Everyone but Homer gets many balls in. Homer then returns to the couch, and smacks Bart in the back of the head in order to return him to his normal color (yellow). The whole scene is a Simpsons rendition of The Beatles'. However, a few lobsters are seen crawling towards the family. Lisa is shown next at band practice. in a speech bubble. A blindfolded Ralph Wiggum comes in, swinging a stick and hits the couch, making the Simpsons spill out on the floor. Eventually, hundreds of multiple families come in, and the whole house gets overflowed by them. In the 2006 and 2007 portraits, they all look the same. The family (except Maggie), in snow suits, are ice climbing to the top of an ice shelf. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer), Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers", Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays, The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star, The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer, Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair), Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times, I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The camera then weaves through several buildings and structures, featuring a "billboard gag" towards Springfield Elementary and zooms through the familiar window where Bart writes lines as punishment on the chalkboard. Homer is the patient from the board game "Operation." The family forms a human pyramid on the couch with Maggie on top. (, The floor is a treadmill. ", then sobs hilariously as everyone else stares sadly at each other. Marge (the real culprit) sits on the couch and hides the smoking gun in her hair. Mum falls to death from balcony after opening Christmas presents with children Maggie pops up from a roll unharmed. The family sits. The family is seated on the couch, which turns out to be a picture hanging in a sweatshop that produces animation cells and merchandise in harsh environments. [33], The Simpsons is storyboarded at Film Roman, a company based in California. Homer notices it, gets up from the couch, peels it off, and stomps on it, with the family joining him, before returning to the couch. The three bullies stick their heads out a classroom and blow up a phone causing coins to explode out of it. Homer trips and sprains his ankle before he reaches the couch, to the consternation of Lenny, Carl, Moe and Barney (wearing warm-up suits), and Mr. Burns, their coach. The Simpsons are gingerbread cookies, who run on a plate set out for Santa Claus. The camera alternates between close-ups of her jerking the wheel back and forth and the car veering wildly, it then zooms out to reveal that her wheel is only a toy. The gag generally changes from episode to episode, and usually features the Simpson family's living room couch. The piece, which took two days to create, has been noted by Elfman as the most popular of his career. Maggie shakes her fist at Baby Gerald, who is beside her in another shopping cart. Everybody and everything is upside-down. Lisa's bike ride is cut, and instead, upon Marge and Maggie honking their horns, there is a "whip-pan" across the town, featuring a significant number of secondary characters, towards the Simpsons' house. (On the movie's DVD menu he says, "On the small screen!" after being formed. He then gives it to Mrs Krabappel who drinks some while they walk into school before Mrs Krabappel grabs Willie and drags him into a classroom. When the lights turn on, they all scuttle off. Homer is on the couch, but Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are in different positions in the living room. [41] While Kricfalusi animated the 2D parts, he had John Kedzie to help him with the computer graphics and Sarah Harkey and Tommy Tanner to do the assistant animation. The family sits on the couch as normal, until a knight uses his sword to decapitate everyone, but ends up only decapitating Homer and chopping some of Marge's hair off. For the second season, the original opening was reanimated. It depicts Homer using a time-traveling remote control to regress to his original 1987 character model from The Tracey Ullman Show then accidentally going into a distant future incarnation of the show called The Sampsans where he and his family have evolved into grotesque, mindless, catchphrase-spouting mutants, which also say to 'buy their merchandise'. Homer reaches the house first instead of Lisa, and Bart bounces his skateboard off the car and rolls toward the front door. Based on "The Shrimpsons" opening sequence, the Simpson family (as fish) swim into their underwater living room, which is decorated with coral, underwater plants, and other decorations that are from the coral reef, and sit on the couch. Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie sit on the couch as normal. It is unknown if this is a production error. In Bill Plympton's fourth couch gag, the television and the couch dreams of the television bouncing on the couch and both having fun. The beams shut off and Homer's head drops to the floor. A rain cloud moves over a crop field behind the Simpson House. Maggie turns the lights on, and it turns out the objects were not harmful at all. After he wipes his mouth with a napkin, a stain appears that resembles The Simpsons sitting on the couch. The family sits on the couch and Homer gets "squashed" off, landing with a soft ". He sits down to watch television when he discovers and holds Homer's decapitated head. until the full characters are shown at which point, Homer eats a donut. "Homer" then pulls off his face, revealing himself to be. Homer puts a coin in; nothing happens. But, they don't pay attention to where they're going and bump into each other and fall over. [50], Silverman, David. squeaking chalk when asked to write "I will not squeak chalk", putting in ditto marks for "I will not cut corners", showing dis-coordination with "coffee is not for kids", or putting "I will finish what I sta" for a single line). Homer runs to the couch first. This sequence is similar to the previous one, but features many visual changes that take advantage of the wider format. They leave the ship and are now in the US, where they are granted access. (A reference to. Nothing happens, so Lisa then asks directly to the viewers, "What? The family runs in from the side past a repeating background shot of the couch and TV (a parody of how 1950s and 60s cartoons repeated backgrounds in order to save money.). In the first episode to air after Donald Trump won the United States presidential election in 2016, Bart writes "Being right sucks", a reference to the 2000 episode "Bart to the Future" where Lisa succeeds Trump as Commander-in-Chief. The couch is a trough filled with water. ", The Simpsons are caught in a twister and when they land, they are on a farm in black and white. Frink bumps one of the matte bars out of view, and the other one recedes as the camera zooms in on the town, with several major landmarks popping up. Professor Frink puts drops of water on them and they all grow to normal size, except Homer, who needs a bucket of water. In Bill Plympton's first couch gag, an extended sequence shows Homer having a whirlwind romance before meeting Marge. The couch sits in the middle of a desert; the family, in western cowboy garb, sits on the couch, which gallops off into the sunset. A magician walks into the living room and uses his cape to make the couch and the Simpsons appear. Moe tells them that Fox won't do this again, which makes everyone disappointed. At the end of the dream, the television tries to bounce on the couch but gets prevented by the plug and it falls on the floor. 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. [39] Contrary to Banksy, who lives a life in secrecy, Kricfalusi was involved in every detail and even oversaw the dubbing of the final soundtrack. The Simpsons sit on the couch. The TV blows on them, causing their seeds (which are actually the family members) to fly around the room. The couch and floor are covered in bubble wrap, which the Simpsons pop. The Simpsons sit, and the couch opens into a bed, flinging the family into the air and landing on it. The couch is replaced by a small wooden chair. The Simpsons are in the simplistically drawn sailboat painting located behind the couch. In a parody of the Disney short "Feast" (known here as "Fat"), Santa's Little Helper gets fed by the family until he becomes fat and is sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle, where he's fed strained prunes and dies afterwards. The following is a list of chalkboard gags seen on The Simpsons. 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 episode is more about the students' revolt against Skinner, but there are some fun Christmas gags, like Skinner's hilariously lame Christmas special. The couch is a street bench in Japan, and everyone is a famous anime character: Homer is Ultraman, Marge is Jun from. ... "Simpsons Christmas Stories" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' seventeenth season. But then it suffers a paper jam, which Homer pleasantly says "Mmm, paper jam". She exits the room playing a saxophone solo, which sometimes changes. The family (seated on a bench) gets on the next train that arrives on the track and leaves. The Simpsons rush to the couch in 79 AD, and Mount Vesuvius explodes and covers them in ash. Santa’s Little Helper dances on his hind legs like Snoopy on A Charlie Brown Christmas while a Peanuts-esque piano riff plays. Since season 3, the new version of the opening theme is used throughout the sequence, and Homer has to yell "D'oh" when he dodges Lisa on her bike. The fact the couch gag is extended for two minutes shows us that perhaps even the writers had no idea what to do with this one. In the end, it is revealed that was a dream while Homer was sleeping on the couch. Nelson Muntz comes from behind the couch and laughs. Maggie, the only one who isn’t knocked out, ends up on the couch. The family's sizes are reversed; Maggie is now the largest while Homer is the smallest, except Bart's height is still the same. The Simpsons are shown in an advent calendar. 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