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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 16 through 20.

Season 16 Edit

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
336 November 7, 2004 no gag (Halloween episode) "Treehouse of Horror XV" FABF23
337 November 14, 2004 CouchGagS16E02-1
CouchGagS16E02-2
The couch is outside, mounted on the end of a catapult. The family sits on the couch, and then get launched skyward. "All's Fair in Oven War" FABF20
338 November 21, 2004 CouchGagS16E03 The family runs into the room to find the couch missing, only to have the couch fall from the sky and crush them. "Sleeping with the Enemy" FABF19
339 December 5, 2004 CouchGagS16E04 All of the family members sit down as normal. The twist: The Simpsons now look like Moe Szyslak. "She Used to Be My Girl" FABF22
340 December 12, 2004 CouchGagS16E05 After the family takes their usual places on the couch, the couch rises into the air and is actually part of the tendril of an anglerfish (which bears a striking resemblance to the one from Finding Nemo), which eats the family. "Fat Man and Little Boy" FABF21
341 January 16, 2005 CouchGagS16E06 The family runs into the room and take their usual places on the couch. Nothing happens. Lisa then says directly to the viewers "What, can't we sit on the couch without something happening?" Homer then gets impaled by a spear and yells, "D'oh!" "Midnight Rx" FABF16
342 January 30, 2005 CouchGagS16E07 The living room is a desert with all of the furniture and fixtures made of sand. The family crawls to the couch, but get buried by the sand underneath the desert sun. "Mommie Beerest" GABF01
343 February 6, 2005 CouchGagS06E08 The family enters the living room and in front of the couch they climb on top of the other like a totem pole. "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" GABF02
344 February 13, 2005 CouchGagS16E09 The family hops to 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. "Pranksta Rap" GABF03
345 February 20, 2005 CouchGagS16E10 The family, dressed as hockey players, with cuts and scrapes, skate into the living room and skate around the couch. Homer is carrying the Stanley Cup with Maggie sitting in the bowl. (There was a lockout in NHL that season) "There's Something About Marrying" GABF04
346 March 6, 2005 repeat of FABF08's gag (but this time, Kang and Kodos are heard laughing and Homer says "cooool" at the end) "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" GABF05
347 March 13, 2005 GABF06 couch The family comes into the darkened living room. The lights go up; the living room is set up with balloons and streamers and a group of recurring characters( Edna Krabappel, Chief Wiggum, Julius Hibbert, Kirk Van Houten, Jimbo Jones, Nelson Muntz, Kent Brockman, Hans Moleman, Bumblebee Man,Milhouse Van Houten, Moe Szyslak, Lenny Leonard ,Carl Carlson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Montgomery Burns, Comic Book Guy, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Professor Frink Principal Skinner, Dolph Starbeam Barney Gumble, Judge Constance Harm,and many others yell out "Surprise!". Homer then has a heart attack and collapses. "Goo Goo Gai Pan" GABF06
348 March 20, 2005 GABF07 couch The family enters the living room and sits on the couch like normal. Homer then pulls off his face, revealing himself to be Sideshow Bob. Bob pulls out a knife and chases Bart out of the living room. (Note some airings use an alternate version where after Sideshow Bob gets his knife out Bart starts to panic & runs out of the living room screaming with no chase, some airing use the Simpsons seeing their doubles on the couch gag instead.) "Mobile Homer" GABF07
349 April 3, 2005 CouchGagS16E14 The family sits on the couch, only to have a spit comes through the wall and the floor open up to reveal fire down below. The couch and family begin rotating over the fire. Marge's hair catches fire and the boat painting falls off the wall. "The Seven-Beer Snitch" GABF08
350 April 17, 2005 CouchGagS16E15 Several toy forms of transportation come into the living room, only to change Transformers-style into the family. Homer is Optimus Prime, Marge is Skyfire, Lisa is Hound, Maggie is Bumblebee, and Bart appears to be Jazz. "Future-Drama" GABF12
351 May 1, 2005 CouchGagS16E16 The living room is an almost fully assembled jigsaw puzzle, with only the pieces with the family members' heads needing to be placed. The person completing the puzzle places all the heads on correctly except for Homer and Maggie, after which the former fixes them. "Don't Fear the Roofer" GABF10
352 May 1, 2005 repeat of FABF20's gag "The Heartbroke Kid" GABF11
353 May 8, 2005 repeat of DABF20's gag "A Star is Torn" GABF13
354 May 8, 2005 repeat of FABF22's gag "Thank God It's Doomsday" GABF14
355 May 15, 2005 repeat of FABF21's gag "Home Away from Homer" GABF15
356 May 15, 2005 CouchGagS16E21 The family floats into the living room as balloons and Snowball V pops the one that looks like Homer. "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star" GABF09

Season 17 Edit

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
357 September 11, 2005 CouchGagS17E01 The family enters the living room through a metal detector, except for Homer, who sets it off. After four failed attempts, Homer (who is now stripped down to his briefs) is detained by a security guard who is inspecting Homer with a handheld scanning wand. "Bonfire of the Manatees" GABF18
358 September 18, 2005 CouchGagS17E02 The living room is made of clay. Six balls roll to the couch and form into Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Bart—and Gumby. (filmed in claymation) "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" GABF16
359 September 25, 2005 CouchGagS17E03 The family enters the living room and takes their places on the couch, then an on-screen TiVo style menu pops up asking if the viewer would like to delete or save this recording. "Delete this recording now" is selected and the screen goes blank. "Milhouse of Sand and Fog" GABF19
360 November 6, 2005 no gag (Halloween episode) "Treehouse of Horror XVI" GABF17
361 November 13, 2005 CouchGagS17EP05 The family runs in to sit on the couch, but it turns into a monster and chases them out of the house. Everyone's couches come to life and start attacking and swallowing the people sitting on them; Professor Frink is attacked by a futuristic flying couch with laser weaponry; Moe is attacked by the booths in his bar, but fights quite well with his shotgun; Homer takes refuge in a store called "Couch World", where he is piled upon by dozens of couches (an unusually long couch gag, as it runs for exactly forty seconds.) "Marge's Son Poisoning" GABF20
362 November 20, 2005 CouchGagS17E06 The family enters the living room and take their usual places on the couch, only the camera pulls back and we find that the living room and the family are part of an alien zoo exhibit on Rigel IV. "See Homer Run" GABF21
363 November 27, 2005 CouchGagS17E07 The couch is replaced with a bird's nest and the family members take their usual places; then a large bird enters and feeds Homer a giant worm. "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" GABF22
364 December 11, 2005 CouchGagS17E08 A pair of animated hands deals five cards on the couch: the jack of diamonds (Bart), the queen of diamonds (Marge), the king of diamonds (Homer), the ace of diamonds (Lisa), and a joker (Maggie). "The Italian Bob" HABF02
365 December 18, 2005 Simpsons Christmas Stories Couch Gag A copy of "The Springfield Shopper" spins into frame, with the headline, "COUCH GAG THRILLS NATION" and a black and white photo of The Simpsons already seated. "Simpson Christmas Stories" HABF01
366 January 8, 2006 2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal and a camera flashes, setting off a series of family portraits. In the 2006 and 2007 portraits, they all look the same. In 2008, Homer is missing and the family is wearing black. In 2009, Lenny has taken Homer's place and Bart and Lisa both begin puberty. In 2010, Carl has taken Marge's place and Lenny is still there. In 2011, Marge is back, but Lenny is gone and replaced by Jimbo Jones. In 2012, Homer is back, but is now a robot. In 2013, every member of the Simpson family is a robot. "Homer's Paternity Coot" HABF03
367 January 29, 2006 Bonanza Couch Gag 1-2
Bonanza Couch Gag 2nd Image
In a parody of the Bonanza opening, a map of Springfield burns away to reveal the family on horseback in the countryside. The couch is nowhere to be found. Bonanza-like music continues over the closing shot of the TV. "We're on the Road to D'oh-where" HABF04
368 February 26, 2006 repeat of GABF16's gag "My Fair Laddy" HABF05
369 March 12, 2006 Assembly Line Couch Gag The couch moves down an automated assembly line; Homer is added by a mechanical arm. "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" HABF06
370 March 19, 2006 Laser Beam Couch Gag 1-2
Laser Beam Couch Gag 2-2
The family enters the living room only to find their access to the couch has been blocked by laser beams. They work their way through the laser beams and sit down. Then the beams shut off and Homer's head drops to the floor. "Bart Has Two Mommies" HABF07
371 March 26, 2006 Real Life Couch Gag The family (played by live action actors and actresses) sit on the couch just as the animated Simpsons opening comes on. (Subsequent airings had a repeat of the "Simpsons Roasting on a Barbecue" couch gag from GABF08). "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife" HABF08
372 April 2, 2006 repeat of GABF19's gag "Million Dollar Abie" HABF09
373 April 9, 2006 repeat of HABF02's gag (but this time Homer shouts "Whoo-hoo!" after the cards are dealt, since this can be a Royal Flush) "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" HABF10
374 April 23, 2006 repeat of GABF10's gag (but this time, Homer says D'oh! when the heads are mixed up and laughs when they are fixed) "The Wettest Stories Ever Told" HABF11
375 April 30, 2006 repeat of GABF06's gag "Girls Just Want to Have Sums" HABF12
376 May 7, 2006 repeat of GABF12's gag "Regarding Margie" HABF13
377 May 14, 2006 repeat of HABF03's gag "The Monkey Suit" HABF14
378 May 21, 2006 repeat of GABF20's gag "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play" HABF16

Season 18 Edit

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
379 September 10, 2006 The couch is replaced by four wooden stools. An instrumental of Pop Goes the Weasel plays as the family plays musical chairs. When the music stops, everyone, except for Homer, sits down. Homer groans in disappointment. "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" HABF15
380 September 17, 2006 Everyone but Homer sits on the couch. King Homer, from Treehouse of Horror III, grabs Marge through a window and drags her to the top of the Empire State Building, where he is attacked by biplanes. "Jazzy and the Pussycats" HABF18
381 September 24, 2006 A vending machine filled with snacks looking like some characters (including The Simpson family) from the show appears instead of the couch. Ralph Wiggum comes in, selects a Homer figurine, and bites the head off before leaving. "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em" HABF20
382 November 5, 2006 no gag (Halloween episode) "Treehouse of Horror XVII" HABF17
383 November 12, 2006 The family sits down and gets moved across the floor in a car wash, where they get sprayed with water, squirted with hot wax, and scrubbed with brushes. Marge's hair turns puffy, Maggie's pacifier turns up missing, and everyone looks sad as three men wipe them dry and puts a new pacifier in Maggie's mouth. "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)" HABF21
384 November 19, 2006 In a computer window, everyone is drag-and-dropped onto the couch, which is then drag-and-dropped onto a wastebasket; a computer menu item "empty trash" is then selected. "Moe'N'a Lisa" HABF19
385 November 26, 2006 All of the family members have the bodies of cockroaches; they all scuttle off after the lights are turned on. "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)" HABF22
386 December 10, 2006 A pair of cartoon hands cuts a piece of paper into the shape of Homer. The hands then pull out the paper to reveal a chain shaped like the rest of the Simpsons family members. Homer can be heard yelling, "Whoo-hoo!" "The Haw-Hawed Couple" JABF02
387 December 17, 2006 The family (in Christmas attire) sits on the couch, and the camera pulls out to reveal they are in a Christmas decoration which is on a Christmas tree. Santa's Little Helper and Snowball V rest nearby. "Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2" JABF01
388 January 7, 2007 The family on the couch is pinned up, one by one, onto a bulletin board. "The Wife Aquatic" JABF03
389 January 28, 2007 The family, as infants in diapers, crawls into the living and up onto to their usual place on the couch. They begin to age into their current appearance. "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times" JABF05
390 February 11, 2007 The family are paper dolls, and are each dressed into their regular clothes. "Little Big Girl" JABF04
391 February 18, 2007 repeat of HABF22's gag "Springfield Up" JABF07
392 March 4, 2007 repeat of HABF20's gag "Yokel Chords" JABF09
393 March 11, 2007 repeat of HABF04's gag "Rome-Old and Julie-Eh" JABF08
394 March 25, 2007 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. Getting out of the ocean, Homer evolves into a prehistoric lizard that extends his tongue to snack on an insect that resembles his power plant coworker, Lenny. Homer then evolves into a slightly larger lizard with a scale on his back that sees a pterodactyl resembling Principal Skinner's mother, Agnes, flying overhead. Homer then evolves into a rat that gets chased by a tyrannosaurus rex resembling Bart, who then gets into a battle with a stegosaurus resembling Lisa. Homer hides in a hole just before a large asteroid crashes on Earth, wiping out all dinosaur life. Homer comes out of the hole, passing the skeletal remains of T-Rex Bart, before changing into a sloth, then a monkey as he approaches a jungle, becoming more apelike upon swinging through the trees. Leaving the jungle, a brief Ice Age occurs as he evolves from a Neanderthal, to a Cro-Magnon, to an upright walking caveman. Caveman Homer passes by Moe (who is also a caveman), who then devolves into a rat creature. As Homer continues walking, he evolves into men from different historical eras (a nomad from the Middle Ages, a Spanish explorer, a Pilgrim, and a 19th-century intellectual) until he finally evolves into his modern self and enters the house, stepping over Santa's Little Helper. With the rest of the family sitting on the sofa, Marge asks him "What took you so long?" Homer can only give an exhausted sigh of relief. (This is the longest couch gag to date as it runs over 1 minute long.) "Homerazzi" JABF06
395 April 22, 2007 repeat of HABF01's gag "Marge Gamer" JABF10
396 April 29, 2007 repeat of HABF15's gag "The Boys of Bummer" JABF11
397 May 6, 2007 repeat of HABF21's gag "Crook and Ladder" JABF13
398 May 13, 2007 The family comes in and sits on the couch. A second family comes and also sits on the couch. Then hundreds of multiple families come in, and the second story windows and chimney overflow with them. Homer shouts, "Hey, don't shove!" "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot!" JABF12
399 May 20, 2007 no gag (special opening/24-themed) "24 Minutes" JABF14
400 May 20, 2007 no gag (the Tracy Ullman Show-era Simpsons episode "Family Portrait" (where Homer tries to get the family to pose for a family photo) is shown with a caption that reads, "20 Years Ago...") "You Kent Always Say What You Want" JABF15

Season 19 Edit

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
401 September 23, 2007 The entire opening sequence is changed to show a ruined Springfield being rebuilt in the aftermath of The Simpsons Movie. As construction work goes on around them, The Simpsons join Plopper the pig on the couch to the tune of the "Spider Pig" theme. Homer holds him and says "My summer love". "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" JABF20
402 September 30, 2007 repeat of JABF06's gag (but this time, Marge's line after Homer enters the living room is "Did you bring the milk?") "The Homer of Seville" JABF18
403 October 7, 2007 The living room is made of Lego bricks and the family members are built one by one out of Legos. Homer can be heard shouting, "Woo-hoo!" when a 1x3 Lego Brick is put on his head, and "D'oh!" when a black 1x1 Lego brick (representing his two strands) is placed on his head instead. "Midnight Towboy" JABF21
404 October 14, 2007 The family sits down as normal, except Maggie is missing. 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. Maggie puts the miniature Homer in her mouth and sucks it like a pacifier. "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" JABF19
405 November 4, 2007 no gag (Halloween episode) "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" JABF16
406 November 11, 2007 The family (already seated on the couch) appears on the cover of Modern Couch Gag magazine. "Little Orphan Millie" JABF22
407 November 18, 2007 A pair of hands open up a book called "The Simpsons" and reveals a pop-up centerfold of the family sitting on the couch. "Husbands and Knives" JABF17
408 November 25, 2007 A magician walks into the living room and uses his cape to make the couch and family members appear. "Funeral for a Fiend" KABF01
409 December 16, 2007 repeat of GABF05's gag (but this time Homer says "weird" at the end) "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" KABF02
410 January 6, 2008 A medieval tapestry shows the Flanders stealing the Simpsons's couch. The Simpsons then take it back and kill the Flanders. "E. Pluribus Wiggum" KABF03
411 January 27, 2008 The family is sitting on the couch.The screen zooms out to reveal the text"This Is Not A Couch Gag"the zoom out a again to show them as a painting in a museum while a man and a woman looking at it. "That '90s Show" KABF04
412 February 17, 2008 Each family member rushes into the living room and attaches themselves to a giant-size baby mobile. Homer tips the mobile. "Love, Springfieldian Style" KABF05
413 March 2, 2008 Two hands add to a Lite-Brite of the family on the couch "The Debarted" KABF06
414 March 9, 2008 The family are small toys on the couch. Professor Frink puts drops of water on them and they all grow to normal size, except Homer, who needs a bucket of water. "Dial "N" for Nerder" KABF07
415 March 30, 2008 Wile E. Coyote paints a fake couch on the wall which the Simpsons run into, except for Maggie, who sticks her tongue out and takes off. "Smoke on the Daughter" KABF08
416 April 13, 2008 The Simpson family is painted on the couch. "Papa Don't Leech" KABF09
417 April 27, 2008 repeat of KABF03's gag "Apocalypse Cow" KABF10
418 May 4, 2008 repeat of JABF17's gag "Any Given Sundance" KABF11
419 May 11, 2008 repeat of KABF02's gag "Mona Leaves-a" KABF12
420 May 18, 2008 repeat of HABF19's gag "All About Lisa" KABF13

Season 20 Edit

# Airdate Screenshot Gag Name Episode Code
421 September 28, 2008 The Simpsons are incased in Carbonite by Bounty Hunter Boba Fett. "Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes KABF17
422 October 5, 2008 The Simpsons see themselves sitting on the couch where Mount Rushmore should be. Bart remarks "Aye Caramba!" Lost Verizon KABF15
423 October 19, 2008 The Simpsons are caught in a twister and when they land, they are on a farm in black and white.

Double, Double, Boy in Trouble

KABF14
424 November 2, 2008 None(Halloween episode) Treehouse of Horror XIX KABF16
425 November 9, 2008 The Simpsons come out of cuckoo clocks. Dangerous Curves KABF18
426 November 16, 2008 The Simpsons rush to the couch in roman times. A volcano explodes and covers them in ash. Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words KABF19
427 November 30, 2008 Bart is writing on the Chalkboard "I will not bring the chalkboard home", another chalkboard gag within a couch gag. Mypods and Boomsticks KABF20
428 December 7, 2008 repeat of JABF01 The Burns and the Bees KABF21
429 January 25, 2009 The Simpsons run to the couch in a box Comic Book Guy puts a $19.99 sticker on it and says "Worst Couch Gag Ever." Lisa the Drama Queen KABF22
430 February 15, 2009 The Simpsons run to find that the couch is Missing, and they chase it around the world and into Outer Space. Take My Life, Please LABF01
431 March 1, 2009 The Simpsons go through the openings of The Honeymooners (from the 1950s), The Dick Van Dyke Show (from the 1960s), The Brady Bunch (from the 1970s), and Cheers (from the 1980s). In the Cheers segment, Sideshow Bob enters in reference to Kelsey Grammer's character in Cheers, the family run out screaming and end up at the couch in the opening of their show(from the 1990s/2000s) with a sigh of relief. How the Test Was Won LABF02
432 March 8, 2009 The Simpsons come in and find their couch beaten and torn. Funeral music plays as they bury the couch in the backyard. The Simpsons then visit a ranch to pick out a new couch. The Simpsons sit on a black and white spotted couch, which throws Homer off it. The scene then cuts to The Simpsons in their living room, sitting on their new couch. Homer is in a body cast and turns on the wall-mounted flatscreen TV. No Loan Again, Naturally LABF03
433 March 15, 2009 The couch is strung up like a piñata. A blindfolded Ralph Wiggum comes in, swinging a stick and hits the couch, making the Simpsons spill out on the floor. Gone Maggie Gone LABF04
434 March 22, 2009 The Simpsons are dog show participants being lead on leashes by men in fancy suits. A judge awards Bart the blue ribbon, and Homer attacks Bart. In the Name of the Grandfather LABF11
435 March 29, 2009 The Simpsons are a meal at a fancy restaurant (Homer is a garden salad, Lisa's face appears in a bowl of soup, Marge is a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, Bart is a T-Bone steak, and Maggie is the mint that comes with the restaurant bill), which The Comic Book Guy eats. After he wipes his mouth with a napkin, a stain appears that resembles The Simpsons sitting on the couch. Wedding for Disaster LABF05
436 April 5, 2009 The screen is white. A cartoon left hand flips an animation cel that has eyes on it, flips another that has Homer's skeleton sitting cross-legged, flips another that has Homer's stomach and a can of Duff beer on the lap, flips another that has Homer naked, another where the rest of the family are fully clothed and sitting in mid-air, and another where The Simpsons are in their living room and sitting on the couch. Marge notices Homer is still naked and pulls down an animation cel that has Homer's clothes. Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe LABF06
437 April 19, 2009 The living room is covered in thick, jungle plants. The Simpsons slash their way through in order to reach the couch, and find an ape version of the Simpson family already seated. The ape-Simpsons hoot and screech, scaring off the human Simpsons. The Good, the Sad and the Drugly LABF07
438 April 26, 2009 There's an Olympic-sized pool leading to the couch. The Simpsons take their places on the marks and swim to the couch once a starter pistol goes off. Marge is first, Lisa's second, Bart is third, and Maggie is last. The family looks around, wondering where Homer is. Cut to a shot of an unconscious Homer floating facedown in the pool. Father Knows Worst LABF08
439 May 3, 2009 The living room is the seating area in the Colosseum during the era of the Roman Empire. The Simpsons (dressed in togas) rush to an empty space to sit down. The sounds of a gladiator match can be heard offscreen. The audience cheers as the head of a gladiator flies into the audience. Bart catches it. Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh LABF10
440 May 10, 2009 A large marble rock is in the living room where the couch should be. A stereotypical French sculptor quickly chisels out a statue of The Simpsons sitting on the couch. The sculptor then turns the statue of the Simpsons into a statue of a Civil War soldier on a horse. Four Great Women and a Manicure LABF09
441 May 17, 2009 repeat of LABF02's couch gag Coming to Homerica LABF12

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