The new (and current) opening sequence in The Simpsons shows Maggie doubling the price of Marge’s groceries from $243.26 to $486.52. A variety of different screams were also used throughout the season, when Marge pulls in. Bart comes by on skateboard, with pursed lips in a half grin. (on the DVD and Blu-Ray versions, he says "Moo-vie! The cashier who scans Maggie accidentally is. On the other half of the tree, the background is a different road with different scenery when Marge and Maggie turn the corner, but the previous shot of Moe's Tavern can still be seen behind the trees). He looks over his left shoulder, then his right as he runs into the garage. The items on the conveyor belt include Tomacco juice and Mr. Sparkle power clean detergent (labeled in katakana). This version with the Elfman rearrangement was used in all of season 2 (except for "Bart Gets an F", which didn't use the correct color hues and instead used the different color variations due to the intro for that episode being a prototype of the opening visuals that only appeared in said episode) as well as in "When Flanders Failed", a season 2 holdover that aired during season 3. The Simpsons are getting an all new quarantined-themed couch gag in a new episode that will air this weekend. Pin. For "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs", the first new Simpsons episode to air after the release of The Simpsons Movie, a callback sequence was animated. The camera tracks down to a lower floor on the building, where small kittens are thrown into a woodchipper-type machine to provide the filling for Bart Simpson plush dolls. The opening sequence of the American animated television series The Simpsons is among the most popular opening sequences in television and is accompanied by one of television's most recognizable theme songs. Bart's skateboard has been replaced with a snowboard. Snake Jailbird's car passes by and he sings, "Whoa, whoa, oh oh!" Homer's car comes from left to right, makes the turn into the driveway and stops as the camera zooms in onto the car. THE opening sequence of The Simpsons has been given a makeover for the first time in two decades. Again, a widescreen set, with four unmarked buttons on the right, speakers below. In Season 22, the cash register reads $486.22, for there being 486 episodes at the end of Season 22. The next scene shows Homer getting ready to head back home with a uranium bar stuck on his back. The opening sequence is parodied in several episodes of The Simpsons: © 2021 Wikisimpsons. “MoneyBart”, which is the name of the episode in which the themed opening sequence, featuring Banksy’s name written on… Bart stops writing for a second and glares at the chalkboard. On "Homer's Paternity Coot", the opening shortens the car sequence. The crow caws as the camera goes through the "P", and it continues to swoop over Springfield where it goes by the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and the Springfield Tire Yard. At the end of the title sequence the Simpsons also now have a flat screen TV – but it doesn't stay attached to the wall for long. After Lisa's sax solo, the scene goes straight to the driveway, where Homer pulls in. (at the very beginning of the DVD menu, he says "Moo-vie! We move up the street past "Painless Dentistry toward the lavender colored elementary school. Otto, not knowing what it is, eats it. Series creator Matt Groening gave the idea his blessing, and helped try to make the sequence as close to Banksy's original storyboards as possible. As Bart jumps off the pile, Barney Gumble is revealed under the pile and belches. This time, he has to write "The Simpsons Halloween Special IX." A new permanent opening sequence was animated for the show's transition to the High Definition format, premiering with the Season 20 episode " Take My Life, Please." Because the first season premiere was a Christmas special, the first opening sequence was introduced in the second episode, "Bart the Genius". However, when Bart runs out, the camera stays in the classroom, before it cuts to Homer.) After being placed back in Marge's shopping trolley, Maggie glares at Baby Gerald (who has "defective" stamped on his forehead) as usual, but then gives him a tiny present, which makes him happy. The first episode to use this intro was the series' second episode "Bart the Genius". Simpsons New Opening Title Sequence. It begins with two lines of instrumental "Jingle Bells" and then the normal theme song begins. However, Al Jean disputed this, saying "[The animation department] didn't walk out. It's uncomfortable and dark, and not what's expected from the modern Simpsons, which mainly consists of 'Homer hurts himself' jokes." Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon were the show runners of the season. As the school bell rings, Bart turns towards the door, happily grins and leaves the classroom. Short opening for season 3 (1991-1992) 5663. Another fall afternoon at Springfield Elementary finds Bart Simpson engaged in his after-school punishment. [13] [14] [15] Nicholas McKaig, known for uploading a cappella covers of famous songs on YouTube , performed the Simpsons theme song over the closing credits of "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart". It pans to Ralph in the lost-and-founds basket, covered in clothes, singing "Trying on all our clothes-clothes." "The Simpsons" revised its opening credits on Sunday in honor of HBO's returning fantasy epic "Game of Thrones." The camera pans to outside of the school and shows Otto pulling up to the school in a bus and he sings "Cooling in at the party, trying to get a little bit tipsy," and falls to the ground. It begins with two lines of instrumental "O Christmas Tree" and then the normal theme music begins. Cut to Homer driving his bobsled, he discards the candy cane from earlier, which Otto Man takes and smokes like a bong, and Bart snowboards past the Grand Pumpkin, who is holding a sign saying "Wrong Holiday", Selma and Patty, who are dressed as Elsa and Anna from Frozen, and Snake Jailbird getting beaten up by a charity Santa. "Painless Dentistry" is replaced with "Candy Dandy" as we move towards the Springfield Elementary School, which is now orange with purple accents instead of lavender. In the background, Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson are putting up the number three over the number two on a sign that says 'Days Without An Accident.' After season 1, there were several different edits done for this opening. Tonight the show had its premier in HD and with it brought the first revamp of the main titles since 1989. The sequence was completely remade for The Simpsons Movie and features the orchestrated version of "The Simpsons Theme" as adapted by Hans Zimmer, which is slightly different from the first track of The Simpsons Movie: The Music CD. Homer's car comes from left to right, makes the turn into the driveway and stops. In the classroom, the walls are either gradient purple or gradient blue-violet, and a bulletin board with three crude drawings is hung next to Bart. The school bell rings and he skates outside the door, showing the residents of Springfield restoring the town after the events of the movie. A TV store with Krusty the Clown faces on the TV sets appear in the window. Banksy drags the Simpsons into the sweatshop in controversial new title sequence . It is more crudely animated (looking similar to the animation used within the first season's episodes) than Season 2 onward, and it was done entirely by Kevin Petrilak. "Million Dollar Abie" introduced a version of the opening that had a similar sequence to the condensed version, but was edited from the full version. We zoom in through the school window, and Bart is seen in a classroom writing a unique phrase repeatedly on the chalkboard as punishment. He passes Sideshow Bob, who tries to kill Bart by swinging a sword, Helen Lovejoy, Apu and his eight children, Moe (at Moe's), Comic Book Guy, Disco Stu (who protests, sometimes audibly), a window of HD televisions showing Krusty, Crazy Cat Lady, the Rich Texan, who shoots his guns, and once again, Clancy Wiggum who waves his nightstick. A large group of tired and sickly artists draw animation cels (even though we no longer use cels for today's animation) amongst piles of human bones and toxic waste, and a female artist hands a barefoot child employee an animation cel, which he washes in a vat of biohazardous fluid. On some broadcasts of "Life on the Fast Lane", the opening goes from the "P" directly to the TV credits. (NOTE: When the residents start to pass by the pet store, a tree appears. Jean said Banksy "sent back boards for pretty much what you saw." With tires screeching, the car passes by a farm and makes a tight curve. She makes a turn (to our left) down the street passing by a tree, and finally arriving at the Simpson house. The Simpsons all arrive home at the same time. The spoof opening … The Simpsons has welcomed a number of guest animators over the years who have created unexpected and imaginative opening sequences. Bart looks for a minute, then grins again. Dials on right of set: two on top, blue speaker below, on top of the TV a blue VCR and the antenna on top (NOTE: In "Marge vs. the Monorail", characters including Martin Prince don't appear in sax solos until the 2009 opening). We've meticulously listed them below. Starting with "Judge Me Tender," Lisa occasionally plays different instruments, aside from the saxophone. The Uranium Rod that accidentally gets caught on Homer's back looks suspiciously like the. Maggie's arms are also now straight down instead of her hands on her hips, and as she is checked out, the cash register flashes $847.63. The Simpsons’ New Opening Sequence (VIDEO) By Alex Leo. The new shot includes: Agnes and Chalmers interrogating Skinner, Milhouse playing ball with Richard and Lewis, Willie on his tractor, Ralph playing on Frank Grimes' grave, Martin about to be beaten by Jimbo, Kearney, and Dolph, Squeaky-Voiced Teen, Quimby and Miss Springfield wearing each other's sashes, Chazz Busby, Captain McCallister holding a three-eyed fish, Patty and Selma still sunbathing in their suits, Cletus and Brandine with Plopper, Kang and Kodos in their UFO, Burns and Smithers, Kent and a cameraman, Sherri and Terri still texting, Krusty smoking on a wall with "El Barto" graffiti, Bumblebee Man and Luigi watching the UFO, Eddie and Lou at the bus roadblock, Snake stealing Lou's gun, Fat Tony with Legs and Louie burying someone, Miss Hoover changing the flat tire on the broken-down bus, Wendell still leaning out of the bus, kids in front including Janey, Dr. Hibbert with a clipboard (but no Monroe), Duffman, Jessica Lovejoy, Mr. Teeny and Sideshow Mel, God (whose head is off-screen) fighting the devil (who's standing on a tower), and Rod and Todd playing in their yard. For The Simpsons' new season 2 open, Lisa’s bicycle ride was removed entirely. This new HD sequence opens with the show's title zooming in on the camera while moving forwards through cumulus clouds. During the lines "But the party don't stop, no," the Simpsons run into the living room and sit on the couch, which is then lifted into the air by several other characters celebrating their arrival, who are Milhouse, Willie, Skinner, and Krabappel once again, as well as Krusty the Clown, Nick Riviera, Rainier Wolfcastle, Dredrick Tatum, Jonathan Frink, Duffman, Mr. Burns, and Smithers. As the theme song ends, the television showing the opening credits falls off as if it was hung on the wall. We've meticulously listed them below. Maggie then sees Baby Gerald and angrily shakes her fist at him as Gerald does the same. That statement should be self-evident, but I will emphatically state it. In "500 Keys", the opening cuts out the supermarket scene with Marge and Maggie. On "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)", the opening is almost the same as the first short version, beginning with the opening going through the "P" of the title card to Bart's classroom. He passes by Bleeding Gums Murphy, who's standing on the street with his sax around his shoulder. Community Discussion . Maggie then sees Baby Gerald and shakes her fist at him as Gerald does the same. He passes Bleeding Gums Murphy, who's facing the street with his sax around his shoulder. Chief Wiggum's police car passes by, with Lou in it with him, and they sing "Whoa, whoa, oh oh!". Hibbert is with his wife. "Lisa's Substitute" (from April 25, 1991) was the only episode to use this opening with Elfman's arrangement. This version is similar to the normal version, except for several key differences: In the end, the family sits on the couch and the camera then pulls out to reveal that the family was reflected in a Christmas ornament, which rests on a Christmas tree. It begins with Lisa waking up in her room and sings "Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy", and Bart opens a door from behind and says, "Yo, what up girl" in his voice, rather than the original. Maggie is inadvertently scanned along with the groceries. Also in "Barting Over", part of the closing theme plays between when the school is shown and after Bart finishes axing the chalkboard. Or so one enterprising fan discovered with this mashup that re-cuts Simpsons moments into a new Wire-style opening sequence—complete with a … The chalkboard gag "(I must not write all over the walls)" is written all over the classroom walls, clock, door, and floor. The theme song featured in the Game of Thrones opening sequence was arranged by The Simpsons composer Alf Clausen and used in the Simpsons opening as well. Marge and Maggie cheerily drive in, beeping their horn, but Homer is too slow in getting out of the way. In "Replaceable You", the opening goes from Bart skating over Barney to the driveway scene. It turns to Nelson, who is on the bus, fist-pumping, with Richard, Lewis, Melissa, Rod Flanders, and Todd Flanders in the background, and sings "Don't stop, make it pop, DJ blow my speakers up". This version, the shortest of them all, was used on a jumble of episodes and the reruns of the episodes with the longer openings. Moe and Homer have their arms over one another's shoulders singing "Tonight, Imma fight, 'til we see the sunlight." The camera then pans on a large shard of glass, a piece from the destroyed dome. new Simpsons opening sequence is 16:9. Search. As well as the ever-changing running gags (the couch and the blackboard), viewers see Homer misplace a piece of radioactive material, Maggie appearing to drive a car and Bart landing his skateboard on Homer's parked car. Otto, not knowing what it is, eats it. The bike moves into the garage as the garage door opens for both the bike and for Homer's car, as Lisa runs to the front door. The scene continues to zoom in through a window of Springfield Elementary, where Bart is writing the Chalkboard gag. Final use of the original 1990 intro from "Lisa the Drama Queen" in 2009 5665. Also, during the driveway scene, Homer's "D'oh!" Homer is shown first, driving down the street, and uncomfortably discovering the rod in his back. After the couch gag, it zooms out to lots of pictures of couch gags, reading "500". The original plan was to begin the season and the series in the Autumn … On a passing bus, a sign says "Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff." Marge and Maggie cheerily drive in, beeping their horn, but Homer is too slow in getting out of the way. The tune when the quick pan is seen and when Homer arrives at the driveway is different (sounding similar to the tune heard in the Season One intro when Homer pulls into the house's driveway), and Homer's scream is more high-pitched. In the living room, the rabbit ears are more sophisticated and the painting is a crooked sailboat pic. Also, Largo dismisses Lisa earlier, showing her longer. It returns in HD in "Fland Canyon". A Christmas-themed version was animated for "Kill Gil: Vols. After passing through the "P", it shows Bart as an elf writing on the chalkboard, after which he exits the school on his snowboard after the bell rings. Bleeding Gums Murphy, who is now deceased, has been replaced with Jasper in a Santa costume. A variant of this is used in many FXX reruns of episodes starting with "Homer's Night Out" and "Krusty Gets Busted" with the episode's couch gag. Also, unlike the previous opening sequences, there is no cut to black, and the episode begins immediately. Because the live action sequence was made in the UK, there are some slight cultural differences, such as Homer and Marge driving on the left in a right hand drive car, the actor playing Chief Wiggum wearing a British police uniform, and the quick swoop between the Marge and Maggie and Homer car sequences has been removed. 1. The car, however, runs out of luck when it sinks into a lake, killing Maggie and Marge (the latter turning up as a floating body). The first six notes are played with a couple of horns instead of xylophone dings, then the seventh note is drawn out, with a drum roll leading to a quick repeat of that note, and the start of the episode. As the lyrics "Tonight, Imma fight, 'til we see the sunlight" are sung, we see Santa's Little Helper running to play with Snowball V, Abe Simpson and Old Jewish Man on scooters, God and the Devil making out, Ned Flanders with a finger over his lips to tell everyone to be quiet, Dr. Hibbert break dancing, Surly Duff, and Patty and Selma dancing the hula. The scene cuts to the school once again, where Dewey Largo's band is practicing. (Annoyed Grunt)" uses the same version, but cuts from Lisa's sax solo to Homer's scream in the driveway when Marge pulls in. The TV set is light orange-brown, with an antenna on top of the TV on the top left and a gradient blue screen. This may have been intended to show the poor quality of the plant. Upon entering their house, they run towards the living room couch, with a different gag occurring (with the exception of "Bart the General" and "Life on the Fast Lane"). He becomes a permanent hood ornament for Marge's car. But this time, the sky is light blue, and the clouds are now beige-colored cumulus clouds (similar to the clouds in the backgrounds of Season 2-early Season 20 episodes, and here, the clouds are painted so their paint streaks are noticeable). This sequence is similar to the previous one, but features many visual changes that take advantage of the wider format. 'The Simpsons' opening sequence changes . In the living room, the couch is brown, a mouse hole is seen and the painting is a crooked nature painting of a pond. The opening sequence is parodied in several episodes of The Simpsons: In "Simpsons Bible Stories", Bart is writing a chalkboard punishment in hieroglyphics when he hears Milhouse's horn being blown and leaves the classroom. After 20 years the Simpsons have changed their opening sequence. The cashier rings her up at as $847.63 and Maggie is mistakenly packaged. (Annoyed Grunt)", the opening skips the first part of the driveway and starts with Homer screaming and dodging Marge's car. Instead of the interior of the garage when Homer runs inside to evade Marge's car, Homer is seen running through a green cyberspace corridor before disappearing through a corner. A portrait of George Washington hangs on the right side of the chalkboard, and a bookcase full of books sits behind him. Then it cuts again to the school, where the band is practicing. In "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular", a special version of the cut and condensed opening retains the Springfield swoop, although still cutting from Bart exiting the classroom to the driveway scene. The camera zooms in on the town, with several major landmarks popping-up. Also, Bart's chalk still squeaks, unlike later episodes onward. These are the first two episodes of the series to use this opening. The Simpsons has always been subversive, but last night, the animated show took that to a new level by airing a dark, extended opening title sequence — … Bottom of TV: Dials (3) are green and there are two buttons. Lisa interrupts the rehearsal and plays a loud saxophone solo (The Simpsons theme song). This time, however, Barney gets irritated and breaks Bart's skateboard, to Bart's dejection. A version exists where it retains the Springfield swoop, but after Homer at the power plant, it cuts to the driveway scene (to Lisa's bike sequence and the driveway scene for FXX reruns of Season 1 episodes). There is a clock showing 3:00 PM, and a wastebasket stands to Bart's right. Remember The Simpsons’ parody of the Mad Men opening? In "The Great Simpsina," the entire opening, including the title card, was completely skipped. These episodes include ". It was used frequently during seasons 5-7, occasionally during seasons 8-9, and only sporadically since then. In "Bart Gets an F", a variety of darker and brighter colors were used alongside Elfman's rearrangement (which is unknown for why the different color varieties were used for said episode and not for the rest of Season 2, but it's possibly because it's a prototype version of the opening visuals, similar to the visuals of the episode such as Bart's shirt being salmon-colored and not orange. Meanwhile, in the Simpson living room Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees wait vainly for the family to arrive. A man shipping boxes with The Simpsons logo on the side uses the tongue from a decapitated dolphin head to fasten shut the packages. It has also been the only short version of the theme to be released on CD. It bounces near Moe's. Title; Springfield Swoop; Chalkboard Gag; Homer Leaves Work; Grocery Check-Out; Lisa's Sax Solo; Homer Driving; Bart Skateboarding; Marge Driving; Lisa On Her Bike; Pan Across Springfield; Driveway; Couch Gag; Credits. Fox has released a new The Simpsons video called The Extremesons, featuring the beloved titular family in a completely different animation style as they do some extreme sports together including skydiving, snowboarding, and surfing. The Simpsons debuted in December 1989 with “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,” a Christmas-themed episode that doesn’t include an extended opening sequence. richard.mac macrumors 603. Make an account! At the beginning, the sky is eerily dark with redrawn versions of the clouds, thunder and lightning. 1 & 2" and later re-aired with "The Burns and the Bees". When the school bell rings, he happily opens his mouth as he looks towards the door, runs out of the classroom, skateboards out of the school while grinning, flying gleefully past the flagpole (NOTE: The episode "Little Orphan Millie" has Bart laughing as he runs out of the classroom), falls back down, and passes by a three-story glass/concrete building, a four-story orange building, trees and bushes. Sherri and Terri are huge compared to Milhouse before the new opening sequence. As the camera is zooming out, Maggie looks at Marge, then back at the road. Instead of going through the P of "SIMPSONS," the camera goes through the O of "MOVIE" as the banner falls loose. Richard isn't with Milhouse and Lewis, but with Jaffee and, A short parody as "The Thompsons" in the episode ". You can find details by clicking above. The Simpsons all arrive home at the same time. He skates past a pet store, and a TV store with many Krusty the Clown faces, which Bart turns and looks at. Semi-Painless Dentistry is now replaced with Candy Dandy as we move towards Springfield Elementary School, which is now orange with purple accents instead of just purple. ), bulgy eyed boy holding blue trombone, nasty looking buck-toothed boy with green trumpet, large girl with bulgy eyes and a large nose holding a trumpet(? On the small screen!!" By Zach Tropf on February 15th, 2009. With tires screeching, the car passes by a farm and makes a tight curve. Marge wonders where Maggie is. 'The Simpsons' gets new opening sequence . The Opening Sequence. Marge looks mildly concerned but smiles well as Maggie pops out of the bag. Marge wonders where Maggie is while turning her head from the left. FXX reruns (that are part of FXX's weekly Simpsons block and not part of FXX's Simpsons marathons) also have edited season 1 openings, though they are also edited versions of the longer opening. Instead, the camera very quickly pans over a static landscape shot of various Springfield locations and a mix of both familiar and relatively unknown characters. The camera zooms in on the town, with several major landmarks popping-up. The couch gag changes from episode to episode, sometimes with the placement of the couch changing. The difference in perspective is especially noticeable, for instance in the power plant's cooling towers -- which looked quite flat in the Season One opening). From the right, Bart one-hops his skateboard across Homer's car. Due to this new format, the opening credits sequence had to be reanimated. The infamous streetlamp glitch happens as we move toward the school—it snaps violently to the right (this is only in a handful of episodes from seasons 2-early season 20). Since season 3, the show has used an arrangement of the opening theme by Alf Clausen, which is less staccato and more polished compared to other versions. Also, the colors of Lisa's saxophone, the background, and the school band characters are ripped from the Season One intro, but look much nicer than in the previous intro. The second time she appeared was when the whole family gathered around the sofa to watch T. V. which means that she is a good mother and she is looking after her family’s needs. The new opening sequence … Marge's car comes from the right and turns towards the street that Bart crossed. Fortunately, the fall wasn't a steep one, causing the car to relatively safely land and plow through a barn, with Maggie putting her pacifier into a chicken. Behind him, a bald co-worker is holding a sandwich with tongs, and takes a bite after the whistle blows. The camera cuts to a slightly low shot of Lisa, wobbling back and forth on her bike while on her way home, with a large stack of books in her bike's basket and her saxophone case behind her. Homer's "D'oh!" The multi-eyed creature from the movie is seen jumping onto Bart's shoulders, but is hit by a wrecking ball into a billboard of "Burns' Constructions", suggesting that Mr. Burns is attempting to regain his lost wealth by making money from the incident. After the Simpsons arrive at home, the camera cuts to a shot of them on the couch, then zooms out to show this as a picture hanging on the wall of a fictional overseas Asian animation and merchandise sweatshop. "), Russ Cargill, and the Medicine Woman, who waves her hand in a similar manner to Chief Wiggum and shouts "Why you...". And just like Banksy, we all love capitalism and consumer culture, especially when slave labor, unicorns and dolphin heads are involved! This is a great improvement thanks to the HD. It retained the title screen gag, the Springfield swoop with the billboard gag, and the chalkboard gag with Bart, but cuts from Bart bouncing on Barney to Homer driving home from work. This would not change, until "When Flanders Failed" of Season 3. Additionally, this opening (with the Clausen arrangement) often replaces longer openings in syndication and reruns (including regular non-marathon FXX reruns) for extra commercial time. The animation used during this scene (which looks similar to the animation and backgrounds used in Season 2-8 episodes) is much smoother and the perspective problem is solved. Back at school, Dewey Largo conducts the students playing "Jingle Bells" but is interrupted by Lisa playing her sax loudly, so Largo silently orders her to leave, and when Lisa briefly opens the door to play her sax again, the snow above her falls on her. "The Ned-liest Catch" introduced an extremely short version which goes from the "P" of the title card directly to the beginning of the episode, and therefore skipping the rest of the opening. Crazy Cat Lady), the Rich Texan, who shoots his guns and once again, Clancy Wiggum who waves his nightstick. During the rest of the show (until Season 20's "Lisa the Drama Queen"), starting with "Simpson and Delilah", everything remained the same and the colors are in their correct hues, except for the music and the colors in Bart's classroom. At home, Homer pulls into the driveway. The Multi-eyed squirrel from the movie is seen jumping onto Bart's shoulders, but is hit by a wrecking ball into a billboard of "Burns' Constructions," suggesting that Mr. Burns is attempting to regain his lost wealth by making money from the incident. Back at the school, Lisa is shown at band rehearsal, with a slightly deeper sax solo (either the Simpsons theme or a different tune). Season Two started the more familiar opening titles which ran until now. A crow with three eyes passes by as the chorus sing the title. The new opening sequence will be featured in the upcoming new … New Sequence According to a Fox press release, the first LABF episode, which airs on 2/15, will have two significant changes; it will be in High Definition, and the show's opening is changing (and not just the chalkboard and couch scenes, either). Recognizable characters include (back row, right to left) Wendell, Database, Martin Prince, Jessica Lovejoy (the daughter of Reverend Lovejoy), Richard, and Lewis, and (front row, right to left) Janey, Milhouse, Sherri and Terri, and Lisa. richard.mac macrumors 603. The Opening sequence is one of the most notable hallmarks of The Simpsons. Approximately the first half minute of the opening, (until Homer leaving work) remains the same, with a few oddities: the word "BANKSY" is sprayed onto a number of walls and other public spaces, including the billboard gag from "Take My Life, Please". Dials on right of set: two on top, blue speaker below, on top of the TV a VCR and rabbit ears on top. Students in the room (right to left): African-American kid, brown haired boy playing bass violin (back row), Nina Skalka (front row), Largo, thin, curly haired girl (back row), Girl with glasses, Adrian Belew. 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