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Yellow Fever: "The Simpsons" Gets New Opening Titles

In honor of The Simpsons' very first transmission in high-definition this weekend, everyone's favorite animated family are getting a fresh new coat of paint: in this case, a brand-new opening title sequence.

The Simpsons' new opening title sequence, which replaces the nearly twenty-year old original sequence, will launch this weekend with "Take My Life Please," airing at 8 pm ET/PT on FOX.

But if don't want to have to wait until Sunday to see it, you're in luck. Those Simpsons-obsessed fans among you can check it out right below.



What do you think of the new credits? Me, I'm pleased as punch that Ralph finally made it into the credits and, although I have a certain fondness for the old credit sequence, I'm already entranced by these new titles.

This week on The Simpsons ("Take My Life, Please"), Mayor Quimby inducts Vance Connor into the Springfield Walk of Fame, leading Homer to recall how he ran against Vance for high school class president but learns that the election was rigged; meeting an old Italian chef at Luigi's Italian Restaurant, Homer gets a chance to see how his life would have turned out had he won that election after all.

Comments

Ally said…
I like 'em. I really love the incorporation of a lot of the characters. My favorite is the Krusty - now doing funerals sign.
Anonymous said…
Thought I would hate it but I actually really loved the new opening, like the way that they updated a lot of the old stuff.
Anonymous said…
It is pretty good, except that bird in the beginning, it is too distracting and pointless.
Anonymous said…
I thought they were great! I like that they kept the same structure as the old credits but added in more characters and more laughs and updated the animation. Very cool!

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