Watch 25 years of Simpsons Couch Gags evolve before your Eyes

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In 25 years of The Simpsons, there's been an awful lot of couch gags - there are gags at the start of 544 episodes, to be exact. What happens you play all of them at once? Well... you might want to turn your speakers down a bit first.

Enterprising youtuber Omni Verse has spliced every single episode's opening together into one video - up to and including last week's freaky opening by Don Hertzfeldt - and whilst it's hard to ascertain much detail with the sound and colours of 544 different openings blasting at you all at once, you can see some of the broader strokes in changes to the couch gag format over the years.


Not only does there seem to be less repeats as the show goes on (that circus show one gets a lot of plays in earlier seasons), the couch gags get progressively longer and longer, especially as the show slips into more specific parodies like their The Hobbit or Game of Thrones themed couch gags. There's some that don't even end before the video does!


Still, it's interesting to see one of TV's most iconic openings change over the years.

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