Gracie Films was a film and TV company founded by James L Brooks in 1986. They produced hits such as Broadcast News, Big, The Tracey Ullman Show, Say Anything, War of the Roses, and most notably The Simpsons.
The normal version consists of a movie theater with multiple silhouettes of patrons talking and whispering. A woman in the back shushes them at once by raising her index finger towards her mouth and saying "Shhh!" The theater lights dim and an offscreen projector emits a blue light, revealing the company name in white with both words on top of each other with GRACIE being halfway shifted to the left of FILMS as a 9-note electric piano piece by Jeffrey Townsend plays.
The original one was around since April 5th, 1987 and ended on December 31, 1999. An enhanced version of this was seen on The Simpsons Hit and Run, The Simpsons Movie, and all 2000 to present Simpsons episodes since Take My Life, Please.
There is a Treehouse of Horror variant (not in earlier Treehouse of Horror stories) where the ssh sound effect is replaced with a girl shrieking (which sound a bit like Toko Fukawa from Dangan Ronpa) (a version with Regis Philbin yelling "My eyes! My beautiful eyes!" instead of the girl screaming in the Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror IX) followed by a horror-type pipe organ rendition of the original jingle.
Most of the variations have a voice clip over the “shush” or after the “shush”
Treehouse of HorrorEdit
In Treehouse of horror II and III, there is no scream, only the organ.
In Treehouse of horrors IV, V, VII, VIII, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XX, XXV, XXVII, and XXVIII, It is the scream and organ variant listed above.
In Treehouse of Horror VI, it plays a similar jingle heard in the segment Homer Cubed. There is no scream.
In Treehouse of horror IX, Regis Philbin screaming “My eyes my beautiful eyes”
In Treehouse of horror XII, The organ plays, then the scream is heard.
In Treehouse of horror XV, Homer screams throughout the logo and the 20th century fox logo.
In Treehouse of horror XIX, There is a Peanuts themed jingle.
In Treehouse of horror XXI, The scream is replaced by the Willem scream.
In Treehouse of horror XXII and XXIII, The scream is replaced by Homer’s scream
In Treehouse of horror XXIV, The scream is replaced by the crowd chanting “One of Us”
In Treehouse of horror XXVI, The scream was replaced by Homerzilla Roaring.
Low to Medium for the regular variant. The music is super cheesy, it could be scary to some.
For the II To III Logo, Low. The organ by itself isn’t that scary.
For the regular scream and organ, High to Nightmare.
For the VI variant, Low to Medium. It is similar to XIX’s variant but a bit more scary.
For the IX variant Medium to High. Regis Philbin overshadows the organ.
For the XII variant, Medium. The scream at the end might catch you off guard.
For the XV variant, Nightmare. The screams are super loud.
For the XIX variant, Low. This isn’t scary at all. Maybe a bit cheesy.
For the XXI variant, Medium.
For the XXII and XXIII variant, Low to Medium.
For the XXIV variant, High.
And for the XXVI variant, Medium to High.