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Guy

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« on: 07-14-2002 16:02 »

Fairly self explanatory, what's your favourite couch gag to be shown on the Simpsons? My personal favourite would have to be when the family does not rush in; instead, we see the Simpsons in their own version of "The Rocky and Bulwinkle Show" opening montage. Thunder and lightning reveal the silhouette of the family rushing toward the couch on a cliff, only to have it fall away. We see the Simpsons' outlines float through a mosaic of colours, and then, under a happy sun, they pop out of the ground in a flower patch. Bart spits out a clod of dirt with a flower planted in it.

The couch gag is seen in Simpson tide

Semper Fudge!
Joe25

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« Reply #1 on: 07-14-2002 18:16 »

Trying to squeeze into the couch while it is taken up by a really fat guy.
Speli

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« Reply #2 on: 07-14-2002 18:34 »

The monty python foot one...accompanied by the rear body emission sound... laff 
Never stops putting a smile on my face  smile
haleys_comet

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« Reply #3 on: 07-14-2002 20:32 »

My fav is the one where bart comes in and graffitti sprays paints the family on the couch and writes el barto.
Also the one where homer gets up and pull the plug out of the ground causing everyone to get sucked in  laff
Shadowstar

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« Reply #4 on: 07-14-2002 20:33 »

I liked the couch gag where the couch dropped like a bomb in freefall like Dr. Strangelove.
diagnostic

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« Reply #5 on: 07-14-2002 20:35 »

I like the one where they look like crash test dummies and when they sit on the couch it crashes into the TV.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 07-14-2002 22:49 »

The one where the couch turns into a monster and eats 'em.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 07-14-2002 23:21 »

The one with Fry.

The vend-a-couch one is pretty good, too.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #8 on: 07-15-2002 01:56 »

The Suana one.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 07-15-2002 12:03 »

Well, I have a few favorites.

I like the one with Fry that Nix mentioned, for obvious reasons.

I like the Monty Python one that Speli mentioned, for equally obvious reasons.

I also like the one where the couch and the wall behind it recede away from them, and they chase after it, but never catch up.  I'm pretty sure that one is a reference to Time Bandits.
Guy

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« Reply #10 on: 07-15-2002 13:46 »

I like this one, but it's quite complicated.

The family rushes in. They pose like the Beatles on the album cover of "Sgt. pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Homer is Paul. All of Springfield is in the living room. Among the charecters in the backround are older versions of the Simpsons, harkening back to their days on "The Tracey Ulman Show." In the foreground are the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue, Blinky, a bottle of "Simpson & Son's Revitalizing Tonic," a Happy Little Elf Doll, a bowling ball, a Buddha statue that resembles Homer, several cans of Duff, various food products, and donuts that spell out "Simpsons."

Yes I copied that out of a book!

Semper Fudge!
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« Reply #11 on: 07-15-2002 14:37 »

The one where they come in in karate outfits and attack the couch then Homer comes in, does a flippy jumpy thing while pulling the remote out of his outfit and changes the channel "WHAA!!"

Reminds me of the Whacking Day episode when he's doing all the ninja moves out in his back garden, classic.

Oh and post your fav Blackboard gags too, mine is:
"I shall not teach others to fly!"

"Live forever or die trying."
David A

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« Reply #12 on: 07-15-2002 14:55 »

I should get out my Simpsons book so I can read through the lists of couch gags, and chalkboard gags, so I can post the funniest ones.

But I won't.   tongue
Guy

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« Reply #13 on: 07-15-2002 15:27 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Oh and post your fav Blackboard gags too.


"Goldfish Don't Bounce"
"I Will Not Cut Corners"
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"The Pledge of Allegiance Does Not End With "Hail Satan!"  evil laugh   evil laugh   evil laugh

Semper Fudge!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #14 on: 07-15-2002 15:40 »

Maybe it's just my local affiliate, but what's the deal with the reruns not having their original couch gags? I haven't seen any of the classic season one couch gags in 12 years.

Bart popping out of the couch was always my favorite as a kid.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #15 on: 07-15-2002 15:49 »

Most re-runs have a fast couch gag to save time, although you sometimes have the origonal couch gag.

My favorites, the Brady bunch one (with Grandpa sleeping in the corner), the Vend a Couch, The movie theater, the locked outside one, the 007 one, and the AOL one
haleys_comet

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« Reply #16 on: 07-16-2002 04:44 »

Fav board gag's are:
Ralph won't "morph" if you squeeze him hard enough
I will not get very far with this attitude
All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy
Loose teeth don't need my help


bartman

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« Reply #17 on: 07-17-2002 01:48 »

My favourite one is the one were fry comes on the couch through those tube, has anyone seen that? i thought it was cool!
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #18 on: 07-17-2002 06:13 »

I like the one where they run in to the lounge and the couch is being stolen by robbers. They sit on the couch, the robbers throw them off and run away with the couch. I also love the Vend-A-Couch one, and the one where they go in and they're on the Ed Bagley show or whateva...
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« Reply #19 on: 07-17-2002 09:35 »

The parachute one.
bartman

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« Reply #20 on: 07-17-2002 13:11 »

also like the superbowl one
Just Chris

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« Reply #21 on: 07-17-2002 14:03 »

I like the Vend-A-Couch, the AOL gag, and the one where it mimics the opening of Rocky & Bullwinkle.
Zed 85

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« Reply #22 on: 07-18-2002 04:32 »

I like most of them - but I think in Britain they show random couch gags - not specific to a particlular episode.

The MP one is probably my favourite. Maybe you could cross the plug one as well with Monty Python and have Homer try to take Maggie's dummy out, and then Maggie sucks in everything in the room. Has anyone else seen that MP sketch?
David A

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« Reply #23 on: 07-18-2002 08:35 »

Yes.  I have.   big grin
bartman

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« Reply #24 on: 07-18-2002 10:52 »

I like the one were they show loads o0f there couch gags at the 136th ep special
Guy

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« Reply #25 on: 07-18-2002 16:08 »

Actually, it was the 138th episode Spectacular, not 136.

I'm sorry, i had to be a smartass!
Kryten

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« Reply #26 on: 07-18-2002 23:24 »

Just remembered another one I love... the one where Homer rips the FOX logo out of the corner and stomps on it. I wish *I* could do that.
bartman

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« Reply #27 on: 07-19-2002 01:39 »

And extend it and add more voilence?
haleys_comet

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« Reply #28 on: 07-20-2002 03:42 »
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Matt Groening's appearance in the couch gag is funny   laff
Archie2K

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« Reply #29 on: 07-21-2002 11:00 »

Some of my favourites are:
The one where they go to sit down and Nelson moves the couch back a bit and they fall on the floor
The one with Escher's relativity room (same room was shown with similar amusement in "I, Roommate" )
The one at the start of THoH9 where they all die - LOL!
The one where they all run into the lounge but instead find Bart writing "I will not mess with the opening credits on the blackboard"

My least favourite one is where they run into the room and start dancing in a line and then the wall gets removed and there is a circus behind. It has been used so many times in different episodes (I make it 5 including the 138th Episode) and is far too long-winded.

Now can someone answer me a question that has haunted me for years. Before I even started to watch The Simpsons I recall seeing a couch gag (on an advert on Sky1) where they run into the room and get eaten by the couch. If you look at it then it would be possible to animate but I believe I haven seen every Simpsons episode with the exception of maybe 3 or 4. So has this gag ever existed or did I just make it up??
David A

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« Reply #30 on: 07-21-2002 11:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Now can someone answer me a question that has haunted me for years. Before I even started to watch The Simpsons I recall seeing a couch gag (on an advert on Sky1) where they run into the room and get eaten by the couch. If you look at it then it would be possible to animate but I believe I haven seen every Simpsons episode with the exception of maybe 3 or 4. So has this gag ever existed or did I just make it up??

That was a real couch gag.  It's certainly possible that you've seen every episode, but not every couch gag.  Often the reruns are shown with a different couch gag than the one the episode originally had.  I have no idea why this is done.
Archie2K

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« Reply #31 on: 07-21-2002 11:13 »

Do you remember what episode, or at least what season it was from so I can start manically searching for the episode!!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #32 on: 07-21-2002 11:27 »

I have done the research, Archie2K. And here are the episodes that gag is in "A Streetcar Named Marge" and "Last Exit to Springfield." They were both in Season 4.
David A

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« Reply #33 on: 07-21-2002 11:39 »

According to my Simpsons book, it was used in three episodes: 8F18 "A Streetcar Named Marge" (Season 4, original airdate: 10/1/92), 9F15 "Last Exit to Springfield" (Season 4, original airdate: 3/11/93), and 3F31 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (Season 7, original airdate: 12/3/95).  In the case of 3F31, it was one of several couch gags, of course.
Speli

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« Reply #34 on: 07-21-2002 12:05 »

17 people went insane making that book...
Just Chris

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« Reply #35 on: 07-22-2002 12:18 »

It's a nice book indeed (and I got it for $1.90!). I like the couch gag where the family sits on the couch, and nothing happens. Maybe it was a slow day at the studio.
Guy

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« Reply #36 on: 07-22-2002 14:02 »

What about when Death's sitting on the couch and the Simpsons die in a heap? Death then puts his (his? let's not start that) feet up on Homer.

While we're at it, make up your own blackboard and couch gags!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #37 on: 07-22-2002 19:41 »

I think it may have been done already, or a variation of it.

They run in and sit on the couch as normal but the room is upside down then they all fall out of the couch.
BAM!

I think the one I saw was when they run in normally but the room is upside down and they all stand around going "Huh?".

I'd like to see one for a halloween special where zombies or vampires or itchy and Scratchy or something jump out of the TV and kill them.

Or one where they all run out screaming when the TV announcer says "You are watching FOX!".

"Live forever or die trying."
haleys_comet

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« Reply #38 on: 07-22-2002 19:49 »

A funny one is when the couch comes and sits on the family and they get squashed under the weight.  laff Thats one of my favs.
Kryten

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« Reply #39 on: 07-22-2002 22:17 »

I like the one where Grampa's sleeping on the couch and they all sit on him, crushing him.
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