We’ve already seen what some new sitcoms might look like made entirely from stock footage, and now we’re getting a glimpse of similar filler clips used to simulate the opening to one of the greatest shows of all time.
“Recreating The Simpsons Intro Using Stock Footage” is a clip that reveals how stock can be used to stand in for almost anything. Put together by stock footage resource site VideoBlocks.com, the video helpfully includes a side-by-side with the real intro, so viewers can compare a little boy making chicken-scratch on a chalkboard with Bart Simpson’s famous “I Will Not…” chalk-incantations. (Practically identical!) Although it may be jarring to see a beret-wearing beardo wail on the sax instead of Lisa, it gets the job done.