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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!"