Simpsons Movie References Films
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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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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees Parodied in Bart the General,Secrets of a Successful Marriage,Who Shot Mr. Burns?,Sideshow ...

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio Parodied in Bart the General,Dead Putting Society,Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss ...

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda Parodied in Bart the General.

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke Parodied in Bart the General,Dog of Death,Treehouse of Horror III,Duffless,Homer goes to ...

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid Parodied in Bart the General.

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker Parodied in Call of the Simpsons,Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious,Bart Gets ...

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    Richard Gere, David Caruso, Ed Begley, Jr. Parodied in Jacques to be Wild,The Springfield Connection,The Secret War of Lisa ...

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    Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring Parodied in The Crepes of Wrath.

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw Parodied in Some Enchanted Evening,Bart the Daredevil,Bart's Dog Gets an F,Radio Bart,Homer ...

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Parodied in Bart Gets an F,Principal Charming,Brush with Greatness,Three Men and a Comic ...

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond Parodied in Simpson and Delilah,Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish,When ...

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    Jayne Mansfield, Groucho Marx, Joan Blondell Parodied in Simpson and Delilah.

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    Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd Parodied in Two Cars in Every Garage,Three Eyes on Every Fish,Blood Feud,A Streetcar Named ...

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Brother >From the Same Planet,The Last Temptation of ...

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily,Treehouse of Horror VII.

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    Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Treehouse of Horror VI.

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    Ryan Reynolds, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols Parodied in Treehouse of Terror.

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Itchy and Scratchy and Marge,Black Widower,Treehouse of Horror ...

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg Parodied in Treehouse of Terror,Duffless,A Star Is Burns,Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall Parodied in Dancin' Homer,aturdays of Thunder,Homer at the Bat,Hellow Gutter, Hellow Fadder.

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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.

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere Parodied in Dancin' Homer",When You Dish Upon a Star.

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    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Jaden Smith Parodied in Dead Putting Society,Faith Off,Lisa the Tree Hugger.

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    Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott Parodied in Itchy and Scratchy and Marge,Bart Gets Hit by a Car,New Kid on the Block,Miracle ...

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