The CBS comedy's opening theme song gets a Springfield makeover

By Dan Snierson
April 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM EDT

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of The SimpsonsOn April 19, 1987, an animated short featuring the Simpson family (albeit more crudely drawn) debuted on Fox sketch comedy series The Tracey Ullman Show.

This week brings an in-house tribute of sorts as The Simpsons blasts through 30 years of Springfield moments with a couch gag that reimagines the opening credits of The Big Big Bang Theory.

As we cruise through a galaxy of memories (Mr. Plow! The Be Sharps! Lenny’s fatal encounter with a killer dolphin which was prefaced with “Mmm! Alcohol and night swimming! It’s a winning combination!), we hear altered lyrics to the Barenaked Ladies’ “The History of Everything”: “The whole Fox network was in a hot, dense state/Then nearly 14 billion years ago they began a TV show/Then Bart tried to sell his soul/Lisa turned to vegetables/Grampa started fighting bulls/Springfield built a wall…”

See for yourself in the video above, and tune in Sunday at 8 p.m. ET for an additional surprise.

To see how The Simpsons mocked President Trump’s first 100 days in office, click here.

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