The Simpsons has a long-standing tradition of great opening sequences, and last night’s did not disappoint. Instead of the normal introduction and clever couch gags, we are taken straight into a spoof of the opening sequence from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Instead of the lands and kingdoms in the HBO series, we are taken on an animated journey through Springfield; from Evergreen Terrace to “Burns Landing.” This is the point where you get so excited from the sheer combination of hilarity and awesomeness that you do an involuntary fist pump, and then your head explodes.
Here at Grizzly Bomb, we are pretty unanimously huge fans of both The Simpsons and Game of Thrones. I can’t explain why, but Game of Thrones has one of the best opening sequences of any show out there. I think the music and the 3D map brings out the nerd in us. It’s so iconic and unique, that it made total sense for The Simpsons to do their own spin on it. Plus, I love it when Matt Groening and Co. give us something funny and topical in their parodies. Though they may not stand the test of time (Game of Thrones may not mean much to us in 10 years), it is still one of my favorite opening sequences to date.
Without further ado, here is the video:
It will have to tide us over until April 1 when season 2 premieres. I hope it includes more of Joffrey getting bitch-slapped.