The floor is a treadmill; the family runs in place on the treadmill before leaping to the couch, except Homer, who falls, gets dragged around on the treadmill, and shouts "Marge, stop this crazy thing!
" a la George Jetson in the original closing credits of The Jetsons.
The living room appears in an "America Onlink" window, on which a cursor clicks "Load Family," the message "Please wait...
The family sits; Bart is squeezed off, up into the air and out of frame, only to crash back down to the floor during the credits shot of the TV.
(This is the only time the couch gag visually continues into the closing shot of the TV.) A trio of couch gags: The family runs in, crashes into each other, and shatters into pieces; Santa's Little Helper wanders in and examines the pieces.
The whole room is upside-down, with the couch and everything else on what appears to be the ceiling.
The family, also upside-down, runs in on the ceiling and sits in a normal fashion, before falling down onto the floor "above" them.
The family, in cowboy hats, straddles the back of the couch, a large trapdoor opens beneath the couch and they drop; a top-down perspective shows the family riding the falling couch as it drops from high above a city below, in a parody of Slim Pickens' character riding the bomb in Dr. A caricature of Matt Groening (wearing an orange and yellow Hawaiian shirt) comes in and resigns the scene (i.e. The family members appear as they have in previous Halloween episodes: Homer is a jack-in-the-box (from 8F02), Bart is a mutantfly (from 5F02), Marge is a witch (also from 5F02), and Maggie is an alien (from AABF01); Lisa, an ax victim (the only one not based on a previous episode), asks what aliens have to do with Halloween, and Maggie demands "Silence!
" in a deep voice before disintegrating Lisa with a ray gun.
After they sit down, Homer has some of the Comic Book Guy's popcorn.
The family never make it to the couch; Bart gets run over by Homer.
The family runs in, tiny-sized, (as in 9F09's gag); this time, each family member lifts the next up onto the couch one-by-one, then a full-sized Santa's Little Helper takes Homer away in his mouth as Homer screams. the Monorail" (9F10), the living room is filled with secondary and tertiary characters from the show.
A take-off on the opening sequence to Rocky & Bullwinkle, ending with the family popping up from out of the ground in a flower patch; Bart coughs up a clod of dirt. Unlike 9F10, the living room is now a movie theater and the Simpsons are shuffling their way through to find a seat.
A voice says "Couch gag, take two." The family sits on the couch, coalescing into a five-headed, ten-eyed, multicolored blob.