Simpsons “Couch Gag” Feat. Guillermo del Toro

Apparently “The Simpsons” are still around and still doing their annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode – which is traditionally some of the better stuff to come out of the Groenig camp. At any rate, as you are I’m sure aware each episode of The Simpsons opens with a different “couch gag” in the opening credits sequence. For this year’s sequence, Guillermo del Toro lent his magic hand and incorporates all sorts of horror/sci-fi/action movie moments from cinema history. He includes Hitchcock stuff, early classic monster movie (i.e. Boris Karloff) stuff, some Cronenberg and of course each of his film’s are referenced as well. Take a look and see how many you can spot!

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Sean Kelly

A German site called moviepilot identified (most of) the references in this opening (site is in German, video is in English):

Video does a good job, but misses a very obvious Pan’s Labyrinth reference at the end.


I don’t think they missed it really, they probably just didn’t do it since they already labelled Pan earlier.