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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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    2002 Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    Tokusatsu Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    2007 Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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    1971 Parodied in Homer's Phobia.

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

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    1957 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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    1987 Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    Universal Citywalk Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    12 Monkeys Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    1989 Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.

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    1978 Parodied in The Eighteenth Amendment,King of the Hill,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.

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    1958 Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    1992 Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    1989 Parodied in Grade School Confidential.

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    1954 Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.

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    1988 Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.

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    1994 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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    1973 Parodied in The Old Man and the Lisa,Treehouse of Horror XII.

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    Help 2010 Parodied in In Marge We Trust.

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    1968 Parodied in In Marge We Trust.

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    1993 Parodied in Homer's Enemy,Lisa The Skeptic.

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    1982 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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    1988 The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase.

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    1955 Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.

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    Police Squad Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.

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    1983 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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    1984 Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.

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    1989 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.

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    1937 Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.

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    1982 Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.

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    1968 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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    1971 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    1995 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    1985 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    1996 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    1995 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.

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    1947 Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    1993 Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    1991 Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.

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    1997 Parodied in Lisa The Skeptic.

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    1994 Parodied in Realty Bites.

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    1996 Parodied in Realty Bites.

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    1992 Parodied in Realty Bites,Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers.

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    Senior Week Parodied in Realty Bites

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    1994 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror V.Bart Carney,Natural Born Killers.

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    1981 Parodied in Das Bus,E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT).

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    Suddenly Last Summer Parodied in Das Bus.

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    10 Commandments Parodied in Das Bus.

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    1960 Parodied in Das Bus.

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    Return of the Jedi Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    1950 Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    1997 Oscars Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    2002 Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.

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    1998 Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

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    1993 Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

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    1996 Parodied in This Little Wiggy,Beyond Blunderdome.

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    1961 Parodied in This Little Wiggy.

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    1995 Parodied in Simpson Tide.

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    1997 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.

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    1974 Parodied in The Trouble with Trillions.

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    1957 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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    2010 Parodied in Trash of the Titans.

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    1962 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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    1997 Parodied in Trash of the Titans.

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    1991 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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    1977 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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    1995 Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

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    1978 Parodied in Lard of the Dance.

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    1947 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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    1949 Parodied in The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace.

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    1996 Parodied in Bart the Mother.

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    1983 Parodied in Bart the Mother.

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    1990 Parodied in Bart the Mother.

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    1997 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX,Viva Ned Flanders,Treehouse of Horror X.

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    1998 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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    1963 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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    1991 Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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