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Openings for Syndicated Episodes

Blackboard Openings Shown in Syndication

Created by Don Del Grande
Previous Maintainer: Chad Lehman
Current Maintainer: None - contact webmaster@simpsonsarchive.com if you're interested.

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---|What is this file?
    
    This list keeps track of the different blackboard opening sequences used in
    syndicated episodes.

---|What is a syndicated episode?

    After a show has acquired enough episodes to run 5 days a week, the
    production company may choose to sell the shows on a market-by-market basis
    to the highest bidder.  That station has the right to air each episode a
    specified number of times.  To maximize commercial airing, the episodes are
    often are cut and edited.

---|Where are the syndicated couch openings?

    Check the Couch Openings page for information on which couch openings are
    used in syndication.

---|Where are the regular blackboard openings?

    Check the Blackboard Openings page for a list of blackboard openings
    used in regular episodes.

---|Interesting syndication information was provided to me by Brian Petersen:

> The only time when there should be differences noticeable in syndication is
> where the distributor itself has changed the cuts and issued new tapes or
> satellite feeds to stations.  (Usually when, for some reason, contracts get
> re-written stipulating more or less commercial time per episode.) This
> rarely happens, but it has already happened once to The Simpsons -- toward
> the start of its life in domestic syndication.  The distributor began
> cutting episodes ahead of the show's September 19 1994 debut in anticipation
> of that premiere date.  But starting in late 1994 for some reason, a
> contract change occurred that required all the episodes to be re-cut.  So
> over the next couple years, the distributor had to slowly go through the
> motions of re-editing all episodes they had already done. Thus anyone with
> recordings of episodes made before those episodes were re-edited has a
> different version than what actually airs today.  E.g., 8F06 first aired on
> Oct. 25 1994, but wasn't re-cut until Dec. 1 1994.  7F14 was re-edited on
> Mar. 2 1995, yet aired three times before that date, on May 9 1995, Sep. 20
> 1995, and Jan. 19 1996.  Etc., etc.  I don't even know what changes were
> made -- all I know is that there *were* changes.  It could have been as
> simple as changing the amount of time-compression.  Or maybe it could have
> been that, and different (or additional) cuts.  For all that matters,
> though, all stations today should be airing the new versions.  Those have
> the phrase "revised barter" (or "barter revised") on their slates as seen in
> the satellite feeds.



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    [ NOTE: Episodes originally without blackboard openings (ie never had a
      blackboard opening to begin with) will be listed _without_ brackets. ]

---|Season One
 7G05
 7G08  
 7G11  

---|Season Two
 7F04  
[7F06] I will not sell school property
       [ originally from 7F10 ]
 7F19  

---|Season Three
 8F02  
 8F07  
 8F12  

---|Season Four
 9F04  

---|Season Five
 1F01  
 1F02  
 1F04  
 1F03  
 1F05  
 1F06  
[1F08] I will not say "Springfield" just to get applause
 1F12  
 1F13  
[1F15] Organ transplants are best left to the professionals
[1F18] I will not celebrate meaningless milestones
[1F21] I will not re-transmit without the express permission of Major League
       Baseball

---|Season Six
[1F22] Beans are neither fruit nor musical
[1F17] No one is interested in my underpants
[2F33] I will not use abbrev.
[2F01] I am not the reincarnation of Sammy Davis Jr.
 2F02  
 2F03  
[2F04] I will not send lard through the mail
[2F06] I will not whittle hall passes out of soap
 2F07  
[2F09] Adding "just kidding" doesn't make it okay to insult the Principal
[2F10] "Bagman" is not a legitimate career choice
[2F11] Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does
[2F12] Next time it could be me on the scaffolding
 2F31  
[2F15] I will not strut around like I own the place
[2F18] The Good Humor man can only be pushed so far
[2F19] I do not have power of attorney over first graders
[2F21] I will not mock Mrs. Dumbface
[2F22] The First Amendment does not cover burping
[2F16] This is not a clue...or is it?

---|Season Seven
[2F20] I will not complain about the solution when I hear it
[2F17] "Bewitched" does not promote Satanism
[3F01] No one wants to hear from my armpits
[3F02] I am not a lean mean spitting machine
[3F03] The boys room is not a water park
 3F04  
[3F05] Indian burns are not our cultural heritage
 3F06  
[3F08] Wedgies are unhealthy for children and other living things
[3F31] I will only do this once a year
[3F07] I will stop talking about the twelve inch pianist
[3F10] I am not certified to remove asbestos
 3F09  
 3F11  
 3F12  
 3F13  
 3F14  
 3F16  No Blackboard Opening
 3F15  
 3F17  
 3F18  
 3F19  
 3F20  No Blackboard Opening
 3F20  
 3F21  
 3F22  

---|Season Eight
 4F02  
[4F03] I am not my long-lost twin
 4F05  
 4F06  
 4F04  
 4F01  No Blackboard Opening
 4F07  
 3F24  
[4F08] I am not licensed to do anything
 4F10  
 4F12  
 4F11  
 4F14  
 4F13  No Blackboard Opening 
 4F15  
 4F09  
 4F17  
 4F18  
 4F19  I did not learn everything I need to know in kindergarten
       [ originally from 3F23 ]
 4F20  
 4F21  

---|Season Nine

---|Season Ten
[AABF01] The Simpsons Halloween Special IX
         [ painted in red ]
[AABF08] I will not do the dirty bird
[AABF11] Hillbillies are people too
[AABF13] It does not suck to be you
[AABF15] A trained ape could not teach gym
[AABF16] Loose teeth don't need my help
[AABF17] I have neither been there nor done that

---|Season Eleven
[AABF19] No Blackboard Opening
[BABF03] No Blackboard Opening
[BABF12] No Blackboard Opening
[BABF18] No Blackboard Opening

---|Season Twelve
[CABF16] No Blackboard Opening



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Thanks to Don Del Grande & Chad Lehman in their creation of this file.

Thanks to the following people for their contributions to this file:
Brian Petersen



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