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The Simpsons sit on the couch

The following is a list of couch gags seen on The Simpsons.

Season 1[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
1 December 17, 1989 No Gag No Gag "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" 7G08
2 January 14, 1990 CG 001.gif The family sits; Bart is squeezed off, up into the air and out of frame, only to crash back down to the floor during the credits shot of the TV. (This is the only time the couch gag visually continues into the closing shot of the TV.) "Bart the Genius" 7G02
3 January 21, 1990 Homer's Odyssey - couch gag.png The family sits; the couch falls apart under their weight, leaving them sitting on cushions on the floor. "Homer's Odyssey" 7G03
4 January 28, 1990 Couch gag (There's No Disgrace Like Home).png The family sits; Homer is squeezed off and lands on the floor with a thud. "There's No Disgrace Like Home" 7G04
5 February 4, 1990 No Gag No Gag "Bart the General" 7G05
6 February 11, 1990 Moaning Lisa couch gag.png The family sits; Maggie is squeezed off, up into the air and out of frame, but Marge catches her as she falls back down. (This couch gag also appears in the The Simpsons Arcade Game.) "Moaning Lisa" 7G06
7 February 18, 1990 The Call of the Simpsons - couch gag.png The family sits; nothing else happens. "The Call of the Simpsons" 7G09
8 February 25, 1990 CG 001.gif repeat of 7G02's gag "The Telltale Head" 7G07
9 March 18, 1990 No Gag No Gag "Life on the Fast Lane" 7G11
10 March 25, 1990 Homer's Odyssey - couch gag.png repeat of 7G03's gag "Homer's Night Out" 7G10
11 April 15, 1990 Couch gag (There's No Disgrace Like Home).png repeat of 7G04's gag "The Crepes of Wrath" 7G13
12 April 29, 1990 Moaning Lisa couch gag.png repeat of 7G06's gag "Krusty Gets Busted" 7G12
13 May 13, 1990 The Call of the Simpsons - couch gag.png repeat of 7G09's gag "Some Enchanted Evening" 7G01

Season 2[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
14 October 11, 1990 CouchgagS2.png
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The family sits; the couch falls through the floor with a crash. Homer says "D'oh!" only in this version, all repeats cut it. "Bart Gets an "F"" 7F03
15 October 18, 1990 CouchGagS2E02.png The family stands in a line, does a little dance (Egyptian-like moves) and lands on the couch, arms outstretched in a "ta-da!" pose. "Simpson and Delilah" 7F02
16 October 25, 1990 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror" 7F04
17 November 1, 1990 CouchGagS2E04.png The family sits; the couch pops open into a fold-out bed. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" 7F01
18 November 8, 1990 CouchGagS2E05-02.png
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The family-minus Maggie sits; then Maggie pokes her head out of Marge's hair. "Dancin' Homer" 7F05
19 November 15, 1990 CouchGagS2E06.png Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II sit on the couch among the family members. "Dead Putting Society" 7F08
20 November 22, 1990 CouchGagS2E07.png The family can not sit; the couch is already occupied by Abe Simpson, who is woken up startled. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" 7F07
21 December 6, 1990 CouchGagS2E08.png The family sits; Homer's weight tips the couch over sideways, launching the family off-screen, but Maggie lands safely on a cushion on the floor. "Bart the Daredevil" 7F06
22 December 20, 1990 CouchGagS2E09.png The family runs in to find the couch missing; they look around, puzzled. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" 7F09
23 January 10, 1991 CouchGagS2E10.png The family sits; Homer squeezes the others onto the floor one-by-one and takes the couch for himself. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" 7F10
24 January 24, 1991 CouchGagS2E11.png The family sits; the couch tips over backwards, and Maggie pops up from behind. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" 7F11
25 January 31, 1991 CouchgagS2.png
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repeat of 7F03's gag "The Way We Was" 7F12
26 February 7, 1991 CouchGagS2E02.png repeat of 7F02's gag "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" 7F13
27 February 14, 1991 CouchGagS2E04.png repeat of 7F01's gag "Principal Charming" 7F15
28 February 21, 1991 CouchGagS2E05-02.png
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repeat of 7F05's gag "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" 7F16
29 March 7, 1991 CouchGagS2E06.png repeat of 7F08's gag "Bart's Dog Gets an "F"" 7F14
30 March 28, 1991 CouchGagS2E07.png repeat of 7F07's gag "Old Money" 7F17
31 April 11, 1991 CouchGagS2E08.png repeat of 7F06's gag "Brush with Greatness" 7F18
32 April 25, 1991 CouchGagS2E09.png repeat of 7F09's gag "Lisa's Substitute" 7F19
33 May 2, 1991 CouchGagS2E10.png repeat of 7F10's gag "The War of the Simpsons" 7F20
34 May 9, 1991 CouchGagS2E11.png repeat of 7F11's gag "Three Men and a Comic Book" 7F21
35 July 11, 1991 CouchgagS2.png
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repeat of 7F03's gag "Blood Feud" 7F22

Season 3[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
36 September 19, 1991 TippingCouch.png The family sits; the couch tips over backwards, but this time crashes through the back wall. "Stark Raving Dad" 7F24
37 September 26, 1991 CouchGagS3E02.png The family sits; Homer pulls Santa's Little Helper out from beneath him. "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" 8F01
38 October 3, 1991 CouchGagS2E02.png repeat of 7F02's gag "When Flanders Failed" 7F23
39 October 10, 1991 CouchGagS3E04.png The family forms a human pyramid, cheerleader-style, on the couch with Maggie on top. "Bart the Murderer" 8F03
40 October 17, 1991 CouchGagS3E05.png A space alien on the couch hears the family coming, pulls a hanging cord, and disappears through a trapdoor in the floor. The family enters and sits. "Homer Defined" 8F04
41 October 24, 1991 FamilyWithoutBart.png
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The family, (minus Bart) sit in a normal fashion; Bart leaps in from the side and lands outstretched across the others' laps. "Like Father, Like Clown" 8F05
42 October 31, 1991 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror II" 8F02
43 November 7, 1991 CouchGagS3E08.png Homer arrives first and lies across the couch; the others arrive seconds later and sit on top of him. "Lisa's Pony" 8F06
44 November 14, 1991 CouchGagS3E09.png The couch lacks cushions; the family sits, but sinks into the hollow couch. "Saturdays of Thunder" 8F07
45 November 21, 1991 CouchGagS3E10.png Two burglars are in the process of carrying the couch out of the room; the family runs in and sits, but the burglars dump them onto the floor and carry the couch away. "Flaming Moe's" 8F08
46 December 5, 1991 CouchGagS3E11.png The family cannot sit, as the couch is already occupied by Santa's Little Helper, who growls menacingly; the family backs away cautiously. "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" 8F09
47 December 26, 1991 CouchGagS3E12.png
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The family cartwheels into the room and onto the couch; Maggie falls while cartwheeling and hops the rest of the way. "I Married Marge" 8F10
48 January 9, 1992 CouchGagS3E13.png The family sits; with confused looks on their faces, they bounce around on the couch, passing over and under each other, ending in entirely different positions from where they first sat. "Radio Bart" 8F11
49 January 23, 1992 CouchS3.png
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repeat of 8F01's gag "Lisa the Greek" 8F12
50 February 6, 1992 CouchGagS3E04.png repeat of 8F03's gag "Homer Alone" 8F14
51 February 13, 1992 CouchGagS3E05.png repeat of 8F04's gag "Bart the Lover" 8F16
52 February 20, 1992 CouchGagS3E17.png The family runs in; they all bang their heads together and fall over, unconscious on the floor, except Maggie who sits alone. "Homer at the Bat" 8F13
53 February 27, 1992 CouchGagS3E05.png repeat of 8F05's gag "Separate Vocations" 8F15
54 March 12, 1992 CouchGagS3E08.png repeat of 8F06's gag "Dog of Death" 8F17
55 March 26, 1992 CouchGagS3E09.png repeat of 8F07's gag "Colonel Homer" 8F19
56 April 9, 1992 CouchGagS3E10.png repeat of 8F08's gag "Black Widower" 8F20
57 April 23, 1992 CouchGagS3E11.png repeat of 8F09's gag "The Otto Show" 8F21
58 May 7, 1992 TippingCouch.png repeat of 7F24's gag "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" 8F22
59 August 27, 1992 CouchGagS3E12.png
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repeat of 8F10's gag "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" 8F23

Season 4[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
60 September 24, 1992 Couch gag (Kamp Krusty).png The family go to sit on the couch, but find it occupied by Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, and Pebbles Flintstone. Fred waves to Homer. "Kamp Krusty" 8F24
61 October 1, 1992 CouchGagS4E02.png The family sits; the couch morphs into a monster, swallowing the family. "A Streetcar Named Marge" 8F18
62 October 8, 1992 CouchGagS4E03.png The family sits; the couch rotates into a secret compartment in the wall, leaving an identical empty couch in its place. "Homer the Heretic" 9F01
63 October 15, 1992 CouchGagS4E04.png Maggie is already seated; the rest of the family runs past the couch and out of frame, into empty white space beyond the edge of the film, before frantically running back into frame. "Lisa the Beauty Queen" 9F02
64 October 29, 1992 CouchGagS4E05.png The family (as skeletons) sit in a normal fashion. "Treehouse of Horror III" 9F04
65 November 3, 1992 CocuhGagS4E06.png The family sits; the couch deflates like a balloon. "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" 9F03
66 November 5, 1992 CouchGagS4E07.png The family sits with mismatched heads; they swap heads back and forth until they are back to normal. "Marge Gets a Job" 9F05
67 November 12, 1992 CouchgagS2.png
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repeat of 7F03's gag "New Kid on the Block" 9F06
68 November 19, 1992 CouchGagS4E09.png
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A wooden chair is in place of the couch; Homer and Marge sit on it, with the kids in their laps. "Mr. Plow" 9F07
69 December 3, 1992 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
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Circus Line couch gag "Lisa's First Word" 9F08
70 December 17, 1992 CouchGagS4E11.png The family, all tiny-sized, sits on the couch. Maggie needs to be pulled up onto the couch. "Homer's Triple Bypass" 9F09
71 January 14, 1993 CouchS4.png
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The family sits; within seconds, the room fills with other regulars from the cast, totally blocking the family and obscuring their view. "Marge vs. the Monorail" 9F10
72 January 21, 1993 CouchGagS4E13.png The family is snared in a net trap. "Selma's Choice" 9F11
73 February 4, 1993 CouchGagS4E03.png repeat of 9F01's gag "Brother from the Same Planet" 9F12
74 February 11, 1993 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
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Circus Line couch gag "I Love Lisa" 9F13
75 February 18, 1993 CouchGagS4E04.png repeat of 9F02's gag "Duffless" 9F14
76 March 11, 1993 CouchGagS4E02.png repeat of 8F18's gag "Last Exit to Springfield" 9F15
77 April 1, 1993 CouchGagS4E07.png repeat of 9F05's gag "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show" 9F17
78 April 15, 1993 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
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Circus Line couch gag "The Front" 9F16
79 April 29, 1993 CouchGagS4E09.png
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repeat of 9F07's gag "Whacking Day" 9F18
80 May 6, 1993 CouchGagS4E11.png repeat of 9F09's gag "Marge in Chains" 9F20
81 May 13, 1993 CouchGagS4E13.png repeat of 9F11's gag "Krusty Gets Kancelled" 9F19

Season 5[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
82 September 30, 1993 CouchGagS5E01-01.png
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A trio of couch gags: The family runs in, crashes into each other, and shatters into pieces; Santa's Little Helper wanders in and examines the pieces. A voice says "Couch gag, take two." The family sits on the couch, coalescing into a five-headed, ten-eyed, multicolored blob. A voice says "Couch gag, take three." The family runs in, crashes into each other, and explodes; Maggie's pacifier drops out of the air onto the scorched floor (in the syndicated version, the "take one" couch gag where the family smashes like glass as they run to the couch is used) "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" 9F21
83 October 7, 1993 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
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Circus Line couch gag "Cape Feare" 9F22
84 October 14, 1993 CouchGagS5E03.png The family sits; the couch and family are crushed by the cutout foot from the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus. "Homer Goes to College" 1F02
85 October 21, 1993 CouchGagS5E04.png The family cannot sit as the couch is already occupied by an identical family. "Rosebud" 1F01
86 October 28, 1993 CouchGagS5E05.png The family (as zombies) tunnel to the couch and sit as normal. "Treehouse of Horror IV" 1F04
87 November 4, 1993 CouchGagS5E06.png The family runs in and crashes through the wall, as it turns out the couch and other living room furniture is just a flat backdrop. "Marge on the Lam" 1F03
88 November 11, 1993 CouchGagS5E07.png The couch is already occupied by a morbidly obese man, who slides over, giving the family little room to sit. "Bart's Inner Child" 1F05
89 November 18, 1993 CouchGagS5E08-01.png
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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. "Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood" 1F06
90 December 9, 1993 CouchGagS5E09.png The family sits, then realizes 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. "The Last Temptation of Homer" 1F07
91 December 16, 1993 $pringfield couch gag.png repeat of the first of 9F21's three gags "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)" 1F08
92 January 6, 1994 Homer the Vigilante - couch gag.png repeat of the third of 9F21's three gags "Homer the Vigilante" 1F09
93 February 3, 1994 Bart Gets Famous - couch gag.png repeat of the second of 9F21's three gags "Bart Gets Famous" 1F11
94 February 10, 1994 CouchGagS5E13.png Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa poke their heads out from behind the couch; Maggie pokes out from behind the center cushion. "Homer and Apu" 1F10
95 February 17, 1994 CouchGagS5E03.png repeat of 1F02's gag "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" 1F12
96 February 24, 1994 CouchGagS5E07.png repeat of 1F05's gag "Deep Space Homer" 1F13
97 March 17, 1994 CouchGagS5E16.png There are two identical couches side-by-side; the family members split down the middle vertically, each half-family sitting on a couch. "Homer Loves Flanders" 1F14
98 March 31, 1994 CouchGagS5E08-01.png
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repeat of 1F06's gag "Bart Gets an Elephant" 1F15
99 April 14, 1994 CouchGagS5E18.png
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The family bounces into the room in ball form. Everyone lands safely on the couch except Bart, who bounces away; Homer pulls him onto the couch. "Burns' Heir" 1F16
100 April 28, 1994 CouchGagS5E19-01.png
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The family sits as the FOX logo bug appears in the lower-right corner of the screen; Homer tears it off and the family stomps on it then sits back down. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" 1F18
101 May 5, 1994 CouchGagS5E09.png repeat of 1F07's gag "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" 1F19
102 May 12, 1994 CouchGagS5E01-01.png repeat of the first of 9F21's three gags "Lady Bouvier's Lover" 1F21
103 May 19, 1994 Homer the Vigilante - couch gag.png repeat of the third of 9F21's three gags "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" 1F20

The Complete Fifth Season[edit]

Image Gag
Click to enlarge The living room is tilted and the couch tilts with the family and ports outside the frame. Homer tries to climb up by falling down.
Click to enlarge The couch goes up like a rocket, a fire starts on the floor and a man comes and puts out the fire.
Click to enlarge Homer pushes when he sits on the couch, and Maggie jumps off the couch but when she comes down it start Homer crowded again.
Click to enlarge The family bounces out of the picture and ports outside the frame but Maggie still bounces up and down
Click to enlarge Everyone except Bart are angels, he is the devil and he pokes the iron fire on Lisa
Click to enlarge Maggie tries to leave the couch, but Homer takes her back.
Click to enlarge The family flies down in parachutes before a can of beer comes in a separate parachute that Homer drinks.
Click to enlarge The Flanders family pray in the Simpsons clothing.
Click to enlarge The family gets a drop of water and grows, Lisa begins to shrivel but gets a drop of water and being then normal.
Click to enlarge The family sits on an invisible couch, Lisa points out that to Marge.
Click to enlarge When the family sits down, the music is stopped and the family look surprised before the music continues.

Season 6[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
104 September 4, 1994 CouchGagS6E01.png The Simpsons are sitting in midair as if they're on the couch. The real couch then comes in and assembles itself on top of the family. "Bart of Darkness" 1F22
105 September 11, 1994 Lisa's Rival - couch gag.png The floor is water, the family swims into the room (Bart wearing a scuba mask) and climbs up onto the couch (Homer pokes his right ear to dry it). "Lisa's Rival" 1F17
106 September 25, 1994 CouchGagS5E03.png repeat of 1F02's gag "Another Simpsons Clip Show" 2F33
107 October 2, 1994 CouchGagS6E04.png The family is beamed aboard the couch a la Star Trek. "Itchy & Scratchy Land" 2F01
108 October 9, 1994 CouchGagS5E08-01.png
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First airing: repeat of 1F06's gag
Repeats: No Gag
"Sideshow Bob Roberts" 2F02
109 October 30, 1994 Treehouse of Horror V - couch gag.png The family sits with mismatched limbs and heads; they swap body parts, but don't fully correct the mismatches. "Treehouse of Horror V" 2F03
110 November 6, 1994 CouchGagS5E08-01.png
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repeat of 1F06's gag "Bart's Girlfriend" 2F04
111 November 13, 1994 CouchGagS6E08.png The family sits, then gets shot up into the ceiling, with only their legs and feet showing. "Lisa on Ice" 2F05
112 November 27, 1994 CouchGagS6E09.png In a loose parody of the film, Time Bandits, the family runs in and chase after the couch as the back of the room recedes endlessly away from them. "Homer Badman" 2F06
113 December 4, 1994 CouchGagS6E10.png The family runs in together from the side, with big grins, passing through a repeat pan of the couch and TV (in a parody of how 1950s and 1960s cartoons utilized repeating backgrounds in order to save money.) "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" 2F07
114 December 18, 1994 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
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Circus Line couch gag "Fear of Flying" 2F08
115 January 8, 1995 CouchGagS6E12.png 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. "Homer the Great" 2F09
116 January 22, 1995 CouchGagS6E13.png In the style of a James Bond film opening, an unseen somebody is watching Homer, Homer notices him/her and shoots her/him, casusing s/he to bleed badly and sits alone. Music typically heard in a James Bond film plays throughout. "And Maggie Makes Three" 2F10
117 February 5, 1995 CouchGagS6E14.png The scene is black and white, and the couch, TV, and other living room furniture have an 1930s appearance; the family runs in, wearing Mickey Mouse style white gloves and big smiles, dancing. "Bart's Comet" 2F11
118 February 12, 1995 CouchGagS6E01.png repeat of 1F22's gag "Homie the Clown" 2F12
119 February 19, 1995 Lisa's Rival - couch gag.png repeat of 1F17 "Bart vs. Australia" 2F13
120 February 26, 1995 CouchGagS6E04.png repeat of 2F01's gag, but a visual effect closer to Quantum Leap's. "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" 2F14
121 March 5, 1995 CouchGagS6E18.png The family sits; their sizes are reversed, with Maggie the largest and Homer the tiniest. (Except Bart who has not changed.) "A Star Is Burns" 2F31
122 March 19, 1995 CouchGagS6E08.png repeat of 2F05's gag "Lisa's Wedding" 2F15
123 April 9, 1995 CouchGagS6E09.png repeat of 2F06's gag "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" 2F18
124 April 16, 1995 CouchGagS6E12.png repeat of 2F09's gag "The PTA Disbands" 2F19
125 April 30, 1995 CouchGagS6E18.png repeat of 2F31's gag "'Round Springfield" 2F32
126 May 7, 1995 CouchGagS6E13.png repeat of 2F10's gag "The Springfield Connection" 2F21
127 May 14, 1995 CouchGagS6E14.png repeat of 2F11's gag "Lemon of Troy" 2F22
128 May 21, 1995 CouchGagS6E10.png repeat of 2F07's gag "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" 2F16

Season 7[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
129 September 17, 1995 CouchGagS7E01.png The couch slides away as a police lineup height chart unfurls from above; the family lines up in front of it. "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)" 2F20
130 September 24, 1995 CouchGagS7E02.png 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. "Radioactive Man" 2F17
131 October 1, 1995 CouchGagS7E03.png The screen is split into a 3-by-3 grid of squares, as in the opening to The Brady Bunch, with the living room in the center square, and the five family members, plus Grampa, Santa's Little Helper, and Snowball II each occupying an outer square; they all run out of their individual squares and sit on the couch in the center square, except Grampa who remains asleep in his square. "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily" 3F01
132 October 8, 1995 CouchGagS7E04.png The family drive around the room in go-karts, wearing fezzes; they line up in front of the couch and honk their horns simultaneously. "Bart Sells His Soul" 3F02
133 October 15, 1995 CouchGagS7E05.png The family sits, colorless; mechanical arms from above then spray-paint their colors onto them. "Lisa the Vegetarian" 3F03
134 October 29, 1995 HangingCouch.png The family drops down from above, their necks in nooses. Maggie then sucks her pacifier, zombie like. "Treehouse of Horror VI" 3F04
135 November 5, 1995 CouchGagS7E07.png Malfunctioning, buzzing wind-up doll versions of the family wander around the room, most of them failing to reach the couch. "King-Size Homer" 3F05
136 November 19, 1995 CouchGagS7E08.png A bowling pin clearing bar scares Snowball II off the couch, then a pinsetter places the family on the couch like bowling pins. "Mother Simpson" 3F06
137 November 26, 1995 CouchGagS7E09.png The whole room is filled with 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. "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" 3F08
138 December 3, 1995 CouchGagS4E02.png
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A montage of couch gags from 8F18, 9F02, 9F10, 9F09, 8F09, 1F02, 2F31, 2F09, 2F06, 1F17, 2F11, and 9F08. "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" 3F31
139 December 17, 1995 CouchGagS7E11.png The family sits; Homer notices a drain plug in the floor and removes it, and the family, couch, and everything else in the room is sucked down the drain like a toilet flush. "Marge Be Not Proud" 3F07
140 January 7, 1996 CouchGagS7E12.png The family sits; the camera then zooms in through a mouse hole, where a small mouse version of the family sits on a couch as well. "Team Homer" 3F10
141 January 14, 1996 CouchGagS7E13.png Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's heads are mounted on the back wall like trophies, while Homer is sprawled across the carpet like a bear skin rug; a hunter sits on the couch, puts down his gun, and lights up a pipe. "Two Bad Neighbors" 3F09
142 February 4, 1996 CouchGagS7E14.png The family sits as the room is illuminated by a fluorescent black light and a guitar riff plays, until Homer turns the light on and everything returns to normal. "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield" 3F11
143 February 11, 1996 CouchGagS7E02.png repeat of 2F17's gag (but this time, the paper does not slide back under the couch) "Bart the Fink" 3F12
144 February 18, 1996 CouchGagS7E03.png repeat of 3F01's gag "Lisa the Iconoclast" 3F13
145 February 25, 1996 CouchGagS7E04.png repeat of 3F02's gag "Homer the Smithers" 3F14
146 March 17, 1996 CouchGagS7E05.png repeat of 3F03's gag "The Day the Violence Died" 3F16
147 March 24, 1996 CouchGagS7E07.png repeat of 3F05's gag "A Fish Called Selma" 3F15
148 March 31, 1996 CouchGagS7E08.png

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repeat of 3F06's gag
repeat of 9F08 for edited version
"Bart on the Road" 3F17
149 April 14, 1996 CouchGagS7E09.png repeat of 3F08's gag "22 Short Films About Springfield" 3F18
150 April 28, 1996 CouchGagS7E11.png repeat of 3F07's gag "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"" 3F19
151 May 5, 1996 CouchGagS7E13.png repeat of 3F09's gag "Much Apu About Nothing" 3F20
152 May 19, 1996 CouchGagS7E14.png repeat of 3F11's gag "Homerpalooza" 3F21
153 May 19, 1996 CouchGagS7E02.png repeat of 2F17's gag "Summer of 4 Ft. 2" 3F22

Season 8[edit]

# Airdate Thumbnail Gag Episode Code
154 October 27, 1996 CG-4F02.png The Grim Reaper sits on the couch; the family runs in one at a time, immediately falling over dead in a pile; the Grim Reaper puts his feet up on the pile and relaxes. "Treehouse of Horror VII" 4F02
155 November 3, 1996 CouchGagS8E02.png The family descends from above with parachutes on, except Homer, who falls flat on his face from a malfunctioning parachute pack. "You Only Move Twice" 3F23
156 November 10, 1996 CouchGagS8E03.png The couch sits in the middle of a desert; the family, in western cowboy garb, sits on the couch, which gallops off into the sunset. "The Homer They Fall" 4F03
157 November 17, 1996 CouchGagS8E04.png Clear blue bubble versions of the family members float into the room, land on the couch, and pop. "Burns, Baby Burns" 4F05
158 November 24, 1996 CouchGagS8E05.png The whole scene is a parody of the cover of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring a large crowd of regulars, and the family standing in front of the couch, front and center; Homer, spoofing the back cover of the album, turns to look at the crowded scene behind him. "Bart After Dark" 4F06
159 December 1, 1996 CouchGagS8E06.png The family sits as normal, but Bart is green; Homer messes with the dials on the TV, turning Bart red; finally, Homer smacks Bart upside the head, correcting Bart's color. "A Milhouse Divided" 4F04
160 December 15, 1996 CouchGagS8E07.png The whole room is upside-down, with the couch and everything else on what appears to be the ceiling. The family, also upside-down, runs in on the ceiling and sits in a normal fashion, before falling down onto the floor "above" them. "Lisa's Date with Density" 4F01
161 December 29, 1996 CouchGagS8E08.png Homer puts a quarter in a slot marked "Vend-A-Couch". Nothing happens. Homer bangs on the wall a few times and a couch comes down, crushing him. "Hurricane Neddy" 4F07
162 January 5, 1997 CouchGagS8E02.png repeat of 3F23's gag "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer" 3F24
163 January 12, 1997 CouchGagS8E10.png The family flies into the room via jet packs; Maggie spirals in last, landing in Marge's lap. "The Springfield Files" 3G01
164 January 19, 1997 CouchGagS8E11.png The family members intermittently pop up out of five holes in the floor, a la Whack-a-Mole, with a large mallet attempt to whack them. He fails to whack Marge, Lisa, Maggie and Bart but Homer gets whacked and says "D'oh!". The circus music from "Homie the Clown" plays throughout. "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" 4F08
165 February 2, 1997 CouchGagS8E12.png The family finds Grampa asleep on the couch, which has a folding bed. They fold the bed up, ignoring Grampa's cry of "Huh?" and sit down as normal. "Mountain of Madness" 4F10
166 February 7, 1997 CouchGagS8E13.png The living room is empty. Cut to an outside shot of the family waiting impatiently as Homer struggles with a locked door. he bangs on the door as Fred Flintstone would on his. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" 3G03
167 February 9, 1997 CouchGagS8E05.png
Couch gag (Kamp Krusty).png
repeat of 4F06's gag, however, in syndication, this is replaced with the "Simpsons Meet The Flintstones" couch gag from 8F24 "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" 4F12
168 February 16, 1997 CouchGagS8E15.png The living room appears in an "America Onlink" window, on which a cursor clicks "Load Family," the message "Please wait... loading 1 of 5" is displayed, and a progress bar fills very slowly as the same few seconds of the theme music play in a loop; eventually, the pointer repeatedly clicks the "Exit" button in frustration but this does not seem to work. "LOADING COUCH GAG" appears but nothing happens for ages so the user gives up. "Homer's Phobia" 4F11
169 February 23, 1997 CouchGagS8E07.png repeat of 4F01's gag "Brother from Another Series" 4F14
170 March 2, 1997 CouchGagS8E17.png The couch is on the deck of a ship at sea in rough waters, sliding back and forth with the tilt of the ship. The family, dressed in raingear, sits on the couch, before an enormous wave washes them away. "My Sister, My Sitter" 4F13
171 March 16, 1997 CouchGagS8E03.png repeat of 4F03's gag "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" 4F15
172 April 6, 1997 CouchGagS8E04.png repeat of 4F05's gag "Grade School Confidential" 4F09
173 April 13, 1997 CouchGagS8E12.png repeat of 4F10's gag "The Canine Mutiny" 4F16
174 April 20, 1997 CouchGagS8E11.png repeat of 4F08's gag (Except this time, the sounds of the mallet hitting the family members is more aggressive and the circus music from "Homie the Clown" is sped up) "The Old Man and the Lisa" 4F17
175 April 27, 1997 CouchGagS8E08.png repeat of 4F07's gag "In Marge We Trust" 4F18
176 May 4, 1997 CouchGagS8E06.png repeat of 4F04's gag "Homer's Enemy" 4F19
177 May 11, 1997 No Gag No Gag "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" 4F20
178 May 18, 1997 CouchGagS8E07.png repeat of 4F01's gag "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" 4F21

Season 9[edit]

# Airdate Thumbnail Gag Episode Code
179 September 21, 1997 CouchGagS9E01.png The family comes in, dressed as the Harlem Globetrotters, showing off different basketball tricks to the tune of Sweet Georgia Brown "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" 4F22
180 September 28, 1997 CouchGagS9E02.png The family sits, dresses up in spacesuits; the couch blasts off like a rocket. "The Principal and the Pauper" 4F23
181 October 19, 1997 CouchGagS9E03.png Homer runs in and his top half pops off, revealing Marge concealed inside; Marge's top half pops off, revealing Bart inside, and so forth (although it is unknown how Marge would fit in Homer due to her hair. "Lisa's Sax" 3G02
182 October 26, 1997 CouchGagS9E04.png The couch becomes a five-seated electric chair that shocks the family "Treehouse of Horror VIII" 5F02
183 November 2, 1997 CouchGagS9E05.png The family (on fire) run in, screaming in pain. They hop onto The couch (which is full of water) and sigh in relief. "The Cartridge Family" 5F01
184 November 9, 1997 CouchGagS9E06.png The family sits; an auto-crusher compresses them all into a rectangular block. "Bart Star" 5F03
185 November 16, 1997 CouchGagS9E07.png Bart runs in and spray-paints the family onto the couch, tagging it with an "El Barto" signature, then runs off. "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons" 5F04
186 November 23, 1997 CouchGagS9E08.png The living room is set up like a sauna. Three old men sit, pouring water on the coals. The family (wearing only towels) comes in, then leave sheepishly. "Lisa the Skeptic" 5F05
187 December 7, 1997 CouchGagS9E09.png The family sits; Matt Groening's[1] live action hand spins the picture around, smearing the family like spin art. "Realty Bites" 5F06
188 December 21, 1997 CouchGagS9E10.png The family sits; the living room is revealed to be inside a snow globe, which is shaken, making snow fall in the living room. (Christmas episode for this first usage) "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" 5F07
189 January 4, 1998 CouchGagS9E11.png The floor is a treadmill; the family runs in place on the treadmill before leaping to the couch, except Homer, who falls, gets dragged around on the treadmill, and shouts "Marge, stop this crazy thing!" a la George Jetson in the original closing credits of The Jetsons. "All Singing, All Dancing" 5F24
190 January 11, 1998 CouchGagS9E12.png The family goes to sit down, only to have their seat pulled from under them by Nelson Muntz (Nelson then says "ha-ha!") "Bart Carny" 5F08
191 February 8, 1998 CouchGagS9E13.png The family runs in, tiny-sized, (as in 9F09's gag); this time, each family member lifts the next up onto the couch one-by-one, then a full-sized Santa's Little Helper takes Homer away in his mouth as Homer screams. "The Joy of Sect" 5F23
192 February 15, 1998 CouchGagS9E14.png The floor is water and the couch is a lilypad; a frog family (Maggie as a tadpole) hops onto the lilypad and frog-Homer turns on the TV with his long tongue. "Das Bus" 5F11
193 February 22, 1998 CouchGagS9E05.png repeat of 5F01's gag "The Last Temptation of Krust" 5F10
194 March 1, 1998 CouchGagS9E06.png repeat of 5F03's gag "Dumbbell Indemnity" 5F12
195 March 8, 1998 CouchGagS9E17.png A vine grows in the middle of the room; each family member's face sprouts from the vine as a fruit or vegetable. "Lisa the Simpson" 4F24
196 March 22, 1998 CouchGagS9E07.png repeat of 5F04's gag (but this time, Bart peeks from around the TV first to make sure the coast is clear) "This Little Wiggy" 5F13
197 March 29, 1998 CouchGagS9E19.png A take-off on the opening sequence to Rocky & Bullwinkle, ending with the family popping up from out of the ground in a flower patch; Bart coughs up a clod of dirt. The Rocky & Bullwinkle theme plays throughout. "Simpson Tide" 3G04
198 April 5, 1998 CouchGagS9E08.png repeat of 5F05's gag "The Trouble with Trillions" 5F14
199 April 19, 1998 CouchGagS9E09.png repeat of 5F06's gag "Girly Edition" 5F15
200 April 26, 1998 Chalkboard200.png The family runs in, only to end up in Mrs. Krabappel's classroom where Bart is writing "I Will Not Mess With The Opening Credits" on the blackboard. "Trash of the Titans" 5F09
201 May 3, 1998 CouchGagS9E10.png repeat of 5F07's gag "King of the Hill" 5F16
202 May 10, 1998 CouchGagS9E12.png repeat of 5F08's gag "Lost Our Lisa" 5F17
203 May 17, 1998 CouchGagS9E14.png repeat of 5F11's gag "Natural Born Kissers" 5F18

Season 10[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
204 August 23, 1998 CouchGagS9E12.png repeat of 5F08's gag "Lard of the Dance" 5F20
205 September 20, 1998 CouchGagS10E02.png Similar to the couch gag in "Marge vs. the Monorail" (9F10), the living room is filled with secondary and tertiary characters from the show. Unlike 9F10, 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 has some of the Comic Book Guy's popcorn. "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" 5F21
206 September 27, 1998 CouchGagS10E03.png Two firefighters hold the couch and catch most of the family as they fall from above, but they miss Homer, who crashes through the floor. "Bart the Mother" 5F22
207 October 25, 1998 Treehouse of Horror IX - couch gag.png The family never make 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. "Treehouse of Horror IX" AABF01
208 November 8, 1998 CouchGagS10E05.png Marge enters with a laundry basket and hangs the other family members on a clothesline above the couch. "When You Dish Upon a Star" 5F19
209 November 15, 1998 CouchGagS10E06.png The family sits; a safety bar lowers over their laps and the couch zooms around the room like a roller coaster. "D'oh-in' in the Wind" AABF02
210 November 22, 1998 CouchGagS10E07.png The family sits; hair dryers descend onto their heads, then lift up, revealing the family members all have swapped hairdos. Homer has Maggie's, Marge has Bart's, Bart has Lisa's, Lisa has Homer's, and Maggie has Marge's (the weight of it causing her to fall off the couch). "Lisa Gets an "A"" AABF03
211 December 6, 1998 CouchGagS9E14.png repeat of 5F11's gag "Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"" AABF04
212 December 20, 1998 CouchGagS9E06.png repeat of 5F03's gag "Mayored to the Mob" AABF05
213 January 10, 1999 CouchGagS9E09.png repeat of 5F06's gag "Viva Ned Flanders" AABF06
214 January 17, 1999 CouchGagS10E11.png The family, in cowboy hats, straddles the back of the couch, a large trapdoor opens beneath the couch and they drop; a top-down perspective shows the family riding the falling couch as it drops from high above a city below, in a parody of Slim Pickens' character riding the bomb in Dr. Strangelove. "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" AABF07
215 January 31, 1999 CouchGagS10E12.png The couch is floating on water as the family sits; the couch hits an iceberg and sinks, taking the family under with it, but Maggie resurfaces shortly on a floating cushion (a la The Titanic). "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" AABF08
216 February 7, 1999 CouchGagS10E05.png repeat of 5F19's gag "Homer to the Max" AABF09
217 February 14, 1999 CouchGagS10E07.png repeat of AABF03's gag "I'm with Cupid" AABF11
218 February 21, 1999 CouchGagS10E06.png repeat of AABF02's gag "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"" AABF10
219 February 28, 1999 CouchGagS10E03.png repeat of 5F22's gag "Make Room for Lisa" AABF12
220 March 28, 1999 CouchGagS10E17.png Adult Bart and Lisa, and young Marge and Homer (with a Maggie doll) sit on the couch; young Homer snatches the remote, but mother Lisa slaps his hand and he drops it. "Maximum Homerdrive" AABF13
221 April 4, 1999 CouchGagS10E18.png The family slips on banana peels on the floor, flipping upside-down in the air, but all land safely on the couch. "Simpsons Bible Stories" AABF14
222 April 11, 1999 CouchGagS10E11.png repeat of AABF07's gag "Mom and Pop Art" AABF15
223 April 25, 1999 CouchGagS10E02.png repeat of 5F21's gag "The Old Man and the "C" Student" AABF16
224 May 2, 1999 CouchGagS4E10-02.pngCircus Line couch gag.png repeat of 9F08's gag "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" AABF17
225 May 9, 1999 CouchGagS10E12.png repeat of AABF08's gag "They Saved Lisa's Brain" AABF18
226 May 16, 1999 CouchGagS10E23.png The family sits, get sucked inside the couch, and come out looking like shredded paper. "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" AABF20

Season 11[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
227 September 26, 1999 CouchGagS11E01.png The Simpsons family (as they were drawn on The Tracey Ullman Show) is already on the couch. The Simpsons (as they're currently drawn) come in and both families run screaming out the living room. "Beyond Blunderdome" AABF23
228 October 3, 1999 CouchGagS11E02.png The family comes in, colorless and marked with numbers. A group of Asian painters come in to color the family. "Brother's Little Helper" AABF22
229 October 24, 1999 CouchGagS11E03.png 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 (wearing an orange and yellow Hawaiian shirt) comes in and resigns the scene (i.e. the floor) to Marge's horror. "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" AABF21
230 October 31, 1999 CouchGagS11E04.png The family members appear as they have in previous Halloween episodes: Homer is a jack-in-the-box (from 8F02), Bart is a mutantfly (from 5F02), Marge is a witch (also from 5F02), and Maggie is an alien (from AABF01); Lisa, an ax victim (the only one not based on a previous episode), asks what aliens have to do with Halloween, and Maggie demands "Silence!" in a deep voice before disintegrating Lisa with a ray gun. "Treehouse of Horror X" BABF01
231 November 7, 1999 CouchGagS11E05.png The couch is set up like a trendy nightclub (with a disco ball, velvet rope, bouncer, and club hoppers). Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie are let in, while Homer is denied access. "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" AABF19
232 November 14, 1999 CouchGagS11E06.png A cement truck pours cement onto the couch; the cement instantly hardens into sculptures of the family, but cement Homer's head cracks and falls to the floor. "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" BABF02
233 November 21, 1999 CouchGagS11E07.png The family sits; the couch rotates into a secret compartment in the wall (as in 9F01's gag), but instead of an empty couch on the other side, it's Vincent Price as a mad scientist torturing a scared Ned Flanders. "Eight Misbehavin'" BABF03
234 November 28, 1999 CouchGagS10E23.png repeat of AABF20's gag "Take My Wife, Sleaze" BABF05
235 December 19, 1999 CouchGagS11E09.png The family slides down into the living room from a fire pole and sits, except Homer, who gets stuck in the hole in the ceiling and flails about. "Grift of the Magi" BABF07
236 January 9, 2000 CouchGagS11E10.png A crash test dummy version of the family sits. The couch slides forward and slams into the TV (simulating a car crash test), then pulls back into place. Crash test dummy Homer's head falls off from the trauma. "Little Big Mom" BABF04
237 January 16, 2000 CouchGagS11E11.png A psychiatrist is sitting in a chair next to the couch. The family tries to run on but Homer gets there first and hops on the couch and yells, "Oh, doctor, I'm crazy!", as the other family members stare sadly at each other. "Faith Off" BABF06
238 January 23, 2000 CouchGagS10E17.png repeat of AABF13's gag "The Mansion Family" BABF08
239 February 6, 2000 CouchGagS11E13.png The family leaps into the room, all dressed in white karate uniforms and black belts, and chops the couch up with karate moves; Homer, remote in hand, does a karate flip and switches on the TV. "Saddlesore Galactica" BABF09
240 February 13, 2000 CouchGagS11E14.png Homer is driving a bumper car. Marge, Bart and Lisa appear, also in bumper cars, and ram him into the wall. "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" BABF10
241 February 20, 2000 BABF11simpsonstrain.png The couch is sitting in the Evergreen Terrace subway station, and the family sits; the train arrives and they board, leaving the empty couch behind. "Missionary: Impossible" BABF11
242 February 27, 2000 CouchGagS11E03.png repeat of AABF21's gag "Pygmoelian" BABF12
243 March 19, 2000 CouchGagS11E05.png repeat of AABF19's gag "Bart to the Future" BABF13
244 April 9, 2000 CouchGagS11E01.png repeat of AABF23's gag "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses" BABF14
245 April 30, 2000 Kill the Alligator and Run couch gag.png The family is barefoot and briskly walking over a bed of hot coals. When they reach the couch, they sigh in relief as their feet are black and smoldering. "Kill the Alligator and Run" BABF16
246 May 7, 2000 CouchGagS11E20.png The family swings into the room on a vine, like Tarzan; Homer fails to release the vine in time and crashes off screen. "Last Tap Dance in Springfield" BABF15
247 May 14, 2000 CouchGagS11E02.png repeat of AABF22's gag "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" BABF18
248 May 21, 2000 CouchGagS11E22.png The couch has a coin slot on the side. The family sits, and Bart puts a coin in it. The couch then vibrates away, taking the family with them. "Behind the Laughter" BABF19

Season 12[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
249 November 1, 2000 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XI" BABF21
250 November 5, 2000 BABF20.png Bart arrives at the couch first and places a whoopee cushion under Homer's spot. When the family sits down, Homer sits on the part of the couch with the whoopee cushion underneath and triggers its farting sound. Homer grins sheepishly at Marge, Lisa, and Maggie (who are frowning) while Bart laughs. "A Tale of Two Springfields" BABF20
251 November 12, 2000 BABF17.png The family runs in and freezes in mid-air; the camera pans around them in bullet-time, then time resumes normally as they sit. "Insane Clown Poppy" BABF17
252 November 19, 2000 CouchGagS12E04.png Maggie is already seated (as in 9F02's gag) but unlike 9F02's gag, this time, rest of the family waddle in dressed as the Teletubbies. Maggie claps with delight. Homer is Twinky Winky, Marge is Dipsy, Lisa is Po, and Bart as Laa-Laa. "Lisa the Tree Hugger" CABF01
253 November 26, 2000 CouchGagS12E05.png The family skateboard off a ramp one by one, landing on the couch, except Homer, who flips upside-down and lands on the floor. Adding insult and injury, Homer's skateboard falls out of the air onto his head. "Homer vs. Dignity" CABF04
254 December 3, 2000 CouchGagS12E06.png The family runs in to find Santa's Little Helper dancing on his rear legs like Snoopy from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special while the popular theme from the Charlie Brown cartoons plays. Santa's Little Helper notices the family staring at him, slowly stops dancing, and barks. "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" CABF02
255 December 10, 2000 CouchGagS12E07.png The couch is in a fishbowl; the family swims to the couch in scuba gear. "The Great Money Caper" CABF03
256 December 17, 2000 CouchGagS12E08.png The family, in football uniforms, pile on top of a football (and on top of each other); Maggie, football in hand, leaps from the pile, spikes the ball, and does a touchdown dance. "Skinner's Sense of Snow" CABF06
257 January 7, 2001 HOMR - couch gag.png The family is deposited one by one onto the couch via tubes. Fry is deposited but then sucked back up and replaced with Bart. "HOMЯ" BABF22
258 January 14, 2001 CouchGagS11E07.png repeat of BABF03's gag "Pokey Mom" CABF05
259 February 4, 2001 CouchGagS12E11.png The couch is absent, and the Squeaky-voiced teen stands next to a "valet parking" sign; the family runs in and waits while the valet pushes the couch into frame; the family sits and the valet holds his hand out for a tip, but he does not receive one and walks off annoyed. "Worst Episode Ever" CABF08
260 February 11, 2001 CouchGagS12E12.png The family, wearing winter coats, ice skates around the room before sitting on the couch; Homer's portion of the couch breaks off and falls through the ice. "Tennis the Menace" CABF07
261 February 18, 2001 CouchGagS11E11.png repeat of BABF06's gag "Day of the Jackanapes" CABF10
262 February 25, 2001 CouchGagS12E14.png The couch is next to a prison wall as a searchlight pans around the scene; the family, in striped prison uniforms, burrows up from the ground and sits on the couch, where the searchlight spots them. "New Kids on the Blecch" CABF12
263 March 4, 2001 CouchGagS11E13.png repeat of BABF09's gag "Hungry, Hungry Homer" CABF09
264 March 11, 2001 CouchGagS11E14.png repeat of BABF10's gag "Bye Bye Nerdie" CABF11
265 April 1, 2001 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
Circus Line couch gag.png
repeat of 9F08's gag "Simpson Safari" CABF13
266 April 29, 2001 CouchGagS12E05.png repeat of CABF04's gag "Trilogy of Error" CABF14
267 May 6, 2001 CouchGagS11E06.png repeat of BABF02's gag "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" CABF15
268 May 13, 2001 CouchGagS11E10.png repeat of BABF04's gag "Children of a Lesser Clod" CABF16
269 May 20, 2001 BABF11simpsonstrain.png repeat of BABF11's gag "Simpsons Tall Tales" CABF17

Season 13[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
270 October 28, 2001 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XII" CABF19
271 November 11, 2001 CABF22.png The family stands on a simplistically-drawn sailboat and leaps into the water; when the splash subsides, the family is sitting on the couch, dripping wet, having leaped out of the crooked sailboat painting on the rear wall. "The Parent Rap" CABF22
272 November 18, 2001 CouchGagS12E08.png repeat of CABF06's gag "Homer the Moe" CABF20
273 December 2, 2001 CouchGagS12E14.png repeat of CABF12's gag "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love" CABF18
274 December 9, 2001 BABF17.png repeat of BABF17's gag "The Blunder Years" CABF21
275 December 16, 2001 CouchGagS13E06.png A giant slot machine sits in place of the couch; the five tumblers each come up bearing the faces of the family, except for the final tumbler which comes up "7" instead of Maggie and the machine dispenses gold coins with Maggie's face on them. "She of Little Faith" DABF02
276 January 6, 2002 Simpsons Opening Couch Gag Season 13 (With Gardener Trimming Hedge Into Shape of Family).png A hedge is in place of the couch; a gardener quickly trims the hedge into the shape of The Simpson Family sitting on the couch then wipes his forhead in sleepiness, says "Phew!" and collapses. "Brawl in the Family" DABF01
277 January 20, 2002 CouchGagS13E08.png The family sits; a claw arm (as found in coin-op prize machines) grabs Homer's head and lifts him up as he screams, "Ow, my brain!" "Sweets and Sour Marge" DABF03
278 January 27, 2002 DABF09.png Homer, dressed as Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" character, waddles in, twitches his nose, and sits down. The other family members, dressed as archetypical silent film characters, join Homer. "Jaws Wired Shut" DABF05
279 February 10, 2002 CouchGagS13E10.png The family arrives to find two repo men carrying the couch away. As Homer cries over this, a confused Marge sits on the floor with the kids to watch TV. "Half-Decent Proposal" DABF04
280 February 17, 2002 CouchGagS4E10-02.png
Circus Line couch gag.png
repeat of 9F08's gag "The Bart Wants What It Wants" DABF06
281 February 24, 2002 CouchGagS13E12.png The family catch The Squeaky Voice Teen making out with a teenage girl on the couch. "The Lastest Gun in the West" DABF07
282 March 10, 2002 CouchGagS13E13.png The family runs in to find the Blue Man Group performing on drums in front of the couch. Homer murmurs "What the-?!" (in reruns and repeats of this couch gag in other episodes, The Blue Man Group plays more aggressively and Homer's "What the--?!" is muted out) "The Old Man and the Key" DABF09
283 March 17, 2002 CouchGagSeason13E14.png Drawn in pencil, the family sits in a flipbook flipped by live-action hands. "Tales from the Public Domain" DABF08
284 March 31, 2002 CouchGagS13E15.png The family try to run to the couch but stop and start banging heads violently. The camera pans up to reveal they are on strings and Matt Groening is the puppet master, the family's torture finaly ends as their strings get tangled up and they are not under his control any more. "Blame It on Lisa" DABF10
285 April 7, 2002 Simpsons Opening Couch Gag Season 13 (With Gardener Trimming Hedge Into Shape of Family).png repeat of DABF01's gag "Weekend at Burnsie's" DABF11
286 April 21, 2002 CouchGagS13E06.png repeat of DABF02's gag "Gump Roast" DABF12
287 April 28, 2002 CouchGagS13E08.png repeat of DABF03's gag "I Am Furious (Yellow)" DABF13
288 May 5, 2002 CouchGagS13E10.png repeat of DABF04's gag "The Sweetest Apu" DABF14
289 May 12, 2002 CouchGagS13E12.png repeat of DABF07's gag "Little Girl in the Big Ten" DABF15
290 May 19, 2002 DABF09.png repeat of DABF05's gag "The Frying Game" DABF16
291 May 22, 2002 CouchGagS13E13.png repeat of DABF09's gag (but with different audio: the group plays more loudly/aggressively and Homer stays silent) "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" DABF17

Season 14[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
292 November 3, 2002 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XIII" DABF19
293 November 10, 2002 DABF22.png Homer is on water skis, with the others on him, as he ski-jumps over sharks; everybody lands on the couch, but Homer is without his legs, which are in the sharks' mouths (a reference to the term "jumped the shark", describing a TV show that has reached its peak and is now declining in quality or has done something to cause it to decline prematurely). "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" DABF22
294 November 17, 2002 DABF20.png Spoofing the Get Smart opening, Homer walks through a series of futuristic doors, falls through the bottom of a phone booth, and lands on the couch (where the others are already sitting). "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" DABF20
295 November 24, 2002 Couch gag (Large Marge).png The couch is drawn on a "Etch A Sketch" (called a "Sketch-A-Etch" in the couch gag) and Homer yells, "Whoo-hoo!" when the picture is completed. "Large Marge" DABF18
296 December 1, 2002 DABF21.png 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. "Helter Shelter" DABF21
297 December 15, 2002 EABF01.png The family sits on the couch. Homer clicks on the remote control and sends the family to the Stone Age, clicks it again to send them to the Roman Empire where they watch a gladiator match, and clicks it a final time to return them to the present. "The Great Louse Detective" EABF01
298 January 5, 2003 EABF02.png Everybody is deep-fried in a fast-food fryer, then emptied onto the couch and salted. "Special Edna" EABF02
299 January 12, 2003 EABF03.png In black and white, everyone is wearing early-20th-century clothing and is watching the TV from a girder at a construction site. (Done in the style of Charles C. Ebbets' photograph "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper.") "The Dad Who Knew Too Little" EABF03
300 February 2, 2003 EABF04.png Everybody sticks their head through a cutout of the couch and have their pictures taken. "Strong Arms of The Ma" EABF04
301 February 9, 2003 EABF06 couch gag.png A giant baby picks up doll versions of the Simpson family and plays with them. "Pray Anything" EABF06
302 February 16, 2003 EABF05.png Everybody and everything is made of gingerbread; Homer takes a bite out of Bart's head. "Barting Over" EABF05
303 February 16, 2003 Couch gag (Large Marge).png repeat of DABF18's gag "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" EABF07
304 March 2, 2003 CouchGagS13E15.png repeat of DABF10's gag "A Star Is Born Again" EABF08
305 March 9, 2003 EABF01.png repeat of EABF01's gag "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington" EABF09
306 March 16, 2003 CouchGagSeason13E14.png repeat of DABF08's gag "C.E. D'oh" EABF10
307 March 30, 2003 DABF22.png repeat of DABF22's gag "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky" EABF11
308 April 13, 2003 EABF02.png repeat of EABF02's gag "Three Gays of the Condo" EABF12
309 April 27, 2003 EABF13.png Everybody is a mime, walking against the wind and then sitting on a non-existent couch. "Dude, Where's My Ranch?" EABF13
310 May 4, 2003 EABF03.png repeat of EABF03's gag "Old Yeller-Belly" EABF14
311 May 11, 2003 EABF04.png repeat of EABF04's gag "Brake My Wife, Please" EABF15
312 May 18, 2003 EABF06 couch gag.png repeat of EABF06's gag "The Bart of War" EABF16
313 May 18, 2003 EABF05.png repeat of EABF05's gag "Moe Baby Blues" EABF17

Season 15[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
314 November 2, 2003 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XIV" EABF21
315 November 9, 2003 EABF18.png The family runs to the couch as normal, only to decay and turn to piles of dust. "My Mother the Carjacker" EABF18
316 November 16, 2003 EABF20.png A Polaroid photo ejects onto the couch; it develops into a photo of the family. "The President Wore Pearls" EABF20
317 November 23, 2003 EABF22.png There is a Play-Doh press on the back wall; it presses Play-Doh versions of everybody out onto the couch. "The Regina Monologues" EABF22
318 November 30, 2003 DABF20.png repeat of DABF20's gag "The Fat and the Furriest" EABF19
319 December 7, 2003 FABF01.png Everybody slides down separate poles and end up on the couch, in Batman-style costumes, in the Batcave. "Today I Am a Clown" FABF01
320 December 14, 2003 Pokemon Couch Gag.png 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 Usagi Tsukino, the protagonist from Sailor Moon, Bart is Astro Boy and Maggie is Pikachu from Pokémon. "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" FABF02
321 January 4, 2004 FABF03.png The family sit on the couch. Knives are hurled at the Simpsons' heads but they hit the wall. Homer tries to get the bowl of chips but a knife stops him. "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays" FABF03
322 January 11, 2004 FABF04.png Everybody is squeezed like frosting out of a pastry bag onto the top of a cake. "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot" FABF04
323 January 25, 2004 FABF05 couch gag.png Everybody's head pops out of a giant piece of apple pie. Homer takes a bite from the pie. "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife" FABF05
324 February 8, 2004 CG-FABF06.png A tray is placed into a microwave, and the family rises as the tray is cooked. "Margical History Tour" FABF06
325 February 15, 2004 FABF07.png A woman throws some seeds into a plot of dirt where the couch usually is, and waters them; everybody sprouts up like plants. "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" FABF07
326 February 22, 2004 FABF09.png Everybody is a bag on a moving dry-cleaning rack, which stops over the couch. "Smart and Smarter" FABF09
327 March 14, 2004 FABF08couchgag 1.png In a parody of Powers of Ten, the couch scene pans out until it reaches outer space, where the galaxies are replaced with atoms, which pan out until they reach Homer's head and then the couch scene again. Homer then says "Wooowww". (reairings and repeats of the couch gag in other episodes redub "Wooowww" with "Cool!" and have Kang and Kodos laughing instead of staying silent) "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" FABF08
328 March 21, 2004 EABF18.png repeat of EABF18's gag "Co-Dependent's Day" FABF10
329 March 28, 2004 EABF20.png repeat of EABF20's gag "The Wandering Juvie" FABF11
330 April 18, 2004 EABF22.png repeat of EABF22's gag "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" FABF12
331 April 25, 2004 FABF04.png repeat of FABF04's gag "Catch 'Em If You Can" FABF14
332 May 2, 2004 FABF01.png repeat of FABF01's gag "Simple Simpson" FABF15
333 May 9, 2004 FABF03.png repeat of FABF03's gag "The Way We Weren't" FABF13
334 May 16, 2004 CG-FABF06.png repeat of FABF06's gag "Bart-Mangled Banner" FABF17
335 May 23, 2004 Pokemon Couch Gag.png repeat of FABF02's gag "Fraudcast News" FABF18

Season 16[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
336 November 7, 2004 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XV" FABF23
337 November 14, 2004 CouchGagS16E02.png The couch is outside, mounted on the end of a catapult. The family sits on the couch, and then get launched skyward (Maggie be-ing the only one who enjoys the ride). Maggie and Bart are unharmed, Lisa seems to feel even better. Marge has a minor injury and Homer yells D'oh as he suffers the most serious injuries "All's Fair in Oven War" FABF20
338 November 21, 2004 CouchGagS16E03.jpg The family runs into the room to find the couch missing, only to have the couch fall from the sky and crush them. "Sleeping With the Enemy" FABF19
339 December 5, 2004 CouchGagS16E04.png All of the family members sit down as normal. The twist: The Simpsons now look like Moe Syzlak (Exept Maggie and Marge who still resemble him but only slightly) . "She Used to Be My Girl" FABF22
340 December 12, 2004 CouchGagS16E05.jpg After the family takes their usual places on the couch, the couch rises into the air and is actually part of the tendril of an anglerfish, which eats the family. "Fat Man and Little Boy" FABF21
341 January 16, 2005 CouchGagS16E06.png The family runs into the room and take their usual places on the couch. Nothing happens. Lisa then says directly to the viewers "What, can't we sit on the couch without something happening?" Homer then gets impaled by a spear and yells, "D'oh!" "Midnight Rx" FABF16
342 January 30, 2005 CouchGagS16E07.png The living room is a desert with all of the furniture and fixtures made of sand. The family crawls to the couch, but get buried by the sand underneath the desert sun. "Mommie Beerest" GABF01
343 February 6, 2005 CouchGagS06E08.png The family enters the living room and in front of the couch they climb on top of the other like a totem pole. "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" GABF02
344 February 13, 2005 CouchGagS16E09.jpg The family hops to the living room dressed as chess pieces: Homer is the king, Marge is the queen, Bart is a rook, Lisa is a knight and Maggie is a pawn. "Pranksta Rap" GABF03
345 February 20, 2005 CouchGagS16E10.jpg The family, dressed as hockey players, with cuts and scrapes, skate into the living room and skate around the couch. Homer is carrying the Stanley Cup with Maggie sitting in the bowl. "There's Something About Marrying" GABF04
346 March 6, 2005 FABF08couchgag 1.png repeat of FABF08's gag (but this time, Kang and Kodos are heard laughing and Homer says "cooool" at the end) "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" GABF05
347 March 13, 2005 CouchGagS16E12.png The family comes into the darkened living room. The lights go up; the living room is set up with balloons and streamers and a group of recurring characters yell out "Surprise!". Homer then has a heart attack and collapses. "Goo Goo Gai Pan" GABF06
348 March 20, 2005 CouchGagS16E13.jpg The family enters the living room and sits on the couch like normal. Homer then pulls off his face, revealing himself to be Sideshow Bob. Bob pulls out a knife and chases after Bart. "Mobile Homer" GABF07
349 April 3, 2005 CouchGagS16E14.png The family sits on the couch, only to have a spit comes through the wall and the floor open up to reveal fire down below. The couch and family begin rotating over the fire. Marge's hair catches fire and the boat painting falls off the wall. "The Seven-Beer Snitch" GABF08
350 April 17, 2005 CouchGagS16E15.jpg Several toy forms of transportation come into the living room, only to change Transformers-style into the family. Homer is Optimus Prime, Marge is Skyfire, Lisa is Hound, Maggie is Bumblebee, and Bart appears to be Jazz. "Future-Drama" GABF12
351 May 1, 2005 CouchGagS16E16.jpg The living room is an almost fully assembled jigsaw puzzle, with only the pieces with the family members' heads needing to be placed. The person completing the puzzle places all the heads on correctly except for Homer and Maggie, after which the former fixes them. "Don't Fear the Roofer" GABF10
352 May 1, 2005 CouchGagS16E02.png repeat of FABF20's gag "The Heartbroke Kid" GABF11
353 May 8, 2005 DABF20.png repeat of DABF20's gag "A Star Is Torn" GABF13
354 May 8, 2005 CouchGagS16E04.png repeat of FABF22's gag "Thank God It's Doomsday" GABF14
355 May 15, 2005 CouchGagS16E05.jpg repeat of FABF21's gag "Home Away from Homer" GABF15
356 May 15, 2005 CouchGagS16E21.jpg The family floats into the living room as balloons and Snowball II pops the one that looks like Homer. "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star" GABF09

Season 17[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
357 September 11, 2005 CouchGagS17E01.jpg The family enters the living room through a metal detector, except for Homer, who sets it off. After four failed attempts, Homer (who is now stripped down to his briefs) is detained by a security guard who is inspecting Homer with a handheld scanning wand. "The Bonfire of the Manatees" GABF18
358 September 18, 2005 CouchGagS17E02.png The living room is made of clay. Six balls roll to the couch and form into Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Bart and Gumby. "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" GABF16
359 September 25, 2005 CouchGagS17E03.jpg The family enters the living room and takes their places on the couch, then an on-screen TiVo style menu pops up asking if the viewer would like to delete or save this recording. "Delete this recording now" is selected and the screen goes blank. "Milhouse of Sand and Fog" GABF19
360 November 6, 2005 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XVI" GABF17
361 November 13, 2005 CouchGagS17EP05.jpg The family runs in to sit on the couch, but it turns into a monster and chases them out of the house. Everyone's couches come to life and start attacking and swallowing the people sitting on them; Professor Frink is attacked by a futuristic flying couch with laser weaponry; Moe is attacked by the booths in his bar, but fights quite well with his shotgun; Homer takes refuge in a store called "Couch World", where he is piled upon by dozens of couches. "Marge's Son Poisoning" GABF20
362 November 20, 2005 CouchGagS17E06.png The family enters the living room and take their usual places on the couch, only the camera pulls back and we find that the living room and the family are part of an alien zoo exhibit on Rigel IV. "See Homer Run" GABF21
363 November 27, 2005 CouchGagS17E07.jpg The couch is replaced with a bird's nest and the family members take their usual places; then a large bird enters and feeds Homer a giant worm. "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" GABF22
364 December 11, 2005 CouchGagS17E08.jpg A pair of animated hands deals five cards on the couch: the jack of diamonds (Bart), the queen of diamonds (Marge), the king of diamonds (Homer), the ace of diamonds (Lisa), and a joker (Maggie). "The Italian Bob" HABF02
365 December 18, 2005 Couch Gag Thrills Nation.jpg 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. "Simpsons Christmas Stories" HABF01
366 January 8, 2006 Homer's Paternity Coot Couch Gag.png The Simpsons sit on the couch as normal and a camera flashes, setting off a series of family portraits. In the 2006 and 2007 portraits, they all look the same. In 2008, Homer is missing and the family is wearing black. In 2009, Lenny has taken Homer's place and Bart and Lisa both begin puberty. In 2010, Carl has taken Marge's place and Lenny is still there. In 2011, Marge is back, but Lenny is gone and replaced by Jimbo Jones. In 2012, Homer is back, but is now a robot. In 2013, every member of the Simpson family is a robot. "Homer's Paternity Coot" HABF03
367 January 29, 2006 We're on the Road to D'ohwhere Couch Gag.png In a parody of the Bonanza opening, a map of Springfield burns away to reveal the family on horseback in the countryside. The couch is nowhere to be found. Bonanza-like music continues over the closing shot of the TV. "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere" HABF04
368 February 26, 2006 CouchGagS17E02.png repeat of GABF16's gag "My Fair Laddy" HABF05
369 March 12, 2006 Seemingly Never Ending Story Couch Gag.jpg The couch moves down an automated assembly line; Homer is added by a mechanical arm. "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" HABF06
370 March 19, 2006 Bart Has Two Mommies Couch Gag.jpg The family enters the living room only to find their access to the couch has been blocked by laser beams. They work their way through the laser beams and sit down. Then the beams shut off and Homer's head drops to the floor. "Bart Has Two Mommies" HABF07
371 March 26, 2006 Homer Simpson This Is Your Wife Couch Gag.jpg
CouchGagS16E14.png
Original airing: The family (played by live action actors and actresses) sit on the couch just as the animated Simpsons opening comes on.
International/online airing: repeat of GABF08's gag
"Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife" HABF08
372 April 2, 2006 CouchGagS17E03.jpg repeat of GABF19's gag "Million-Dollar Abie" HABF09
373 April 9, 2006 CouchGagS17E08.jpg repeat of HABF02's gag (but this time Homer shouts "Whoo-hoo!" after the cards are dealt, since this can be a Royal Flush) "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" HABF10
374 April 23, 2006 CouchGagS16E16.jpg repeat of GABF10's gag (but this time, Homer says D'oh! when the heads are mixed up and laughs when they are fixed) "The Wettest Stories Ever Told" HABF11
375 April 30, 2006 CouchGagS16E12.png repeat of GABF06's gag "Girls Just Want to Have Sums" HABF12
376 May 7, 2006 CouchGagS16E15.jpg repeat of GABF12's gag "Regarding Margie" HABF13
377 May 14, 2006 Homer's Paternity Coot Couch Gag.png repeat of HABF03's gag "The Monkey Suit" HABF14
378 May 21, 2006 CouchGagS17EP05.jpg repeat of GABF20's gag "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play" HABF16

Season 18[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
379 September 10, 2006 The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer Couch Gag.jpg The couch is replaced by four wooden stools. An instrumental of "Pop Goes the Weasel" plays as the family plays musical chairs. When the music stops, everyone, except for Homer, sits down. Homer groans in disappointment. "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" HABF15
380 September 17, 2006 Empire State Building.png Everyone but Homer sits on the couch. King Homer, from "Treehouse of Horror III", grabs Marge through a window and drags her to the top of the Empire State Building, where he is attacked by biplanes. "Jazzy and the Pussycats" HABF18
381 September 24, 2006 Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em Couch Gag.png A vending machine filled with lots of characters (including the Simpson family) from the show appears instead of the couch. Ralph Wiggum comes in, selects a Homer figurine, and bites the head off before leaving. "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em" HABF20
382 November 5, 2006 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XVII" HABF17
383 November 12, 2006 G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) Couch Gag.png The family sits down and gets moved across the floor in a car wash, where they get sprayed with water, squirted with hot wax, and scrubbed with brushes. Marge's hair turns puffy, Maggie's pacifier turns up missing, and everyone looks sad as three men wipe them dry and puts a new pacifier in Maggie's mouth. "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)" HABF21
384 November 19, 2006 Moe'N'a Lisa Couch Gag.png In a computer window, everyone is drag-and-dropped onto the couch, which is then drag-and-dropped onto a wastebasket; a computer menu item "empty trash" is then selected. "Moe'N'a Lisa" HABF19
385 November 26, 2006 Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair) Couch Gag.png All of the family members have the bodies of cockroaches; they all scuttle off after the lights are turned on. "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)" HABF22
386 December 10, 2006 The Haw-Hawed Couple Couch Gag.png A pair of cartoon hands cuts a piece of paper into the shape of Homer. The hands then pull out the paper to reveal a chain shaped like the rest of the Simpsons family members. Homer can be heard yelling, "Whoo-hoo!" "The Haw-Hawed Couple" JABF02
387 December 17, 2006 The Burns and the Bees Couch gag 1.png
The Burns and the Bees Couch gag 2.png
The family (in Christmas attire) sits on the couch, and the camera pulls out to reveal they are in a Christmas decoration which is on a Christmas tree, and Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II rest nearby. "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" JABF01
388 January 7, 2007 The Wife Aquatic Couch Gag.jpg The family on the couch is pinned up, one by one, onto a bulletin board. "The Wife Aquatic" JABF03
389 January 28, 2007 Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times Couch Gag.png The family, as infants in diapers, crawls into the living and up onto to their usual place on the couch. They begin to age into their current appearance. "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times" JABF05
390 February 11, 2007 Little Big Girl Couch Gag.png The family are paper dolls, and are each dressed into their regular clothes. "Little Big Girl" JABF04
391 February 18, 2007 Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair) Couch Gag.png repeat of HABF22's gag "Springfield Up" JABF07
392 March 4, 2007 Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em Couch Gag.png repeat of HABF20's gag "Yokel Chords" JABF09
393 March 11, 2007 We're on the Road to D'ohwhere Couch Gag.png repeat of HABF04's gag "Rome-Old and Juli-Eh" JABF08
394 March 25, 2007 Homer's Evolution.png Homer's Evolution couch gag "Homerazzi" JABF06
395 April 22, 2007 Couch Gag Thrills Nation.jpg repeat of HABF01's gag "Marge Gamer" JABF10
396 April 29, 2007 The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer Couch Gag.jpg repeat of HABF15's gag "The Boys of Bummer" JABF11
397 May 6, 2007 G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) Couch Gag.png repeat of HABF21's gag "Crook and Ladder" JABF13
398 May 13, 2007 Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot! Couch Gag.png The family comes in and sits on the couch. A second family comes and also sits on the couch. Then hundreds of multiple families come in, and the second story windows and chimney overflow with them. Homer shouts, "Hey, don't shove!" "Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot!" JABF12
399 May 20, 2007 No Gag No Gag "24 Minutes" JABF14
400 Family Portrait.png The Tracy Ullman Show-era Simpsons episode "Family Portrait" (where Homer tries to get the family to pose for a family photo) is shown with a caption that reads, "20 Years Ago..." "You Kent Always Say What You Want" JABF15

Season 19[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
401 September 23, 2007 He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs Couch Gag.png The entire opening sequence is changed to show a ruined Springfield being rebuilt in the aftermath of The Simpsons Movie. As construction work goes on around them, The Simpsons join Plopper the pig on the couch to the tune of the "Spider Pig" theme. Homer holds him and says "My summer love". "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" JABF20
402 September 30, 2007 Homer's Evolution.png Repeat of JABF06's gag (but this time, Marge's line after Homer enters the living room is "Did you bring the milk?") "The Homer of Seville" JABF18
403 October 7, 2007 JABF21couchgag.png The living room is made of Lego bricks and the family members are built one by one out of Legos. Homer can be heard shouting, "Woo-hoo!" when a 1x3 Lego Brick is put on his head, and "D'oh!" when a black 1x1 Lego brick (representing his two strands) is placed on his head instead. "Midnight Towboy" JABF21
404 October 14, 2007 JABF19couchgag.png 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 doll house and the family as the dolls that live within. Maggie puts the miniature Homer in her mouth and sucks it like a pacifier. "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" JABF19
405 November 4, 2007 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" JABF16
406 November 11, 2007 JABF22couchgag.png The family (already seated on the couch) appears on the cover of Modern Couch Gag magazine. "Little Orphan Millie" JABF22
407 November 18, 2007 JABF17couchgag.png A pair of hands open up a book called "The Simpsons" and reveals a pop-up centerfold of the family sitting on the couch. "Husbands and Knives" JABF17
408 November 25, 2007 KABF01couchgag.png A magician walks into the living room and uses his cape to make the couch and family members appear. "Funeral for a Fiend" KABF01
409 December 16, 2007 FABF08couchgag 1.png Repeat of FABF08's gag (but this time Homer says "weird" at the end) "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" KABF02
410 January 6, 2008 E Pluribus Wiggum Couch Gag.png A medieval tapestry shows the Flanders stealing the Simpsons's couch. The Simpsons then take it back and kill the Flanders. "E Pluribus Wiggum" KABF03
411 January 27, 2008 KABF04couchgag.png The family is sitting on the couch. The screen zooms out to show them as a painting in a museum. "That '90s Show" KABF04
412 February 17, 2008 KABF05couchgag.png Each family member rushes into the living room and attaches themselves to a giant-size baby mobile. Homer tips the mobile. "Love, Springfieldian Style" KABF05
413 March 2, 2008 KABF06couchgag.png Two hands add to a Lite-Brite of the family on the couch. "The Debarted" KABF06
414 March 9, 2008 KABF07couchgag.png The family are small toys on the couch. Professor Frink puts drops of water on them and they all grow to normal size, except Homer, who needs a bucket of water. "Dial "N" for Nerder" KABF07
415 March 30, 2008 KABF08couchgag.png Wile E. Coyote paints a fake couch on the wall which the Simpsons run into. "Smoke On The Daughter" KABF08
416 April 13, 2008 KABF09couchgag.png The Simpson family is painted on the couch. "Papa Don't Leech" KABF09
417 April 27, 2008 E Pluribus Wiggum Couch Gag.png Repeat of KABF03's gag "Apocalypse Cow" KABF10
418 May 4, 2008 JABF17couchgag.png Repeat of JABF17's gag "Any Given Sundance" KABF11
419 May 11, 2008 Homer's Evolution.png Repeat of JABF06's gag "Mona Leaves-a" KABF12
420 May 18, 2008 Moe'N'a Lisa Couch Gag.png Repeat of HABF19's gag "All About Lisa" KABF13

Season 20[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
421 September 28, 2008 Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are encased in Carbonite by bounty hunter Boba Fett. "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes" KABF17
422 October 5, 2008 Lost Verizon Couch Gag.jpg The Simpsons see themselves sitting on the couch where Mount Rushmore should be. Bart remarks "Aye Caramba!" "Lost Verizon" KABF15
423 October 19, 2008 Double, Double, Boy in Trouble Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are caught in a twister and when they land, they are on a farm in black and white. "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble" KABF14
424 November 2, 2008 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XIX" KABF16
425 November 9, 2008 Dangerous Curves Couch Gag.png The Simpsons come out of cuckoo clocks. "Dangerous Curves" KABF18
426 November 16, 2008 Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words Couch Gag.png The Simpsons rush to the couch in roman times. A volcano explodes and covers them in ash. "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words" KABF19
427 November 30, 2008 Mypods & Broomsticks Couch Gag.jpg Bart is writing on the Chalkboard "I will Not Bring The Chalkboard Home". "MyPods and Boomsticks" KABF20
428 December 7, 2008 The Burns and the Bees Couch gag 1.pngThe Burns and the Bees Couch gag 2.png repeat of JABF01 "The Burns and the Bees" KABF21
429 January 25, 2009 Lisa the Drama Queen Couch Gag.png The Simpsons run to the couch in a box Comic Book Guy puts a $19.99 sticker on it and says "Worst Couch Gag Ever". "Lisa the Drama Queen" KABF22
430 February 15, 2009 Simpsons Chasing couch.png Simpsons chasing couch "Take My Life, Please" LABF01
431 March 1, 2009 How the Test Was Won couch gag.png The Simpsons go through the openings of The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Cheers. In the Cheers segment, Sideshow Bob enters in reference to Kelsey Grammer's character in Cheers, the family run out screaming and end up at the couch with a sigh of relief. "How the Test Was Won" LABF02
432 March 8, 2009 No Loan Again, Naturally Couch Gag.png The Simpsons come in and find their couch beaten and torn. Funeral music plays as they bury the couch in the backyard. The Simpsons then visit a ranch to pick out a new couch. The Simpsons sit on a black and white spotted couch, which throws Homer off it. The scene then cuts to The Simpsons in their living room, sitting on their new couch. Homer is in a body cast and turns on the wall-mounted flatscreen TV. "No Loan Again, Naturally" LABF03
433 March 15, 2009 Gone Maggie Gone Couch Gag.png The couch is strung up like a piñata. A blindfolded Ralph Wiggum comes in, swinging a stick and hits the couch, making the Simpsons spill out on the floor. "Gone Maggie Gone" LABF04
434 March 22, 2009 In the Name of the Grandfather Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are dog show participants being lead on leashes by men in fancy suits. A judge awards Bart the blue ribbon, and Homer attacks Bart. "In the Name of the Grandfather" LABF11
435 March 29, 2009 Wedding for Disaster Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are a meal at a fancy restaurant (Homer is a garden salad, Lisa's face appears in a bowl of soup, Marge is a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, Bart is a T-Bone steak, and Maggie is the mint that comes with the restaurant bill), which The Comic Book Guy eats. After he wipes his mouth with a napkin, a stain appears that resembles The Simpsons sitting on the couch. "Wedding for Disaster" LABF05
436 April 5, 2009 Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe Couch Gag.png The screen is white. A cartoon left hand flips an animation cel that has eyes on it, flips another that has Homer's skeleton sitting cross-legged, flips another that has Homer's stomach and a can of Duff beer on the lap, flips another that has Homer naked, another where the rest of the family are fully clothed and sitting in mid-air, and another where The Simpsons are in their living room and sitting on the couch. Marge notices Homer is still naked and pulls down an animation cel that has Homer's clothes. "Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe" LABF06
437 April 19, 2009 The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly Couch Gag.png The living room is covered in thick, jungle plants. The Simpsons slash their way through in order to reach the couch, and find an ape version of the Simpson family already seated. The ape-Simpsons hoot and screech, scaring off the human Simpsons. "The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly" LABF07
438 April 26, 2009 Father Knows Worst Couch Gag.png 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 face down in the pool. "Father Knows Worst" LABF08
439 May 3, 2009 Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh Couch Gag.png 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 off screen. The audience cheers as the head of a gladiator flies into the audience. Bart catches it. "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh" LABF10
440 May 10, 2009 Four Great Women and a Manicure Couch Gag.png A large marble rock is in the living room where the couch should be. A stereotypical French sculptor quickly chisels out a statue of The Simpsons sitting on the couch. The sculptor then turns the statue of the Simpsons into a statue of a Civil War soldier on a horse. "Four Great Women and a Manicure" LABF09
441 May 17, 2009 How the Test Was Won couch gag.png repeat of LABF02's couch gag "Coming to Homerica" LABF12

Season 21[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
442 September 27, 2009 Homer the Whopper couch gag.png 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. "Homer the Whopper" LABF13
443 October 4, 2009 Bart Gets a Z Couch Gag.png 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. "Bart Gets a "Z"" LABF15
444 October 11, 2009 Simpsons Chasing couch.png repeat of LABF01's gag "The Great Wife Hope" LABF16
445 October 18, 2009 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XX" LABF14
446 November 15, 2009 The Devil Wears Nada Couch Gag.png The Simpsons family, dressed in prehistoric-style clothing, runs onto the couch (which is in a prehistoric area, resting on a tar pit) and sinks with it into a tar pit. "The Devil Wears Nada" LABF17
447 November 22, 2009 Pranks and Greens Couch Gag.png Instead of the couch, The Simpsons (dressed as Victorian-era Christmas carolers) 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. "Pranks and Greens" LABF18
448 November 29, 2009 Rednecks and Broomsticks Couch Gag.png 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. "Rednecks and Broomsticks" LABF19
449 December 13, 2009 Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou Couch Gag.png 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. "Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?" MABF01
450 January 3, 2010 Thursdays with Abie Couch Gag.png 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." "Thursdays with Abie" MABF02
451 January 10, 2010 Once Upon a Time in Springfield Couch Gag.png 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. "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" LABF20
452 January 31, 2010 Million Dollar Maybe Couch Gag.png 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. "Million Dollar Maybe" MABF03
453 February 14, 2010 Boy Meets Curl Couch Gag.png A hand deals five tarot cards featuring Homer (the King of Cups), Marge (the Queen of Cups), Bart (the Fool), Lisa (the Princess), 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. "Boy Meets Curl" MABF05
454 February 21, 2010 Father Knows Worst Couch Gag.png repeat of LABF08's gag "The Color Yellow" MABF06
455 March 14, 2010 Gone Maggie Gone Couch Gag.png repeat of LABF04's gag "Postcards from the Wedge" MABF05
456 March 21, 2010 Stealing First Base Couch Gag.png A rain cloud moves over a crop field behind the Simpsons' House, it rains, the cloud leaves and various fruits grow out of the ground the Simpson family (all except Homer) are bugs and sit on the largest fruit, Homer, as a grub, pops out of the fruit. "Stealing First Base" MABF07
457 March 28, 2010 In the Name of the Grandfather Couch Gag.png repeat of LABF11's gag "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" MABF10
458 April 11, 2010 American History X-cellent couch gag 1.pngAmerican History X-cellent couch gag 2.png The couch is outside the house, which is a cardboard set that falls down on the Simpsons "American History X-cellent" MABF08
459 April 18, 2010 Wedding for Disaster Couch Gag.png repeat of LABF05's gag "Chief of Hearts" MABF09
460 April 25, 2010 The Squirt and the Whale Couch Gag.png 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. "The Squirt and the Whale" MABF14
461 May 5, 2010 To Surveil With Love Couch Gag.png The Simpsons running into the living room, and are lifted onto the sofa and into the air by several supporting characters as everyone sings to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok". "To Surveil With Love" MABF12
462 May 9, 2010 Moe Letter Blues Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are a miniature model constructed by Nelson then blown up with a firecracker. "Moe Letter Blues" MABF13
463 May 16, 2010 The Bob Next Door couch gag.png 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. "The Bob Next Door" MABF11
464 May 23, 2010 Judge Me Tender couch gag.png 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. "Judge Me Tender" MABF15

Season 22[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
465 September 26, 2010 ESMCouchGag.png The Simpsons sit on the couch with a banner hung above saying "22 Seasons congratulations from FOX" A FOX representative invites Maggie to blow out a candle on a cake, then eats the cake himself leaving the Simpsons Family. The banner then falls down. "Elementary School Musical" MABF21
466 October 3, 2010 LoanALisaCouchGag.jpg The family run in to find a dead body on their floor. The Police arrive, and the family flee on the couch driven by Homer. They are caught and placed in a police lineup. There, they are identified as the murderers instead of the Flanders's and the Hibbert's. They are jailed, and then electrocuted. When electrocuted they scream and light up. "Loan-a Lisa" MABF17
467 October 15, 2010 MoneyBartCouchGag.png Banksy couch gag "MoneyBart" MABF18
468 November 7, 2010 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XXI" MABF16
469 November 14, 2010 Lance Murdock Couch Gag.png "Lance Murdock jumps over the family, he jumps over the couch again only to hit something when he leaves the front door." "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" MABF20
470 November 21, 2010 Avatar parody couch gag.png A parody of Avatar. "The Fool Monty" NABF01
471 November 28, 2010 How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window Couch Gag.png "Professor Frink is sitting on the couch, and he zaps the family, causing them to shrink. Grandpa almost steps on them, then Homer takes a bite out of a giant chip. Snowball II chases the family, who escape into a mousehole. They sit on a piece of cheese, but it turns out to be on a mousetrap, which goes off, trapping them." "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?" NABF02
472 December 5, 2010 No Gag No Gag "The Fight Before Christmas" MABF22
473 December 12, 2010 Donnie Fatso Couch Gag.png An Advent calendar appears. Each date has a holiday-themed picture featuring people and places of Springfield. It finishes with the Simpsons sitting on the couch with Santa on the 24th. "Donnie Fatso" MABF19
474 January 9, 2011 Moms I'd Like to Forget Couch Gag.png The couch prepares for the day of the Simpsons sitting on it. "Moms I'd Like to Forget" NABF03
475 January 16, 2011 Flaming Moe Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are scoops of ice cream served as a sundae. Hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry are added and Santa's Little Helper eagerly devours them. "Flaming Moe" NABF04
476 January 23, 2011 The Squirt and the Whale Couch Gag.png repeat of MABF14's gag "Homer the Father" NABF05
477 February 13, 2011 The Blue and the Gray Couch Gag.png Homer trips and sprains his ankle before he reaches the couch, to the consternation of Lenny, Carl, Moe and Barney (wearing warm-up suits), and Mr. Burns, their coach. Burns sends Barney in to substitute for Homer, and Homer gives a thumbs-up as two paramedics wheel him away on a stretcher. "The Blue and the Gray" NABF06
478 February 20, 2011 Angry Dad The Movie Couch Gag.png The Simpsons are hockey players. Homer and Bart have a face-off and start a brawl. Officials Lenny and Carl break it up, and the whole family ends up in the penalty box, where Homer spits out a tooth. "Angry Dad: The Movie" NABF07
479 March 6, 2011 The Scorpion's Tale Couch Gag.png The "Couch Gag Video Game" starts. The Simpson family members are selected as the players. When they take their seats on the couch, "GAME OVER" appears on the screen. "The Scorpion's Tale" NABF08
480 March 13, 2011 A Midsummer's Nice Dreams Couch Gag.png The Simpsons run to the couch and a spring throws them off. "A Midsummer's Nice Dreams" NABF09
481 March 27, 2011 Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing Couch Gag.png The couch gag is done in the style of ASCII artwork, with Bart putting the words "Fatso" on Homer's chest. "Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing" NABF10
482 April 10, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Great Simpsina" NABF11
483 May 1, 2011 The Real Housewives of Fat Tony Couch Gag.png The Simpsons come onto the couch and the camera zooms out revealing a video cover. It zooms out again to show the exterior of a video rental store, which is wrecked by a giant ball which has swung from a bulldozer. "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" NABF12
484 May 8, 2011 Smithsonian Museum couch gag.png Smithsonian Museum couch gag "Homer Scissorhands" NABF13
485 May 15, 2011 500 Keys couch gag.png The screen is white with words in black marking the locations of the objects in the living room. The Simpsons' names fly onto the screen, taking their places above "COUCH". "SUCK" flashes on and off next to "MAGGIE" as she sucks on her pacifier. "500 Keys" NABF14
486 May 22, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Ned-liest Catch" NABF15

Season 23[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
487 September 25, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Falcon and the D'ohman" NABF16
488 October 2, 2011 John K couch gag.png John K. couch gag "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" NABF17
489 October 30, 2011 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XXII" NABF19
490 November 6, 2011 Smithsonian Museum couch gag.png repeat of NABF13's gag "Replaceable You" NABF21
491 November 13, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Food Wife" NABF20
492 November 20, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Book Job" NABF22
493 November 27, 2011 No Gag No Gag "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants" PABF01
494 December 4, 2011 The Ten-Per-Cent Solution couch gag.png A sword is planted in the couch similar to Excalibur. Homer attempts to get it out, but fails. Flanders gets it out successfully. Homer shrugs it off and the family sits down. "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" PABF02
495 December 11, 2011 Holidays of Future Passed couch gag.png The Simpsons are gingerbread people set out on a plate for Santa Claus. Homer takes a bite of himself. "Holidays of Future Passed" NABF18
496 January 8, 2012 Victorian Whodunnit couch gag.jpg Victorian Whodunnit couch gag "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson" PABF03
497 January 15, 2012 David Letterman couch gag.png David Letterman couch gag "The D'oh-cial Network" PABF04
498 January 29, 2012 How the Test Was Won couch gag.png repeat of LABF02's couch gag "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches" PABF05
499 February 12, 2012 500 episode couch gag.png "500th episode" couch gag "The Daughter Also Rises" PABF06
500 February 19, 2012 At Long Last Leave couch gag.png 500th episode couch gag "At Long Last Leave" PABF07
501 March 4, 2012 Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart couch gag 13.png A parody of the opening sequence of Game of Thrones. "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart" PABF09
502 March 11, 2012 How I Wet Your Mother couch gag.png The Simpsons lye on a rug and get rolled up by a person, then cut up into slices. Maggie pokes her head out. "How I Wet Your Mother" PABF08
503 March 18, 2012 Them, Robot couch gag.png The Simpson family go from 1989 to 2012, with each odd year having something happening, mainly people appearing next to the couch related to an episode broadcast in a year. "Them, Robot" PABF10
504 April 15, 2012 Bill Plympton couch gag.png 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. "Beware My Cheating Bart" PABF11
505 April 29, 2012 500 Keys couch gag.png repeat of NABF14's gag "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" PABF12
506 May 6, 2012 The Spy Who Learned Me couch gag.png The Simpsons run into their seats in a stadium. An announcer tells the fans to raise their cards. All of them except Homer do so. Homer follows suit a few seconds later when he realizes what he's supposed to do. The cards form a picture of the Simpson family, with Homer's card showing part of his own face. "The Spy Who Learned Me" PABF13
507 May 13, 2012 Avatar parody couch gag.png repeat of NABF01's gag "Ned 'N' Edna's Blend" PABF15
508 May 20, 2012 Lisa Goes Gaga couch gag.png The family are playing a Zii game in which they sit on the couch, but Homer keeps failing. Homer angrily throws his controller down and tries to sit on the real couch, but fails just like in the game. "Lisa Goes Gaga" PABF14

Season 24[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
509 September 30, 2012 Moonshine River couch gag.png A reference to The Longest Daycare: Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa hatch out of coccoons as butterfiles. Baby Gerald chases after them and tries to smash them with a hammer, but Maggie comes to their rescue and stops him. "Moonshine River" PABF21
510 October 7, 2012 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" PABF17
511 Flag of Canada.png October 21, 2012
United States of America November 4, 2012
Adventures in Baby-Getting couch gag.png Original airing: No Gag
International/online airing: The family gets layer from their bone to skin while is Homer eating a donut.
"Adventures in Baby-Getting" PABF18
512 November 11, 2012 Gone Abie Gone couch gag.png In a parody of Wacky Races, Simpsons family races against many characters, but all of them crash near the finish line and Grampa wins. "Gone Abie Gone" PABF16
513 November 18, 2012 Penny-Wiseguys promo 3.jpg A tattooing needle is seen drawing a picture of the family seated on the couch. When the tattoo is finished, the view pulls back to reveal that Marge is getting a lower-back tattoo and has her dress rolled down to her waist. She pulls her dress back up and chuckles coyly. "Penny-Wiseguys" PABF19
514 November 25, 2012 A Tree Grows in Springfield couch gag.png Marge, Lisa, Maggie and Bart sit on the couch as normal. But Homer comes in later and surprises them with a bloody ax. This zooms out to reveal "Tales from the Couch". "A Tree Grows in Springfield" PABF22
515 December 9, 2012 No Gag No Gag "The Day the Earth Stood Cool" PABF20
516 December 16, 2012 No Gag No Gag "To Cur, with Love" RABF01
517 January 6, 2013 Homer Goes to Prep School couch gag.png The family are awards. Homer is an Oscar, Marge is an Emmy, Lisa is a Grammy, Bart is a purple version of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and Maggie's a Stanley Cup. They sit on a trophy shelf and are then crushed by a crusher and turned into a "best Grampa award", which is taken by Abraham Simpson. "Homer Goes to Prep School" RABF02
518 January 13, 2013 A Test Before Trying couch gag.png The couch sequence is a trailer for an action movie called The Couch. "A Test Before Trying" RABF03
519 January 27, 2013 Changing of the Guardian couch gag.png The Simpsons sit down on the couch, which zooms out to a ball whacking game. Nelson Muntz hits the target and a the living room falls in the water. "Changing of the Guardian" RABF04
520 February 10, 2013 Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing couch gag.png The Simpsons all look like Moe Szyslak (similar to FABF22's gag) and announce that their new sitcom, The Szyslaks has been cancelled. "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing" RABF07
521 February 17, 2013 Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart couch gag 13.pngHardly Kirk-ing couch gag.png The Simpsons sit on the couch while the Game Of Thrones theme plays as a knight chops Homer's head off and part of Marge's hair with a spear, making Lisa say, "Eew!". In the syndicated version, the Game Of Thrones couch gag plays, but at the end, we fade to the living room. "Hardly Kirk-ing" RABF05
522 March 3, 2013 Homer Shake.png Original airing: Homer Shake.
International/Online airing: No Gag
"Gorgeous Grampa" RABF06
523 March 10, 2013 Black-Eyed, Please couch gag.png In another Bill Plympton-animated opening, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa are in a 1930s gangster story, armed with weapons and ready to attack. When Maggie turns on the lights, everyone is in the present day, holding common objects. Maggie then fires off a Tommy gun as they sit on the couch to watch TV. "Black-Eyed, Please" RABF09
524 March 17, 2013 Dark Knight Court couch gag.png Easter eggs painted to resemble Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are on the couch. Homer comes along and sits on the couch and squashes all four eggs. "Dark Knight Court" RABF10
525 April 14, 2013 Bbsimpsons.pngBbsimpsons2.png Breaking Bad Couch Gag. "What Animated Women Want" RABF08
526 April 28, 2013 Pulpit Friction couch gag.png The Simpsons family are skydiving. Homer's parachute breaks and the entire family crash into the house and fall onto the couch, which breaks the couch.
Note: This is the only canon couch gag.
"Pulpit Friction" RABF11
527 May 5, 2013 Whiskey Business couch gag.png The Simpsons are carved into a block of ice by three men. Grampa Simpson comes in and turns on the heat. The ice sculpture melts. "Whiskey Business" RABF13
528 May 12, 2013 Robot Chicken couch gag.pngRobot Chicken couch gag 2.png Robot Chicken couch gag. "The Fabulous Faker Boy" RABF12
529 May 19, 2013 The Saga of Carl couch gag.png The Simpsons are sea creatures sitting on a shell couch. All of them get eaten by Blinky, the three-eyed fish. "The Saga of Carl" RABF14
530 Dangers on a Train couch gag 1.png
Dangers on a Train Couch Gag.png
Dangers on a Train couch gag 2.png
Original/international (except Canada)/online airing: The Simpsons appear as dandelions. They grow seeds and the TV then blows on them. The seeds fly up into the air and float around the room. Hundreds of seeds, which are actually Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, look around confused.
Canada airing: A loon, a Canadian hockey player, John A. Macdonald and a beaver all sit on the Simpsons’ couch. O Canada (the national anthem of Canada) plays. The Simpsons rush in and shove them aside, but their guests say nothing. Maggie sucks on a hockey puck.
"Dangers on a Train" RABF17

Season 25[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
531 September 29, 2013 Homerland couch gag 1.png The couch is behind a velvet rope and guarded by a bouncer with a clipboard. When the family approach the couch, the bouncer lets Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie in to sit on the couch. However, he denies entry to Homer, pointing to the clipboard and showing him that his name isn't on the list. When Homer tries to force his way in, the bouncer hits him over the head with a nightstick. "Homerland" RABF20
532 October 6, 2013 Treehouse of Horror XXIV Promotional Photos (2).jpgTreehouse of Horror XXIV promo 9.jpg A horror-themed opening sequence 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 Alice in Wonderland and ends up in the end sequence to del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" RABF16
533 November 3, 2013 The Hobbit Couch Gag.png A parody of The Hobbit in which The Simpsons trek to the couch. "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" RABF18
534 November 10, 2013 YOLO Couch Gag1.png Parody of the film Upside Down - gravity prevents the family from sitting down, with Homer falling up through the ceiling into the sky. "YOLO" RABF22
535 November 17, 2013 Labor Pains couch gag.png A Simpsons take on the First Thanksgiving where The Simpsons (as Pilgrims) escape persecution by boarding the Mayflower (which looks like the simplistic sailboat that Marge painted for Homer) and sailing to Plymouth Couch, where an Indian (Apu) offers them Thanksgiving dinner for $19.95 a person. "Labor Pains" RABF19
536 November 24, 2013 MusicVille Couch Gag1.pngMusicVille Couch Gag2.png "MusicVille", a "Silly Simpsony" cartoon short featuring every character as a musical instrument. A parody of Music Land. "The Kid is All Right" SABF02
537 December 8, 2013 Yellow Subterfuge couch gag.png 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. "Yellow Subterfuge" SABF04
538 December 15, 2013 White Christmas Blues promo7.jpg Christmas version of the opening sequence, this time, as a retelling of The Night Before Christmas. "White Christmas Blues" SABF01
539 January 5, 2014 No Gag No Gag "Steal This Episode" SABF05
540 January 12, 2014 Channel Changer.png Channel Changer (third Bill Plympton's couch gag). "Married to the Blob" SABF03
541 January 26, 2014 Specs and the City couch gag.png 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. "Specs and the City" SABF06
542 March 9, 2014 Diggs promo 6.jpg Sylvain Chomet couch gag: 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 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. "Diggs" SABF08
543 TMWGTM couch gag.png Earth's single large land mass breaks apart into five Simpsons-shaped continents, only for a Moe-shaped asteroid to destroy the planet. "The Man Who Grew Too Much" SABF07
544 March 16, 2014 Winter - HomerOperation.png 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. "The Winter of His Content" SABF09
545 March 23, 2014 No Gag No Gag "The War of Art" SABF10
546 March 30, 2014 You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee promo 1.jpg The family are at the Running of the Bulls, that are couchs as bulls. "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee" SABF11
547 April 6, 2014 Luca$ promo 4.jpg A "Minecraft" parody "Luca$" SABF12
548 April 13, 2014 DoFF couch gag.png The couch and the floor are covered in bubble wrap, which the family pops when jumping. "Days of Future Future" SABF13
549 April 27, 2014 What to Expect When Bart's Expecting promo 6.jpg
What to Expect When Bart's Expecting promo 7.jpg
In an opening directed by Michal Socha, the family takes a trip through Homer's body. "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting" SABF14
550 May 4, 2014 No Gag No Gag "Brick Like Me" RABF21
551 May 11, 2014 Pay Pal promo 1.jpg Everybody is a pawn in The Game of Life, which ends with everybody and a Grim Reaper pawn on the couch. "Pay Pal" SABF15
552 May 18, 2014 The Yellow Badge of Cowardge couch gag.png The Simpsons Family and Matt Groening are taking part in a panel at the San Diego Comic Fest. When Comic Book Guy asks whether or not there will be another Simpsons movie, everyone except Maggie leaves. Then Maggie sucks the pacifier twice. "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" SABF18

Season 26[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
553 September 28, 2014 Simpsons-don-hertzfeldt-couch-gag-pxl.jpg The episode featured the longest couch gag to date, directed, written, animated, and produced by independent animator Don Hertzfeldt. The surreal sequence, projecting the fate of The Simpsons deep into the future, was described by Spin Magazine as "mind-melting," and "two of the strangest minutes of television ever to air on a major network during prime time." "Clown in the Dumps" SABF20
554 October 5, 2014 62f1430f75f71a1a753873b0daf74b34.jpg The Simpsons walk in and see Itchy trying to kill Scratchy. Itchy escapes and Scratchy is living with the Simpsons now. Everything is fine until he comes with his girlfriend and his friends. The Simpsons bring back Itchy and he kills Scratchy. "The Wreck of the Relationship" SABF17
555 October 12, 2014 Couch Gag 338.png A parody of the cover of the 1970 Cat Stevens album Tea for the Tillerman, with its opening track playing over it. "Super Franchise Me" SABF19
556 October 19, 2014 No Gag No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XXV" SABF21
557 November 2, 2014 No Gag No Gag "Opposites A-Frack" SABF22
558 November 9, 2014 Simpsorama couch gag.png The couch turns into Hedonismbot, all the Simpsons stand up except Homer who gets comfortable lying on Hedonismbot. "Simpsorama" SABF16
559 November 16, 2014 Couch Gag 340.png 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. "Blazed and Confused" TABF01
560 November 23, 2014 Couch Gag 341.png The family is 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. "Covercraft" TABF02
561 December 7, 2014 Frozen couch gag.png There is a message that reads; “Now for obligatory Frozen reference”, before cutting to a snow couch, where Lisa, appearing as 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. "I Won't Be Home For Christmas" TABF03
562 January 4, 2015 The Man Who Came To Be Dinner Couch Gag.png 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, pleasing the family. "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner" RABF15
563 January 11, 2015 Bart's New Friend Couch Gag.png 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. "Bart's New Friend" TABF05
564 January 25, 2015 No Gag No Gag "The Musk Who Fell to Earth" TABF04
565 February 8, 2015 Walking Big & Tall Couch Gag.png 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. "Walking Big & Tall" TABF06
566 February 15, 2015 Simpsons Pixel couch gag.png Simpsons Pixel couch gag. "My Fare Lady" TABF07
567 March 1, 2015 The Princess Guide promo 10.jpg The printer gets jammed while printing out the couch gag. "The Princess Guide" TABF08
568 March 8, 2015 No Gag No Gag "Sky Police" TABF09
569 March 15, 2015 Waiting for Duffman Couch Gag.png 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's head. "Waiting for Duffman" TABF10
570 April 19, 2015 Peeping Mom Couch Gag.png 5 ears of corn are placed on the couch, which then heats up in order to pop the Simpson family. Homer, who takes longest to pop, is burned. "Peeping Mom" TABF11
571 April 26, 2015 Pay Pal promo 1.jpg repeat of SABF15's gag (but this time, Homer didn't say "What the---?!" and the music appears in the intro and Abraham Simpson as a pawn appears at the end.) "The Kids Are All Fight" TABF12
572 May 3. 2015 Let's Go Fly a Coot Couch Gag.png Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie appear as penguins sitting on an ice molded couch, until they are eaten by walrus Homer. "Let's Go Fly a Coot" TABF13
573 May 10, 2015 Bull-E Couch gag1.pngHomer Goalkeeper.pngBull-E Couch gag2.png Homer fails at making goal saves, as Maggie continues kicking soccer balls at him until he is buried in them. "Bull-E" TABF15
574 May 17, 2015 Rick and Morty couch gag.png Rick and Morty couch gag. "Mathlete's Feat" TABF16

Season 27[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
575 September 27, 2015 Every Man's Dream couch gag 1.pngEvery Man's Dream couch gag 2.pngEvery Man's Dream couch gag 3.pngEvery Man's Dream couch gag 4.pngEvery Man's Dream couch gag 5.png Several albums of the Beatles gets parodied by the Simpsons family and on Flabby Road they get ran over by a red Double-decker bus. "Every Man's Dream" TABF14
576 October 4, 2015 No Gag No Gag "'Cue Detective" TABF17
577 October 11, 2015 Puffless Couch Gag.png The Simpsons come in as cars: Homer as a caravan, Lisa as an electric car, Marge as a five doors van and Bart as a low-rider. Lisa connects to the charger, and when everyone gets on the couch, Maggie as a monster truck crushes them and sucks on her pacifer. "Puffless" TABF19
578 October 18, 2015 No Gag "Halloween of Horror" TABF22
579 October 25, 2015 Treehouse of Horror XXVI Couch Gag.png 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. "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" TABF18
580 November 8, 2015 Friend with Benefit Couch Gag.png Short with Santa's Little Helper titled Feast and changed to fat. He gets fed by the family till he becomes fat and is sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle, where he's fed strained prunes and dies afterwards. He's greeted by God. He sees the Fit Dog Heaven but God sends him to Fat Dog Hell where a signs says free pizza. "Friend with Benefit" TABF21
581 November 22, 2015 Lisa with an S Couch Gag.png Parody of Star Trek, with the Simpsons family in a donut Enterprise, that shots their couch, and then gets shot by a ring of couches. "Lisa with an "S"" TABF20
582 December 6, 2015 Paths of Glory Couch Gag.png A Simpson family member throws dices with Sideshow Bob, Patty, Lisa, Dewey Largo, Willie, Bart, Sherri, Terri, Nelson, Marge, Patty, Ned, Maggie, Wiggum, Crazy Cat Lady, Homer, Grampa, Moe, Mr. Burns, Duffman, Dr. Hibbert, Luann, Miss Hoover, Barney, Mr. Teeny and Professor Frink's faces on them. Homer's dice lands on Mr. Burns and Homer d'ohes. The other four dices lands on Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Marge. "Paths of Glory" VABF01
583 December 13, 2015 Barthood Couch Gag.png The couch gag is animated in Rotoscoping and Homer and Bart complains about it, till Lisa grabs the remote and switches to normal saying it was a noble experiment that failed. "Barthood" VABF02
584 January 3, 2016 No Gag "The Girl Code" VABF03
585 January 10, 2016 Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles Couch Gag.png Homer sits on the couch, puts sunglasses on and the couch is taken to a lower level via a hidden elevator. Then, a montage showing Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky (Homer) and his partner, a high-tech couch chasing down their enemy, Fernando Withmore (Ned) on Miami of the '80s. In the end, it's revealed that the scenes are a rerun from a 1980 show, to which Homer replies "Damn reruns", only for the family to be surprised by Maggie imitating the show's main heroes and setting the living room's floor on fire. "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" VABF04
586 January 17, 2016 No Gag "Much Apu About Something" VABF05
587 February 14, 2016 LIitA - Couch gag.png 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. "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" VABF07
588 February 21, 2016 Gal of Constant Sorrow Couch Gag.png 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. "Gal of Constant Sorrow" VABF06
589 March 6, 2016 Lisa the Veterinarian Couch Gag.png 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.

"Lisa the Veterinarian" VABF08
590 March 13, 2016 No Gag "The Marge-ian Chronicles" VABF09
591 April 3, 2016 TBC couch gag.png Homer sends a message with emoji of him, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the couch, and recieves in answer "Meh" "I don't get it" "Needs a payoff" "Created by Matt Groening", to which he says "Oh, sorry, yes sir", and "Developed by James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon", to which he says "Who are this guys?", and the reciever sends "Meh" again. "The Burns Cage" VABF10
592 April 10, 2016 How Lisa Got Her Marge Back promo 6.jpg The Simpsons family wakes up from cryo sleep in a space ship except Homer. Marge opens his pod but he comes out as bones. "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back" VABF11
593 April 24, 2016 Fland Canyon Cough Gag.png 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) "Fland Canyon" VABF12
594 May 8, 2016 TCourierWL couch gag.png The wall behind the couch breaks and the Simpsons family finds themself in the Duff Stadium during a rugby match. Homer next finds himself piled under the rugby team. "To Courier with Love" VABF14
595 May 15, 2016 No Gag "Simprovised" VABF13
596 May 22, 2016 Orange Is the New Yellow promo 6.jpg Homer builds the couch in an IKEA themed instruction manual. "Orange Is the New Yellow" VABF15

Season 28[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
597 September 25, 2016 Simpsons Time couch gag.png 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. "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" VABF20
598 October 2, 2016 FaF couch gag.png Someone is transforming the Simpsons family in emoji for their myPhone, but Homer doesn't fit because he's too fat. Switching to the myPad doesn't help either, so the mysterious character hits Homer with a hammer till he's unconscious. "Friends and Family" VABF18
599 October 9, 2016 No Gag "The Town" VABF17
600 October 16, 2016 Planet of the Couches.png 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. "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" VABF16
601 October 23, 2016 TButC couch gag.png Marge and Lisa force Homer to visit the Springfield Museum of Art where a special exhibit is on. Upon entering Homer starts hallucinating, seeing Marge and Lisa as paintings. He comes out of the museum and sees Bart, Santa's Little Helper and the whole Springfield as paintings too, he arrives home and sits on a couch with Maggie. The whole house is a painting too so he tries to change himself in a painting, but becomes a point stile comic instead. "Trust But Clarify" VABF21
602 November 6, 2016 No Gag "There Will Be Buds" VABF22
603 November 13, 2016 WWW couch gag.png 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. "Havana Wild Weekend" VABF19
604 November 20, 2016 DB couch gag.png Bart gets home and finds no one after calling "Hello? Hello!", he grabs Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie's portraits and places them on the couch, he sits down and exclaims "Uh, finally I get the remote" and switches the TV on. The TV though slides down a media center box, suspended on top of other media equipment. "Dad Behavior" WABF01
605 December 4, 2016 TLTH couch gag.png The Simpsons walks toward where the couch should be and find it empty, then they walk backwards as soldiers point musquets at them. The scene turns into a oil painting and Homer d'ohes "The Last Traction Hero" WABF03
606 December 11, 2016 The Nightmare After Krustmas promo 5.png Homer arrives home on a ski sled, Bart hits it with his skateboard, Lisa avoids him on her bike and Marge hits him through the door with a sled led by 4 Santa's Little Helpers. They sit on the couch, dressed as A Christmas Carol characters, with Homer holding a chalice, but Ebenezer Burns arrives and asks Smithers to release the Christmas Hounds, that attacks the family that flees, with Lisa flying. "The Nightmare After Krustmas" WABF02
607 January 8, 2017 PaB couch gag.png The Simpsons sit down on the couch that is revealed to be a sticker on a "Couch Gag Play Set". The set is between other Simpsons merchandise (t-shirt, couches, snow globes, hats, stand-up figures and a The Simpsons Video Game). Bart asks Marge to get one, but Marge refuses, even if it's 3 for $1. "Pork and Burns" WABF06
608
609
January 15, 2017 No Gag "The Great Phatsby: Part One"
"The Great Phatsby: Part Two"
WABF04
WABF05
610 February 12, 2017 FTZ couch gag.png The family arrives on the couch but Maggie is missing. Marge turns around, moves the painting behind it, opens the safe, and retrieves Maggie from within, revealing gold bars inside it. "Fatzcarraldo" WABF07
611 February 19, 2017 Robot Chicken couch gag The Cad and the Hat.png The family arrives at the couch, but Homer notices the sail boat painting has disappeared. Bart suggests another animated show stole it. Homer walks on the set of South Park and The California Raisins but can't find it, and booes the raisins, but in the fight that follows a fire starts, he escapes through a door to find that the Nerd from Robot Chicken, who is watching a video of the previous Robot Chicken couch gag, bought it from Bart on a bid. Homer, while the Nerd rambles on, steals the painting and leaves a paper one, and runs through the stages back home, killing the South Park characters too, announcing he did retrieve it, only to find the family replaced it, and Marge swears her disappointment. "The Cad and the Hat" WABF08
612 March 5, 2017 KKer couch gag.png A pachinko machine is shown, with the family at the bottom. Everyone but Homer gets many balls in. Homer is sad but on opening his mouth he swallows one and chokes. "Kamp Krustier" WABF09
613 March 12, 2017 Bill Plympton couch gag 22 for 30.png The Simpson family arrives on the couch gag, handdrawn, but Bart is missing part of his head. A pencil draws it and reveals it's Maggie correcting it. After, Lisa is seen drawing Maggie, Bart drawing Lisa, Marge drawing Bart and Homer drawing Marge, while eating a donut. Proceeding to eat the donut, he stabs himself in the eye with another pencil. "22 for 30" WABF10
614 March 19, 2017 AFW couch gag.png All the past and present Simpsons' pets are on the couch "A Father's Watch" WABF11
615 April 2, 2017 The Caper Chase promo 6.png The Simpsons family arrives as the X-Men (Homer is Professor X, Marge is first Krusty then transforms into Mystique, Lisa is Storm, Maggie is Wolverine and Bart is Angel). Then Stan Lee arrives and says "There is nothing too short I can't cameo". "The Caper Chase" WABF12
616 April 30, 2017 Big Bang Theory Couch Gag.png The 20th Century FOX logo explodes like a Big Bang and starts showing stills from the most iconic episodes of the show since 1987. At the end, the family arrives at the couch but it disappears leaving them on the floor. "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" WABF13
617 May 7, 2017 Moho House couch gag.png Chia Pet of the Simpson family are watered, they all grow full air, except for Homer who still has only his two hairs and his beard. While the hairs grows, he says "What? Cheap. Lousy. Uh. There.". "Moho House" WABF14
618 May 21, 2017 The Kids Are All Fight promo 6.jpg The Simpson family climb a mountain, on Homer's command, two Sherpas bring the couch and the TV to them, one of them faints and is taken away by the other. Maggie is the last to arrive and with a pickax she destroys the frozen family, which melts. "Dogtown" WABF15

Season 29[edit]

# Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
619 October 1, 2017 No Gag "The Serfsons" WABF17
620 October 8, 2017 No Gag "Springfield Splendor" WABF22
621 October 15, 2017 Whistler's Father Couch Gag.png 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. "Whistler's Father" WABF16
622 October 22, 2017 No Gag "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" WABF18
623 November 5, 2017 Grampy Can Ya Hear Me Couch Gag.png 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. "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" WABF19

Couch gags within episodes[edit]

Sometimes there is a couch gag during the episode itself, usually during a spoof of the opening sequence.

Season # Airdate Image Gag Episode Code
5 83 October 7, 1993 CouchGagS05E02Parody01.jpg
CouchGagS05E02Parody02.jpg
During the "Thompsons" introduction, the family sits on the couch and a pile of fish falls from above. "Cape Feare" 9F22
9 188 December 21, 1997 During5F07.png After everybody of Springfield has taken all the stuff from them, The Simpsons walk to the place where the couch gags take place. "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" 5F07
11 248 May 21, 2000 CouchGaginBABF19-1.pngCouchGaginBABF19-2.png In an "aborted" couch gag, the family (minus Bart) sits wearing Western outfits; the director cuts the scene as Bart is busy on the phone agreeing to do Teen Wolf 3. Lisa complains that she wants to go to bed, asking if there are child labor laws. Homer asks if Marge told her about the laws, and Marge tells him to poop in his hat. Kang and Kodos then show up with ballet tickets, asking if they needed them that night. "Behind the Laughter" BABF19
16 352 May 1, 2005 CouchGagS17Parody.jpg Instead of saying "The Simpsons", the announcer says "Three weeks later". Everyone except Bart sits; the overweight Bart arrives late and suffers a heart attack. "The Heartbroke Kid" GABF11
23 500 February 19, 2012 At Long Last Leave 3.jpg After the Simpsons move to The Outlands, the family take their seats on the couch and watch a fox sleeping on a rock. "At Long Last Leave" PABF07

References[edit]

  1. Season 10 DVD audio commentary "Viva Ned Flanders"