Gracie Films is a film and TV company founded by James L Brooks in 1986. They produce 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”
At The Beginning of The Secret Life of Willy, The Logo Is Drawn In The Website Style
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. Plus, there is no scream.
In Treehouse of horror XII, the screaming is more high-pitched and the creepy organ music is a bit slower.
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 Television logo.
In Treehouse of horror XIX, there is a Peanuts themed jingle. No scream here.
In Treehouse of horror XXI, the scream is replaced by the Willem scream (it’s low quality).
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.
On some episodes, low, but depending on the sounds; it may find it funny.
With the closing theme, none to low.
Low to high for the “Screaming Yellow Honkers” episode variant, the gunshot might scare a bunch of people.
Scare Factor (Treehouse of Horror variants) Edit
For the II To III Logo, low. The organ by itself isn’t that scary, but it can startle a few.
For the regular scream and organ, High to nightmare. Kids might be scared crapless of the screaming that sounds like Toko Fukawa and the creepy organ theme can rather startle a few.
For the VI variant, low. This isn't scary at all, but maybe a bit more scary.
For the VII variant, nightmare. The scream is more scary and the slow version of the music may freak some out.
For the IX variant, medium to high. Regis Philbin saying “MY EYES! MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!” might scare some crapless kids.
For the XII variant, medium to nightmare. The scream at the end might catch you off guard.
For the XV variant, medium to nightmare. The screams are super loud.
For the XIX variant, low. Similar to the VI's variant, but maybe a bit cheesy.
For the XXI variant, medium to high. The Wilhem scream can unnerve some crapless, but a bit cheesy.
For the XXII and XXIII variant, medium to high. Homer’s scream can be scary.
For the XXIV variant, low to high. The crowd chanting “One of us!” isn’t scary.
For the XXVI variant, medium to high. Possibly due to Homerzilla roaring.