View Full Version : The Simpsons Gets A New Opener...

02-18-2009, 07:19 AM

THE opening sequence of The Simpsons has been given a makeover for the first time in two decades.

The new sequence was unveiled when the show made the switch to HDTV on US network Fox this week.

As the camera zooms in on Springfield, Bart is still in detention and Homer is still at work but there are a few notable changes.

Local bullies Jimbo and Kearney cut the head from a statue of Jebediah Springfield before it falls onto Ralph Wiggum.

Town drunk Barney Gumble is uncovered sleeping beer in hand underneath a pile of leaves being swept by Groundskeeper Willie.

There are tweaks to the main characters' entrances as well. In the shopping centre, Maggie is scanned through the checkout as usual but then finds herself face-to-face with nemesis Baby Gerald.

In the garage, Homer isn't quick enough to scramble out of the way of Marge's car and gets ploughed through the wall into the house.


02-20-2009, 03:37 AM
The new Intro is okay I guess, but it isn't The Simpsons anymore. It doesn't feel like The Simpsons, you know what I'm saying?

02-21-2009, 05:18 AM
wow. its too long... chasing the chair.... yeah i like the older one more now.

The Equilizer
02-28-2009, 10:48 PM
I liked it all except the part where they chased the couch. That kind of through me off a bit. I hope the couch part was just for comedic purposes of the one episode.

I do not find myself watchin this as much as I used to. :(

03-05-2009, 09:56 PM
This may be a bit controvertial, but I reckon The Simpsons 'jumped the shark' years ago now.

04-14-2009, 01:55 PM
This may be a bit controvertial, but I reckon The Simpsons 'jumped the shark' years ago now.

Personally, I don't think that they did.

I'm curious - What plot event would you compare to jumping the shark?

04-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Are they making the intro longer because they are running out of ideas for the main show?

I mean the Simpsons has done everything? Hasn't it?

04-24-2009, 04:14 AM
yeah, I guess I just prefer the old and original settings they have! I think I just had the hang of that.. Why did they anyway?