene is nearly completed. A hand (which is not yellow but normal skin colour) puts in the final pieces, accidentally putting Homer and Maggie's heads round the wrong way. It is corrected and someone (it sounds like Matt Groening) says Woohoo!
In the latter episode, Homer's voice is used - he says D'oh! after completing the jigsaw incorrectly, and laughs when he corrects it.
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The Heartbroke Kid
The rest of the family sit on the couch and wait for Bart. He is overweight and eventually enters but suffers a heart attack.
This couch gag was during the episode, as part of a parody of the show's opening credits.
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The Father, The Son and the Holy Guest Star
The family are balloons and float onto the couch. The Homer balloon ends upside down; Snowball II swipes at it and it deflates and flies out of the room.
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Bonfire of the Manatees
Everyone must walk through a metal detector before sitting on the couch. Bart, Maggie, Lisa and Marge get through alright, but it buzzes when Homer walks through. He takes off his belt and shoes but it still buzzes; the same happens when he is just in his underwear. The security guard takes him aside and uses a hand-scanner on him, which keeps beeping.
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The Girl Who Slept Too Little
My Fair Laddy
The living room is made of Plasticine; several balls of Plasticine roll around the room, ending up on the couch. They unfurl into the shapes of the family, but there is a blue character on the right of the sofa; he waves at them.
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Milhouse of Sand and Fog
Million Dollar Abie
After everyone sits, a Tivo-style menu appears on screen, with the options Don't delete and Delete this recording now. The latter is chosen.
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Marge's Son Poisoning
Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
At 40 seconds, this is one of the longest couch gags to date! The Simpsons' couch turns into a monster and the family run out of the house. The couch monster follows them, crashing through the wall. Out on the street, everyone else's couches have turned against them. Mrs. Glick's has half-swallowed Hans Moleman and Grampa is being chased by a wooden rocking chair. Next, the twins Sherri and Terri are sat on a large pick bean bag; it engulfs them. Lou and Eddie are being rocked to and fro inside their patrol car. Professor Frink is being chased by a flying, laser-shooting couch. Moe takes a swig of booze, then pulls out a shotgun and shoots his seating and bar stools from the tavern. Homer arrives at a store called Couch World. He sits on a sofa, believing he has outrun the couch monsters, but it turns out he is surrounded by them; they pile on top of him.
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See Homer Run
The camera pans out to show that the Simpsons are in a domed cage and on display in an intergalactic zoo; Aliens, who look similar to Kang and Kodos, gather round to look.
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The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
A bird's nest is in place of the couch. A pigeon lands in the next with the family and feeds a worm to Homer.
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The Italian Bob
Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore
Playing cards are thrown onto the couch: Bart is a Jack; Marge a Queen; Homer a King; Lisa an Ace; and Maggie a Joker.
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Simpsons Christmas Stories
Marge Gamer
Instead of a couch gag, a newspaper spins into view, with the headline: COUCH GAG THRILLS NATION and a photo of the family on the couch.
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Homer's Paternity Coot
The Monkey Suit
A photographer comes in to take a photo, then we see a series of Family Portraits:
  1. Normal
  2. Normal, though Homer looks tired.
  3. Homer is missing and the rest of the family is wearing their funeral clothes
  4. Lenny has replaced Homer
  5. Carl replaces Marge
  6. Marge returns with Jimbo by her side
  7. A robotic version of Homer takes his place
  8. The whole Simpson family are robots
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We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
A parody of the opening of Bonanza. A map of Springfield is on-screen; a hole is burnt through it and the family ride from the distance on horseback.
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The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
The couch is on a conveyor belt, and the family minus Homer are sat on it. It pauses while Homer is lowered from above by a robotic claw, then it continues to the right and out of the room.
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Bart Has Two Mommies
The couch is protected by a bunch of laser beams. Everyone successfully steps over and under them to sit on the couch, however, when they sit the lasers disappear and Homer's head falls off.
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Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife
As part of a complete opening sequence in live action, real-life versions of the family sit on the couch.
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The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer
The Boys of Bummer
Four small chairs are in place of the couch and some music playing. The family play musical chairs; when the music stops everyone but Homer gets a seat.
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Jazzy and the Pussycats
Everyone except Homer sits on the couch. Outside the window, King Kong (Homer) grabs Marge and climbs up what5 turns out to be the Empire State building.
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Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em
Yokel Chords
A vending machine is in lieu of the couch, stocked with Simpsons character-shaped snacks; Ralph Wiggum enters the living room, chooses the Homer-shaped one and eats it.
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G.I. D'oh
Crook and Ladder
The couch moves forward on a conveyor belt and the family is sprayed with soap and water, then dried off, then polished by three workmen.
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Moe'N'A Lisa
All About Lisa
In a web browser (on an ancient-looking Mac computer) the Simpsons are click-dragged onto the couch one by one. The whole couch with the family is dragged to the wastebasket, then the menu item Empty Trash is chosen.
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Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
The family's eyes can be seen in the dark. When the light comes on the Simpsons are cockroaches and they scuttle off. Maggie pops her head out from behind the couch.
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The Haw-Hawed Couple
Yellow hands cut Homer's outline from a folded piece of paper. When unfolded, it magically forms the whole family holding hands.
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Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2
The Burns and the Bees
As part of a special Christmas-themed opening, the Simpsons sit on the couch in their winter clothes. The camera then pans out to reveal they're inside a bauble on the Christmas tree.
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The Wife Aquatic
Instead of the living room there is a pin board. The couch is pinned to it, then each of the family is pinned over the top.
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Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
The Simpsons, as babies, crawl onto the couch; they grow up into their normal selves.
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Little Big Girl
Cardboard cutouts of everyone in their underwear are in front of the couch; clothes are attached to them and they sit down on the couch.
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Homerazzi
Homer of Seville
Mona Leaves-a
Clocking in at 70 seconds this is the longest couch gag ever! It follows the evolution of Homer, from a single-celled organism, splitting into multiple cells (each with a D'oh!) and forming a jellyfish. The jellyfish evolves into a regular fish then, frightened by a Mr. Burns-like octopus, moves onto the land as a reptile, eating a Lenny-shaped dragonfly. In the era of the dinosaurs, a pterodactyl resembling Agnes Skinner flies past. Homer evolves into a rat and avoids a fight between Bart (as a T-Rex) and Lisa (as a Stegosaurus) by diving into a hole. A meteorite falls from the sky, wiping out the dinosaurs, but Homer emerges from the hole unscathed. He continues evolving into a monkey then a large ape, then a prehistoric man. On the way he meets Moe devolving from a man into an ape then a rodent. Homer evolves into man, progressing through recent eras such as the Middle Ages and Shakespearean times, into a smart-looking man, then Homer's usual self. He enters his house and sits on the couch. Marge asks What took you so long? to which Homer just groans.
In Seville, Marge asks, Did you bring the milk? instead. Homer makes the same groan.
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Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
After the Simpsons sit on the couch, doubles of the family run in and squeeze onto the couch with them. Then another copy of the family enter... and another... and another. From outside the house, we see hundreds of Simpson family members entering and overflowing from the house as Homer says Hey, don't shove!
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He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs
As part of a reanimated opening showing the aftermath of the Simpsons Movie on Springfield, the family enter a partially rebuilt living room to see Spider-Pig on the sofa. Everyone sits on the couch with Spider-Pig on Homer's lap. My summer love, he remarks.
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Midnight Towboy
The lounge is made of lego; each family member is built brick-by-brick in stop-motion. Homer starts with a full head of hair, exclaiming Woohoo! but a real hand replaces it with a smaller brick, causing Homer to say D'oh!
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I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Everyone sans Maggie sit on the couch; it turns out the living room is a doll's house, and a giant Maggie grabs Homer and sucks on him like a dummy.
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Little Orphan Millie
A magazine called Modern Couch Gag appears, featuring a picture of the Simpsons on the sofa, and the headline, 10 Couch Gags to Spice Up Your Marriage.
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Husbands and Knives
Any Given Sundance
A book with the Simpson home on the cover is on the table next to the couch; yellow hands open it, revealing the couch gag as a pop-up. Maggie sucks her pacifier.
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Funeral for a Fiend
A magician in an empty living room throws a red cloth, revealing the couch underneath. He then throws the cloth again magicing the family onto the couch.
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E Pluribus Wiggum
Apocalypse Cow
A tapestry depicts the Flanders and Simpsons in medieval times. Flanders steals the couch from the Realm of Les Simpsons. The Simpsons set sail to get it back, battle the Flanders and take over their castle. Another long couch gag at 35 seconds.
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That 90's Show
The couch is a painting, with the words Ceci n'est pas une couch gag underneath (translation: This is not a couch gag). We pan out to see some people looking at the painting in an art gallery. This is a reference to the René Magritte painting, This is not a pipe.
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Love, Springfieldian Style
A baby's mobile is suspended above the couch; the family attach themselves to it, but Homer weighs it down too much.
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The Debarted
Hands put LEDs into a light-up board in place of the couch. It is then turned on.
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Dial 'N' for Nerder
Five pills are on the sofa. Professor Frink drop some liquid onto the pills and they grow into the Simpsons. Homer is too small though, so Frink throws a bucket of water on him to make him the right size.
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Smoke on the Daughter
Wile E. Coyote paints the couch onto the wall. Everyone except Maggie runs in and smacks into the wall. Maggie enters, says Meep! Meep! like Road Runner and runs off. The rest of the family unstick themselves from the wall. Marge, Lisa and Bart somehow manage to sit on the couch, but when Homer tries he crashes through the wall.
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Papa Don't Leech
A paintbrush dabs the Simpsons onto the couch
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Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
The living room is red. Steam shoots up from the floor and encases the family in concrete. A robot carries them off.
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Lost Verizon
Everyone enters a lookout post at a national park. Up ahead is a giant Mount Rushmore-esque stone carving of the family on the couch.
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Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
A tornado blows most of the house away. It then picks the couch up and deposits it in a black-and-white Kansas, a la The Wizard of Oz
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Dangerous Curves
Each family member emerges from a cuckoo clock.
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Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
The Simpsons are in ancient Rome; after sitting on the couch a volcano in the distance erupts and they are covered in ash.
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Mypods and Boomsticks
In front of the couch is a blackboard; Bart writes I WILL NOT BRING THE CHALKBOARD HOME on it.
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Lisa the Drama Queen
The couch is packaged as a toy. Everyone sits down, then Comic Book Guy slaps a $19.99 sticker on the box, before pronouncing Worst Couch Gag Ever.
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Take My Life, Please
There is no couch in the living room. Homer spots it outside, running away. Everyone runs after it but it manages to escape. In the woods, they spot a recently-used fire and couch tracks in the dirt. Cut to San Francisco where they chase it down a hill. After chasing it through Venice and India, they finally get hold of it in outer space. Homer instructs the couch to go back to Earth and they re-enter Earth's atmosphere and land back in the living room.
This is the first couch gag in High-Definition and widescreen.
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How the Test Was Won
Coming to Homerica
The Simpsons make their way through a sitcom from each decade: The Honeymooners (1950s), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1960s), The Brady Bunch (1970s) and Cheers (1980s), where Sideshow Bob makes a cameo (his voice, Kelsey Grammer, was in Cheers). Finally they get back to their own show and breathe a sigh of relief.
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No Loan Again, Naturally
The couch is very worse for wear. Everyone bows their head in mourning. After a quick funeral, the family head to a ranch where they pick out a new couch. It is quite frisky and throws Homer off. Back in the living room, Homer sits on the couch in plaster and bandages.
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Gone Maggie Gone
The couch hangs from the ceiling. Ralph whacks it like a piñata and the Simpsons fall out.
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In the Name of the Grandfather
Everyone is on leashes and crawls around the living room like dogs at a show. An official awards a ribbon to Bart, but Homer gets mad and they fight.
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Wedding For Disaster
On a dining table, plates of food are served up resembling the family: Homer as a salad; Lisa as soup; Marge as spaghetti and meatballs; Bart as a steak; and Maggie as the complimentary mint with the bill. It turns out Comic Book Guy was eating the meal; he wipes his mouth with a napkin and drops it on the table, forming the family on the couch.
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Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
Starting with a blank canvas, individual cels are pulled down, revealing Homer's skeleton, then Homer without clothes, then the family and living room background. Marge realizes Homer is naked and pulls down another cel with his clothes.
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The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
The Simpsons cut through jungle growth to get to the couch, however there are already monkey versions of the family on it, who scare the Simpsons away.
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Father Knows Worst
The sofa is at the end of a long swimming pool. Everyone dives in and swims to the couch. Homer, however, doesn't make it very far and drowns in the pool.
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Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh
Instead of the living room it's a Roman Colosseum. As the family (dressed in togas) it down, the head of a gladiator flies towards them and Bart catches it.
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Four Great Women and a Manicure
A French scultor creates the couch from a huge block of concrete. Unsatisfied with his work, he re-sculpts it into a soldier on a horse.
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