Seasons:   1-56-10
Simpsons Couch

The Simpsons sit on the couch

The following is a list of couch gags seen in the opening sequence of The Simpsons for Seasons 26 through 30.

Season 26

553 September 28, 2014 Clown in the Dumps couch gag 3 Homer heads to the couch with a strange device that accidentally turns time back to the late 1980s,morphing his face and body to its original incarnation in the process.He tries to reverse the process, but slams time forward to the 101st century where Marge is a clump of talking hair and Maggie is a free-floating blob that demands you buy "SAMPSANS"-branded products. Clown in the Dumps SABF20
554 October 5, 2014 Couch Gag No.337 The Simpsons find Itchy about to kill Scratchy on the couch. Homer intervenes by removing Itchy and allowing Scratchy to stay on the couch for several months, which ultimately starts annoying the family. Homer brings back Itchy who effectively murders Scratchy. The Wreck of the Relationship SABF17
555 October 12, 2014 Couch Gag No.338 A parody of the cover of the 1970 Cat Stevens album Tea for the Tillerman, with its title track playing over it. Super Franchise Me SABF19
556 October 19, 2014 None Treehouse of Horror XXV SABF21
557 November 2, 2014 None Opposites A-Frack SABF22
558 November 9, 2014 Couch Gag No.339 The Simpsons sit on the couch, but it turns out to be Hedonismbot. Simpsorama SABF16
559 November 16, 2014
Couch Gag No.340
The couch is a ski lift. The family walks in, ready to go skiing. The couch rises up. Seconds later, the couch comes back down and the family are all injured. Except for Maggie, who comes in and has a medal and isn't injured. Blazed and Confused TABF01
560 November 23, 2014
Couch Gag No.341
The family is playing with their smartphones as they walk in. But, they don't pay attention to where they're going and bump into each other and fall over. They pick up their smartphones and carry on playing. Covercraft TABF02
561 December 7, 2014
Couch Gag No.342
There is a message that reads: “Now for obligatory Frozen reference”, before cutting to a snow couch, where Lisa, appearing as Elsa, is sitting. Bart hits her with a snowball and she immediately creates a ice palace, with Bart stuck at the top. Homer appears as Olaf, bites off his own nose, disappointed to discover it is a carrot. I Won't Be Home For Christmas TABF03
562 January 4th, 2015
Couch Gag No.343
A piano version of "Great Gate of Kiev" is played in the background as the gag showcases artwork of each Simpson. The camera turns to the Simpsons sitting at an art gallery. Homer grabs the remote control and all the artwork on the wall changes channels, pleasing the family. The Man Who Came to Be Dinner RABF15
563 January 11, 2015
Couch Gag No.344
In an updated version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Homer, Marge and Bart are shown walking into their home. They find out that someone has been eating their porridge and broke their couches but they catch Lisa who is sleeping on Bart's couch. She wakes up to find the three of them surrounding her, causing a fight between them that ends with the Simpsons eating parts of Homer's body. The scene is revealed to be a story Homer told to a traumatized Maggie. Bart's New Friend TABF05
564 January 25, 2015 No Gag The Musk Who Fell To Earth TABF04
565 February 8, 2015
Couch Gag No.345
People start to eat each Simpson off of a sushi plate that is sitting on a moving boat, except for Homer, who falls into the water and gets eaten by a fish after the boat flips over. Walking Big & Tall TABF06
566 February 15, 2015
Couch Gag No.346
A pixelated version of the opening theme. My Fare Lady TABF07
567 March 1, 2015
Paper Jam Printer Couch Gag
The printer gets jammed while printing out the couch gag. A "Paper Jam" error appears, prompting the printed Homer to mutter "Mmmm. Paper Jam." The Princess Guide TABF08
568 March 8, 2015 No Gag Sky Police TABF09
569 March 15, 2015
Couch Gag No.348
The family is repeatedly sucked into a portal above the couch until Bart eventually separates from the rest, avoids getting beamed up, and closes the portal via a remote control. He then finds a severed Homer head. Waiting for Duffman TABF10
570 April 19, 2015
Couch Gag No.349
Five ears of corn are placed on the couch, which then heats up in order to pop the Simpson family. Homer, who takes longest to pop, is burned. Peeping Mom TABF11
571 April 26, 2015
Game of Life Couch Gag (Abe)
Maggie Brakes The Ice Couch Gag
Repeat of SABF15's gag, except the Grim Reaper pawn is replaced with an Abe Simpson pawn.

The couch gag was originally supposed to be a shorter gag, with the family made out of ice and Maggie breaking them. This gag was actually released as a promo image for the episode prior to airing. Due to shortness, it was replaced.

The Kids Are All Fight TABF12
572 May 3, 2015
Couch Gag No.351
Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie appear as penguins sitting on an ice molded couch, until they are eaten by walrus Homer. Let's Go Fly a Coot TABF13
573 May 10, 2015
Couch Gag No.352
Homer fails at making goal saves, as Maggie continues kicking soccer balls at him until he is buried in them. Bull-E TABF15
574 May 17, 2015
Couch Gag No.353
Rick and Morty crash into the living room, killing the Simpson family, and attempt to revive them. Mathlete's Feat TABF16

Season 27

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
575 September 27, 2015
The Beatles Cover Couch Gag
A parody of several Beatles album covers.The last cover features a double-decker bus running over The Simpsons who were recreating the Abbey Roadwalk. Every Man's Dream TABF14
576 October 4, 2015 No Gag Cue Detective TABF17
577 October 11, 2015
Couch Gag No.355
Each Simpson parks a spot on the couch until a monster truck Maggie runs them over. Puffless TABF19
578 October 18, 2015 No Gag Halloween of Horror TABF22
579 October 25, 2015
Couch Gag No.356
A John Kricfaulsi-styled couch gag where the Simpson children are trick-or-treating before being set upon by soul-hungry spirits with a monstrous Frank Grimes among them. The spirits chase after the Simpson children to their house with the Frank Grimes monster taking Homer's soul from his body and eating it. Treehouse of Horror XXVI TABF18
580 November 8, 2015
Feast (fat) Couch Gag
Short with Santa's Little Helper titled feast and changed to fat. He gets fed by the family till he becomes fat and is sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle, where he's fed strained prunes and dies afterwards. He's greeted by God. He sees the Fit Dog Heaven but God sends him to Fat Dog Hell where a signs says free pizza. Friend with Benefit TABF21
581 November 22, 2015
Star Wars Couch Gag
Parody of Star Trek, with the Simpsons family in a donut Enterprise, that shoots their couch, and then gets shot by a ring of couches. Lisa with an "S" TABF20
582 December 6, 2015
Dice Couch Gag
Homer rolls the dice, which reveals all the Simpsons, but his side flips to Mr. Burns. Homer than says "D'oh!" Paths of Glory VABF01
583 December 13, 2015
Rotoscoped Couch Gag
Homer and Bart complain about the animation in the gag. Lisa tells them it's called rotoscoping. Barthood VABF02
584 January 3, 2016 No Gag The Girl Code VABF03
585 January 10, 2016
LA-Z Rider Couch Gag
While sitting alone on the couch, Homer puts on his shades and descends into an opening sequence of "La-Z Rider" that pays homage to TV shows and films from the 1980s. Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles VABF04
586 January 17, 2016 No Gag Much Apu About Something VABF05
587 February 14, 2016
Marge picks up a letter from the couch which sets the Simpsons off on a journey to find it, but Homer eventually wakes up from the dream, only to find a goodbye letter from Marge. Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 VABF07
588 February 21, 2016
Rugby Player CG
The Simpsons family dressed as rugby players reunites at the center and get in position, Homer tries to sneak Maggie in as a rugby ball but goes over the couch and smashes the wall where he finds the TV remote. Gal of Constant Sorrow VABF06
589 March 6, 2016
Roomance CG
Roomance by Bill Plympton. The television and the couch dreams of the television bouncing on the couch and both having fun. At the end of the dream, the television tries to bounce on the couch but the plug line stops it and crashes. Lisa the Veterinarian VABF08
590 March 13, 2016 None The Marge-ian Chronicles VABF09
591 April 3, 2016
Emoji Couch Gag
Homer sends text messages to the family with emojis. The Burns Cage VABF10
592 April 10, 2016
Moon Skeleton CG
In space, Marge and the kids wake up and find a skeleton Homer in his sleeping chamber. How Lisa Got Her Marge Back VABF11
593 April 24, 2016
Disney Themes CG
The Simpsons become different Disney characters with Maggie as 1920s era Minnie Mouse, Lisa as Cinderella, Marge as Snow White, Homer as Baloo and Bart as Sorcerer Mickey (animated by Disney veteran Eric Goldberg) Fland Canyon VABF12
594 May 8, 2016
Football Field CG
The Simpsons run into the breakaway banner that has the couch. To Courier with Love VABF14
595 May 15, 2016 None Simprovised VABF13
596 May 22, 2016
IKEA Instruction CG
Homer builds the couch in an IKEA themed instruction manual. Orange is the New Yellow VABF15

Season 28

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
597 September 25, 2016
Adventure Time Couch Gag-0
The entire couch gag is a parody of the Adventure Time intro. Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus VABF20
598 October 2, 2016
MyPad Couch Gag
A hand holding a myPhone captures Marge, Maggie, Lisa and Bart, in a text that says "Couch Gag", leaving Homer on the couch. When the myPhone tries to capture Homer, it can't, and he says, "I'm too fat!" The hand then comes back with a myPad, but it doesn't work either. At the end, a hammer hits Homer on the head, making him unconscious. Friends and Family VABF18
599 October 9, 2016 No couch gag. No couch gag. The Town VABF17
600 October 16, 2016
POTCs Couch Gag
In a couch gag named, "Planet of the Couches", The Simpsons are being chased by couches through a field, until they are caught and imprisoned. The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. Homer then grabs a rock and slams it on the couch, making it unconscious. The Simpson family sits on the couch. Treehouse of Horror XXVII VABF16
601 October 23, 2016
Art Couch Gag
Marge and Lisa push Homer into a art museum. He then looks at distorted-like paintings and then sees the world like the paintings. He walks out of the art museum to see a distorted Springfield, and walks back to his home and sits on the distorted couch with a distorted Maggie. Homer tries to blend in, but ends up in the wrong art form, and says D'oh! in a speech bubble. The TV Scene is also distorted. Trust But Clarify VABF21
602 November 6, 2016 No couch gag. No couch gag. There Will Be Buds VABF22
603 November 13, 2016
Greek God Couch gag
The Simpsons are Greek gods who fly onto a couch made out of clouds.. Lisa is missing, and she flies out of Homer's head with Homer's Odyssey. Homer grabs Maggie's pacifier to plug in the hole in his head. Havana Wild Weekend VABF19
604 November 20, 2016
Bart gets the remote Couch Gags
All of the Simpsons die during their normal parts of the intro, except Bart. Homer chokes on the rod, Lisa crashes into the door, Maggie drives the car while Marge is sleeping and crash into the ocean. When Bart gets to the couch, he wonders where everyone is and realizes... they're dead. So he grabs photos of all the Simpsons and pretends they are with him and finally gets control of the remote. Dad Behavior WABF01
605 December 4, 2016
Russian Art Couch gag
The Simpsons walks toward where the couch should be and find it empty, then they walk backwards as Russian soldiers points gun at them. The scene turns into a oil painting and Homer says "D'oh!" The Last Traction Hero WABF03
606 December 11, 2016
Christmas Hounds Couch gag
The Simpsons run to the couch, dressed as characters from A Christmas Carol. (Homer is the Ghost of Christmas Present, Marge is Mrs. Cratchit, Lisa is Martha Cratchit, Maggie is The Ghost of Christmas Future, and Bart is Tiny Tim.) Mr. Burns (dressed as Ebeneezer Scrooge) says "Release the Christmas hounds!", making them appear and barking at the family, making them scream and run off of the couch. The Nightmare After Krustmas WABF02
607 January 8, 2017
Play Set Couch Gag
The Simpsons sit down on the couch that is revealed to be a sticker on a "Couch Gag Play Set". The set is between other Simpsons merchandise (t-shirt, couches, snow globes, hats, stand-up figures and a The Simpsons Video Game). Bart asks Marge to get one, but Marge refuses, even if it's 3 for $1. Pork and Burns WABF06
608 January 15, 2017 No couch gag. No couch gag. The Great Phatsby: Part One WABF04
609 January 15, 2017 No couch gag. No couch gag. The Great Phatsby: Part Two WABF05
610 February 12, 2017
Maggie Safe Couch Gag
All of the Simpsons sit on the couch except for Maggie, they look for her, but then Marge lifts the sailboat painting to reveal a safe and then opens it. Maggie is in the safe, Marge pulls her out and places her on the couch. Fatzcarraldo WABF07
611 February 19, 2017
Missing Sailboat Couch Gag
The family arrives at the couch, but Homer notices the sail boat painting has disappeared. Bart suggests another animated show stole it. Homer walks on the set of South Park and The California Raisins but can't find it, and booes the raisins, but in the fight that follows a fire starts, he escapes through a door to find that the Nerd from Robot Chicken, who is watching a video of the previous Robot Chicken couch gag, bought it from Bart on a bid. Homer, while the Nerd rambles on, steals the painting and leaves a paper one, and runs through the stages back home, killing the South Park characters too, announcing he did retrieve it, only to find the family replaced it, and Marge swears her disappointment. The Cad and the Hat WABF08
612 March 5, 2017
Plinko Couch Gag
A pachinko machine is shown, with the family at the bottom. Everyone but Homer gets many balls in. Homer is sad but on opening his mouth he swallows one and chokes. Kamp Krustier WABF09
613 March 12th, 2017
S28e16 7
Bill Plympton's fifth couch gag. In the living room, crudely-drawn versions of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart walk in and sit on the couch. As the camera pans upwards, it is revealed that Maggie drew the crudely-drawn family, and she continues drawing. 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. When Homer tries to finish his donut, the pencil on his other hand stabs him in the face as he screams in pain while blood squirts out. The scene stops as Bill Plympton's signature appears and Homer finishes screaming. 22 For 30 WABF10
614 March 19th, 2017
S28e18 5
Most of the Simpson family's pets are seen on the couch, including Santa's Little Helper, Snowball V, Santa's Little Helper's puppies, Pinchy, Plopper, Mojo the Helper Monkey, Nibbles, Stampy, Hendrix, Strangles, Laddie, Raymond Bird, Chirpy Boy, Bart Junior, the Bolivian tree lizard, Bart's raccoon, Princess, Pokey, the Screamapillar, Jub-Jub, and a cow. A Father's Watch WABF11
615 April 2nd, 2017
S28e19 6
The family arrives at the couch dressed up as X-Men characters. Homer is Professor X, Marge is Mystique, Bart is Angel, Lisa is Storm, and Maggie is X-23. Stan Lee appears and complains, "There's nothing too short that I can't cameo!" The Caper Chase WABF12
616 April 30th, 2017
The Big Bang Theory Couch Gag
In a parody of the intro to The Big Bang Theory, a song plays to the tune of The Big Bang Theory theme, and the intro zooms through the universe. We get close up to the planet Earth and learn a brief history of The Simpsons from the beginning to present day while brief second screenshots of older Simpsons moments are shown. We then see the Simpsons run to the couch and sit on it, which then disappears out from under them. Looking for Mr. Goodbart WABF13
617 May 7th, 2017
S28e21 1
The Simpsons are shown as Chia Pets on a plant display cart instead of the couch. Someone off-screen waters them, and the grass in each of the family members grow. However, only Homer's sideburns and beard succeed to grow, but his two head hairs grow in seconds later. This is the very first couch gag to appear in place of the intro (meaning that the episode immediately begins with the couch gag). Moho House WABF14
618 May 21st, 2017
S28e22 4
The family (except Maggie), in snow suits, are ice climbing to the top of an ice shelf. Homer then asks for the couch, which a man brings up, and the family sits. Another man brings the TV in, but collapses, and the man who brought the couch up is shocked and carries the other man to safety. Maggie appears, who finished her ice climb, but hits her ice axe on Homer's foot, causing the couch and the family (but Maggie) to freeze and melt. Dogtown WABF15

Season 29

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
619 October 1st, 2017 No couch gag. No couch gag. The Serfsons WABF17
620 October 8th, 2017 No couch gag. No couch gag. Springfield Splendor WABF22
621 October 15th, 2017
Reverse Couch Gag
The Simpsons are all different furntiure in their living room (Homer as the couch, Marge as the TV, Bart as the lamp next to the phone, Lisa as the other lamp, and Maggie as the sailboat painting). The different pieces of furniture sit on Homer. Whistler's Father WABF16
622 October 22nd, 2017 No couch gag. No couch gag. Treehouse of Horror XXVIII WABF18
623 November 5th, 2017 TBA The family goes through different decades. First, they appear in the 1800s as the Simpsonovich family, where they run in to the 1800-style living room, sit on the couch, and peel potatoes. When they hear a knock, they lift the couch and take it with them as they leave the room and three soldiers come in. The Simpsonovichs are now sitting on their couch on a ship with many other people and their couches. They leave the ship and are now in the US, where they are granted access. However, the Szyslaks don't get access, so they get quarantined. Then, the Simpsons are in the early 1900s, where they are living in a small apartment doing things; Homer is sewing, Maggie is in a crib, Bart is playing with a baseball, Lisa is crocheting, and Marge is doing the laundry, including hanging the couch outside to dry with the other clothes. Next, the Simpsons are in the 1950s, where only Homer and Marge are sitting on the couch while other couples are dancing. Then, the Simpsons are in the present day, where they are in their normal living room, but the house starts to get flooded, so they lift their couch and leave the house with it. 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. The Simpsons arrive in the acceptance room, where a Rigellian places a Rigellian family name next to the Simpsons' name, to which Homer shouts, "D'oh!" Grampy Can Ya Hear Me WABF19
624 November 12th, 2017 TBA TBA The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be WABF20
625 November 19th, 2017 TBA TBA Singin' In The Lane WABF20
626 December 3rd, 2017 TBA TBA Mr. Lisa's Opus XABF01
627 December 10th, 2017 TBA TBA Gone Boy XABF02
628 January 7th, 2018 TBA TBA Haw-Haw Land XABF03
629 January 14th, 2018 TBA TBA Frink Gets Testy XABF04