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August 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 3: Couch gags

Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far.

You can’t talk about “The Simpsons” without talking about the couch gags. By that we mean the scenes at the end of each opening sequence, during which the family (and sometimes others) scramble to fit on the davenport in front of the TV.

One of our favorites: The one from 1995, in which the family enters an M.C. Escher-like space, with multiple staircases, altered perspectives and gravity-defying furniture placement, and drifts over to the couch. What’s your favorite couch gag? Here are some other classics:

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