Movie references in The Simpsons

A list of every film referenced, mentioned or spoofed in The Simpsons.

It includes narrative films, documentaries and shorts but no TV series or mini-series. The main source to make this list was the 'Connections' section in IMDb. Order is chronological.

This is a list under construction. I'm trying to update the description of every film that is referenced.

*Latest update: Season 6, Episode 8*

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- Bigfoot (1967) (Short)
S04E09. "Mr. Plow"
The reporters' video showing Barney becoming trapped begins with a spoof of this film's footage.

- The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (1986) (TV Special)
S05E01. "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"
Homer makes reference to the vault being empty while writing a song.

- H.M.S. Pinafore (1939)…

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    1.Gold Diggers of 1933

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    Bart and Barney sing "We're in the Money" on the way to the dog track.

    S02E21. "Three Men and a Comic Book"
    Bart sings "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In the Money)".

    S05E18. "Burns' Heir"
    The music in this episode's Itchy & Scratchy cartoon is a send-up of "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In the Money)".

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    2.Miracle on 34th Street

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    The scene with Bart's visit to Santa at the mall is homaged from the film (a disrespectful boy questions the identity of Santa).

    S04E08. "New Kid on the Block"
    When a lawyer tries to show how much shrimp Homer ate, loads of men march in with sacks. One says "Here we are, thouands of letters all addressed to Chris Cringle". Someone then says "You want the people Vs. Santa Clause, next door". This is in reference to the case from this film, but the scene of them marching in is almost identical.

  • Scrooge

    3.Scrooge

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    Bart mentions how watching TV has taught him that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas, including Tiny Tim, alluding to "A Christmas Carol".

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    4.A Charlie Brown Christmas

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    Bart mentions how a Christmas miracle happened to Charlie Brown, alluding to "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

    S05E05. "Treehouse of Horror IV"
    The ending to a christmas song complete with dancing dog.

  • The Smurfs Christmas Special

    5.The Smurfs Christmas Special

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    Bart mentions how a Christmas miracle happened to the Smurfs, alluding to the Christmas Special.

  • Goldfinger

    6.Goldfinger

    S01E01. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
    To remove his tattoo, Bart is strapped to a table with a laser moving towards him similar to Bond in this movie.

    S03E05. "Homer Defined"
    Homer averts the crisis at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant as the timer reaches "007," mimicking the de-activation of a nuclear bomb in the James Bond movie.

    S05E02. "Cape Feare"
    An Itchy & Scratchy cartoon spoofs the iconic laser scene from this movie.

  • The Big Snit

    7.The Big Snit

    S01E02. "Bart the Genius"
    The scene where the family plays Scrabble was inspired by this 1985 cartoon.

  • Freaks

    8.Freaks

    ★★★

    S01E04. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
    The "One of us! One of us! One of us!" scene.

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  • Dead of Night

    9.Dead of Night

    S01E04. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
    Bart calls to Homer from the car, "Room for one more".

  • The Wizard of Oz

    10.The Wizard of Oz

    S01E04. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
    The episode title "There's No Disgrace Like Home," is a play on Dorothy's signature line, "There's no place like home".

    S02E10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
    When Bart wakes up from his 'dream', he says "And you were there, and you and you...".

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    A sign at the dog obedience school reserves an area for "Totos".

    S03E03. "When Flanders Failed"
    When Ned tells Homer that he plans to open a left-handed store, Homer asks him if he plans to have it "in the merry old land of Oz".

    S03E07. "Treehouse of Horror II"
    The near-quote "You clinking, clattering, cacaphony of colligenous cogs and camshifts!" which was originally used as an insult to the tin man.

    S03E21. "Black Widower"
    When Sideshow Bob leaves prison, he hugs Snake and says, "I'm going to miss you most of all!".

    S04E10. "Lisa's First Word"
    Ned and Rod Flanders welcome the Simpsons by singing "We Welcome You to the Neighborhood" to the tune of "We Welcome You to Munchkinland".

    S04E13. "Selma's Choice"
    Homer and Bart sing "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" on the way to Aunt Gladys' funeral.

    S04E20. "Whacking Day"
    "Tonight…

  • Citizen Kane

    11.Citizen Kane

    S01E04. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
    After the sack race, the fanfare and the shot of the crowd gathered.

    S02E04. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"
    Mr. Burns says: "You can't do this to me! I'm Charles Montgomery Burns!", referencing the film's line "You can't do this to me! I'm Charles Foster Kane!".

    S04E02. "A Streetcar Named Marge"
    When Homer gets bored in the theatre, he tears the theatre program up and plays with it in the same way that Joseph Cotton does in Citizen Kane. The mimic and angle are also identical.

    S04E07. "Marge Gets a Job"
    Smithers' musical tribute to Mr. Burns is a direct parody of a similar sequence in the film.

    S05E04. "Rosebud"
    The whole plot line is a spoof of this film.

    S05E10. "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
    The "News on Parade" bit at the beginning is similar to "News on the March" from Citizen Kane.

    S06E05. "Sideshow Bob Roberts"
    Bob gives his acceptance speech underneath a giant poster with a picture of himself on it.

  • The Longest Day

    12.The Longest Day

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    The shot of the GI helmet resting on its top while Nelson and his goons try to escape.

  • Cool Hand Luke

    13.Cool Hand Luke

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    Close-up shot of Bart's sunglasses with a reflection.

    S03E21. "Black Widower"
    Same music theme when Bob remembers his life in prison.

  • Star Wars

    14.Star Wars

    ★★★½

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    Bart says "There are no good wars with the exception of the American Revolution, WWII and the Star Wars trilogy".

    S02E17. "Old Money"
    A person dressed up as Darth Vader stands in line to ask for Grampa's money.

    S02E21. "Three Men and a Comic Book"
    A lightsaber sits in the lost and found at the comic book convention.

    S04E04. "Lisa the Beauty Queen"
    One of the charicature artist's sketches is of Darth Vader from this film surfing.

    S04E12. "Marge vs. the Monorail"
    Quimby says "May the force be with you" to Leonard Nimoy (mistaking Star Trek for Star Wars).

    S04E20. "Whacking Day"
    Jimbo paraphrases Princess Leia's line "you're our only hope" .

    S05E03. "Homer Goes to College"
    Mr. Burns tries to escape from the power plant in an escape pod styled after the one C-3PO and R2-D2 use.

    S06E02. "Lisa's Rival"
    Ralph has Star Wars action figures as his diarama.

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    15.The Empire Strikes Back

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    Bart says "There are no good wars with the exception of the American Revolution, WWII and the Star Wars trilogy".

    S03E12. "I Married Marge"
    Homer and Marge go to see the film and Homer inadvertently spoils the ending for the other patrons.

    S04E04. "Lisa the Beauty Queen"
    One of the caractures at the carnival is of Darth Vader.

    S04E07. "Marge Gets a Job"
    Music from the film plays to introduce us to Mr. Burns' office.

  • Return of the Jedi

    16.Return of the Jedi

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    Bart says "There are no good wars with the exception of the American Revolution, WWII and the Star Wars trilogy".

    S04E04. "Lisa the Beauty Queen"
    Darth Vader is one of the cariactures at the fair.

  • Stripes

    17.Stripes

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    Herman gets carried away when doing training with a bayonet, similar to the way a recruit does in this.

  • Full Metal Jacket

    18.Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    The army excerises seen ending with soldiers on a climbing frame with a sun setting in the background.

    S02E06. "Dead Putting Society"
    Homer names Bart's putter Charlene.

    05E19. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
    Skinner's attire, and shots of him running with his troops.

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  • Patton

    19.Patton

    S01E05. "Bart the General"
    The theme music is recreated and played several times, the slapping scene is homaged, Herman mentions the Greeks and the Carthaginians which are referred to by Patton in the film. Grandpa also says "Oh, yeah? Well, General George S. Patton was a little nuts".

    S05E22. "Secrets of a Successful Marriage"
    Homer's line: "When you reach over and put your hand into a pile of goo that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do".

  • Red Dawn

    20.Red Dawn

    S01E07. "The Call of the Simpsons"
    Homer's line "Avenge my death".

  • The Sound of Music

    21.The Sound of Music

    ★★

    S01E07. "The Call of the Simpsons"
    The music you hear as the family is going through the woods in the RV.

    S05E17. "Bart Gets an Elephant"
    When the car hits a deer, the dialogue that follows references a song in this film.

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  • White Heat

    22.White Heat

    S01E08. "The Telltale Head"
    Bart says "Top of the world, ma".

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    23.The Bridge on the River Kwai

    S01E08. "The Telltale Head"
    The line "What have I done?".

    S03E01. "Stark Raving Dad"
    Bart makes up a song to the tune of "Colonel Bogey's March".

  • The Godfather

    24.The Godfather

    S01E08. "The Telltale Head"
    Bart waking up to see the head of Jebediah Springfield.

    S02E15. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
    Herb tells Homer: "As far as I'm concerned, I have no brother!".

    S03E04. "Bart the Murderer"
    The scene in which Bart wakes up screaming after having a nightmare about Skinner.

    S03E08. "Lisa's Pony"
    Lisa wakes up to find a horse in her bed and starts screaming. The music and the scene itself resemble the famous "horse's head" scene in The Godfather.

    S03E10. "Flaming Moe's"
    When confronted by Homer at his tavern, Moe tells him it's nothing personal, only business.

    S04E09. "Mr. Plow"
    The scene where Bart is pelted with snowballs is a reference to the Sonny Corleone tollbooth shooting scene.

  • The Gay Divorcee

    25.The Gay Divorcee

    S01E09. "Life on the Fast Lane"
    The dance sequence between Marge and Jacques at Jacques apartment is taken directly from it.

  • An Officer and a Gentleman

    26.An Officer and a Gentleman

    S01E09. "Life on the Fast Lane"
    The final sequence is identical to the end of the movie.

    S04E18. "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show"
    A clip showing Homer picking up Marge and carrying her off into the distance to the theme from this film.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    27.Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★½

    S01E10. "Homer's Night Out"
    The "Florence Of Arabia" strip club's name is a play on the film.

    S02E08. "Bart the Daredevil"
    Bart's entrance at Springfield Gorge, and the music behind it, is an homage to the famous mirage sequence in "Lawrence of Arabia".

    S05E13. "Homer and Apu"
    Piece of Soundtrack played when Homer and Apu travel through desert.

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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    28.Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★½

    S01E10. "Homer's Night Out"
    "Close Encounters Of The Mud Kind"--the subtitle for Mud City, a strip joint in Springfield--is a play on the film.

    S05E05. "Treehouse of Horror IV"
    In Homer's fridge there's a cake replica of DEVIL's Peak, like the ones Neary made in the movie.

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  • The Grapes of Wrath

    29.The Grapes of Wrath

    S01E11. "The Crepes of Wrath"
    Title Reference.

    S06E02. "Lisa's Rival"
    Nelson's Project is called the grapes of wrath, he literally has grapes and the wrath is him smashing the grapes with a sledgehammer.

  • Manon of the Spring

    30.Manon of the Spring

    S01E11. "The Crepes of Wrath"
    Name of winemaker Cesar.

  • The Red Balloon

    31.The Red Balloon

    S01E11. "The Crepes of Wrath"
    Maggie holding the red balloon at the end of the episode is a quick homage to the 1956 French film.

  • Jean de Florette

    32.Jean de Florette

    S01E11. "The Crepes of Wrath"
    Name of winemakers Cesar and Ugolin.

  • Serpico

    33.Serpico

    S01E12. "Krusty Gets Busted"
    Bart says "Say it isn't so, Krusty?" before Krusty is led away for the crime Sideshow Bob framed him with.

  • A Little Night Music

    34.A Little Night Music

    S01E12. "Krusty Gets Busted"
    Chief Wiggum says, "Send in the clowns."

  • The Night of the Hunter

    35.The Night of the Hunter

    S01E13. "Some Enchanted Evening"
    When the babysitter goes into the basement looking for Bart.

    S05E02. "Cape Feare"
    Like the Robert Mitchum villain from that film, Sideshow Bob has "Luv" (Love) and "Hat" (Hate) tattooed on his knuckles.

  • South Pacific

    36.South Pacific

    S01E13. "Some Enchanted Evening"
    The episode title comes from a song in this movie.

  • Jaws

    37.Jaws

    ★★★★½

    S01E13. "Some Enchanted Evening"
    The music played as Ms. Botz approaches.

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    Bart says, "This is the part where Jaws eats the boat".

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    The Jaws background music plays when showing the view from Santa's Little Helper's point of view.

    S03E13. "Radio Bart"
    The guy with the fish hook and the bar of chocolate is a spoof of Quint.

    S04E10. "Lisa's First Word"
    When Homer and Marge are looking at the house boat, a shark jumps out of the water in a similar way to the shark in the film.

    S05E03. "Homer Goes to College"
    Bart scratches a chalk board to get attention before telling his plan like Quint does in this movie.

    S06E04. "Itchy & Scratchy Land"
    Homer, with a cardboard shark fin strapped to his back, scares away swimmers as a "Jaws"-like theme plays.

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  • Gone with the Wind

    38.Gone with the Wind

    ★★★

    S02E01. "Bart Gets an F"
    "As God as my witness, I can pass the fourth grade!"

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Skinner spoofs Scarlett's "As god as my witness" scene, crying: "After all, tomorrow is another school day!".

    S02E18. "Brush with Greatness"
    Vowing to begin a weight-loss diet, Homer paraphrases Scarlett O'Hara: "As God is my witness, I'll always be hungry again!".

    S03E21. "Black Widower"
    Bart says: "Fiddle dee dee, tomorrow's another day".

    S05E07. "Bart's Inner Child"
    The shot of countless injured children lying in the Simpsons' backyard spoofs the scene where Scarlett walks among the injured in the film.

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  • Peter Pan

    39.Peter Pan

    S02E01. "Bart Gets an F"
    One of the famous pirates whom Bart thinks is the main character of "Treasure Island" is Captain Hook.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    40.How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    S02E01. "Bart Gets an F"
    The people of Springfield stand in a circle.

    S04E17. "Last Exit to Springfield"
    Mr. Burns starts to speak in rhyme with Dr. Seuss nonsense words and the way he's drawn begins to mimic that of the Grinch.

  • King Kong

    41.King Kong

    S02E01. "Bart Gets an F"
    Bart and Homer watch "Gorilla the Conquerer," a Kong knockoff.

    S02E06. "Dead Putting Society"
    One of the holes on the miniature golf course is modeled after King Kong.

    S04E05. "Treehouse of Horror III"
    The King Homer segment is a spoof of King Kong right down to being black & white.

    S05E08. "Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood"
    A videogame Bart plays spoofs this movie's final scenes of Kong climbing the empire state building and being shot down by planes.

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    42.Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    S02E02. "Simpson and Delilah"
    The scene in which Homer receives the key to the executive washroom.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    43.It's a Wonderful Life

    S02E02. "Simpson and Delilah"
    The scene in which Homer is running through town after he got his hair.

    S03E03. "When Flanders Failed"
    At the end of the episode, Maude, wearing a dress similar to Donna Reed's character's calls to Ned, "Oh, golly, it's a miracle". Also, a serviceman has an accordion, Ned rings up sales on his register like mad, Homer says, "To Ned Flanders, the richest left-handed man in town" and everyone sings together.

    S03E19. "Dog of Death"
    Homer sings "Buffalo Gal (Won't You Come Out Tonight)".

  • The Fly

    44.The Fly

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    When a bug flies into a bug-zapper, you hear a tiny, high-pitched "ow" in a nod to this film.

    S04E16. "Duffless"
    Lisa imagines Bart's head on a hamster's body getting stuck in a maze and saying "Help me! Help me!".

  • The Atomic Submarine

    45.The Atomic Submarine

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    The one-eyed, drooling aliens are loosely modeled after the creature from this movie.

  • Psycho

    46.Psycho

    ★★★★★

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    The house in the "Bad Dream House" segment is based on the house from Psycho's appearence.

    S02E09. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
    The scene where Maggie knocks Homer unconscious with a mallet is a shortened but very accurate shot-by-shot recreation of the shower scene, in a different setting (a garage) and slightly different details eg. red paint instead of blood.

    S03E21. "Black Widower"
    Reveal scene, Act 3.

    S04E05. "Treehouse of Horror III"
    Yeardley Smith is credited as "Yeardley 'Psycho' Smith".

    S04E14. "Brother from the Same Planet"
    When Skinner looks home to his mother, the house is the famous Psycho house and the sillouette of his mother can be seen in the window just like in this film. The music is similar to the film and Skinner starts talking to his mother even though she isn't there in a mad way, just like this film.

    S04E18. "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show"
    One clip of Maggie attacking Homer to psycho music with a hammer instead of a knife, ending with Homer lying in a pool of red paint (like blood).

    S04E21. "Marge in Chains"
    After Marge is suspected of shoplifting, Maude follows Marge to the Flanders…

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  • Suspiria

    47.Suspiria

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    The strong use of primary colours in "Bad Dream House" resembles Argento's film.

  • When a Stranger Calls

    48.When a Stranger Calls

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    A line from Lisa's story is "We have traced the call. It's coming from the floor below you. Get out of the house!", referencing the film's famous "The call is coming from inside the house" line.

  • Friday the 13th

    49.Friday the 13th

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    After learning that people were more easily frightend when The Raven was written Bart mentions that even the first Friday the 13th is tame by today's standards.

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    When Santa's Little Helper looks up at Homer's cookie and when he is about to eat Marge's family quilt, music similar to the film's theme music plays.

    S05E08. "Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood"
    Boy scouts find an abandoned summer camp and the Friday the 13th theme plays while someone watches them from the bushes.

  • The Shining

    50.The Shining

    ★★★★½

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    The lay-out of the castle and the axe Homer wields.

    S04E14. "Brother from the Same Planet"
    Milhouse writes a reversed message shown reflected in a mirror and imitates Danny's actions.

    S05E09. "The Last Temptation of Homer"
    Bart's chalk-board gag in the opening sequence of this episode is "All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy" over and over again getting smaller making a triangle shape in the style of Jack's writings in this movie.

    S05E13. "Homer and Apu"
    Tide of cranberry juice same as blood pouring from elevator.

    05E20. "The Boy Who Knew Too Much"
    After an anger-outburst from Otto, he says "Sorry, this bus has a sort of "Shining" thing going on".

    S06E06. "Treehouse of Horror V"
    The entire first act is a parody of the film.

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  • Poltergeist

    51.Poltergeist

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    The Simpsons' "Bad Dream House," like the Freeling's home, was built on an Indian burial ground and also implodes in the same manner.

    S06E06. "Treehouse of Horror V"
    Pamela Hayden is credited as "Pamela 'Poltergeist' Hayden".

  • Frankenstein

    52.Frankenstein

    ★★★

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    It opens with Marge stepping out from behind a stage curtain to warn the audience about the scary scenes to follow, just as Edward Van Sloan does in the original.

    S03E07. "Treehouse of Horror II"
    The 3rd segment is a parody of this movie, with Mr. Burns in the role of Frankenstein and Homer as the monster.

    S04E05. "Treehouse of Horror III"
    Lewis dresses up as Frankenstein's monster for the Simpsons' party.

    S06E06. "Treehouse of Horror V"
    The opening sequence with Marge addressing the audience on a stage in front of a red curtain to warn them of how scary this episode is is a parody of the opening of this film.

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  • The Exorcist

    53.The Exorcist

    ★★★

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    Maggie's head turns around several times like the girl in the Exorcist.

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  • The Amityville Horror

    54.The Amityville Horror

    S02E03. "Treehouse of Horror"
    Many features of the haunted house in "Bad Dream House" segment including the bleeding walls.

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    55.The Pride of the Yankees

    S02E05. "Dancin' Homer"
    "I consider myself the luckiest mascot on the face of the earth".

  • The Karate Kid

    56.The Karate Kid

    ★★★½

    S02E06. "Dead Putting Society"
    In the training montage, Bart poses on a stump in the crane position, and Ned calls: "Mercy is for the weak."

    S03E03. "When Flanders Failed"
    Kearney refers to Bart as "Karate Kid".

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  • Dead Poets Society

    57.Dead Poets Society

    ★★★★

    S02E06. "Dead Putting Society"
    Title reference.

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  • The Gold Rush

    58.The Gold Rush

    S02E07. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
    Kent Brockman mentions Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character.

    S03E24. "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?"
    The Charlie Chaplin hobo eating a boot references the film.

    S05E21. "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
    Grampa re-enacts the forks with potatoes for legs and feet scene, before a lawyer shows up and says he cannot allow the unauthorised imitation.

  • Rashomon

    59.Rashomon

    S02E10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
    Both Bart and Mr. Burns tell their versions of the accident, which heavily differ from each other.

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    60.One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    S02E10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
    As he drives toward Bart in Bart's version of the accident, Mr. Burns resembles Cruella de Vil's crazed expression as she drives during the film's climax.

  • The Fortune Cookie

    61.The Fortune Cookie

    S02E10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
    The episode's storyline was inspired by this movie, in which a dishonest lawyer convinces someone to exaggerate an injury's severity for a large cash settlement. This is mentioned by the writers in the episode commentary.

  • Shaft

    62.Shaft

    S02E11. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
    Bart and Lisa sing the Isaac Hayes-penned theme song from the 1971 movie.

  • The Graduate

    63.The Graduate

    S02E11. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
    The wedding scene: Homer runs to his house and stops outside in front the window and yells "Margie".

    S02E19. "Lisa's Substitute"
    Dustin Hoffman says "Mrs. Krabappel, you're trying to seduce me." The famous image is recreated in cartoon form.

    S05E09. "The Last Temptation of Homer"
    When Homer's father and Marge's mother get out of the church, they take the bus and go in the back of it, just like in the final scene of The Graduate.

    S05E21. "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
    Grampa appears in an upstairs booth in the church at the wedding and yells: "MRS. BOUVIER!" while banging the glass, in an attempt to stop it, spoofing the famous scene from the film.

  • The Way We Were

    64.The Way We Were

    ★★½

    S02E12. "The Way We Was"
    Title reference.

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  • Back to the Future

    65.Back to the Future

    ★★★★

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    When Homer gets hit by the truck it is a reference to when Marty McFly got hit by the car in the film. Even his falling down is spot on as to what happened to McFly.

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  • Wall Street

    66.Wall Street

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    Bart says, "This is where Wall Street gets arrested".

  • Die Hard

    67.Die Hard

    ★★★½

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    Bart says, "This is the part where Die Hard jumps through the window".

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  • The Ten Commandments

    68.The Ten Commandments

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    The opening scene has Homer stealing graven images from an adulterer as Moses comes down from the mountain and give thes Ten Commandments.

    S05E16. "Homer Loves Flanders"
    When Flanders is being arrested, Chief Wiggum asks him: "Where's your messiah now Flanders? Waah" imitating Edward G. Robinson's vocal tic.

  • North by Northwest

    69.North by Northwest

    ★★★★

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    Homer stops a truck and is almost run over by it in the process, just like Cary Grant's character in the movie.

    S03E10. "Flaming Moe's"
    The scene where Bart runs away from Lisa and her friends.

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  • Stardust Memories

    70.Stardust Memories

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    One of the films shown on cable is called Stardust Mammaries.

  • Broadcast News

    71.Broadcast News

    S02E13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
    One of the porn films shown on cable is called Broadcast Nudes.

  • Hello, Dolly!

    72.Hello, Dolly!

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    When Patty is scared during the film, she moves closer to Principal Skinner, who says "Hello, Dolly."

  • Catch-22

    73.Catch-22

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Mentioned by Patty.

  • Police Academy

    74.Police Academy

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    75.Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    76.Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

    77.Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

    78.Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

    79.Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    Marge tells Homer that Selma likes Police Academy movies.

  • Vertigo

    80.Vertigo

    ★★★½

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    The bell tower and staircase are identical to those in the film.

    S05E16. "Homer Loves Flanders"
    The shots of Flanders on the stairs and on the tower spoof the film.

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  • The Terminator

    81.The Terminator

    ★★★½

    S02E14. "Principal Charming"
    The on-screen computer display seen from Homer's point of view when he is looking for a man for Selma spoofs the Terminator's in the film.

    S05E08. "Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood"
    There is an official "Terminator" videogame at the arcade.

    S06E04. "Itchy & Scratchy Land"
    The Itchy and Scratchy robots' point-of-view is the same as the Terminator's.

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  • Sullivan's Travels

    82.Sullivan's Travels

    S02E15. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
    The title of this episode is a reference to the name of the fictional book Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? from the film.

  • Lethal Weapon

    83.Lethal Weapon

    S02E15. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
    Mcbain's panther is a spoof of Roger Murtaugh.

    S03E09. "Saturdays of Thunder"
    In the "McBain" clip, McBain's partner is a spoof of Roger Murtaugh from the "Lethal Weapon" series.

  • Benji

    84.Benji

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    A sign at the dog obedience school reserves an area for "Benjis."

  • Cujo

    85.Cujo

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    A sign at the dog obedience school reserves an area for "Cujos".

  • Predator

    86.Predator

    ★★★★

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    When the scene changes to Santa's Little Helper's point of view, a small explosion sound is heard; this sound is used in Predator, when the camera switches to Predator's point of view.

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  • The Oscar

    87.The Oscar

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    The scene where Santa's Little Helper receives his diploma spoofs the film.

  • Animal House

    88.Animal House

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    The on screen descriptions of what happened to the dogs after they passed their tests spoof the film.

    S05E03. "Homer Goes to College"
    Several elements from this film are parodied/homaged; the movie Homer watches showing unruly fraternity members pranking an uptight dean, the end credits playing the song "Louie, Louie" over pictures of Homer wearing a toga, having a food fight in a cafeteria and being paddled in a fraternity hazing ritual.

    S06E01. "Bart of Darkness"
    Hippie singing "Sunshine on my shoulder" and gets punched.

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    89.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★

    S02E16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
    Lisa shows Marge her sewing callous and their fingers touch. Music that is similar to that from the movie plays in the background.

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  • Batman

    90.Batman

    S02E17. "Old Money"
    A person dressed up as The Joker stands in line to ask for Grampa's money.

    S04E09. "Mr. Plow"
    Adam West refers to "the new Batman movies".

  • The Nutty Professor

    91.The Nutty Professor

    S02E17. "Old Money"
    The character of Professor Frink in this episode is a spoof of Jerry Lewis' character from the film.

    S03E10. "Flaming Moe's"
    The scene in which Professor Frink analyzes a "Flaming Moe".

    S05E04. "Rosebud"
    The character of Professor Frink in this episode is a spoof of The Nutty Professor played by Jerry Lewis in this movie.

    S05E09. "The Last Temptation of Homer"
    When Bart is made into a nerd with huge glasses and shoes, his voice turns into a Jerry Lewis impression.

  • Tom Jones

    92.Tom Jones

    S02E17. "Old Money"
    The scene where Grampa and Bea take their pills spoofs the food scene in the film.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    93.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★½

    S02E18. "Brush with Greatness"
    A Good, the Bad and the Ugly-like theme plays as Homer prepares to weigh himself on the scales.

    S02E19. "Lisa's Substitute"
    A "Good, the Bad and the Ugly"-like theme is heard as Mr. Bergstrom first enters the classroom, dressed as a cowboy.

    S04E19. "The Front"
    A "Good, the Bad and the Ugly"-like theme plays in Grampa's daydream about the Old West.

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  • Rocky

    94.Rocky

    ★★★★

    S02E18. "Brush with Greatness"
    Homer's training montage spoofs the training montage in the film.

    S04E22. "Krusty Gets Kancelled"
    Krusty's training scene, where he punches a huge side of pork, mimics Rocky Balboa's style.

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  • The Mummy

    95.The Mummy

    S02E19. "Lisa's Substitute"
    At the mummy exhibit at the museum, Homer says, "I'd rather have him chasing me than the Wolf Man!".

    S06E06. "Treehouse of Horror V"
    The Mummy appears among Moe's group of ghouls.

  • The Wolf Man

    96.The Wolf Man

    S02E19. "Lisa's Substitute"
    At the mummy exhibit at the museum, Homer says, "I'd rather have him chasing me than the Wolf Man!".

    S05E11. "Homer the Vigilante"
    "I'm not saying he could be some inhuman monster like the wolf man" followed by a picture of the wolf man.

    S06E06. "Treehouse of Horror V"
    The Wolf Man appears in Moe's band of ghouls.

  • The Thing from Another World

    97.The Thing from Another World

    S02E19. "Lisa's Substitute"
    Martin says, "Keep watching the skies!".

  • Adam's Rib

    98.Adam's Rib

    S02E20. "The War of the Simpsons"
    "I was faking. I can turn it on and off like a faucet".

  • The Omen

    99.The Omen

    S02E20. "The War of the Simpsons"
    The music in the scene where an infant Bart chases his teenage babysitter with the car.

  • The War of the Roses

    100.The War of the Roses

    S02E20. "The War of the Simpsons"
    Title reference.