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Simpsons Movie References

A collection of films parodied by The Simpsons, including info on the episodes or episodes of The Simpsons that referenced each movie. Since its debut in 1989, "The Simpsons" has parodied thousands of popular films, ranging from one-off jokes or even brief, obscure allusions to full-on parody episodes. Some of these full-episode riffs on popular movies include "Cape Feare," a take on the Martin Scorsese thriller of the same name, "Rosebud," which redoes the plot of Citizen Kane with Mr. Burns, "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds," with Disney's dalmatians replaced by the titular canines, and "Marge on the Lam," which tackles Ridley Scott's controversial "Thelma and Louise."

Additionally, a number of individual Simpsons episode titles parody or send up movie titles or quotes. These include "Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood" (a play on "Boyz in the Hood"), "22 Short Films About Springfield" ("Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould"), "The Springfield Connection" ("The French Connection") and "Dumbbell Indemnity" ("Double Indemnity.")

A number of bloggers and TV critics have also pointed out how closely the show's animation has managed to mirror famous movie shots and sequences. Homer tumbling down the stairs takes on the appearance of the boulder crashing down after Indiana Jones in "Bart's Friend Falls in Love," for example. The field of children hurt by the Simpson family's trampoline resembles the shot of "Gone with the Wind" showing innumerable wounded Civil War soldiers. The Itchy and Scratchy short "Reservoir Cats" recreates many of the details from Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs," even reusing the song "Stuck in the Middle with You" from the film.

"The Simpsons" has become a cultural touchstone in many ways because it has consistently found funny ways to reimagine and reappropriate classic film characters, scenes and moments. This list compiles films that have been referenced by "The Simpsons" and the episodes featuring each reference.
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    1970 More
    Parodied in Bart the General,Secrets of a Successful Marriage,Who Shot Mr. Burns?,Sideshow ... more
  2. 2
    1987 More
    Parodied in Bart the General,Dead Putting Society,Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss ...
  3. 3
    1962 More
    Parodied in Bart the General.
  4. 4
    1971 More
    Parodied in Bart the General,Dog of Death,Treehouse of Horror III,Duffless,Homer goes to ... more
  5. 5
    1981 More
    Parodied in Bart the General.
  6. 6
    1965 More
    Parodied in Call of the Simpsons,Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious,Bart Gets ... more
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    1982 More
    Parodied in Jacques to be Wild,The Springfield Connection,The Secret War of Lisa ...
  8. 8
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    Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring

    Parodied in The Crepes of Wrath.
  9. 9
    1975 More
    Parodied in Some Enchanted Evening,Bart the Daredevil,Bart's Dog Gets an F,Radio Bart,Homer ... more
  10. 10
    1939 More
    Parodied in Bart Gets an F,Principal Charming,Brush with Greatness,Three Men and a Comic ... more
  11. 11
    1946 More
    Parodied in Simpson and Delilah,Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish,When ...
  12. 12
    1957 More
    Parodied in Simpson and Delilah.
  13. 13
    1941 More
    Parodied in Two Cars in Every Garage,Three Eyes on Every Fish,Blood Feud,A Streetcar Named ... more
  14. 14
    1980 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Brother >From the Same Planet,The Last Temptation of ...
  15. 15
    1973 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily,Treehouse of Horror VII.
  16. 16
    1982 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Treehouse of Horror VI.
  17. 17
    2005 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror.
  18. 18
    1960 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Itchy and Scratchy and Marge,Black Widower,Treehouse of Horror ... more
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    1986 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Duffless,A Star Is Burns,Treehouse of Horror VIII.
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    1984 More
    Parodied in Dancin' Homer,aturdays of Thunder,Homer at the Bat,Hellow Gutter, Hellow Fadder. more
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    Nearly any other movie about baseball

    Parodied in Dancin' Homer.
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    Pride of the Yankees

    Parodied in Dancin' Homer,Homer at the Bat.
  23. 23
    1992 More
    Parodied in Dancin' Homer",When You Dish Upon a Star.
  24. 24
    2010 More
    Parodied in Dead Putting Society,Faith Off,Lisa the Tree Hugger.
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    1994 More
    Parodied in Itchy and Scratchy and Marge,Bart Gets Hit by a Car,New Kid on the Block,Miracle ... more

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