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Starting with episode LABF01, "Take My Life, Please," the show's "long" version of its opening credits introduced some new elements that changed from one episode to the next:

  • Something flying across the screen under/across the title;
  • A "quote" from Ralph when the Jebediah Springfield head falls on him;
  • A billboard, which shows one or more characters' heads along with words;
  • A "quote" from Barney when Bart lands on him with his skateboard;
  • The TV set at the end is now an HDTV set attached to the wall; in some episodes, it falls off of the wall, exposing some wires behind it
Unless otherwise listed, Treehouse of Horror episodes do not have any of these in their openings; also, MABF12, MABF22, NABF11, NABF20, NABF22, PABF20, RABF06, RABF08, RABF21, SABF02, SABF05, and SABF10 had "short" openings



Episode
 
Billboard    
LABF01 Krusty -- Now Doing Funerals   Krusty, wearing a black yarmulke
LABF02 Lost Child / No Reward   Milhouse
LABF03 Moe's Tavern / Now With Electricity!   Moe, holding an electric cord
LABF04 None    
LABF11 Pay For Septuplets / Get Octuplets Free!   Dr. Nick, holding eight newborn babies
LABF05 Support Your Local Bullies   Kearney, Jimbo, and Dolph
LABF06 None    
LABF07 Luigi's / Home Of The Breadstick   Luigi, holding a breadstick
LABF08 Principal Skinner / I Paint Houses   Principal Skinner, holding a paint roller
LABF10 None    
LABF09 None    
LABF12 Spider-Pig The Musical / Music by U2 and Alf Clausen   Spider-Pig (aka Harry Plopper), wearing tinted glasses
LABF13 If I Kill You, You Won't Pay / Dr. Nick Riviera   Dr. Nick, holding a bone
LABF15 Kwik-E-Mart / Porno Now On Lower Shelf   Apu
LABF16 The Leftorium / Next Right   Ned Flanders
LABF17 Don't Face This Christmas Sober   Duffman, in Christmas garb
LABF18 Dr. Otto's "Wellness Clinic"   Otto, in a white lab coat, holding a bong
LABF19 Springfield Retirement Castle / Get Me Out Of Here!   Grampa
MABF01 None    
MABF02 None    
LABF20 The Fox Network / Still Sucking After 20 Years   Maggie
MABF03 None    
MABF05 None    
MABF06 None    
MABF04 None    
MABF07 Dr. Nick's / Home of the One-Hour Sex Change   Dr. Nick
MABF10 None    
MABF08 Duff 200 / Nothin' But Booze   Duffman
MABF09 Death and Taxes / Two Things I Avoid   Mr. Burns
MABF14 Text me your lunch money / eBully.com   Jimbo
MABF13 Please Abduct This Child / - Call Homer   Bart
MABF11 Springfield Retirement Castle / New Vacancies Every Flu Season   Grampa, Jasper, and "Crazy Old Man"
MABF15 Krusty's One-Year Sobriety Special - Cancelled   Krusty, holding a martini
MABF21 Prof. Frink's Sex/Kill-Bot / Make sure switch is in correct position   Professor Frink and a robot
MABF17 Springfield DMV / Wait Time: 38 Hours (changing to 39)   Patty and Selma
MABF18 Repeat of LABF01, but faded and with a "BANKSY" graffiti tag
NABF01 None    
NABF02 Springfield Kwik-E-Mart / Thoughtless Gifts for People You Don't Like   Apu, wearing a Santa hat
MABF19 Luxury Cars Missing One Window / No Cops   Snake, holding a crowbar
NABF03 Spuckler Daycare Center / Just toss 'em in the pile   Cletus, Brandine, and a pile of kids
NABF04 None    
NABF05 Springfield Seafood / 50% More Fish Eyes   Blinky
NABF06 Springfield Dinner Theater / Dr. Hibbert and Mrs. Skinner butcher Driving Miss Daisy   Dr. Hibbert and Agnes Skinner
NABF07 None    
NABF08 Springfield Mall For Rent / Free Retail Space With Every Purchase   Springfield Mall
NABF09 Springfield Wax Museum / We Fixed Our Air Conditioner   Three wax figures with melted faces
NABF10 Do Not Accept Candy From This Bunny   Moe, in a pink rabbit costume, carrying an Easter basket
NABF12 None    
NABF13 Mother's Day Special / I'm Half Off   Nelson's mother
NABF14 Gain Weight Now / Ask Me How   Homer, eating a giant sandwich
NABF15 None    
NABF16 None    
NABF17 Learn to Speak Parrot   Captain MacAllister, with a parrot
NABF21 30 Lost Cats / Call Me   Cat Lady
PABF01 None    
PABF02 Duffman is Mark Twain / Springfield Playhouse   Duffman
NABF18 Bah Humbug & Happy Hanukkah / Christmas Ignorers United   Mr. Burns and a rabbi
PABF03 Reelect Quimby / The Devil You Know for 18 Years   Mayor Quimby
PABF04 Winter at Squidport / Dead Seals Wash Up Daily   The "Springfield Squidport" arch
PABF05 Bumblebee Man, Brockman and Booberella / Your New Channel 6 News Team   Bumblebee Man, Kent Brockman, and Booberella
PABF06 McBain's Valentine's Day Kick-Assacre / Opens February 14th - Closes February 16   McBain, with gun and heart-shaped candy box
PABF07 The Kwik-E-Mart / Yesterday's Food at Tomorrow's Prices   Apu
PABF09 None    
PABF09 None    
PABF10 None    
PABF11 Fox - 25 years of televised stuff   No One
PABF12 None    
PABF13 None    
PABF15 Sleazy Sam's / Remember that name   Sleazy Sam
PABF21 McBain Capital / Consider this a hostile takeover   McBain
PABF16 None    
PABF19 Springfield / Unsolved Murder Capital of the World   Fat Tony
PABF22 This Is Not Santa / Do Not Let Him In   Snake
PABF18 None    
RABF02 Hair Bone Removal Clinic / Live the Bone-Free Life!   Sideshow Mel
RABF03 Krusty: Live from Rehab! / 8 PM   Krusty
RABF04 None    
RABF07 Springfield Isotopes Spring Training Tickets Available / Watch Me Get Ready!   A Springfield Isotopes player
RABF05 Dr. Nick's Valentine Hearts / Human, Cow, or Mystery   Dr. Nick
RABF09 Cletus' Road Kill Diner / It's Fender-Pickin' Good!   Cletus
RABF10 Herman's Antiques (and Guns)   Herman
RABF11 None    
RABF13 None    
RABF12 If You Haven't Sent Your Mother Flowers / It's Too Damn Late!   Principal Skinner and his mother
RABF14 None    
RABF17 None    
RABF20 Why Are You Moving Yourself? / Bully & Son Moving   Kearney and his son
RABF16 Repeat of LABF01    
RABF18 One More Hour Till Milk Expires - / Thank You Daylight Savings!   Apu
RABF22 Santa's Lap - The Line Is Already Forming! / Springfield Mall - Never Leave!   A mall Santa and a line of kids
RABF19 Monday Night Football at Moe's / The Screen Is Now Clean!   Moe
SABF04 Moe's Tavern / We Accept Most Fake IDs   Moe, holding a fake ID of Nelson
SABF01 Krusty's Kristmas Karol / with Sideshow Bob Hatchet   Krusty and Mr. Teeny
SABF03 Lard Lad Donuts / Discreetly Super-Christian   Lard Lad, holding a doughnut with a crucifix in the hole
SABF06 None    
SABF08 St. Patrick's Day at Moe's / Leprechauns Drink Free   Moe and a leprechaun
SABF07 None    
SABF09 This Easter Give Up Jesus for Lent / Temple Beth Springfield   Rabbi Krustovsky
SABF11 None    
SABF12 Repeat of LABF01, but in Minecraft    
SABF13 None    
SABF14 Total Recall / All Items Tainted   Apu
SABF15 None    
SABF18 None    
SABF20 Send Me Your Lunch Money Online! /Accepting Bitcoin   Jimbo
SABF17 None    
SABF19 None    



Episode
 
Opening Flyby Ralph Barney TV Fall?
LABF01 Crow, Left to Right Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) Yes
LABF02 Crow, Right to Left It's dark Hey! No
LABF03 Crow, Left to Right I see stars Bart! Yes
LABF04 Crow, Right to Left None None No
LABF11 Crow, Left to Right None (Burp) Yes
LABF05 Crow, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
LABF06 Crow, Left to Right None None Yes
LABF07 Crow, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! Hey! No
LABF08 Crow, Left to Right It's dark (Burp) Yes
LABF10 Crow, Right to Left None None No
LABF09 Crow, Left to Right None None Yes
LABF12 Crow, Right to Left It's dark Hey! No
LABF13 Crow, Left to Right Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) Yes
LABF15 Shari Bobbins, Left to Right Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
LABF16 Stork carrying Maggie, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) Yes
LABF17 Homer in a balloon chair, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
LABF18 Shari Bobbins, Left to Right Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
LABF19 Stork carrying Maggie, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
MABF01 Homer in a balloon chair, Right to Left None None No
MABF02 Agnes Skinner riding a bike, Right to Left None None No
LABF20 Ralph, being dragged by a kite, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
MABF03 Spider-pig swinging on webs, Left to Right None None No
MABF05, RABF19 The Simpsons in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car None None No
MABF06 Agnes Skinner riding a bike, Right to Left None None No
MABF04 Crow, Left to Right None None No
MABF07, RABF18 Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
MABF10 Ralph, being dragged by a kite, Right to Left None None No
MABF08, RABF05 Lance Murdoch riding a motorcycle, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
MABF09 Kang and Kodos, Left to Right Aaaaaaahhh! (Burp) No
MABF14 An aging Fox satellite, Left to Right Nighttime Hello No
MABF13 Bumblebee Man, Right to Left Hello, darkness Morning! No
MABF11 Krusty flying from a trapeze to Sideshow Mel, Right to Left Aaaaaaahhh! Hello No

, SABF13 , SABF07 , SABF11
Ralph, with tongue stuck to a pole, has the star from the top of a Christmas tree get stuck in his head; Bart lands on a snow-covered Grampa, holding a sign saying, "Still warmer than nursing home"
Starting with MABF15, except where noted, all episodes that included Ralph and Barney in the openings had them say "Aaaaaaahhh!" and burp, respectively, and the TV no longer fell

Episode Opening Flyby
MABF15 Ned Flanders as an angel, Bottom to Top
MABF21 Otto driving the school bus, Left to Right
MABF17 Mr. Burns piloting a dirigible, Left to Right
MABF18 Crow carrying some sort of rodent in its mouth, Left to Right
MABF20 Crow, Left to Right
NABF01 Crow carrying a three-eyed fish by its claws, Right to Left
NABF02 Fox News helicopter, right to left
The TV did fall
MABF19 Fox News helicopter ("Merry Christmas from Fox News...but no other holidays"), right to left
NABF03Crow, right to left, with Martin wedgied atop a flagpole
NABF04 Mr. Burns flying a Wright Brothers-era airplane, with Smithers hanging onto the tail, right to left
NABF05, SABF14 Moe, ski jumping, right to left
NABF06 Pieman and The Cupcake Kid, right to left
NABF07, PABF08 Santa's Little Helper jumping up to catch a Frisbee, right to left (the Frisbee comes in from the left)
NABF08, RABF07 Santa's Little Helper flying Snoopy's doghouse, left to right
NABF09, RABF13 Professor Frink on a jetpack, right to left
NABF10 The Planet Express ship (from Futurama, left to right
NABF12, PABF10 Maggie on a paper airplane, right to left
NABF13 Homer riding a flying carpet, right to left
NABF14 Hank Scorpio flying a jet, right to left
NABF15 Princess Penelope on a unicorn (suspended by ropes), right to left
NABF16, RABF17 Otto sliding down a rainbow, left to right
NABF17, PABF21 Arnie Pye (who falls out of his helicopter), left to right
NABF21, PABF13 Groundskeeper Willy with a leaf blower, left to right
PABF01 Krusty (left to right) and Sideshow Mel (right to left) on trapezes
PABF02 Bumblebee Man being chased by bees, right to left
NABF18 One of Kang/Kodos in Santa's sleigh, left to right
PABF03 Maggie in a diaper and a "2012" sash, falling with a parachute; Grampa in a diaper and a "2011" sash, being pulled up by a rope
PABF04Ned Flanders, being carried by a gargoyle, right to left
PABF03 A Space Shuttle (sputtering, and marked "For Sale $1"), right to left
PABF06 Ralph, as Cupid (shooting an arrow through the "O" in "Simpsons," which turns into a red heart), left to right
PABF07 None, but the title includes the words "500th Episode" and "The most meaningless milestone of all!"
PABF09, PABF14 Bart descending a beanstalk with a harp and goose
PABF11 None, but the title includes "Now Entering Oregon" beneath it
PABF12 None
PABF15 The Channel 6 News helicopter, right to left
PABF16 None
PABF19Homer wearing a muumuu, right to left
PABF22 Sideshow Bob, in a Wright Brothers Flyer that catches fire, in from the left and then straight
PABF20 None
RABF01 Homer, in Santa's sleigh, pulled by Snowball II and Santa's Little Helper and pushed by Stampy, left to right
PABF18 Itchy, in a plane, with Scratchy tied to the propeller, right to left
RABF02 Spider-Pig (slinging webs), left to right
RABF03 Radioactive Man and his bride, right to left
RABF04 Angel Flanders, left to right
RABF06 None
RABF09 A crow (grabbed by King Homer atop the Empire State Building), left to right
RABF10, SABF09 The Easter Bunny and a leprechaun, from the bottom
RABF08 None
RABF11 Crow, Left to Right
RABF12, SABF08 Spider-Pig (shot at by a laser in mid-air), left to right
RABF14 None
RABF20 Superintendent Chalmers on a lawn chair with a giant balloon, right to left
RABF16 Crow, struck by lightning, left to right
Ralph licks ice cream with his decapitated head, and Kroenen from Hellboy is on the sidewalk
RABF22 The logo appears in cross-hairs and then crumbles as if shot by a gun
SABF02 None
SABF04 Kang and Kodos (saying "Ho, Ho, Ho!"), left to right
SABF01 Santa's Little Helper, with red nose, leads Santa's sleigh, driven by Barney, left to right
SABF05 None
SABF03 Repeat of PABF03, except Maggie's sash says "2014" and Grampa's "2013"
SABF06 The Duff Blimp ("Drink & Bet Responsibly"), left to right
SABF12 Crow, left to right (in Minecraft style)
RABF21 None
SABF15 Mario (of Mario Brothers), left to right
SABF18 None, but a "Congratulations Graduates" banner and tossed graduation caps appear from the bottom
SABF20 Repeat of MABF15
SABF18 None
SABF19 Fruit Bat Man, bottom to top


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