Watch a Real-Life Version of ‘The Simpsons’ Opening

According to television legend, Matt Groening developed The Simpsons’ lengthy opening sequence in order to cut down on the amount of new animation he’d have to create for each episode. Twenty-four seasons and a few slight tweaks later, it’s a classic bit of pop culture history that most of us can probably recreate from memory. That’s why we were so excited to come across this fantastic commercial for the show commissioned by Sky1 and created by Devilfish back 2006 that imagines what the animated intro might look like in real life. Apparently, the clip proved so popular that they used it at the beginning of a Season 17 episode that was directed by Ricky Gervais. If like us, you somehow missed seeing this before now, click through to check out the spot and let us know in the comments if you agree with their casting choices!

[via Devour]