Simpsons Movie References

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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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    Lee Jung-jae, Jang Jin-young, Jung Chan Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    Tokusatsu Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    Billy Jack is listed (or ranked) 404 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Billy Jack Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    Brother from Another Planet Parodied in The Brother from Another Series.

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    Jailhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 406 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall Parodied in The Brother from Another Series.

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    My Sister My Sister Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 408 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    Universal Citywalk Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 410 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    My Left Foot is listed (or ranked) 411 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

  12. 412
    Superman is listed (or ranked) 412 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve Parodied in The Eighteenth Amendment,King of the Hill,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.

  13. 413

    Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Landon Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 414 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 415 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Lean on Me Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    The Caine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 416 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Caine Mutiny Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.

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    Ernest Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 417 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Ernest Saves Christmas Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.

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    Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 418 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Dumb and Dumber Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr Parodied in The Canine Mutiny,This Little Wiggy.

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    Ace Ventura Parodied in The Old Man and the Lisa.

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    Soylent Green is listed (or ranked) 420 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Soylent Green Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten Parodied in The Old Man and the Lisa,Treehouse of Horror XII.

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    Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Mugdha Godse Parodied in In Marge We Trust.

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    Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Natasha Richardson Parodied in In Marge We Trust.

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    Falling Down is listed (or ranked) 423 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Falling Down Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld Parodied in Homer's Enemy,Lisa The Skeptic.

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    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 424 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young Parodied in Homer's Enemy,Treehouse of Horror X.

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    All Is Quiet On The Western Front Parodied in The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase.

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    Short Circuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 426 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Short Circuit 2 Ally Sheedy, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase.

  27. 427

    Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo, William Demarest Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.

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    Police Squad Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.

  29. 429

    Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Judge Reinhold Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.

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    Woody Allen Films Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.

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    John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.

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    Roger & Me is listed (or ranked) 432 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Roger & Me Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.

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    Ernest Films Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.

  34. 434

    Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.

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    Gérard Depardieu, Tchéky Karyo, Dominique Pinon Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.

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    Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 436 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Romeo and Juliet Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.

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    The Woody Allen vs Mia Farrow marriage Parodied in Lisa’s Sax.

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    The Omega Man is listed (or ranked) 438 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 439 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Tommy Boy Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 440 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 441 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Crucible Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeffrey Jones Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 445 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 446 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg Parodied in Lisa The Skeptic.

  47. 447
    Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 447 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Reality Bites Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller Parodied in Realty Bites.

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    Eraser is listed (or ranked) 448 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Eraser Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn Parodied in Realty Bites.

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    Glengarry Glen Ross is listed (or ranked) 449 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey Parodied in Realty Bites,Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers.

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    Senior Week Parodied in Realty Bites

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    Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 451 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones Parodied in Treehouse of Horror V.Bart Carney,Natural Born Killers.

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    Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 452 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht Parodied in Das Bus,E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT).

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    Suddenly Last Summer Han Joo-wan, Yeong-jae Kim Parodied in Das Bus.

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    10 Commandments Parodied in Das Bus.

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    Swiss Family Robinson is listed (or ranked) 455 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk Parodied in Das Bus.

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    Return of the Jedi is listed (or ranked) 456 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 457 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    1997 Oscars Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 459 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

  60. 460
    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 460 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Lost in Space Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

  61. 461

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 462 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger Parodied in This Little Wiggy,Beyond Blunderdome.

  63. 463
    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 463 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 464 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman Parodied in Simpson Tide.

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    In & Out is listed (or ranked) 465 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    In & Out Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck Parodied in Simpson Tide.

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    An Office And A Gentleman Parodied in Simpson Tide.

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    Deerhunter Parodied in Simpson Tide.

  68. 468
    The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 468 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall Parodied in The Trouble with Trillions.

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    A Face in the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 469 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    A Face in the Crowd Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick Parodied in Girly Edition.

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    Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear Parodied in Girly Edition.I

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    Fortress of Solitude Parodied in Girly Edition.

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 472 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Clash of the Titans Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Parodied in Trash of the Titans.

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    The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 473 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett Parodied in Trash of the Titans.

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    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Parodied in Trash of the Titans,Simpson Safari.

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    Volcano is listed (or ranked) 475 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Volcano Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche Parodied in Trash of the Titans.

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    Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch Parodied in King of the Hill.

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    Mother May I Sleep With Danger? Parodied in Natural Born Killers.

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    Old Faithful Parodied in Natural Born Killers.

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    Gremlins 2 Parodied in Natural Born Killers.

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    It's A Beautiful Life Parodied in Natural Born Killers.

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    Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw Parodied in Natural Born Killers.

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    Something About Mary Parodied in Lard of the Dance,The Old Man and the "C" Student,Take My Wife sleaze.

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 483 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

  84. 484
    The Boys from Brazil is listed (or ranked) 484 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    The Boys from Brazil Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

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    Raymond Burr, Robert Clarke, Harry Harvey^! Sr. Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

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    the sinking of the Titanic Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

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    White Heat is listed (or ranked) 487 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo Parodied in The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace.

  88. 488
    Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 488 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen Parodied in Bart the Mother.

  89. 489
    Octopussy is listed (or ranked) 489 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Octopussy Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan Parodied in Bart the Mother.

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    Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 490 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels Parodied in Bart the Mother.

  91. 491
    I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 491 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX,Viva Ned Flanders,Treehouse of Horror X.

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    I Still Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 492 on the list Simpsons Movie References

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX,Treehouse of Horror X.

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    I Married an Axe Murderer Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Bride of Chuckie Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Re Animator Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    The Bride of Frankenstein Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Bela Lugosi Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Wes Craven's Shocker Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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    Brad Dourif, Kim Delaney, Lindsay Duncan Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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