The Simpsons parodies The Big Bang Theory in 30th anniversary couch gag
The CBS comedy's opening theme song gets a Springfield makeover
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons: On 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.