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List of The Simpsons couch gags

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The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The opening sequence of The Simpsons features a couch gag: a "twist of events that befalls the Simpson family at the end of every credit sequence as they converge on their living-room couch to watch TV."[1][2][3] The couch gag is a running visual joke near the end of the opening sequence.

The couch gag changes from episode to episode and usually features the Simpson family's living room couch. A typical gag features the Simpsons running into the living room, only to find some abnormality with the couch, be it a bizarre and unexpected occupant, an odd placement of the couch, such as on the ceiling, or any number of other situations, such as to make a pop culture reference. Longer couch gags have sometimes been used to fill time in shorter episodes, such as in "Lisa's First Word", "The Front"[4] and "Cape Feare".[5] The show's 500th episode "At Long Last Leave" showcases each couch gag that was used in the series.

Recent years have included guest contributors who have added their style to the couch gag or the opening sequence.[6]

Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 · References · External links

Couch gags[edit]

  • The production code refers to the code assigned to the episode by the production team. The first two characters refer to the season the episode was made for. The first season is 7Gxx, the second is 7Fxx, the third is 8Fxx and the fourth is 9Fxx. After that, the fifth season started with 1F and continued in order until season nine (which was 5F). Starting with season ten, the production codes started with AABF, with the first letter changing for each season (i.e. BABF, CABF, etc.). The number at the end of the code is the order in which the episode was produced in a production run.[7]

Season 1 (1989–1990)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis [8] Original air date [9] Prod.
1 "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" none (Christmas special) December 17, 1989 7G08
2 "Bart the Genius" The Simpsons pile on to the couch; Bart is squeezed off of it, flies out of frame and lands in front of the TV. January 14, 1990 7G02
3 "Homer's Odyssey" The Simpsons pile on to the couch; the sides of it give in, leaving the family sitting on cushions on the floor. January 21, 1990 7G03
4 "There's No Disgrace Like Home" The Simpsons sit on to the couch; Homer is squeezed off the couch and says "D'oh!" January 28, 1990 7G04
5 "Bart the General" none (opening credits shortened) February 4, 1990 7G05
6 "Moaning Lisa" The Simpsons sit on to the couch; Maggie pops up in the air and lands in Marge's arms. (This was also the couch gag used in The Simpsons arcade game.) February 11, 1990 7G06
7 "The Call of the Simpsons" The Simpsons pile on to the couch and sit in a normal manner. February 18, 1990 7G09
8 "The Telltale Head" Repeat of 7G02's couch gag February 25, 1990 7G07
9 "Life on the Fast Lane" none (opening credits shortened) March 18, 1990 7G11
10 "Homer's Night Out" Repeat of 7G03's couch gag March 25, 1990 7G10
11 "The Crepes of Wrath" Repeat of 7G04's couch gag April 15, 1990 7G13
12 "Krusty Gets Busted" Repeat of 7G06's couch gag April 29, 1990 7G12
13 "Some Enchanted Evening" Repeat of 7G09's couch gag May 13, 1990 7G01

Season 2 (1990–1991)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis [10] Original air date Prod.
14 "Bart Gets an "F"" The Simpsons pile on to the couch. The couch falls through the floor as Homer says "D'oh!". Only in this version because all repeats cut it. October 11, 1990 7F03
15 "Simpson and Delilah" The Simpsons do an Egyptian dance before piling on to the couch. October 18, 1990 7F02
16 "Treehouse of Horror" none (Halloween episode) October 25, 1990 7F04
17 "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" The Simpsons pile on to the couch, which folds out to become a sofa bed. November 1, 1990 7F01
18 "Dancin' Homer" The Simpsons (except Maggie) pile on to the couch; Maggie peeks her head out of Marge's hair. November 8, 1990 7F05
19 "Dead Putting Society" The Simpsons are joined by Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II as they pile on to the couch. November 15, 1990 7F08
20 "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" The Simpsons enter the living room to discover Grampa sleeping on the couch. November 22, 1990 7F07
21 "Bart the Daredevil" The Simpsons pile on to the couch; Homer's weight tips the couch over sideways and Maggie sits on a couch cushion on the floor. December 6, 1990 7F06
22 "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" The Simpsons enter the living room to discover the couch missing. December 20, 1990 7F09
23 "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" The Simpsons pile on to the couch; Homer bumps the others onto the floor one-by-one and takes the couch for himself. January 10, 1991 7F10
24 "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" The Simpsons pile on to the couch, which falls over backwards; Maggie pops up from behind it. January 24, 1991 7F11
25 "The Way We Was" Repeat of 7F03's couch gag January 31, 1991 7F12
26 "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" Repeat of 7F02's couch gag February 7, 1991 7F13
27 "Principal Charming" Repeat of 7F01's couch gag February 14, 1991 7F15
28 "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Repeat of 7F05's couch gag February 21, 1991 7F16
29 "Bart's Dog Gets an F" Repeat of 7F08's couch gag March 7, 1991 7F14
30 "Old Money" Repeat of 7F07's couch gag March 28, 1991 7F17
31 "Brush with Greatness" Repeat of 7F06's couch gag April 11, 1991 7F18
32 "Lisa's Substitute" Repeat of 7F09's couch gag April 25, 1991 7F19
33 "The War of the Simpsons" Repeat of 7F10's couch gag May 2, 1991 7F20
34 "Three Men and a Comic Book" Repeat of 7F11's couch gag May 9, 1991 7F21
35 "Blood Feud" Repeat of 7F03's couch gag July 11, 1991 7F22

Season 3 (1991–1992)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
36 "Stark Raving Dad" The family sits; the couch tips over backwards and crashes into the back wall. September 19, 1991 7F24
37 "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" The family sits on the couch. Homer pulls a distressed Santa's Little Helper out from under him. September 26, 1991 8F01
38 "When Flanders Failed" repeat of 7F02's gag October 3, 1991 7F23
39 "Bart the Murderer" The family forms a human pyramid on the couch with Maggie on top. October 10, 1991 8F03
40 "Homer Defined" A space alien is on the couch with a drink in hand. Before the family can come in, it escapes through a trap door in the floor. The family comes in and sits as normal. October 17, 1991 8F04
41 "Like Father, Like Clown" Everyone (except for Bart) sits on the couch. Bart comes in moments later and lies stretched out on everyone's laps. October 24, 1991 8F05
42 "Treehouse of Horror II" none (Halloween episode) October 31, 1991 8F02
43 "Lisa's Pony" Homer lies down on the couch and ends up getting sat on by the rest of the family. November 7, 1991 8F06
44 "Saturdays of Thunder" Everyone sits on the couch, and falls in with their legs behind their heads. November 14, 1991 8F07
45 "Flaming Moe's" Two burglars are in the process of carrying off the couch. The Simpsons come in and sit, but the burglars throw them off and leave with the couch. November 21, 1991 8F08
46 "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" Santa's Little Helper is asleep on the couch. When the family comes in, he growls ferociously, and the family backs away slowly.[11] December 5, 1991 8F09
47 "I Married Marge" The family (except Maggie, who hops after failing to do a proper cartwheel) cartwheels to the couch and lands with a “ta-da” pose. December 26, 1991 8F10
48 "Radio Bart" The family sits on the couch and end up bouncing over and under each other until they are in completely different places on the couch. January 9, 1992 8F11
49 "Lisa the Greek" repeat of 8F01's gag January 23, 1992 8F12
50 "Homer Alone" repeat of 8F03's gag February 6, 1992 8F14
51 "Bart the Lover" repeat of 8F04's gag February 13, 1992 8F16
52 "Homer at the Bat" The family runs to the couch, but knocks themselves unconscious in the process. Maggie (the only one who is not knocked out) ends up on the couch. February 20, 1992 8F13
53 "Separate Vocations" repeat of 8F05's gag February 27, 1992 8F15
54 "Dog of Death" repeat of 8F06's gag March 12, 1992 8F17
55 "Colonel Homer" repeat of 8F07's gag March 26, 1992 8F19
56 "Black Widower" repeat of 8F08's gag April 9, 1992 8F20
57 "The Otto Show" repeat of 8F09's gag April 23, 1992 8F21
58 "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" repeat of 7F24's gag May 7, 1992 8F22
59 "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" repeat of 8F10's gag August 27, 1992 8F23

Season 4 (1992–1993)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
60 "Kamp Krusty" The Flintstones (Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles) are on the couch. When the Simpsons come in, Fred smiles at Homer and invites him to sit. [12] September 24, 1992 8F24
61 "A Streetcar Named Marge" The family sits on the couch. The couch transforms into a monster and swallows the family.[1][11][13] October 1, 1992 8F18
62 "Homer the Heretic" The Simpsons sit on the couch. The wall spins around, leaving behind an empty couch. October 8, 1992 9F01
63 "Lisa the Beauty Queen" Maggie is already on the couch. Homer, Marge, and Bart run off the edge of the film onto an empty white space and quickly run back. Lisa jumps in at the last second.[11] October 15, 1992 9F02
64 "Treehouse of Horror III" The Simpsons are now skeletons who rush to the couch and sit as normal. October 29, 1992 9F04
65 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" The Simpsons sit on the couch. The couch deflates like a balloon. November 3, 1992 9F03
66 "Marge Gets a Job" The family's heads are mismatched. Everyone undoes the mistake by taking back their proper heads and Maggie takes her pacifier out of Homer's mouth. November 5, 1992 9F05
67 "New Kid on the Block" repeat of 7F03's gag November 12, 1992 9F06
68 "Mr. Plow" The couch is replaced by a small wooden chair; the family sits on it. November 19, 1992 9F07
69 "Lisa's First Word" As the standard theme music stops, the family forms a chorus line, joined by a line of Rockette-like women, all high-kicking to a Vegas-like rendition of the main theme melody. The living room walls are lifted to make way for a large production number, featuring hand-standing elephants, magicians, Santa's Little Helper leaping through a ring of fire, a firework pinwheel, and more all set to circus-style music. The standard theme music then returns, concluding normally.[12][11] December 3, 1992 9F08
70 "Homer's Triple Bypass" The family is shrunk and climbs the “giant” couch.[11] December 17, 1992 9F09
71 "Marge vs. the Monorail" The Simpsons sit down, followed by three rows of secondary characters (such as Kent Brockman, Apu, Krusty, Principal Skinner, Marge's mother Jacqueline, Mr. Burns, Smithers, a black-haired Princess Kashmir in her belly dancer costume, Nelson Muntz, Milhouse, Martin, and Mrs. Krabappel) from the show who obstruct the family's view.[11] January 14, 1993 9F10
72 "Selma's Choice" The family is caught in a net trap set up on the floor. January 21, 1993 9F11
73 "Brother From the Same Planet" repeat of 9F01's gag February 4, 1993 9F12
74 "I Love Lisa" repeat of 9F08's gag February 11, 1993 9F13
75 "Duffless" repeat of 9F02's gag February 18, 1993 9F14
76 "Last Exit to Springfield" repeat of 8F18's gag March 11, 1993 9F15
77 "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show" repeat of 9F05's gag April 1, 1993 9F17
78 "The Front" repeat of 9F08's gag April 15, 1993 9F16
79 "Whacking Day" repeat of 9F07's gag April 29, 1993 9F18
80 "Marge in Chains" repeat of 9F09's gag May 6, 1993 9F20
81 "Krusty Gets Kancelled" repeat of 9F11's gag May 13, 1993 9F19

Season 5 (1993–1994)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
82 "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" A director does three couch gag takes. Take one: The Simpsons first run into the living room and shatter like glass, with Santa's Little Helper walking in to look at the mess on the floor. Take two: The Simpsons run in and coalesce into a multicolored, five-headed blob. Take three: The Simpsons run in and explode on contact, with Maggie's pacifier falling onto the blackened crater. (syndicated reruns use the "take one" couch gag and takes two and three are used as individual couch gags in different episodes) September 30, 1993 9F21
83 "Cape Feare" repeat of 9F08's gag October 7, 1993 9F22
84 "Homer Goes to College" The family sits; the couch and family are crushed by the cutout foot from the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus.[11] October 14, 1993 1F02
85 "Rosebud" The Simpsons run in and find an identical Simpsons family on the couch. (This scene is frequently used as the opening couch gag on free-to-air TV syndicated versions of Simpsons episodes from seasons one to five. The new cable reruns and the streaming versions found on FXNow and Disney+ use the DVD versions where the original couch gags [or lack thereof, in some cases] are used.) October 21, 1993 1F01
86 "Treehouse of Horror IV" The Simpsons are zombies who break through the floor and groan as they sit on the couch. October 28, 1993 1F04
87 "Marge on the Lam" The couch and other living room furniture are painted on a backdrop and the family crashes through it, leaving impact silhouettes. November 4, 1993 1F03
88 "Bart's Inner Child" The family runs in and finds an obese man taking up the entire couch. The man tries to give the Simpsons room to sit, but it is a tight fit. November 11, 1993 1F05
89 "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood" The lights are out as five pairs of eyes enter. The lights turn on revealing only eyes, as the eyeless family rushes in and sits down, reconnecting with their eyes. November 18, 1993 1F06
90 "The Last Temptation of Homer" The family sits, then realizes that the couch is on the set of the Late Show with David Letterman; next to the couch, Dave spins in his chair to face forward at his desk. December 9, 1993 1F07
91 "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)" repeat of the first of 9F21's three gags December 16, 1993 1F08
92 "Homer the Vigilante" repeat of the third of 9F21's three gags January 6, 1994 1F09
93 "Bart Gets Famous" repeat of the second of 9F21's three gags February 3, 1994 1F11
94 "Homer and Apu" Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa poke their heads out from behind the couch; Maggie pokes out from behind the center cushion. February 10, 1994 1F10
95 "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" repeat of 1F02's gag February 17, 1994 1F12
96 "Deep Space Homer" repeat of 1F05's gag February 24, 1994 1F13
97 "Homer Loves Flanders" There are two identical couches in the living room. The Simpsons split themselves down the middle and each half sits on the couches. March 17, 1994 1F14
98 "Bart Gets an Elephant" repeat of 1F06's gag March 31, 1994 1F15
99 "Burns' Heir" The Simpsons are balls that bounce onto the couch. Bart almost bounces away, but Homer reins him in and hurls him onto the couch. April 14, 1994 1F16
100 "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" The Simpsons sit on the couch just as a translucent FOX station identification logo appears in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Homer sees it, gets up from the couch, peels it off, and stomps on it (with the family joining him in stomping it) before returning to the couch. The center couch cushion is missing. April 28, 1994 1F18
101 "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" repeat of 1F07's gag May 5, 1994 1F19
102 "Lady Bouvier's Lover" repeat of the first of 9F21's three gags May 12, 1994 1F21
103 "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" repeat of the third of 9F21's three gags May 19, 1994 1F20

Season 6 (1994–1995)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
104 "Bart of Darkness" The Simpsons sit down in midair; the couch builds itself on top of the family and makes them fall. September 4, 1994 1F22
105 "Lisa's Rival" The living room floor is a shallow body of water. The Simpsons swim their way to the couch. Once on the couch, Bart removes his scuba mask and Homer dries out his ear by sticking his finger in it.[11] September 11, 1994 1F17
106 "Another Simpsons Clip Show" repeat of 1F02's gag September 25, 1994 2F33
107 "Itchy & Scratchy Land" The family is beamed onto the couch, Star Trek-style.[3] October 2, 1994 2F01
108 "Sideshow Bob Roberts" repeat of 1F06's gag (original airing)/repeat of 1F01's gag (subsequent airings)/none on the Simpsons season six DVD set October 9, 1994 2F02
109 "Treehouse of Horror V" The Simpson family members are built à la Frankenstein's monster with each other's body parts. They try to retrieve their own parts, but it is not an improvement. October 30, 1994 2F03
110 "Bart's Girlfriend" repeat of 1F06's gag November 6, 1994 2F04
111 "Lisa on Ice" The Simpsons sit on the couch and get shot into the ceiling, with only their legs and feet showing. November 13, 1994 2F05
112 "Homer Badman" In a loose parody of the film, Time Bandits, the family chases after the couch and the back wall as it slides down an endless hallway.[11] November 27, 1994 2F06
113 "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" The family run in from the side past a repeating background shot of the couch and TV. December 4, 1994 2F07
114 "Fear of Flying" repeat of 9F08's gag December 18, 1994 2F08
115 "Homer the Great" The living room is at the center of an M.C. Escher's Relativity style environment with multiple staircases and conflicting perspectives; the family enters from various directions (and dimensions) and sits.[1] January 8, 1995 2F09
116 "And Maggie Makes Three" The living room is seen through the barrel of a gun with music typically heard in a James Bond film playing. Homer walks in and fires at the unseen gunman. The screen “bleeds” red and falls. January 22, 1995 2F10
117 "Bart's Comet" The living room is shown in black and white. The Simpsons—animated as smiling, rubber-hosed cartoon characters of the early 1930s—come in and do a stiff dance.[11] February 5, 1995 2F11
118 "Homie the Clown" repeat of 1F22's gag February 12, 1995 2F12
119 "Bart vs. Australia" repeat of 1F17's gag February 19, 1995 2F13
120 "Homer vs. Patty & Selma" repeat of 2F01's gag (except the Simpsons now appear on the couch in a burst of whitish-blue light as seen on the show Quantum Leap) February 26, 1995 2F14
121 "A Star Is Burns" The family's heights are reversed; Maggie is now the largest while Homer is the smallest.[11] March 5, 1995 2F31
122 "Lisa's Wedding" repeat of 2F05's gag March 19, 1995 2F15
123 "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" repeat of 2F06's gag April 9, 1995 2F18
124 "The PTA Disbands" repeat of 2F09's gag April 16, 1995 2F19
125 "'Round Springfield" repeat of 2F31's gag (except the sound of Maggie sucking her pacifier is heard) April 30, 1995 2F32
126 "The Springfield Connection" repeat of 2F10's gag (only the James Bond music playing sounds different from the one heard in 2F10) May 7, 1995 2F21
127 "Lemon of Troy" repeat of 2F11's gag May 14, 1995 2F22
128 "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" repeat of 2F07's gag May 21, 1995 2F16

Season 7 (1995–1996)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
129 "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)" The theme from Dragnet plays as the couch slides away and a police lineup height chart unfurls from above. The family lines up in front of it. September 17, 1995 2F20
130 "Radioactive Man" Like a fax machine, the couch ejects a sheet of paper with a picture of the family, which then floats up into the air, before sliding beneath the couch. September 24, 1995 2F17
131 "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily" Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Grampa (who's sleeping), Santa's Little Helper, and Snowball II are in a Brady Bunch-style nine-square grid, with the couch in the center square. Everyone (except Grampa) runs to the center square. October 1, 1995 3F01
132 "Bart Sells His Soul" The family drive around the room in go-karts, wearing fezzes. They line up in front of the couch and honk their horns simultaneously. October 8, 1995 3F02
133 "Lisa the Vegetarian" The Simpsons are colorless blobs. Mechanical arms color and detail the family. October 15, 1995 3F03
134 "Treehouse of Horror VI" The family are hanged on nooses, staring blankly. Despite being dead from asphyxiation, Maggie manages to suck on her pacifier. October 29, 1995 3F04
135 "King-Size Homer" The Simpsons are five malfunctioning wind-up dolls who buzz and waddle their way to the couch (or at least near it). November 5, 1995 3F05
136 "Mother Simpson" A bowling pin clearing bar scares Snowball II off the couch, then a pinsetter places the family on the couch like bowling pins. November 19, 1995 3F06
137 "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" The whole room is under water, the couch is made of clam shells, and a treasure chest is in place of the TV. Sea monkey versions of the family members swim in and sit on the clam couch. November 26, 1995 3F08
138 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" A montage of couch gags from 8F18, 9F02, 9F10, 9F09, 8F09, 1F02, 2F31, 2F09, 2F06, 1F17, 2F11, and 9F08. December 3, 1995 3F31
139 "Marge Be Not Proud" The family sits on the couch. Homer notices a plug in the middle of the floor and pulls it. Everyone and everything gets sucked down the drain.
Note: The floor is brown instead of green because of an error.
December 17, 1995 3F07
140 "Team Homer" The family sits. The camera then zooms in through a mouse hole, where a family of mice with similar features to the Simpson family rush to the couch and sit as well. January 7, 1996 3F10
141 "Two Bad Neighbors" Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are moose heads on the wall and Homer is a bearskin rug on the floor. A game hunter comes in, sits on the couch, and smokes a pipe. January 14, 1996 3F09
142 "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield" The living room is bathed in black light, with the Simpsons in fluorescent colors while a hard rock guitar riff plays. Homer turns the light on, and the normal music plays. February 4, 1996 3F11
143 "Bart the Fink" repeat of 2F17's gag (but this time, the paper does not slide back under the couch) February 11, 1996 3F12
144 "Lisa the Iconoclast" repeat of 3F01's gag February 18, 1996 3F13
145 "Homer the Smithers" repeat of 3F02's gag February 25, 1996 3F14
146 "The Day the Violence Died" repeat of 3F03's gag March 17, 1996 3F16
147 "A Fish Called Selma" repeat of 3F05's gag March 24, 1996 3F15
148 "Bart on the Road" repeat of 3F06's gag March 31, 1996 3F17
149 "22 Short Films About Springfield" repeat of 3F08's gag April 14, 1996 3F18
150 "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"" repeat of 3F07's gag April 28, 1996 3F19
151 "Much Apu About Nothing" repeat of 3F09's gag May 5, 1996 3F20
152 "Homerpalooza" repeat of 3F11's gag May 19, 1996 3F21
153 "Summer of 4 Ft. 2" repeat of 2F17's gag May 19, 1996 3F22

Season 8 (1996–1997)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
154 "Treehouse of Horror VII" The Grim Reaper is on the couch. The family runs in, but keel over and die one by one. The Reaper then puts his feet up on the corpses of the Simpson family. October 27, 1996 4F02
155 "You Only Move Twice" Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie deploy parachutes as they fall from the sky onto the couch. Homer comes down screaming and falls through the floor face-first from an unopened parachute pack. November 3, 1996 3F23
156 "The Homer They Fall" The couch sits in the middle of a desert; in western cowboy garb, the family sits on the couch, which gallops off into the sunset. November 10, 1996 4F03
157 "Burns, Baby Burns" Clear blue bubble versions of the family members float into the room, land on the couch, and pop. November 17, 1996 4F05
158 "Bart After Dark" The whole scene is a Simpsons rendition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album, featuring a large crowd of regulars, several objects associated with the show, and wax statues of the Simpsons as they were on The Tracey Ullman Show. The last chord to the Beatles song, "A Day in the Life" plays instead of the traditional Simpsons music as the family comes in, standing front and center and dressed in Sgt. Pepper regalia. Homer looks around and turns to look at the crowded scene behind him. (This was also used as the cover for The Yellow Album) November 24, 1996 4F06
159 "A Milhouse Divided" The family sits down, but now Bart is green. Homer fiddles with the TV antenna and Bart changes to red. 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). December 1, 1996 4F04
160 "Lisa's Date with Density" Everybody and everything is upside-down. The Simpsons (also upside-down) come in and sit on the couch, but end up falling on the ceiling/floor. December 15, 1996 4F01
161 "Hurricane Neddy" The couch is replaced with a coin slot and the words "Vend-A-Couch" written on the wall. Homer puts a coin in; nothing happens. Homer pounds on the wall four times before the couch falls on him. December 29, 1996 4F07
162 "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)" repeat of 3F23's gag January 5, 1997 3F24
163 "The Springfield Files" The family flies into the room wearing jet packs. Maggie spirals in last with the rest of the family staring at her, landing in Marge's lap. January 12, 1997 3G01
164 "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" The couch is now a giant Whac-A-Mole game, with the Simpson family as the moles. The clown hallucination music from the season six episode “Homie the Clown” plays as an unseen player tries to hit one of the Simpson moles — and successfully gets Homer. January 19, 1997 4F08
165 "Mountain of Madness" The couch is folded out into a bed with Grampa sleeping on it. The Simpsons fold the couch in (with Grampa shouting "Huh?" before he has folded in) and sit. February 2, 1997 4F10
166 "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" The living room is empty. Cut to outside where Homer is struggling with a locked front door while the other members of the family wait impatiently. February 7, 1997 3G03
167 "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" repeat of 4F06's gag (in syndication, this is replaced with the "Simpsons Meet The Flintstones" couch gag from 8F24, but the audio from 4F06's gag can still be heard) February 9, 1997 4F12
168 "Homer's Phobia" The living room is in an "America Onlink" window on a computer screen. An unseen computer user tries to download the family, but the download shows no signs of progress after a few seconds and the user tries to exit the window (which also does not work). February 16, 1997 4F11
169 "Brother from Another Series" repeat of 4F01's gag February 23, 1997 4F14
170 "My Sister, My Sitter" The couch is on the deck of a ship at sea in rough waters, sliding back and forth with the tilt of the ship. Dressed in raingear, the family sits on the couch, before an enormous wave washes them away. The TV surfaces moments later. March 2, 1997 4F13
171 "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" repeat of 4F03's gag March 16, 1997 4F15
172 "Grade School Confidential" repeat of 4F05's gag April 6, 1997 4F09
173 "The Canine Mutiny" repeat of 4F10's gag April 13, 1997 4F16
174 "The Old Man and the Lisa" repeat of 4F08's gag (only now, the sounds of the mallet hitting the family members is more aggressive) April 20, 1997 4F17
175 "In Marge We Trust" repeat of 4F07's gag April 27, 1997 4F18
176 "Homer's Enemy" repeat of 4F04's gag (in some syndicated versions, the parachute couch gag from 3F23 and 3F24 is used) May 4, 1997 4F19
177 "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" none (special opening hosted by Troy McClure) May 11, 1997 4F20
178 "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" repeat of 4F01's gag May 18, 1997 4F21

Season 9 (1997–98)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
179 "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" The family comes in, dressed as the Harlem Globetrotters, passing a basketball to each other while Sweet Georgia Brown plays. Maggie dunks the ball into the basket above the couch, hitting Homer on the head. September 21, 1997 4F22
180 "The Principal and the Pauper" The Simpsons are dressed as astronauts and sit on the couch just as it blasts off into space. September 28, 1997 4F23
181 "Lisa's Sax" Homer runs in alone and stands in front of the couch. The top half of him pops off and on to the couch revealing a smaller Marge standing inside the lower half of Homer, like a Russian nesting doll. The top half of Marge pops off revealing Bart, whose top half pops off revealing Lisa, whose top half finally pops off to reveal Maggie, who stays in the middle of Homer's body and sucks on her pacifier. October 19, 1997 3G02
182 "Treehouse of Horror VIII" The Simpsons sit on the couch. Metal shackles restrain their wrists and ankles and a metal cap comes down on all of their heads. The family writhes in pain as they get electrocuted. October 26, 1997 5F02
183 "The Cartridge Family" The couch is a trough filled with water. With their butts on fire, the Simpsons rush to the trough and sit to extinguish the fire. They all sigh in relief as steam billows out. November 2, 1997 5F01
184 "Bart Star" The family sits. An auto-crusher compresses them all into a rectangular block. November 9, 1997 5F03
185 "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons" Bart runs in and spray-paints the family onto the couch, tagging it with an "El Barto" signature, then runs off. November 16, 1997 5F04
186 "Lisa the Skeptic" The living room is a sauna, with three men in towels relaxing. The Simpsons (also in towels) arrive, but leave sheepishly as the three men glare at them. November 23, 1997 5F05
187 "Realty Bites" The family sits; Matt Groening's[14] live action hand spins the picture around, smearing the shot's paint. December 7, 1997 5F06
188 "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. The camera zooms out and reveals that the living room is part of a snow globe that two hands shake to make the snow fall. December 21, 1997 5F07
189 "All Singing, All Dancing" The floor is a treadmill. Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie run in place for a few seconds, then successfully dismount, while Homer gets stuck on it, yelling, "Marge, stop this crazy thing!" January 4, 1998 5F24
190 "Bart Carny" The Simpsons go to sit on the couch, but fall on their butts when the couch gets pulled back. Nelson Muntz comes from behind the couch and laughs. January 11, 1998 5F08
191 "The Joy of Sect" Similar to the couch gag on "Homer's Triple Bypass", the Simpsons are microsized and trying to get on the giant couch. Unlike the couch gag to "Homer's Triple Bypass," The Simpsons take a little longer to climb onto the couch and, once they reach the top, Santa's Little Helper grabs Homer and carries him away in his mouth. February 8, 1998 5F23
192 "Das Bus" The Simpsons are frogs (with Maggie as a tadpole) jumping to a lily pad "couch". Homer turns on the TV with his tongue. (according to the season 9 DVD commentary, Dan Castellaneta's daughter came up with the idea for this couch gag)[12] February 15, 1998 5F11
193 "The Last Temptation of Krust" repeat of 5F01's gag February 22, 1998 5F10
194 "Dumbbell Indemnity" repeat of 5F03's gag March 1, 1998 5F12
195 "Lisa the Simpson" A vine grows in the middle of the living room and sprouts into a tree bearing Simpsons family versions of various fruits and vegetables: Bart is a strawberry, Homer is a squash, Marge is an asparagus, Maggie is broccoli, and Lisa is a pineapple. March 8, 1998 4F24
196 "This Little Wiggy" repeat of 5F04's gag (but this time, Bart peeks from around the TV first to make sure the coast is clear) March 22, 1998 5F13
197 "Simpson Tide" In a parody of the Rocky & Bullwinkle bumpers, the Simpsons fall off a cliff during a lightning storm as the Rocky & Bullwinkle theme plays throughout. Their eyes are shown floating towards the heavens. The scene then cuts to The Simpsons sprouting from the ground amidst a garden of flowers. Bart spits up a clod of dirt. March 29, 1998 3G04
198 "The Trouble with Trillions" repeat of 5F05's gag April 5, 1998 5F14
199 "Girly Edition" repeat of 5F06's gag April 19, 1998 5F15
200 "Trash of the Titans" The Simpson family find themselves in Mrs. Krabappel's classroom where Bart is writing the blackboard punishment phrase, "I Will Not Mess With The Opening Credits". April 26, 1998 5F09
201 "King of the Hill" repeat of 5F07's gag May 3, 1998 5F16
202 "Lost Our Lisa" repeat of 5F08's gag May 10, 1998 5F17
203 "Natural Born Kissers" repeat of 5F11's gag May 17, 1998 5F18

Season 10 (1998–99)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
204 "Lard of the Dance" repeat of 5F08's gag August 23, 1998 5F20
205 "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" Similar to the couch gag from the season four's "Marge vs. the Monorail", the living room is filled with supporting characters from the show. Unlike "Marge vs. the Monorail," the living room is now a movie theater, and the Simpsons are shuffling their way through to find a seat. After they sit down, Homer leans in and eats from Comic Book Guy's popcorn tub. September 20, 1998 5F21
206 "Bart the Mother" Two firemen hold the couch like a safety net. Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie land safely on the couch. Homer, however, falls screaming through the floor. September 27, 1998 5F22
207 "Treehouse of Horror IX" The family never makes it to the couch; Bart gets run over by Homer. Lisa gets catapulted into the garage roof, and Homer gets run down by Marge as she drives into the garage. Meanwhile, in the living room Freddy Krueger (of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies) and Jason Voorhees (of the Friday the 13th movies) sit on the couch, wondering where the family is. October 25, 1998 AABF01
208 "When You Dish Upon a Star" Marge enters with a laundry basket, humming as she hangs wet sheet versions of Homer, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie on a clothesline. November 8, 1998 5F19
209 "D'oh-in' in the Wind" The family sits. a safety bar lowers over their laps and the couch zooms around the room like a roller coaster car. November 15, 1998 AABF02
210 "Lisa Gets an "A"" The family sits. Salon-style hair dryers descend onto their heads, then lift up, revealing the family members all have swapped hairdos. Homer has Maggie's spikes, Marge has Bart's spikes, Bart has Lisa's spikes, Lisa has Homer's "combover," and Maggie has Marge's big, blue bouffant (the weight of which causes Maggie to fall off the couch). November 22, 1998 AABF03
211 "Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"" repeat of 5F11's gag December 6, 1998 AABF04
212 "Mayored to the Mob" repeat of 5F03's gag December 20, 1998 AABF05
213 "Viva Ned Flanders" repeat of 5F06's gag January 10, 1999 AABF06
214 "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" In a parody of the famous scene in Dr. Strangelove where Slim Pickens' character rides the bomb, the Simpsons (wearing cowboy hats) straddle the couch as it drops from a bomb bay door. The Simpsons scream, "Yahoo!" as they plummet into oblivion. January 17, 1999 AABF07
215 "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" The living room is in shallow water and the Simpsons sit on the couch. When an iceberg floats by, the couch sinks vertically like the RMS Titanic, and the family clings to dear life as it goes under. Maggie resurfaces on a couch cushion moments later with the remote control in hand. January 31, 1999 AABF08
216 "Homer to the Max" repeat of 5F19's gag February 7, 1999 AABF09
217 "I'm with Cupid" repeat of AABF03's gag February 14, 1999 AABF11
218 "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"" repeat of AABF02's gag February 21, 1999 AABF10
219 "Make Room for Lisa" repeat of 5F22's gag February 28, 1999 AABF12
220 "Maximum Homerdrive" Marge and Homer are depicted as children while Bart and Lisa are depicted as adults (and Maggie is a baby doll in Homer's arms). Homer reaches for the remote control, but Lisa slaps it away from him. March 28, 1999 AABF13
221 "Simpsons Bible Stories" The family slips on banana peels on the floor, flipping upside-down in the air, but all land safely on the couch. April 4, 1999 AABF14
222 "Mom and Pop Art" repeat of AABF07's gag April 11, 1999 AABF15
223 "The Old Man and The "C" Student" repeat of 5F21's gag April 25, 1999 AABF16
224 "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" repeat of 9F08's gag May 2, 1999 AABF17
225 "They Saved Lisa's Brain" repeat of AABF08's gag May 9, 1999 AABF18
226 "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" The Simpsons sit on the couch, but get sucked inside and come out looking like a shredded piece of paper. May 16, 1999 AABF20

Season 11 (1999–2000)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
227 "Beyond Blunderdome" The Simpson family (as they are currently drawn) run in and find their crudely drawn counterparts from The Tracey Ullman Show. Both families look at each other and run screaming out the room. September 26, 1999 AABF23
228 "Brother's Little Helper" The family comes in, colorless and marked with numbers. A group of Korean painters come in to color the family, but forget to outline the eyes on Homer and Marge. October 3, 1999 AABF22
229 "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" The family comes in. Marge notices Matt Groening's signature at the bottom of the screen and wipes it off. A caricature of Matt Groening (complete with graying beard, glasses, and a tacky orange and yellow Hawaiian shirt) comes in and resigns the scene. October 24, 1999 AABF21
230 "Treehouse of Horror X" The family members (mostly) appear as they have in previous Halloween episodes: Homer is a jack-in-the-box (from 8F02), Bart is a mutant fly (from 5F02), Marge is a witch (also from 5F02), and Maggie is an alien (from AABF01); Lisa, an axe murder victim (the only one not based on a previous episode), comments on the lackluster Halloween special hosted by Kang and Kodos ("What do aliens have to do with Halloween?"). Maggie yells, "Silence!" in Kang's voice, and blasts Lisa with her ray-gun. October 31, 1999 BABF01
231 "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" The living room is set up like a trendy nightclub (complete with a disco ball, a velvet rope, three 20-something club hoppers, and a bouncer). The bouncer lets Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie in, but sends Homer away. November 7, 1999 AABF19
232 "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" A cement truck pours out concrete statues of the Simpson family. The top half of Homer's statue quickly breaks off and falls to the floor. November 14, 1999 BABF02
233 "Eight Misbehavin'" The Simpsons sit on the couch and the wall spins around as seen in "Homer the Heretic." Instead of an empty couch, however, a Vincent Price-esque mad scientist and a shackled and scared Ned Flanders are on the other side of the wall. November 21, 1999 BABF03
234 "Take My Wife, Sleaze" repeat of AABF20's gag November 28, 1999 BABF05
235 "Grift of the Magi" Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie slide down a fire pole that's next to the couch. Homer, however, gets stuck in the hole and flails about helplessly. December 19, 1999 BABF07
236 "Little Big Mom" A crash test dummy version of the family sits. The couch slides forward and slams into the TV (simluating a car crash test), then pulls back into place. Crash test dummy Homer's head falls off from the trauma. January 9, 2000 BABF04
237 "Faith Off" A Sigmund Freud caricature is sitting in a chair next to the couch. Homer hops on the couch and yells, "Oh, doctor, I'm crazy!" and sobs. Everyone else stares sadly at each other. January 16, 2000 BABF06
238 "The Mansion Family" repeat of AABF13's gag January 23, 2000 BABF08
239 "Saddlesore Galactica" The family leaps into the room, all dressed in white karate uniforms and black belts. They chop the couch to pieces while Homer does a spinning kick and clicks on the TV with the remote. February 6, 2000 BABF09
240 "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" Everyone (save Maggie, who's with Marge) comes in on bumper cars and slams Homer into the wall repeatedly. February 13, 2000 BABF10
241 "Missionary: Impossible" The couch is sitting in the Evergreen Terrace Subway Station. The family (seated on a bench) get on the next train that arrives on the track and leave. February 20, 2000 BABF11
242 "Pygmoelian" repeat of AABF21's gag February 27, 2000 BABF12
243 "Bart to the Future" repeat of AABF19's gag March 19, 2000 BABF13
244 "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses" repeat of AABF23's gag April 9, 2000 BABF14
245 "Kill the Alligator and Run" The Simpsons (save Maggie, who is in Marge's arms) are barefoot and briskly walking across a bed of hot coals. When the family sits on the couch, they prop their feet up, revealing their black and smoldering soles. April 30, 2000 BABF16
246 "Last Tap Dance in Springfield" Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie (dressed in jungle loincloths) swing into the room on a vine gracefully like Tarzan. Homer, however, swings by, fails to release the vine in time, and crashes offscreen like George of the Jungle. May 7, 2000 BABF15
247 "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" repeat of AABF22's gag May 14, 2000 BABF18
248 "Behind the Laughter" The family sits down. Bart puts a coin in the "Magic Fingers" slot on his side of the couch. The couch vibrates away, taking the family with it. May 21, 2000 BABF19

Season 12 (2000–01)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
249 "Treehouse of Horror XI" none (Halloween episode) November 1, 2000 BABF21
250 "A Tale of Two Springfields" Bart puts a whoopee cushion under Homer's spot. When the family sits down, Homer sits on it and triggers its farting sound. Homer grins sheepishly at Marge, Lisa, and Maggie (who are frowning) while Bart laughs. November 5, 2000 BABF20
251 "Insane Clown Poppy" The shot opens on the TV rather than the couch. The family runs in and freezes in mid-air. The camera pans around them in Matrix-style bullet-time. When the camera is angled on the couch, time resumes normally and they sit down without further incident. November 12, 2000 BABF17
252 "Lisa the Tree Hugger" Maggie is on the couch. The rest of the Simpsons waddle in dressed as The Teletubbies and Maggie applauds with delight. November 19, 2000 CABF01
253 "Homer vs. Dignity" A skating ramp is set up next to the couch. Marge (with Maggie in hand), Bart, and Lisa successfully do skateboard tricks off the ramp and onto the couch. Homer, however, falls off the ramp and, adding injury to insult, gets hit on the head with his own skateboard. November 26, 2000 CABF04
254 "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" Santa's Little Helper dances on his hind legs like Snoopy on The Charlie Brown Christmas Special while the "Peanuts" theme plays. When the family comes in, Santa's Little Helper slowly stops dancing, sits on his hind legs, and barks. December 3, 2000 CABF02
255 "The Great Money Caper" The Simpsons swim to the couch in deep-sea diving gear. The camera zooms out to reveal that the living room is in a fish bowl. December 10, 2000 CABF03
256 "Skinner's Sense of Snow" A football is thrown in the center of the living room. Dressed as football players, the Simpsons tackle each other for the ball. Maggie squirms out with ball in hand, spikes it, and does a victory dance. December 17, 2000 CABF06
257 "HOMR" The Simpsons are placed on the couch by the transport tubes used on Futurama. A yellow-skinned Philip J. Fry is in on the couch for a split second before he's sucked up and replaced by Bart. January 7, 2001 BABF22
258 "Pokey Mom" repeat of BABF03's gag January 14, 2001 CABF05
259 "Worst Episode Ever" The couch is replaced by a valet parking spot. The Squeaky-Voiced Teen pushes a couch in place for the Simpsons to sit down. He then holds his hand out for a tip and leaves angrily when he doesn't get it. February 4, 2001 CABF08
260 "Tennis the Menace" The living room floor is frozen over. The Simpsons ice skate to the couch. When Homer sits down, his side of the couch falls through. February 11, 2001 CABF07
261 "Day of the Jackanapes" repeat of BABF06's gag February 18, 2001 CABF10
262 "New Kids on the Blecch" The couch is outside a prison wall. A siren wails and a searchlight moves as The Simpsons (dressed in striped prison jumpsuits) tunnel their way to the couch. February 25, 2001 CABF12
263 "Hungry, Hungry Homer" repeat of BABF09's gag March 4, 2001 CABF09
264 "Bye Bye Nerdie" repeat of BABF10's gag March 11, 2001 CABF11
265 "Simpson Safari" repeat of 9F08's gag April 1, 2001 CABF13
266 "Trilogy of Error" repeat of CABF04's gag April 29, 2001 CABF14
267 "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" repeat of BABF02's gag May 6, 2001 CABF15
268 "Children of a Lesser Clod" repeat of BABF04's gag May 13, 2001 CABF16
269 "Simpsons Tall Tales" repeat of BABF11's gag May 20, 2001 CABF17

Season 13 (2001–02)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
270 "Treehouse of Horror XII" none (Halloween episode) November 6, 2001 CABF19
271 "The Parent Rap" The Simpsons are in the simplistically drawn sailboat painting located behind the couch. They jump out of the painting by going in the “water”. The living room is wet from the splash and Homer uses his finger to clean his ear out while clicking on the TV with the remote. November 11, 2001 CABF22
272 "Homer the Moe" repeat of CABF06's gag November 18, 2001 CABF20
273 "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love" repeat of CABF12's gag December 2, 2001 CABF18
274 "The Blunder Years" repeat of BABF17's gag December 9, 2001 CABF21
275 "She of Little Faith" The couch is a slot machine that shows Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa in the tumbler windows. Maggie, however, is replaced by lucky number "7" as a pile of gold coins spill out. December 16, 2001 DABF02
276 "Brawl in the Family" The couch is replaced by a hedge. A gardener comes in and creates a topiary of The Simpsons. January 6, 2002 DABF01
277 "Sweets and Sour Marge" The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. A crane game clamp comes down and picks up Homer. Homer screams, “Ow! My brain!” as he's being pulled out of frame. January 20, 2002 DABF03
278 "Jaws Wired Shut" The living room is black and while (like in the couch gag for "Bart's Comet"). Homer, dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp character, waddles to the couch and twitches his nose. When Tramp Homer sits down, the rest of the family, dressed as silent movie characters, join him. January 27, 2002 DABF05
279 "Half-Decent Proposal" The Simpsons come in just as two repo men take the couch away. As Homer cries over this, Marge looks confused, and the kids sit on the floor to watch TV. February 10, 2002 DABF04
280 "The Bart Wants What It Wants" repeat of 9F08's gag February 17, 2002 DABF06
281 "The Lastest Gun in the West" The Squeaky-Voiced Teen and an unknown adolescent girl are making out on the couch. The Simpsons come in. The Squeaky-Voiced Teen yelps and the unknown girl smiles uneasily. February 24, 2002 DABF07
282 "The Old Man and the Key" The family runs in to find the Blue Man Group performing on drums in front of the couch. Homer murmurs "What the--?!" March 10, 2002 DABF09
283 "Tales from the Public Domain" The Simpsons rushing to and sitting on the couch is animated in pencil-drawn flipbook style, with the pages flipped by a pair of live-action hands. [12] March 17, 2002 DABF08
284 "Blame It on Lisa" The family are marionettes who get caught in each other's strings. The camera pans up to reveal Matt Groening as the puppet master, who throws the puppets down in frustration. March 31, 2002 DABF10
285 "Weekend at Burnsie's" repeat of DABF01's gag April 7, 2002 DABF11
286 "Gump Roast" repeat of DABF02's gag April 21, 2002 DABF12
287 "I Am Furious Yellow" repeat of DABF03's gag April 28, 2002 DABF13
288 "The Sweetest Apu" repeat of DABF04's gag, but with Homer, Lisa, Bart, and Marge crying May 5, 2002 DABF14
289 "Little Girl in the Big Ten" repeat of DABF07's gag May 12, 2002 DABF15
290 "The Frying Game" repeat of DABF05's gag May 19, 2002 DABF16
291 "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" repeat of DABF09's gag (but with different audio: the group plays more loudly/aggressively and Homer doesn't say, "What the...") May 22, 2002 DABF17

Season 14 (2002–03)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
292 "Treehouse of Horror XIII" none (Halloween episode) November 3, 2002 DABF19
293 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" The living room is in an ocean. Homer is on water skis, with the others on him as everyone literally "jumps the shark". The family safely lands on the couch, except for Homer, whose legs have been bitten off and are now in the mouths of two sharks.[15] November 10, 2002 DABF22
294 "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" In a parody of the opening of the 1960s sitcom, Get Smart, Homer goes through many futuristic doors and passageways until he reaches the phone booth, dials a number, falls through the floor, and lands on the couch (with the rest of the family already seated). November 17, 2002 DABF20
295 "Large Marge" Homer (unseen, but implied to be him) draws the family on the couch with a “Sketch-A-Etch” and yells, “Whoo-hoo!” when he's done. November 24, 2002 DABF18
296 "Helter Shelter" In a parody of the Macintosh paint program, Kid Pix, a mouse cursor drags Homer from the left side of the couch to the right, changes the wall color to green, and replaces the boat painting with the Mona Lisa. (Final couch gag to be traditionally animated) December 1, 2002 DABF21
297 "The Great Louse Detective" The family sits on the couch. Homer clicks on the remote control and sends the family to the Stone Age where they sit in front of a fire, clicks it again to send them to the era of the Roman Empire where they watch a gladiator match, and clicks it a final time to return them to the present. (First couch gag to be Flash animated) December 15, 2002 EABF01
298 "Special Edna" Everybody is deep-fried in a fast-food fryer, then emptied onto the couch and salted. January 5, 2003 EABF02
299 "The Dad Who Knew Too Little" In a parody of the black-and-white photograph, Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper, the family is dressed as construction workers of the early 20th century and are sitting on a girder watching TV. January 12, 2003 EABF03
300 "The Strong Arms of the Ma" The couch is a novelty cardboard cut-out with holes where the family's heads would be. The family puts their heads through the holes and a photographer takes their picture. February 2, 2003 EABF04
301 "Pray Anything" The Simpsons sit down as normal. A giant baby picks them up and plays with them. February 9, 2003 EABF06
302 "Barting Over" The living room is made of assorted candies and gingerbread. The Simpsons are gingerbread men (and women) who rush to the couch. Homer leans over and bites the top of Bart's head. February 16, 2003 EABF05
303 "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" repeat of DABF18's gag February 16, 2003 EABF07
304 "A Star Is Born Again" repeat of DABF10's gag March 2, 2003 EABF08
305 "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington" repeat of EABF01's gag March 9, 2003 EABF09
306 "C.E. D'oh" repeat of DABF08's gag March 16, 2003 EABF10
307 "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky" repeat of DABF22's gag March 30, 2003 EABF11
308 "Three Gays of the Condo" repeat of EABF02's gag April 13, 2003 EABF12
309 "Dude, Where's My Ranch?" The Simpsons are mimes walking against the wind and sitting on an imaginary couch. April 27, 2003 EABF13
310 "Old Yeller Belly" repeat of EABF03's gag May 4, 2003 EABF14
311 "Brake My Wife, Please" repeat of EABF04's gag May 11, 2003 EABF15
312 "Bart of War" repeat of EABF06's gag May 18, 2003 EABF16
313 "Moe Baby Blues" repeat of EABF05's gag May 18, 2003 EABF17

Season 15 (2003–04)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
314 "Treehouse of Horror XIV" none (Halloween episode) November 2, 2003 EABF21
315 "My Mother the Carjacker" The family runs to the couch as normal, only to rapidly decay and turn to piles of dust. November 9, 2003 EABF18
316 "The President Wore Pearls" A camera shutter flash is heard as a blank Polaroid photo floats to the couch and develops into a picture of The Simpsons. November 16, 2003 EABF20
317 "The Regina Monologues" There is a Play-Doh Fun Factory on the back wall; it presses Play-Doh versions of everybody out onto the couch. November 23, 2003 EABF22
318 "The Fat and the Furriest" repeat of DABF20's gag November 30, 2003 EABF19
319 "Today I Am a Clown" The Simpsons slides down a pole into the Batcave, where everyone is dressed like someone from the 1960s Batman TV show (Homer is Batman, Marge, Lisa and Maggie are Batgirl, and Bart is Robin). December 7, 2003 FABF01
320 "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" The couch is a street bench in Japan, and everyone is a famous anime character: Homer is Ultraman, Marge is Jun from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Lisa is Sailor Moon, Bart is Astro Boy and Maggie is Pikachu from the Pokémon series. December 14, 2003 FABF02
321 "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays" The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. Knives are hurled at the Simpsons' heads, but hit the wall. Homer tries to get a bowl of chips, but a knife aimed for the side of his head stops him. January 4, 2004 FABF03
322 "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" The couch is a white cake. The Simpsons are squeezed out of a pastry bag like frosting. January 11, 2004 FABF04
323 "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife" The Simpsons' heads pop out of a slice of apple pie. Homer takes a bite out of the pie. January 25, 2004 FABF05
324 "Margical History Tour" The couch is replaced by a giant microwave. Someone puts a tray inside and presses a button. The Simpsons rise from the tray as it cooks. February 8, 2004 FABF06
325 "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" A woman throws some seeds into a plot of dirt where the couch usually is, and waters them; everybody sprouts up like plants. February 15, 2004 FABF07
326 "Smart and Smarter" Everybody is a bag on a moving dry-cleaning rack, which stops over the couch. February 22, 2004 FABF09
327 "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" In a parody of the science short film, Powers of Ten, the Simpsons sit down on the couch as normal when suddenly, the camera pans out, revealing an overhead shot of the house, then of the neighborhood, and so on, zooming out further and further to show the United States, the Earth, the solar system, and Kang and Kodos standing next to their broken spaceship. Soon, many stars fill the screen as they form into the Milky Way. Other galaxies form and turn into atoms, and the view zooms out to show simple molecular structures, more complex molecular structures, then DNA helices, which pan out into a blank yellow expanse, revealing to be Homer's head and returning to the couch scene. Homer stares blankly for a few seconds, then utters, “Wow!” March 14, 2004 FABF08
328 "Co-Dependent's Day" repeat of EABF18's gag March 21, 2004 FABF10
329 "The Wandering Juvie" repeat of EABF20's gag March 28, 2004 FABF11
330 "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" repeat of EABF22's gag April 18, 2004 FABF12
331 "Catch 'Em If You Can" repeat of FABF04's gag April 25, 2004 FABF14
332 "Simple Simpson" repeat of FABF01's gag May 2, 2004 FABF15
333 "The Way We Weren't" repeat of FABF03's gag May 9, 2004 FABF13
334 "Bart-Mangled Banner" repeat of FABF06's gag May 16, 2004 FABF17
335 "Fraudcast News" repeat of FABF02's gag May 23, 2004 FABF18

Season 16 (2004–05)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
336 "Treehouse of Horror XV" none (Halloween episode) November 7, 2004 FABF23
337 "All's Fair in Oven War" The couch is in a clearing and mounted on a catapult. The Simpsons sit down and get launched over a mountain range. November 14, 2004 FABF20
338 "Sleeping with the Enemy" The Simpsons run in and find that the couch is missing (similar to the couch gag from season two's "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"), but this time, the couch falls from the sky and crushes everyone. November 21, 2004 FABF19
339 "She Used to Be My Girl" All of the family members sit down as normal. The twist: The Simpsons now look like Moe Szyslak. December 5, 2004 FABF22
340 "Fat Man and Little Boy" The family take their usual places on the couch. The couch rises into the air and is actually part of an anglerfish deep in the ocean. The family screams as the anglerfish swallows them whole. December 12, 2004 FABF21
341 "Midnight Rx" With no music playing, the Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. Nothing happens. Lisa stares at the camera and says, “What? Can’t we sit on the couch without something happening?” Homer is then impaled by a spear and yells, “D’oh!” with everyone staring in shock. January 16, 2005 FABF16
342 "Mommie Beerest" The living room is made of sand (including the furnitures and fixtures). The family, looking haggard and dehydrated, crawls in, but ends up lying on their backs in a desert when the sand house collapses. January 30, 2005 GABF01
343 "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" The family climbs on top of the other, forming a totem pole, with Homer at the bottom and Maggie on top. February 6, 2005 GABF02
344 "Pranksta Rap" The family hops to the living room (with the floor as a chessboard) 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. February 13, 2005 GABF03
345 "There's Something About Marrying" The family, dressed as bruised and beaten hockey players (Marge, Bart, and Lisa each have a missing tooth while Homer has a missing tooth and a black eye), skate around the couch as "Charge!" plays on an organ. Homer is carrying the Stanley Cup with Maggie (the only one who is not hurt) sitting in the bowl. February 20, 2005 GABF04
346 "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" repeat of FABF08's gag (but this time, Kang and Kodos are heard laughing and Homer says "Cool!" instead of "Wow!" at the end) March 6, 2005 GABF05
347 "Goo Goo Gai Pan" The living room is dark, with many eyes present. The lights go up, and many secondary characters appear behind a banner that reads, "Surprise!" The Simpsons come in and the characters yell, "SURPRISE!" Homer immediately collapses from a heart attack. March 13, 2005 GABF06
348 "Mobile Homer" The Simpsons sit down as normal. "Homer" then unmasks himself, revealing himself to be Sideshow Bob, who brandishes a kitchen knife and chases after Bart. March 20, 2005 GABF07
349 "The Seven-Beer Snitch" The Simpsons sit down on the couch. A roasting spit pierces through the couch and the floor below pulls back to reveal a fiery pit. The Simpsons are then spun around over the heat. Marge's hair catches fire. April 3, 2005 GABF08
350 "Future-Drama" Several toy forms of transportation come into the living room, only to change Transformers-style into the family. April 17, 2005 GABF12
351 "Don't Fear the Roofer" The couch scene is a near-complete jigsaw puzzle, with Homer's and Maggie's heads missing. Two hands (with five fingers on each hand instead of four and colored in a realistic peach skin tone instead of The Simpsons cartoonishly bright yellow) put the heads in place, then, noticing Homer and Maggie are switched, fixes them and says, "Woo-hoo!" May 1, 2005 GABF10
352 "The Heartbroke Kid" repeat of FABF20's gag May 1, 2005 GABF11
353 "A Star Is Torn" repeat of DABF20's gag May 8, 2005 GABF13
354 "Thank God It's Doomsday" repeat of FABF22's gag May 8, 2005 GABF14
355 "Home Away from Homer" repeat of FABF21's gag May 15, 2005 GABF15
356 "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star" The Simpsons float in as parade balloons. Snowball II pops the one that looks like Homer. May 15, 2005 GABF09

Season 17 (2005–06)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
357 "Bonfire of the Manatees" A metal detector and a security guard are on the side of the couch. Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie make it past the detector, but Homer sets it off. After three failed attempts, Homer is stripped down to his underwear and inspected by the guard with a handheld scanning wand. September 11, 2005 GABF18
358 "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" Filmed in claymation, the Simpsons are colored balls that roll to the couch. A green ball rolls in along with them and forms into Gumby. September 18, 2005 GABF16
359 "Milhouse of Sand and Fog" The Simpsons sit down on the couch as normal. A TiVo menu pops up, asking the viewer if he'd like to save the recording or delete it. “Delete This Recording” is chosen and the screen goes black. September 25, 2005 GABF19
360 "Treehouse of Horror XVI" none (Halloween episode) November 6, 2005 GABF17
361 "Marge's Son Poisoning" 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. The purple-haired twins, Sherri and Terri, are swallowed by their beanbag chair, policemen Eddie and Lou are trapped in their squad car as a band of couches rock it back and forth, Professor Frink is attacked by a futuristic flying couch with laser weaponry, and Moe takes a swig of booze and blasts his attacking booths and barstools with his shotgun. Meanwhile, Homer takes refuge in a store called "Couch World", and sits, sighing in relief—until the sentient couches in the store pile on top of him. November 13, 2005 GABF20
362 "See Homer Run" The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. The camera zooms out to reveal that the family and the living room are part of a zoo exhibit on Kang and Kodos's home planet, Rigel IV. November 20, 2005 GABF21
363 "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" The couch is replaced with a bird's nest and the family members take their usual places. A large bird flies in and feeds Homer a worm. November 27, 2005 GABF22
364 "The Italian Bob" A pair of animated hands deals a wild royal flush (the jack of diamonds [Bart], the queen of diamonds [Marge], the king of diamonds [Homer], the ace of diamonds [Lisa], and a joker [Maggie]) onto the couch. December 11, 2005 HABF02
365 "Simpsons Christmas Stories" 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. December 18, 2005 HABF01
366 "Homer's Paternity Coot" The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. A photographer comes in and snaps their family portrait, which sets off a slideshow of the family in 2006 (normal), 2007 (normal, yet weary-looking), 2008 (Homer is dead, somber music plays, Marge is dressed in black, and the kids are in their church clothes), 2009 (Marge is married to Lenny; the kids start to age), 2010 (Marge is gone; the kids are still aging; Lenny and Carl are now caring for the kids), 2011 (Marge returns and is now married to Jimbo Jones; the kids are still growing up), 2012 (Jimbo Jones is gone; Homer is now a robot; Bart and Lisa are now teenagers while Maggie is now a young girl), and 2013 (everyone in the Simpson family is a robot). January 8, 2006 HABF03
367 "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere" In a parody of the Bonanza opening, a map of frontier-era United States is burned out in the center, revealing The Simpsons on horseback. The Bonanza theme plays instead of the usual Simpsons music. January 29, 2006 HABF04
368 "My Fair Laddy" repeat of GABF16's gag February 26, 2006 HABF05
369 "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" The couch (with Bart, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie already on it) moves down a conveyor belt and stops in front of the TV. Homer is added by a robotic arm and the conveyor belt continues moving. March 12, 2006 HABF06
370 "Bart Has Two Mommies" The living room is blocked by a laser security system. The Simpsons carefully slip through the beams and make it to the couch, but once the lasers vanish, Homer's head falls to the floor. March 19, 2006 HABF07
371 "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife" The family (played by live-action actors and actresses from the UK) sit on the couch just as the animated Simpsons opening comes on. (repeat airings and syndicated reruns use the "Seven-Beer Snitch" couch gag from GABF08). March 26, 2006 HABF08
372 "Million Dollar Abie" repeat of GABF19's gag April 2, 2006 HABF09
373 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore" repeat of HABF02's gag (but this time Homer shouts "Whoo-hoo!" after the cards are dealt) April 9, 2006 HABF10
374 "The Wettest Stories Ever Told" repeat of GABF10's gag (but this time, Homer yells "D'oh!" when Maggie's and Homer's heads are switched and giggles when the mistake is fixed) April 23, 2006 HABF11
375 "Girls Just Want To Have Sums" repeat of GABF06's gag April 30, 2006 HABF12
376 "Regarding Margie" repeat of GABF12's gag May 7, 2006 HABF13
377 "The Monkey Suit" repeat of HABF03's gag May 14, 2006 HABF14
378 "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play" repeat of GABF20's gag May 21, 2006 HABF16

Season 18 (2006–07)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
379 "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" The couch is replaced by four wooden chairs. An instrumental version of “Pop Goes the Weasel” plays as the family plays musical chairs. When the music stops, everyone except for Homer grabs a seat. Homer groans in disappointment. September 10, 2006 HABF15
380 "Jazzy and the Pussycats" 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. September 17, 2006 HABF18
381 "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em..." A vending machine filled with every castmember (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. September 24, 2006 HABF20
382 "Treehouse of Horror XVII" none (Halloween episode) November 5, 2006 HABF17
383 "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)" 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 one of them puts a new pacifier in Maggie's mouth. November 12, 2006 HABF21
384 "Moe'N'a Lisa" The Simpsons get dragged and dropped onto a desktop picture of the couch before getting dragged and dropped again in the recycle bin. November 19, 2006 HABF19
385 "Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)" The Simpsons's eyes are visible in the dark. When the lights come up, the Simpsons are revealed to have the bodies of cockroaches. The Simpson roaches scatter (with Maggie hiding behind the couch). November 26, 2006 HABF22
386 "The Haw-Hawed Couple" 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!" December 10, 2006 JABF02
387 "Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2" The family (in Christmas attire) sits on the couch, and the camera pulls out to reveal they are reflected in decoration which is on a Christmas tree, and Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II rest nearby. December 17, 2006 JABF01
388 "The Wife Aquatic" The family on the couch is pinned up, one by one, onto a bulletin board. January 7, 2007 JABF03
389 "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times" All of the Simpsons are infants who crawl to the couch while "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" plays in the background. When they reach the couch, everyone reverts to their normal ages (save Maggie, who is already a baby). January 28, 2007 JABF05
390 "Little Big Girl" The Simpsons are stand-up paper dolls in their underwear; a pair of hands puts clothes on them, after which they smile and sit on the couch. February 11, 2007 JABF04
391 "Springfield Up" none/repeat of HABF22's gag (subsequent airings) February 18, 2007 JABF07
392 "Yokel Chords" repeat of HABF20's gag March 4, 2007 JABF09
393 "Rome-old and Juli-eh" repeat of HABF04's gag March 11, 2007 JABF08
394 "Homerazzi" Homer evolves from a single-celled organism which continuously divides to a more complex organism — first as a jellyfish, then a common fish that barely 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 as he swings 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), the latter of which 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 Victorian-era intellectual) until he finally enters the present day, evolves into his modern self, and comes home, stepping over Santa's Little Helper as he goes inside the house. With the rest of the family sitting on the sofa, Marge asks, "What took you so long?" Homer responds with an exhausted sigh. March 25, 2007 JABF06
395 "Marge Gamer" repeat of HABF01's gag April 22, 2007 JABF10
396 "The Boys of Bummer" repeat of HABF15's gag April 29, 2007 JABF11
397 "Crook and Ladder" repeat of HABF21's gag May 6, 2007 JABF13
398 "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot" Similar to the couch gag from the season five's "Rosebud", the Simpsons sit on the couch as normal. Then a second Simpson family crams themselves on the couch. Soon more and more Simpson clones overrun the house, spilling out of the chimney and upstairs windows. Homer can be heard yelling, “Hey, don’t shove!” May 13, 2007 JABF12
399 "24 Minutes" none (special 24-style opening) May 20, 2007 JABF14
400 "You Kent Always Say What You Want" none (special 400th episode opening featuring a showing of the Tracey Ullman Simpsons short Family Portrait) May 20, 2007 JABF15

Season 19 (2007–08)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
401 "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" To coincide with the opening sequence (depicting a destroyed Springfield from The Simpsons Movie being rebuilt), the Simpsons run to their near-dilapidated house and find Plopper the pig on the couch. Homer cuddles it and says, "My summer love!" September 23, 2007 JABF20
402 "The Homer of Seville" repeat of JABF06's gag (but this time, Marge's line after Homer enters the living room is "Did you bring the milk?") September 30, 2007 JABF18
403 "Midnight Towboy" The living room is made of Lego bricks and the family members are built one by one out of them. Homer can be heard shouting, "Woo-hoo!" when a long black Lego brick (representing a full head of hair) is put on his head, and "D'oh!" when a small black Lego brick (representing his two strands) is placed on his head instead. October 7, 2007 JABF21
404 "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" 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. October 14, 2007 JABF19
405 "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" none (Halloween episode) November 4, 2007 JABF16
406 "Little Orphan Millie" The family (already seated on the couch) appears on the cover of Modern Couch Gag magazine. November 11, 2007 JABF22
407 "Husbands and Knives" A pair of cartoon hands opens up a book called "The Simpsons" and reveals a pop-up centerfold of the family sitting on the couch. November 18, 2007 JABF17
408 "Funeral for a Fiend" A magician walks into the living room and uses his cape to make the couch and family members appear. November 25, 2007 KABF01
409 "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" repeat of FABF08's and GABF05's couch gag (but this time Homer says "Weird" instead of "Wow!" or "Cool!") December 16, 2007 KABF02
410 "E Pluribus Wiggum" A medieval tapestry (based on the famous Bayeux Tapestry) shows Ned Flanders and his family stealing the Simpsons's couch. The Simpsons then sail over to the Flanders' castle, fight them for the couch, and return with the couch and Ned Flanders' chopped corpse. January 6, 2008 KABF03
411 "That 90's Show" The Simpsons are sitting perfectly still on the couch. The camera pans out to reveal the words, “Ceci n’est pas une couch gag” (French for "This is not a couch gag") written on the carpet. The camera pans out again to reveal that the couch scene is a painting at a museum. The debutante's mother from “Burns Baby Burns” and a man in a gray suit are staring at the picture. January 27, 2008 KABF04
412 "Love, Springfieldian Style" A mobile is above the couch. The Simpsons run in and hook themselves onto it. Homer's weight tips the mobile. February 17, 2008 KABF05
413 "The Debarted" Two hands add pegs to a Lite-Brite picture of the family on the couch. The picture lights up and Maggie sucks on her pacifier. March 2, 2008 KABF06
414 "Dial 'N' for Nerder" There are five dots on the couch. Professor Frink comes in with an eye dropper and squeezes water on all of the dots, which sprout into sponge doll versions of The Simpsons, except Homer isn't full grown. Professor Frink walks off and comes back with a bucket of water. He splashes it on Homer and Homer sprouts to his normal height. March 9, 2008 KABF07
415 "Smoke on the Daughter" In a parody of Chuck Jones's Roadrunner cartoons, Wile E. Coyote (drawn Simpsons-style) paints the couch on the wall of the living room and sneaks off. The Simpsons run in and smack face-first into the wall. Maggie runs in and does the Roadrunner's trademark "Meep, meep!" before speeding off. The rest of the Simpsons peel themselves off the wall and sit on the painted couch, but Homer falls through, leaving a hole in the wall. March 30, 2008 KABF08
416 "Papa Don't Leech" Light flute music plays as a paintbrush dabs at the empty couch, making Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Maggie appear one by one. April 13, 2008 KABF09
417 "Apocalypse Cow" repeat of KABF03's gag April 27, 2008 KABF10
418 "Any Given Sundance" repeat of JABF17's gag May 4, 2008 KABF11
419 "Mona Leaves-a" repeat of JABF06's gag (with Marge asking Homer "What took you so long?" instead of "Did you bring the milk?" like she did in JABF18's version) May 11, 2008 KABF12
420 "All About Lisa" repeat of HABF19's gag May 18, 2008 KABF13

Season 20 (2008–09)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
421 "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes" The Simpsons sit on the couch and are suddenly encased in a block of carbonite. Boba Fett (of Star Wars fame) appears and carries off the family.[16] September 28, 2008 KABF17
422 "Lost Verizon" The Simpsons rush in and find themselves in a national park viewing area overlooking a Mount Rushmore-esque mountain carving of the family sitting on the couch. Bart can be heard yelling, "Ay, caramba!" October 5, 2008 KABF15
423 "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble" In a reverse parody of The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons (in their colorful world) are sucked up by a tornado and put on a farmland shown in black and white. October 19, 2008 KABF14
424 "Treehouse of Horror XIX" none (Halloween episode) November 2, 2008 KABF16
425 "Dangerous Curves" Instead of a couch, there are five cuckoo clocks on the wall. Wooden cuckoo clock statues of The Simpsons pop out one by one. November 9, 2008 KABF18
426 "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words" Instead of the living room, the Simpsons (dressed in togas) are in the ancient city of Pompeii and race to sit on a bench. Suddenly, Mount Vesuvius in the distance erupts and covers the family in ash. November 16, 2008 KABF19
427 "Mypods and Boomsticks" Similar to the couch gag in the season 9 episode, "Trash of the Titans," The Simpsons run in and find Bart writing on the blackboard as punishment. Unlike the couch gag on "Trash of the Titans," the Simpsons are in their own living room, the blackboard is on wheels instead of on the wall, and Bart is writing "I will not bring the chalkboard home" instead of "I will not mess with the opening credits". November 30, 2008 KABF20
428 "The Burns and the Bees" repeat of JABF01's couch gag (only the music playing when the scene pans out to the Christmas tree is "O, Christmas Tree", not "Deck the Halls") December 7, 2008 KABF21
429 "Lisa the Drama Queen" The living room is encased inside of a plastic toy box labeled "The Simpsons Couch Gag #429". The Simpsons rush to the couch and sit down. A hand puts a price sticker on it that reads, "$19.99". The camera pans out to reveal The Comic Book Guy behind the counter of the Android Dungeon with his arms crossed. He looks at the audience and comments, "Worst...couch gag...ever!" January 25, 2009 KABF22
430 "Take My Life, Please" The family rush into the living room to discover that the couch is missing. Through the window, Homer spots the couch escaping down the road, and the family gives chase. The Simpsons follow the couch to various destinations throughout the world, such as the streets of San Francisco, the water canals of Venice and inside a palace room in India before finally catching up with it in outer space. Homer directs the couch towards Earth, and the family (dressed as astronauts like in the couch gag to "The Principal and the Pauper") crashes through the ceiling into the living room. Homer pulls out a remote from underneath him and turns on the TV...which is now a wall-mounted flatscreen TV that ends up falling to the floor. February 15, 2009 LABF01
431 "How the Test Was Won" The Simpsons travel through a chain of past iconic American sitcoms: "The Honeymooners", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (where Homer trips over the ottoman), "The Brady Bunch" (where Lisa gets hit on the nose with a football), and "Cheers" (where Sideshow Bob comes in dressed as Dr. Frasier Crane) until they finally reach their own sitcom and sit on the couch, sighing in relief. March 1, 2009 LABF02
432 "No Loan Again, Naturally" 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. March 8, 2009 LABF03
433 "Gone Maggie Gone" The couch is strung up like a pinata. A blindfolded Ralph Wiggum comes in, swinging a stick and hits the couch, making the Simpsons spill out on the floor. March 15, 2009 LABF04
434 "In the Name of the Grandfather" The Simpsons are dog show participants being led on leashes by men in fancy suits. A judge awards Bart the blue ribbon, and Homer attacks Bart. March 22, 2009 LABF11
435 "Wedding for Disaster" 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. March 29, 2009 LABF05
436 "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe" 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. April 5, 2009 LABF06
437 "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly" 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. April 19, 2009 LABF07
438 "Father Knows Worst" 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. April 26, 2009 LABF08
439 "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh" 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. May 3, 2009 LABF10
440 "Four Great Women and a Manicure" 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. May 10, 2009 LABF09
441 "Coming to Homerica" repeat of LABF02's couch gag May 17, 2009 LABF12

Season 21 (2009–10)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
442 "Homer the Whopper" Similar to the couch gag from the season 11's "Missionary: Impossible", the Simpsons are at an underground train station where a train pulls in and opens its doors, revealing the living room, complete with couch. The Simpsons get in and sigh as the door closes and the train pulls off. September 27, 2009 LABF13
443 "Bart Gets a 'Z'" The Simpsons, wearing white cowboy hats, exchange gunfire around the couch. Maggie comes out from behind the sailboat picture on the wall and blasts the room with a machine gun. October 4, 2009 LABF15
444 "The Great Wife Hope" repeat of LABF01's couch gag October 11, 2009 LABF16
445 "Treehouse of Horror XX" none (Halloween episode) October 18, 2009 LABF14
446 "The Devil Wears Nada" The living room is a clearing during the Stone Age and the couch is a log floating on a tarpit. The Simpsons (dressed as cavemen and cavewomen) rush to the log and sit down, only to sink into the tar. Cut to the modern day where The Simpsons are well-preserved skeletons on display at a museum. November 15, 2009 LABF17
447 "Pranks and Greens" Instead of the couch, The Simpsons (dressed as Victorian-era Christmas carollers) appear next to a Christmas tree and sing a parody of "The 12 Days of Christmas," featuring twelve Grampas grumbling (as they stand in a customer return line), eleven Barneys belching (as they lie drunk in the snow), ten Lennys leaping (over a fence), nine Carls dancing (in a ballroom), eight Moes a-milking, seven Selmas smoking, six Flanders praying, five golden Frinks (Professor Frink's heads are on five gold coins), four crawling nerds (Database, Wendell, Martin, and Milhouse crawling from Nelson Muntz), three-eyed fish (Blinky from "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"), two special Ralphs, and (as the Simpsons walk to the couch), a Maggie in a Snuggly. November 22, 2009 LABF18
448 "Rednecks and Broomsticks" The Simpsons and Marge's sisters (Patty and Selma) gather around the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal, but soon gather their plates and head for the couch where they watch a football game on TV. November 29, 2009 LABF19
449 "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" The living room furniture (the couch cushions, the rug, the flat-screen TV, and the lamps) are all dancing to disco music just as The Simpsons come in. Once Homer yells, "Hey!", the furniture returns to normal and the Simpsons sit on the couch. December 13, 2009 MABF01
450 "Thursdays with Abie" Homer is standing on a coiled platform, which launches him (and the rest of the Simpson family) through a pinball game called "Couch Gag Chaos." January 3, 2010 MABF02
451 "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" The couch is seen inside a human egg. Each family member is a sperm cell swimming towards and penetrating the egg to sit on the couch. The zygote then divides multiple times, forming a Mr. Burns embryo. January 10, 2010 LABF20
452 "Million Dollar Maybe" Homer runs to the couch first. He pulls out a myPhone, presses the "Couch Gag" app and downloads Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Maggie. When Homer gets an incoming call from Mr. Burns, he screams and swallows the phone.[17] January 31, 2010 MABF03
453 "Boy Meets Curl" A hand deals five tarot cards featuring Homer (the King of Cups), Marge (the Queen of Cups), Bart (the Fool), Lisa (the High Priestess), and Maggie (the Death card) on a blue table. Cut to reveal Grampa getting his fortune read by the gypsy from "Hex and the City". Grampa gasps and turns the Death card towards the gypsy. The gypsy drops dead. February 14, 2010 MABF05
454 "The Color Yellow" repeat of LABF08's gag February 21, 2010 MABF06
455 "Postcards from the Wedge" repeat of LABF04's gag March 14, 2010 MABF04
456 "Stealing First Base" The Simpsons are insects in the backyard garden. March 21, 2010 MABF07
457 "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" repeat of LABF11's gag March 28, 2010 MABF10
458 "American History X-cellent" In a homage to the house falling gag from the Buster Keaton films One Week and Steamboat Bill, Jr., the Simpsons rush to the couch, which is outside on the lawn. The facade of the house collapses on top of them, but does not crush them, thanks to the empty window pane. April 11, 2010 MABF08
459 "Chief of Hearts" repeat of LABF05's couch gag (only this time, the Comic Book Guy says, "Terrible!" after eating his Simpsons family meal) April 18, 2010 MABF09
460 "The Squirt and the Whale" The Simpsons chase after the couch through the articles on The Springfield Shopper. The couch gives in and reunites with the family after seeing an ad about it in the classified section. April 25, 2010 MABF14
461 "To Surveil with Love" Special opening with Lisa (and several other characters—main, ancillary, and one-shot) lip-synching to Kesha's "Tik Tok," which culminates into The Simpsons sitting on their couch as everyone in town lifts them up. May 2, 2010 MABF12
462 "Moe Letter Blues" Nelson constructs a miniature Simpsons toy, then blows it up with a firecracker. May 9, 2010 MABF13
463 "The Bob Next Door" Harold from the children's book, Harold and the Purple Crayon draws The Simpsons' living room just as they run in to sit. Homer asks Harold to draw him a beer, and Harold obliges. Homer pats the child on the head. May 16, 2010 MABF11
464 "Judge Me Tender" Homer and Bart appear as hand puppets, and the puppets begin attacking each other. The view pans down, and Homer is shown choking Bart himself. May 23, 2010 MABF15

Season 22 (2010–11)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
465 "Elementary School Musical" The couch is below a banner reading "22 SEASONS – CONGRATULATIONS FROM FOX." A network executive comes out holding a cupcake with a candle on it, which Maggie blows out. The man eats the cupcake and walks off as the banner falls on the disappointed family. September 26, 2010 MABF21
466 "Loan-a Lisa" The family finds a dead man on their living room floor, then run from the police in their couch. They are soon arrested, identified in a line-up, and executed on an electric couch. October 3, 2010 MABF17
467 "MoneyBART" The family is seen seated on the couch. The camera pulls back to reveal this as a picture hanging in a sweatshop where Asian workers (most of which are women and children) are producing merchandise and animation cels for the show. The camera pulls back further to reveal that the sweatshop is in the 20th Century Fox Building (This special opening was animated by graffiti artist Banksy). October 17, 2010 MABF18
468 "Treehouse of Horror XXI" none (Halloween episode) November 7, 2010 MABF16
469 "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" The Simpsons rush to and sit down on the couch. Daredevil Lance Murdock jumps his motorcycle over the family and crashes into the door. November 14, 2010 MABF20
470 "The Fool Monty" In the style of the James Cameron film Avatar, the Simpsons get inside a transporter and are seen as members of the Na'vi tribe. Na'vi Bart tames a wild flying couch before the family sits down in front of the TV wearing blue and red 3D glasses. November 21, 2010 NABF01
471 "How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?" Professor Frink is on the couch and shoots the family with a shrink ray. Now microsized (once again), the Simpsons make their way to a mousetrap baited with cheese that they use as a couch, only for the mousetrap to snap on everyone seated. November 28, 2010 NABF02
472 "The Fight Before Christmas" (Xmas 2011 special opening) December 5, 2010 MABF22
473 "Donnie Fatso" Different scenes of Springfield are shown on an Advent calendar. The December 24 section depicts the Simpsons on the couch, with Santa Claus. December 12, 2010 MABF19
474 "Moms I'd Like to Forget" The couch wakes up, shaves, has breakfast, rides a subway, clocks in outside of the Simpsons' back door, and takes its place as everyone runs in and sits on it. January 9, 2011 NABF03
475 "Flaming Moe" The Simpsons are depicted as scoops of ice cream in a giant sundae, which Santa's Little Helper eats. January 16, 2011 NABF04
476 "Homer the Father" repeat of MABF14's couch gag January 23, 2011 NABF05
477 "The Blue and the Gray" Homer injures his leg as he runs to the couch with the rest of the family. As Homer is carried off in a stretcher, Mr. Burns signals for benchwarmer Barney Gumble to run in and take Homer's place. February 13, 2011 NABF06
478 "Angry Dad: The Movie" The Simpsons are hockey players (similar to the couch gag from season 16's "There's Something About Marrying") who get sent to the penalty box (couch) for fighting during a game. February 20, 2011 NABF07
479 "The Scorpion's Tale" On a "The Simpsons Couch Gag Game" video game, the five family members are selected as players and sit on the couch. The words, "GAME OVER" appears on the screen. March 6, 2011 NABF08
480 "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" Similar to the season six couch gag for "Lisa on Ice," the family sits on the couch, only to be sprung off by the cushion springs (in this version, the family springs into the viewer's TV screen rather than get shot through the ceiling). March 13, 2011 NABF09
481 "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing" The entire couch scene is in ASCII art. Bart takes some of the letters and spells "FATSO" on top of Homer, who replies in a word balloon, "D'oh!" March 27, 2011 NABF10
482 "The Great Simpsina" (Without Opening Credits replaced by this episode) April 10, 2011 NABF11
483 "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" The living room setting with the family seated on the couch is shown as a VHS cover inside an abandoned video rental store ("Million Dollar Video") that subsequently gets demolished. May 1, 2011 NABF12
484 "Homer Scissorhands" The couch is on display at the Smithsonian Museum (much like Archie Bunker's chair). The Simpsons (dressed as burglars) sneak in and bypass security to get to the couch. May 8, 2011 NABF13
485 "500 Keys" Everyone and everything is represented as black words on a white void. May 15, 2011 NABF14
486 "The Ned-Liest Catch" none (opening credits shortened) May 22, 2011 NABF15

Season 23 (2011–12)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
487 "The Falcon and the D'ohman" none (special introduction by The Comic Book Guy, followed by shortened opening) September 25, 2011 NABF16
488 "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" The entire couch scene is drawn and animated by John Kricfalusi. October 2, 2011 NABF17
489 "Treehouse of Horror XXII" none (Halloween episode) October 30, 2011 NABF19
490 "Replaceable You" repeat of NABF13's couch gag November 6, 2011 NABF21
491 "The Food Wife" none (opening credits shortened) November 13, 2011 NABF20
492 "The Book Job" none (opening credits shortened) November 20, 2011 NABF22
493 "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants" none (opening credits shortened) November 27, 2011 PABF01
494 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" A sword with the label "Property of Ned Flanders" is stuck on the couch. Homer tries to remove it, but cannot. Flanders tries and is successful. Homer and the rest of the family sit on the couch as Flanders leaves. December 4, 2011 PABF02
495 "Holidays of Future Passed" The Simpsons are gingerbread people who run on a plate set out for Santa Claus. Gingerbread Homer eats his own arm. December 11, 2011 NABF18
496 "Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson" In a Victorian-period setting, the lights go out and there is a gunshot. When the lights come up, Homer is found dead and Bart is arrested for his father's murder. Marge (the real culprit) sits on the couch and hides the smoking gun in her hair. January 8, 2012 PABF03
497 "The D'oh-cial Network" Similar to the couch gag from the season five's "The Last Temptation of Homer," the Simpsons find themselves on the set of The Late Show With David Letterman. Unlike the couch gag from that episode, the Simpsons are shown racing through New York City to get to Letterman's studio, David Letterman guest stars as himself, and Letterman actually speaks to the family. January 15, 2012 PABF04
498 "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches" repeat of LABF02's couch gag January 29, 2012 PABF05
499 "The Daughter Also Rises" Moe and everyone else on the show come in to congratulate the Simpsons on completing 500 episodes, but Lisa (using a copy of Simpsons World) tells him that this is the 499th episode. February 12, 2012 PABF06
500 "At Long Last Leave" A frame-by-frame montage of every previous couch gag (starting with the one from "Bart the Genius" and ending with the one from "The Daughter Also Rises") is shown, followed by a new couch gag where the Simpsons sit on the couch, then the camera zooms out to reveal a "500" mosaic made up of stills from past couch gags. The mosaic falls apart and reveals Homer and Bart strangling each other in tuxedos. February 19, 2012 PABF07
501 "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart" A spoof of the intro to HBO's adventure fantasy series Game of Thrones, with the buildings rising out of the ground, being driven by cogs, and a giant couch overlooking the entire town. March 4, 2012 PABF09
502 "How I Wet Your Mother" The family lays on a layer of seaweed covered with rice on the floor in front of the couch, which is then rolled up and sliced like sushi. Maggie pops out from one of the pieces. March 11, 2012 PABF08
503 "Them, Robot" The Simpsons sit on a couch in 1989, where a banner that reads, "America: Most Powerful Nation in the World" hangs on the wall behind them. As the years pass, several popular recurring and one-shot Simpsons characters (e.g. Leon Kompowsky—the bald mental patient who thought he was Michael Jackson—from "Stark Raving Dad", Stampy the Elephant with Ralph Wiggum in his mouth from "Bart Gets an Elephant", Poochie the Dog from "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show", the Leprechaun from "Treehouse of Horror XII", Baron von Kiss-A-Lot from "Half-Decent Proposal", Maude Flanders' ghost from "Treehouse of Horror XIII", Goose Gladwell from "Fat Man and Little Boy", Chazz Busby from "Smoke on the Daughter" and Princess Penelope from "Once Upon a Time in Springfield") appear besides the family and the banner begins to show significant wear and tear. When 2010 hits, Bart and Homer turn over the worn-out banner and write, "Too Big to Fail – We Hope!" on the back of it. The couch gag ends when the year hits 2012 and Maggie holds a miniature Chinese flag. March 18, 2012 PABF10
504 "Beware My Cheating Bart" An animated short by Bill Plympton in which a young Homer falls in love with the couch...until he meets Marge. The couch tries to reunite with Homer after having a "baby couch," but Homer casts it out. The couch is forced to support itself by stripping and selling its body after being thrown out of its apartment and nearly commits suicide by throwing itself in a garbage truck, only to be rescued by Homer. The "baby couch" then ends up being Maggie's play chair.[6] April 15, 2012 PABF11
505 "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" repeat of NABF14's couch gag April 29, 2012 PABF12
506 "The Spy Who Learned Me" The couch gag is on a card stunt (where people in an audience—usually at a baseball or football game—hold up cards to form a giant picture) showing the family on the couch, with one picture missing. Homer puts his picture up to cover the gap. May 6, 2012 PABF13
507 "Ned 'n Edna's Blend" repeat of NABF01's couch gag May 13, 2012 PABF15
508 "Lisa Goes Gaga" Everybody is playing the "Simpsons Couch Gag for the Funtendo Zii", but Homer is having trouble getting his video game avatar to sit on the couch, just as he keeps missing in real life. May 20, 2012 PABF14

Season 24 (2012–13)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
509 "Moonshine River" In this homage to the short film, The Longest Daycare, the Simpsons are butterflies that come out of their cocoons. Baby Gerald tries to kill them and Maggie stops him and all four of them fly off into the sunset. September 30, 2012 PABF21
510 "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" Halloween XXIII (Halloween episode) October 7, 2012 PABF17
511 "Adventures in Baby-Getting" (Opening Credits Shortened by Canada and repeat of KABF16's opening sequence/International/Online airing/The Simpsons are bit by bit flipped onto the couch via animated cels (reruns) October 21, 2012 PABF18
512 "Gone Abie Gone" In a parody of Wacky Races, the Simpsons race against many characters (all with bizarre racing vehicles), but all of them crash near the finish line and Grampa wins. November 11, 2012 PABF16
513 "Penny-Wiseguys" The Simpsons are drawn as a tattoo on Marge's lower back. November 18, 2012 PABF19
514 "A Tree Grows in Springfield" Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie sit on the couch. An axe-wielding, maniacal Homer in a hockey goalie mask comes out swinging. The scene freezes and becomes the cover for a Tales from the Crypt-style horror comic book. November 25, 2012 PABF22
515 "The Day the Earth Stood Cool" none (opening credits shortened) December 9, 2012 PABF20
516 "To Cur with Love" none (opening credits shortened) December 16, 2012 RABF01
517 "Homer Goes to Prep School" The Simpsons are various entertainment award trophies (Homer is an Oscar, Marge is an Emmy, Lisa is a Grammy, Maggie is the Stanley Cup, and Bart is a purple version of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award). After they sit on the couch, they get crushed into a steel cube that reads "World's Greatest Grampa," which Abe accepts as his award. January 6, 2013 RABF02
518 "A Test Before Trying" The couch sequence is a trailer for an action movie called The Couch. January 13, 2013 RABF03
519 "The Changing of the Guardian" The couch is the chair in a dunk tank. After the Simpsons sit down, Nelson hurls a ball at the target and the family falls into the water. January 27, 2013 RABF04
520 "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing" The Simpsons all look like Moe Szyslak (again) and announce that their new sitcom The Szyslaks has been cancelled. February 10, 2013 RABF07
521 "Hardly Kirk-ing" A knight comes in and chops Homer's head (and most of Marge's hair) off (premiere airing)/repeat of the Game of Thrones couch gag from "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart," with the scene of the knight beheading Homer added (rerun) February 17, 2013 RABF05
522 "Gorgeous Grampa" A parody of the Harlem Shake viral video called Homer Shake (original airing)/none in the international and online airings (opening credits shortened). March 3, 2013 RABF06
523 "Black Eyed, Please" In another Bill Plympton-animated couch gag, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa are in a 1930s gangster story, armed with several weapons. When Maggie turns on the light, the scene reverts to the present day with everyone carrying snacks to the couch. Maggie shoots off a Tommy gun. March 10, 2013 RABF09
524 "Dark Knight Court" Maggie, Marge, Bart, and Lisa are painted on Easter eggs and placed on a grass nest on a couch. Homer comes in and sits on the eggs. March 17, 2013 RABF10
525 "What Animated Women Want" Special intro parodying the opening to the AMC dark comedy/drama Breaking Bad in which Marge makes blue cupcakes for a church bake sale while Homer spies on her. The entire sequence is watched by Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in live-action. April 14, 2013 RABF08
526 "Pulpit Friction" The Simpson family are skydiving. Homer's parachute breaks, the entire family crashes into the house and fall onto the couch, similar to the couch gag for "You Only Move Twice" and "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer," only in this version, the couch gag is a plot point in the episode. April 28, 2013 RABF11
527 "Whiskey Business" The Simpsons are carved into a block of ice by three men. Grampa Simpson comes in and turns on the heat, and the ice sculpture melts. May 5, 2013 RABF13
528 "The Fabulous Faker Boy" Everyone and everything in Springfield is animated a la Robot Chicken, ending with the family getting strapped to the couch and forced to watch The Simpsons by the half-robot, half-chicken creature. May 12, 2013 RABF12
529 "The Saga of Carl" The Simpsons are sea creatures sitting on a shell couch. All of them get eaten by Blinky, the three-eyed fish. May 19, 2013 RABF14
530 "Dangers on a Train" Five dandelions bloom and turn white on the couch. The TV sneezes, blowing the white dandelion seeds in the air, which turn into multiple Homers, Marges, Barts, Lisas, and Maggies (This couch gag was submitted by Cheryl Brown, who won the Simpsons Create-A-Couch-Gag contest in America)/The family sits with a Canadian loon, a hockey player, John A. Macdonald, and a beaver while Maggie sucks on a hockey puck (In the Canadian version; submitted by Ray Savaya, who won the Simpsons Create-A-Couch-Gag contest in Canada)'' May 19, 2013 RABF17

Season 25 (2013–14)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
531 "Homerland" Similar to the couch gag for season 11's "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" and season 22's "Elementary School Musical", the couch is roped off and a bouncer lets Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie in, but not Homer in celebration of The Simpsons 25th season, a milestone. The end credits continue the couch gag by showing everyone in Springfield being let in (and the families from Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad!, and, after a brief protest over racism, The Cleveland Show) while Homer is still turned away, and ends up getting shocked with a tazer. September 29, 2013 RABF20
532 "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" A horror-themed opening directed by Guillermo del Toro, featuring classic and contemporary horror and science fiction monsters and movie references, ending with Lisa falling through a hole à la Disney's 1951 Alice in Wonderland and ends up in the end sequence to del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth after getting brainwashed by Futurama's Hypnotoad.[6] October 6, 2013 RABF16
533 "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" A parody of The Hobbit in which The Simpsons trek to the couch. [18] November 3, 2013 RABF18
534 "YOLO" Everyone (except Maggie) tries to get to the couch as if they are climbing from a different direction, but gravity is pulling them away. Homer fails and falls up through the ceiling into the sky. November 10, 2013 RABF22
535 "Labor Pains" The Simpsons' take on the first Thanksgiving where The Simpsons (as Pilgrims) escape persecution by boarding the Mayflower (which looks like the simplistic sailboat Marge painted for Homer) and sailing to Plymouth Couch, where an Indian (Apu) offers them Thanksgiving dinner for $19.95 a person. November 17, 2013 RABF19
536 "The Kid Is All Right" "MusicVille", a "Silly Simpsony" cartoon short featuring every character as a musical instrument (a homage to Disney's Silly Symphony short Music Land) November 24, 2013 SABF02
537 "Yellow Subterfuge" The Simpsons are flailing tube man balloons on a used couch lot. Balloon Bart steals a pair of scissors and cuts Balloon Homer, who flies into some power lines. December 8, 2013 SABF04
538 "White Christmas Blues" Christmas version of the regular opening, this time, as a retelling of "The Night Before Christmas" December 15, 2013 SABF01
539 "Steal This Episode" - January 5, 2014 SABF05
540 "Married to the Blob" Another Bill Plympton animated couch gag in which the family change reality as they channel surf. January 12, 2014 SABF03
541 "Specs and the City" Homer sits down to watch the Super Bowl, only to have to get up to get his six-pack of beer...which Bart tossed over an overhead power line. When Homer retrieves it, he gets shocked – and keeps getting shocked until the town's power goes out (the couch gag itself is an ident for UK's Channel 4) January 26, 2014 SABF06
542 "Diggs" As the Simpsons rush to the couch, the lights go off. Marge leaves to fix the fuse, and when the lights go up, the characters are drawn Triplets of Belleville-style (as this couch gag is directed by Sylvain Chomet) and everything has a French aesthetic to it. Bart plays with a do-it-yourself foie gras kit, Lisa plays an accordion, Marge cries out, "Maggie? Où est Maggie?" and Homer gets up and eats a snail off the TV... oblivious that Maggie is stuck between his butt cheeks.[19] March 9, 2014 SABF08
543 "The Man Who Grew Too Much" Earth's single large land mass breaks apart into five Simpsons-shaped continents, only for a Moe-shaped asteroid to destroy the planet. March 9, 2014 SABF07
544 "The Winter of His Content" Homer is the patient from the board game "Operation", with other characters as the pieces (Lisa is "Brainy" (the brain), and Moe is "Elbow Bender" (the elbow). When "Pain in the Butt" Bart is removed, he grabs the forceps and sticks it on the side, which causes Homer to buzz and scream in pain. March 16, 2014 SABF09
545 "The War of Art" - March 23, 2014 SABF10
546 "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee" The Simpsons are running through the streets of Pamplona, Spain as several couch bulls chase after them. Once the Simpsons reach the couch, a bull slams Homer and takes his spot on the couch. March 30, 2014 SABF11
547 "Luca$" The whole intro, and the couch gag as done by Minecraft. Moe comes in as a green figure – similar to the exploding Creepers from the game – says "How yo doin?" and part of the building explodes. April 6, 2014 SABF12
548 "Days of Future Future" The couch and the floor are covered in bubble wrap, which everyone pops. April 13, 2014 SABF13
549 "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting" The Simpsons travel inside Homer's body. At the end, the family falls onto Homer's couch-shaped brain (couch gag animated by Michael Socha)[6] April 27, 2014 SABF14
550 "Brick Like Me" none (opening credits shortened) May 4, 2014 RABF21
551 "Pay Pal" Everybody is a pawn in The Game of Life, which ends with everybody (and a Grim Reaper pawn) on the couch. May 11, 2014 SABF15
552 "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" The Simpsons (and Matt Groening) are part of a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. When the Comic Book Guy asks whether or not they'll be another Simpsons movie, everyone except Maggie leaves. May 18, 2014 SABF18

Season 26 (2014–15)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
553 "Clown in the Dumps" In a sequence animated by Don Hertzfeldt, Homer uses a futuristic remote to turn on the television, revealing the date the episode was first aired (September 28, 2014). With the remote, Homer accidentally travels back in time to the airing of the first Tracy Ullman Show short "Good Night" (April 19, 1987). Panicking, Homer tries to undo this, but ends up sending himself thousands of years into the future until he reaches the date "Septembar 36.4, 10,535" (the episode number is 164,775.7). The show is now incomprehensible and disturbing. Homer now resembles a levitating head with three tentacles, Lisa's mouth is extended on a stalk above her head, Bart is a quivering lump of flesh with four arms, Marge's body is now composed entirely of her hair, and Maggie resembles a brain that commands viewers to purchase merchandise. Homer then remembers three previous futuristic episodes, which includes a scene which resembles the cover of the album Kid A by Radiohead (episode 20,254), a scene where the entire family are shapeless chunks of bacteria (episode 37,211.4) and a scene where Homer and Marge are bizarre blobs amongst a glitchy background (episode 100,411.2). Homer, saddened by how depressing the future is (and incapable of returning to the past as the remote has disappeared) says "D'oh" sadly.[6] September 28, 2014 SABF20
554 "The Wreck of the Relationship" 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. October 5, 2014 SABF17
555 "Super Franchise Me" A parody of the cover of the 1970 Cat Stevens album Tea for the Tillerman, with its title track playing over it October 12, 2014 SABF19
556 "Treehouse of Horror XXV" Tribute to Guillermo del Toro [20] October 19, 2014 SABF21
557 "Opposites A-Frack" None November 2, 2014 SABF22
558 "Simpsorama" The Simpsons sit on the couch, but it turns out to be Hedonismbot. November 9, 2014 SABF16
559 "Blazed and Confused" 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. November 16, 2014 TABF01
560 "Covercraft" The family are 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. November 23, 2014 TABF02
561 "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" There is a message that reads; “Now for obligatory Frozen reference”, before cutting to a snow couch, where Lisa, appearing as Frozen’s Elsa, is sitting. Bart hits her with a snowball and she immediately creates a giant ice palace, with Bart stuck at the top. Homer appears as Olaf, and bites his own nose, disappointed to discover it is simply a carrot. December 7, 2014 TABF03
562 "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" 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. January 4, 2015 RABF15
563 "Bart's New Friend" 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. January 11, 2015 TABF05
564 "The Musk Who Fell to Earth" None January 25, 2015 TABF04
565 "Walking Big & Tall" 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. The boat was in between Ned Flander's family and Millhouse's family. February 8, 2015 TABF06
566 "My Fare Lady" A pixelated version of the opening sequence by Paul Robertson, Ivan Dixon (directors/animators) and Jeremy Dower (music). February 15, 2015 TABF07
567 "The Princess Guide" The printer gets jammed while printing out the couch gag. The printer says "Paper Jam." Homer then says,"Mmm...Paper jaaam." March 1, 2015 TABF08
568 "Sky Police" None March 8, 2015 TABF09
569 "Waiting for Duffman" 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. March 15, 2015 TABF10
570 "Peeping Mom" 5 ears-shaped popcorns jump on the couch, the couch burns up and the Simpsons pops. Homer is last and is all burned. April 19, 2015 TABF11
571 "The Kids Are All Fight" repeat of SABF15's gag, except that the Grim Reaper pawn is replaced with an Abe Simpson pawn. April 26, 2015 TABF12
572 "Let's Go Fly a Coot" Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie appear as penguins sitting on an ice-molded couch, until they are eaten by walrus Homer. May 3, 2015 TABF13
573 "Bull-E" Homer fails at making goal saves, as Maggie continues kicking soccer balls at him until he is buried in them. May 10, 2015 TABF15
574 "Mathlete's Feat" In a gag written and animated by Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland,[21] the Simpsons sit down on the couch, but Rick and Morty suddenly crash their ship into the house, causing their death. Panicking, Rick collects some of the family's gooey remains in a vial and sends Morty to have new Simpsons made while he cleans up the wreckage. While Morty travels to an alien world to get the materials needed to restore the family, Rick proceeds to ransack the Simpsons' home, stealing their possessions and freezing Ned Flanders. When Morty returns, Rick finishes the restoration process. However, because Rick cleaned the vial with his spit, the family members all resemble deformed versions of Rick. The two fly off, destroying the frozen Flanders in the process, and Bart declares "No more guest animators, man!"[22] May 17, 2015 TABF16

Season 27 (2015–16)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
575 "Every Man's Dream" A parody of several Beatles album covers. The last cover features the double decker bus running over The Simpsons, who were recreating the Abbey Road walk. September 27, 2015 TABF14
576 "Cue Detective" None October 4, 2015 TABF17
577 "Puffless" Each Simpson parks a spot on the couch until a monster truck Maggie runs them over. October 11, 2015 TABF19
578 "Halloween of Horror" None October 18, 2015 TABF22
579 "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" The episode opens with a Kricfalusi-animated 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.[6] October 25, 2015 TABF18
580 "Friend with Benefit" The show opens with a short parody of the Disney short Feast entitled "Fat." Santa's Little Helper is fed scraps from the Simpsons' dinner table until he gets too fat and dies. He goes to Heaven and God offers him a choice between Fit Dog Heaven and Fat Dog Hell. Fat Dog Hell flashes a "Free Pizza" sign and Santa's Little Helper runs inside. November 8, 2015 TABF21
581 "Lisa with an 'S'" During the parody of Star Trek, all the couches surround the donut Starship Enterprise and destroy it. November 22, 2015 TABF20
582 "'Paths of Glory" Homer rolls the dice, which reveals all the Simpsons, but his side flips to Mr. Burns. December 6, 2015 VABF01
583 "Barthood" Homer and Bart complain about the animation in the gag. Lisa tells them it's called rotoscoping. December 13, 2015 VABF02
584 "The Girl Code" None January 3, 2016 VABF03
585 "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" 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. Created by guest animator Steve Cutts. January 10, 2016 VABF04
586 "Much Apu About Something" None January 17, 2016 VABF05
587 "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" 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. February 14, 2016 VABF07
588 "Gal of Constant Sorrow" 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. February 21, 2016 VABF06
589 "Lisa the Veterinarian" "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. March 6, 2016 VABF08
590 "The Marge-ian Chronicles" None March 13, 2016 VABF09
591 "The Burns Cage" Homer sends text messages to the family with emojis. April 3, 2016 VABF10
592 "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back" In space, Marge and the kids wake up and find a skeleton Homer in his sleeping chamber. April 10, 2016 VABF11
593 "Fland Canyon" 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) April 24, 2016 VABF12
594 "To Courier with Love" The Simpsons run into the breakaway banner that has the couch. May 8, 2016 VABF14
595 "Simprovised" None May 15, 2016 VABF13
596 "Orange Is the New Yellow" Homer builds the couch in an IKEA themed instruction manual. May 22, 2016 VABF15

Season 28 (2016–17)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
597 "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" A parody of the opening sequence from Adventure Time, featuring multiple Simpsons characters playing the roles of the Adventure Time characters, such as Bart as Finn the Human and Homer as Jake the Dog. Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward contributed to the sequence. At the end, all the family members are seen on a couch that is balancing on the edge of a cliff. Homer starts to lose balance and after a few seconds, he is sitting normally on the couch, then Bart kicks Homer off the couch and Homer rolls down the hill.[23][24] September 25, 2016 VABF20
598 "Friends and Family" Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are in different positions in the living room. A hand with a myPhone taps Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie into a text, leaving Homer the only one on the couch. The hand attempts to put Homer into the texts, but fails due to his size. He says, "I'm too fat!". Then the hand pulls out a myPad, but it still does not work, after that the hand grabs a hammer and knocks Homer out with it until he's unconscious. October 2, 2016 VABF18
599 "The Town" None October 9, 2016 VABF17
600 "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" In a spoof of Planet of the Apes, 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. October 16, 2016 VABF16
601 "Trust but Clarify" Homer reluctantly visits an art museum with Marge and Lisa. Then, in a scene drawn in the style of modern art, he finds himself on the couch with an abstract version of Maggie. Homer instead becomes drawn in Ben-Day dots. October 23, 2016 VABF21
602 "There Will Be Buds" None November 6, 2016 VABF22
603 "Havana Wild Weekend" The family flies to the couch on top of Mount Olympus, but Lisa is missing. She comes out of Homer's head, and Homer steals Maggie's pacifier to close the hole in his head. November 13, 2016 VABF19
604 "Dad Behavior" Following an altered opening sequence where Barney destroys Bart's skateboard and the rest of the family dies in various ways, Bart, alone at home, gathers portraits of his family on the couch and turns on the TV, exclaiming, "Finally, I get the remote!" November 20, 2016 WABF01
605 "The Last Traction Hero" The family goes to sit on the couch, but nothing is there. A party of soldiers holds them at gunpoint with a musket, the shot fades to an oil-painting style in parody of The Third of May 1808, and Homer yells "D'oh!" December 4, 2016 WABF03
606 "The Nightmare After Krustmas" The Simpsons run to the couch dressed as characters from A Christmas Carol. Homer is the Ghost of Christmas Present; Marge is Bob Cratchit; Bart is Tiny Tim; Lisa is The Ghost of Christmas Past; and Maggie is The Ghost of Christmas Future. Mr. Burns (as Ebeneezer Scrooge) enters and says "Release the Christmas hounds" and hounds (with antlers) chase them off the couch. December 11, 2016 WABF02
607 "Pork and Burns" The family sit on the couch. The camera pans out to reveal that they are a picture on a box for "The Simpsons Couch Gag Playset" which is on display in a store. Bart pesters Marge to buy one for him, but she refuses and pulls him away. January 8, 2017 WABF06
"The Great Phatsby Parts 1 & 2" None January 15, 2017 WABF04
610 "Fatzcarraldo" The family, except Maggie, are sitting on the couch when Marge seems disgruntled. She stands up and moves the sailboat painting on the wall behind the couch to reveal a safe in the wall. She unlocks it, and Maggie is sitting inside. Marge lifts her out and sits down again, revealing several gold bars in the safe. February 12, 2017 WABF07
611 "The Cad and the Hat" Homer realizes that the sailboat painting is missing, and Bart suggests that it was stolen by another animated show. Homer leaves the living room, which appears to be a two-dimensional set in a three-dimensional studio, and goes to find the painting, passing characters from South Park, who shout gibberish and curse at him, then criticizing, fights The California Raisins while they perform a song, and then finds the painting in the bedroom of the Nerd from Robot Chicken. Homer runs with the painting back to the Simpsons' living room, but the rest of the family have already replaced the painting.[25] February 19, 2017 WABF08
612 "Kamp Krustier" Pictures of different members the family are in the spaces at the bottom of a pachinko machine. All the spaces are filled up with many balls, except for the space with the picture of Homer. The picture of Homer then moans in disappointment, but while his mouth his open, another ball falls into it, and he chokes. March 5, 2017 WABF09
613 "22 for 30" In another couch gag animated by Bill Plympton, a very amateurish drawing of the family sit on a similarly amateurish couch. The camera pans away to reveal a pencil-drawn Maggie drawing the picture of the family. The rest of the family, also pencil-drawn, are drawing each other. (Lisa is drawing Maggie, Bart is drawing Lisa, Marge is drawing Bart and Homer is drawing Marge). Homer is holding a donut and a pencil in his other hand, and as he goes to take a bite from the donut, he stabs himself in the eye with the pencil and screams.[26] March 12, 2017 WABF10
614 "A Father's Watch" All the Simpsons pets past and present are all on the couch. March 19, 2017 WABF11
615 "The Caper Chase" The Simpson family arrives as X-Men characters (Homer as Professor X, Marge is Krusty, then transforms into Mystique, Lisa is Storm, Maggie is Wolverine, and Bart is Angel.) Then Stan Lee appears and says "There is nothing too short that I can't cameo." April 2, 2017 WABF12
616 "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" Maggie's scene from the short "Good Night", and a spoof of The Big Bang Theory opening sequence. April 30, 2017 WABF13
617 "Moho House" The Simpsons heads are on Chia Pets. May 7, 2017 WABF14
618 "Dogtown" The family climbs a snowy mountaintop, with their couch and TV carried up by the Sherpas from King of the Hill. They are frozen and shattered by Maggie with an icepick. May 21, 2017 WABF15

Season 29 (2017–18)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
619 "The Serfsons" None October 1, 2017 WABF17
620 "Springfield Splendor" None October 8, 2017 WABF22
621 "Whistler's Father" The Simpson family is the furniture instead of the characters on the couch: Homer is the couch, Bart is the left lamp, Lisa is the right lamp, Maggie is the painting above the couch and Marge is the TV antenna. Couches comes in to sit on Homer and painting-Maggie tilts herself once they're settled. October 15, 2017 WABF16
622 "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" None October 22, 2017 WABF18
623 "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" The Simpsonovich family is peeling potatoes, when suddenly they grab the couch and escape, when soldiers storm in the house. After travelling on a boat, they arrive in the U.S., where they're granted access, renaming themselves as Simpson. Moe arrives and grabs pieces of the name tags, renaming himself as Szyslak, but he is not granted entrance, and is instead quarantined. At their new home, Homer is sewing, Maggie is in a crib, Bart is playing with a baseball, Lisa is crocheting, and Marge is cleaning clothes and then hangs the couch to the clothesline. The scene changes to a bar where Marge and Homer are sitting on the couch while other people dance. Homer tries to put his arm on Marge but she moves away. At 742 Evergreen Terrace the family is sitting on the couch when they have to leave when the house is flooded. Springfield families find themselves on a UFO, that flies away from Earth. The Simpson family arrives at the acceptance room, where a Riggelian attaches a Riggelian family name to their name, and Homer d'ohs. November 5, 2017 WABF19
624 "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be" In a black and white mute movie setting, the Simpson family arrives at the couch gag and Lisa points at it and says "Look Father! A couch!". Marge remarks "Proper young ladies don't point!". Homer checks his pocket watch and says "Now it's 8 a.m. You kids get to work!". Bart and Lisa go to work at the Coal Mine (through the children's entrance), but Marge follows them in saying "Kids! Kids! You forgot your sister!" and gives them Maggie. Descending the elevator, they find themselves in Hell. Lisa exclaims "Uh-oh! Too far!", while Bart goes on to dance next to the devils exclaiming "Well, I'm staying here.". A final text onscreen says "Another Couch Gag Classic. Filmed in Simpsorama MCMXVII". November 12, 2017 WABF20
625 "Singin' in the Lane" An underwater themed version of the standard opening sequence with the characters as sea creatures. November 19, 2017 WABF21
626 "Mr. Lisa's Opus" A statue of the family on the couch at the Lincoln Memorial with the motto In Couch Gags We Trust. It pans out to a penny held by Mr. Burns, who says to Homer, "Here's your raise". December 3, 2017 XABF01
627 "Gone Boy" The family pops into popcorn sitting on a hot couch, and are threaded onto a garland that is hung around the Christmas tree. December 10, 2017 XABF02
628 "Haw-Haw Land" None January 7, 2018 XABF03
629 "Frink Gets Testy" The couch gives birth to a baby couch, with Dr. Hibbert performing the operation, Homer tries to hold it in his hands but drops it on the carpet. Maggie then sits down on it. January 14, 2018 XABF04
630 "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't" None March 18, 2018 XABF05
631 "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage" In another sequence animated by Bill Plympton, Homer sings Your Face while his face contorts and explodes. The entire sequence then finishes when Bill Plympton's signature appears and Homer finishes singing. March 25, 2018 XABF06
632 "Fears of a Clown" The family enters the Museum of Television. They pass through exhibits of Bonanza, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Lassie, and Gunsmoke before making it to the couch. Lisa then points out that they're four episodes early. April 1, 2018 XABF08
633 "No Good Read Goes Unpunished" A hand does a Dot-to-dot of the family, but Homer is drawn with three eyes and he says "D'oh!" April 8, 2018 XABF07
634 "King Leer" None April 15, 2018 XABF10
635 "Lisa Gets the Blues" The first two parts of The Tracey Ullman Show short "The Aquarium" is shown.
The rest of the family attempt to do a lumberjack-themed gag, but Lisa does not show up.
April 22, 2018 XABF11
636 "Forgive and Regret" None April 29, 2018 XABF09
637 "Left Behind" The Simpsons turn the home into a Ferris wheel. May 6, 2018 XABF12
638 "Throw Grampa from the Dane" Five printers print out papers with Homer on the first one, Marge on the second one, Lisa on the third one, Maggie on the fourth one, and Bart on the fifth one. Suddenly, the first printer malfunctions causing Homer to say "Mmmmmmm, jam." May 13, 2018 XABF13
639 "Flanders' Ladder" The Simpsons rush in only the find the couch missing. Marge rings a bell and calls the woodworkers. The woodworkers then build a couch out of wood. When the woodworkers finish the couch, the family then sits on the wooden couch, and Homer tries to turn on the TV, but the remote does not work. A woodworker tells Homer not to have electricity, causing Homer to say "D'oh!" in response. May 20, 2018 XABF14

Season 30 (2018–19)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
640 "Bart's Not Dead" A futuristic floating TV is seen showing a clip of "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Suddenly, a green alien hand turns the TV off with a remote. We then cut to green alien versions of the family sitting on a futuristic floating couch in a futurized version of the living room. The alien Homer then begins to ask the others about the real Homer's voice. September 30, 2018 XABF19
641 "Heartbreak Hotel" None October 7, 2018 XABF15
642 "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" Homer finds himself in Bob's Burgers during the show's opening sequence. The Belchers look inside the restaurant at Homer. October 14, 2018 XABF17
643 "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" None (special opening sequence). October 21, 2018 XABF16
644 "Baby You Can't Drive My Car" The family rushes in to the room and sits on five exercise bikes respectively. Suddenly, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart use their bikes to leave the room, leaving Homer as the only one still in the room. As his bike is not moving, Homer expresses his frustration once again. November 4, 2018 XABF18
645 "From Russia Without Love" The couch acts like a toaster and five pieces of toasted bread resembling the family pop out of the toaster. The toast that looks like Homer burns into a crisp and the Homer toast says "D'oh!" in response. November 11, 2018 XABF20
646 "Werking Mom" None November 18, 2018 XABF21
647 "Krusty the Clown" None November 25, 2018 XABF22
648 "Daddicus Finch" Homer is sleeping on the couch and has certain dreams. The first one is drawn out of mermaids, the second one is drawn out of sketches and the third one has the family turned into atoms. When Homer wakes up and sees his family waiting for the couch, he tells them "Sorry, no room." December 2, 2018 YABF01
649 "'Tis the 30th Season" In a spoof of Star Wars, Bart cuts off Wampa Homer's hand while they and the rest of the family say to the audience, "Merry Christmas!". December 9, 2018 YABF02
650 "Mad About the Toy" The couch is placed in a football stadium, the family rushes in while wearing gold football helmets and green football jerseys. When the family sits down, the stadium crowd pats the family in amazement. January 6, 2019 YABF03
651 "The Girl on the Bus" Thanos sits on the couch and uses the Infinity Gauntlet to disintegrate all of the Simpsons except Maggie January 13, 2019 YABF04
652 "I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can" The family arrive at the couch, where a heart shaped chocolate box is located, and fill the spot in it. Mr. Burns grabs Homer and tries to eat him, just to spit him out in disgust. February 10, 2019 YABF06
653 "The Clown Stays in the Picture" None February 17, 2019 YABF05
654 "101 Mitigations" Five soda cups, each a picture of one Simpson, bounce on to the couch. A soda dispenser pops up and fills up all the cups with Duff Beer, Diet Duff, Lemonade, Baby Buzz, and Buzz Cola. The cup with Homer on it falls and spills onto the floor and Homer in the cup says "Refill" in response. March 3, 2019 YABF07
655 "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Homer and Marge are contestants on the Winner's Circle round of The $100,000 Pyramid. The phrase is "Things a couch would say". Marge starts with "You sit on me, there's a remote in my crack.", Homer answers "Uh, problems I have.". Marge suggests "I could use a slip cover.", to which Homer answers "Uh, things your sister would say.". Finally, Marge says "Uh, you haven't replaced me since 1989." Homer correctly guesses, "Things a couch would say," and they win. March 10, 2019 YABF08
656 "E My Sports" None March 17, 2019 YABF09
657 "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy" None March 24, 2019 YABF10
658 "Girl's in the Band" Homer is in color while everyone else is in black and white. March 31, 2019 YABF11
659 "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh" Bart, Maggie, and Lisa star in the opening of a sitcom called, "My Three Kids", with Groundskeeper Willie as angry Uncle Angus. April 7, 2019 YABF12
660 "D'oh Canada" repeat of LABF02's couch gag April 28, 2019 YABF14
661 "Woo-Hoo Dunnit?" None May 5, 2019 YABF15
662 "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie rush in only to find the entire living room, couch and TV in 3D clay-like forms, Marge feels the effects of the couch as if it was wrapping paper. Homer runs and tears through the living room background revealing the background (including the couch) as a tearable wallpaper and Homer says "D'oh!" in response. May 12, 2019 YABF16

Season 31 (2019–20)[edit]

No. Episode Gag synopsis Original air date Prod.
663 "The Winter of Our Monetized Content" Homer is shown to be attempting to create an origami swan. He repeats his steps out loud until the final step, where he instead created the Simpsons sitting on the couch. He shouts "What the?!". September 29, 2019 YABF19
664 "Go Big or Go Homer" none October 6, 2019 YABF21
665 "The Fat Blue Line" The Simpson family arrives on stage on a recreation of the 1985 Live Aid Queen concert, Homer is Freddie Mercury, Lisa is John Deacon, Marge is Brian May, Bart is Roger Taylor and Maggie is the camera woman. Homer shouts "Day-oh!", the public shouts back, and then does a split and his pants rips apart, to which he D'ohes, and the public D'ohes back. October 13, 2019 YABF22
666 "Treehouse of Horror XXX" none (Halloween episode) October 20, 2019 YABF18
667 "Gorillas on the Mast" A target is placed on the couch, and the Simpson family is thrown at it for target practice. Homer is last, yelling "make way", before being thrown against the wall instead and exclaiming d'oh. November 3, 2019 YABF20
668 "Marge the Lumberjill" The Simpson family gets on the couch, followed by the Julius and Bernice Hibbert, and is moved to the entrance to a pirate attraction, "Alas there, it be too late to alter course matey and there be pirates lurking in every cove", Homer answers it "Get to the ride", and they crash down a cave, full of destroyed couches and bones, with Homer on the ground asking "Did they get a picture?", and Bart facedown in the water. November 10, 2019 ZABF02
669 "Livin La Pura Vida" none November 17, 2019 ZABF03
670 "Thanksgiving of Horror" Stranger Things [27] November 24, 2019 YABF17
671 "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" Ned, Todd and Rod Flanders arrive at where their couch would be, but Ned tells them he gave it to the poor and they cheer. December 1, 2019 ZABF04
672 "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" The couch is placed as a Christmas tree ornament, and the Simpson family is placed on it, but when Homer is placed, the tree falls and Homer exclaims "D'oh ho! Ho!". December 15, 2019 ZABF01


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