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    Season 1 

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

  • The title is a parody of the first line of The Christmas Song, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."
  • Bart mentions Charlie Brown, Tiny Tim, and The Smurfs.
  • Two of the incorrect names for Santa's reindeer Homer says are Nixon and Donna Dixon.

Bart the Genius

Homer's Odyssey

  • The title is a pun on the Greek poem The Odyssey by Homer.
  • Bart sings "John Henry was a Steel Driving Man", an American folk song.

There's No Disgrace Like Home

  • The title is a pun on the line "There's no place like home" from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Burn's Manor, as always, resembles Kane's mansion from Citizen Kane.
  • Freaks is referenced when the family repeats "One of us."

Bart the General

  • Bart claims one of the only good wars to be the Star Wars trilogy.
  • The training montages parody Patton (specifically the music) and Full Metal Jacket. Grandpa even refers to Gen. George S. Patton by name.

Moaning Lisa

  • The title is a pun on the Mona Lisa painting.
  • The video game Homer and Bart are playing is a parody of Punch-Out!!.

The Call of the Simpsons

The Telltale Head

Life on the Fast Lane

Homer's Night Out

  • When Aput tells Homer that he looks familiar (due to seeing him on the incriminating photo), Homer believes he's confused him for Fred Flintstone.
  • During the bachelor party the guys sing "Barnacle Bill the Sailor."

The Crepes of Wrath

  • The title is a pun on the novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • The two men who "take care" of Bart while he is in France are named César and Ugolin, the male leads from Manon des Sources
  • Maggie has a red balloon, a reference to the classic French children's film Le Ballon Rouge.

Krusty Gets Busted

  • A Little Night Music: When Chief Wiggum orders the clowns on the police line-up to come out, he says "Send in the clowns", a nod to the musical.
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: When Sideshow Bob is arrested, he admits his crime and that he intended to frame Krusty, exclaiming, "I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for You Meddling Kids," referring to the common ending line of most episodes where the Mystery Inc. kids foil criminal activity.
  • Sideshow Bob reads The Man in the Iron Mask to the audience.
  • Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" is sung in the episode.

Some Enchanted Evening

  • America's Most Wanted: The television series "America's Most Armed and Dangerous" (where Mrs. Botz's true identity is revealed to the kids) is a parody.
  • South Pacific: The episode title is taken from a song from the 1949 musical.
  • Ms. Botz's pursuit of Bart into the cellar is reminiscent of Robert Mitchum's pursuit of a young boy in the film The Night of the Hunter.
  • Moe's Tavern plays "The Man That Got Away" from the 1954 remake of A Star Is Born.

    Season 2 

Bart Gets an F

Simpson and Delilah

  • The title is a pun on the legend of Samson and Delilah.
  • The scene with Homer running through town with his new hair is a parody of It's a Wonderful Life
  • The scene where Homer gets the executive washroom key is a parody of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?.

Treehouse of Horror

Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

  • Burns' campaign speech is a recreation of the famous scene from Citizen Kane.
  • The title refers to a Republican Party circular used to promote Herbert Hoover in 1928 that promised "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

Dancin' Homer

  • Homer's line, "Today, as I leave for Capital City, I consider myself the luckiest mascot on the face of the earth" that he says in his farewell speech to the Springfield fans, is a reference to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, immortalized in the 1942 baseball film The Pride of the Yankees.
  • "Capitol City" is a parody of "New York, New York."

Dead Putting Society

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Bart the Daredevil

  • Lance Murdoch is a parody of Evel Knievel.
  • Bart's arrival to Springfield Gorge is taken from Lawrence of Arabia.

Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

  • The scene where the children go out and play is a reference to the "Pastoral Symphony" segment from Fantasia.
  • Maggie hitting Homer with the mallet is a reference to Psycho.

Bart Gets Hit By A Car

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish.

  • The title is a reference to Doctor Seuss' One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
  • When Homer arrives at his home after leaving Moe's Tavern, he hammers on one of the windows of the house and shouts Marge's name, as in the 1967 film The Graduate.
  • Bart and Lisa sing the Theme from Shaft, and another patron sings Cher's "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves."

The Way We Was

Homer vs. Lisa & The 8th Commandment

Principal Charming

Oh Brother Where Art Thou

Bart's Dog Gets an F

Old Money

Brush with Greatness

Lisa's Substitute

The War of the Simpsons

Three Men and A Comic Book

Blood Feud

    Season 3 

Stark Raving Dad

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington

When Flanders Failed

Bart the Murderer

Homer Defined

Like Father Like Clown

  • The plot is based on The Jazz Singer. Rabbi Krustofsky indirectly references it at one point.

Treehouse of Horror II

  • The third segment, "If I Only Had A Brain", appears to reference a scene from Robocop II in which a man's brain is removed from his body and his cranium is cut right off with a bonesaw. This also happens to Homer except his cranium is disposed of carelessly, making a hilarious china-bowl noise as it hits the ground.

Lisa's Pony

Saturdays of Thunder

Flaming Moes

  • Serveral references to Cheers are made, including the Flaming Moes montage.

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

I Married Marge

Lisa the Greek

  • The title and the character "Smooth" Jimmy Apollo are references to Jimmy the Greek.
  • Duff Bowl was a reference to the series of Bud Bowl "games" that would play during the Super Bowl at the time.

Homer Alone

  • The title and Homer's scream is a nod to Home Alone.
  • The opening scene has Homer chasing Bart as if they were Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
  • Marge's roar to the angry bystander sounds a lot like the MGM lion roar.
  • This episode establishes Patty and Selma's obsession with MacGyver.

Bart the Lover

Homer at the Bat

  • The title is a reference to "Casey at the Bat".
  • The music that plays before Homer uses his Wonder Bat is similar to music used in The Natural.

Separate Vocations

Dog of Death

Colonel Homer

  • The title is based on Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager.
  • Homer says Lurleen's song hasn't stuck to him so hard since "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.
  • The variety show Ya-Hoo! is a parody of Hee Haw.
  • The plot was inspired by the film Coal Miner's Daughter.

Black Widower

  • Sideshow Bob's prisoner number is 24601.

The Otto Show

Bart's Friend Falls in Love

Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes

    Season 4 

Kamp Krusty

  • The scene where the children make wallets while Kearney beats the drum parodies Ben Hur.
  • The method Mr. Black and the bullies flee the camp during the rebellion parodies the James Bond series.

A Streetcar Named Marge

  • Marge appears in a musical production of A Streetcar Named Desire and the title is also a reference.
  • Homer can be seen playing on a Game Boy at one point in the episode.

Homer the Heretic

Lisa the Beauty Queen

Treehouse of Horror III

Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

Marge Gets a Job

New Kid On The Block

Mr. Plow

  • Barney's "transformation" as he goes from college-bound student to alcoholic parodies Lawrence Talbot turning into the Wolf-Man from the film of the same name.

Lisa's First Word

  • The Krusty Burger Olympic promotion and the subsequent backfiring due to the Soviet boycotting of the Games was based on a McDonald's promotion that had the same results.

Homer's Triple Bypass

Marge vs. the Monorail

  • The opening scene is a parody of the opening sequence to The Flintstones.
  • Lyle Lanley and his plan to get the town's money with song and dance comes from The Music Man.
  • The celebrity on the maiden voyage was Gallager!

Selma's Choice

  • Inverted: the Bouvier family iguana being called "Jub-Jub" looks like a reference to "The Jabberwocky" ('the Jub-Jub Bird') or to "The Hunting of the Snark", but Word of God says that it was just a random phrase coined by the writer, Conan O'Brien.

Brother from the Same Planet

  • The nun being blown away by the wind parodies The Flying Nun.
  • The scene where Milhouse writes "Trab Pu Kcip" parodies the "Redrum" scene from The Shining.
  • Tuesday Night Live is a parody of Saturday Night Live, with Bart noting that the show isn't the same without Joe Piscopo.
  • Dr. Hibbert offers Lisa a M*A*S*H coloring book.
  • Bart and Tom watch an episode of The Ren & Stimpy Show.

I Love Lisa

  • The title is a reference to the classic TV show I Love Lucy.


  • Bart trying to pick up two cupcakes with cherries parodies a scene on A Clockwork Orange, where Alex, after being conditioned, struggles to fondle a woman's bare breasts.

Last Exit to Springfield

So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show.

The Front

  • The end credits of Little Barbershop of Horrors parody the end credits of many TV shows produced by Stephen J. Cannell, here placing Itchy and Scratchy at the desk in Cannel's place. (Cannell himself commented on the episode positively to writer Mike Reiss later.)

Whacking Day

Marge In Chains

Krusty Gets Kancelled.

    Season 5 

Homer's Barbershop Quartet

  • Moe is selling clams painted to resemble Lucille Ball.
  • Melvin and the Squirrels are an obvious parody of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  • As with Side Show Bob, Skinner's prisoner number in Vietnam was 24601.
  • Many of the Be-Sharps' points of popularity parallel The Beatles.
    • In the 1980s, Moe's Tavern was called Moe's Cavern, a nod to The Cavern Club where the Beatles got their start.
    • Barney replacing Chief Wiggum is a reference to Pete Best getting replaced by Ringo Starr.
    • Bart asking if the Be-Sharps screwed up like the Beatles and said they were Bigger Than Jesus is a nod to John Lennon's infamous quote. Homer then show's him a record called "Bigger Than Jesus" with the Be-Sharps walking on water a la the cover to Abbey Road.
    • The finale of the Be-Sharps reuniting to sing atop Moe's Tavern is a reference to the Beatles singing on top of the Apple building.
  • Chief Wiggum watches The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Late Show with Joan Rivers.

Cape Feare

Much of the episode is a parody of Cape Fear, with some elements (mostly the knuckle tatoos) from Night Of The Hunter.
  • Sideshow Bob is distracted by singing the entire score of the H.M.S. Pinafore.

Homer Goes To College

  • Much of the plot is a reference to Animal House, down to the use of "Louie Louie" in the credits.


  • There are numerous nods to Citizen Kane, starting with the title.
    • The opening shot from outside Burns' mansion.
    • The flashback to Burns' childhood, where he leaves his precious childhood memory behind for a life of riches and cold industry.
    • Burns dropping the snowglobe at the end of his flashback dream.
  • Burns tries to cover up to Smithers his dream about Bobo by telling him he was dreaming of The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. In the next scene, Homer is indeed dreaming about it.
  • The guards marching and chanting outside Burns' mansion are based on the Wicked Witch of the West's guards in The Wizard of Oz.
  • The ending, where Burns, now a head in a jar on a robotic body, runs away with Bobo, with a number of Homer-like humans enslaved by apes, is a parody of The Planet Of The Apes.
  • Burns' brother is revealed to be comedian George Burns.
  • Burns and Smithers' attempt to steal Bobo is based on Mission: Impossible.
  • Charles Lindburg and Adolf Hitler were both in possession of Bobo.
  • Burns and Smithers act in a bad The Honeymooners parody.

Treehouse of Horror IV

Marge On the Lam

Bart's Inner Child

Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood

The Last Temptation of Homer

  • Homer's guardian angel initially takes the form of Isaac Newton, but then turns into Col. Klink (voiced by Werner Klemperer, no less).
  • Homer's first vision of Mindy is similar to Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

$pringfield: Or, 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling

Homer the Vigilante

Bart Gets Famous

Homer & Apu

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

Deep Space Homer

  • When Homer is on the centrifuge, he face distorts and resembles Popeye. Later during the launch, his face becomes that of Richard Nixon.
  • Homer imitates the final scene of Planet of the Apes when he finally gets the film's twist.
  • The Itchy & Scratchy cartoon references the chest-bursting scene from Alien.

Bart Gets an Elephant

  • The first part of a story – Bart being told he was the winner of an elephant, but then asked if he wants a $10,000 cash substitute – parallels a similar situation that happened on the 1950s version of The Price Is Right, where a contestant was shown an elephant, offered $4,000 and then insisted that they make good on the elephant prize. In both cases, legal threats arose and those in charge complied with the contestants' wishes.
  • These lines when Homer hits the statue come from The Sound of Music.

Burn's Heir

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Lady Bouvier's Lover

  • The title is a reference to Lady Chatterlys Lover. In the DVD commentary the producers say they were at the time worried the title was too lewd, now it wouldn't be lewd enough!
  • The ending is an homage to ;;The Graduate,;; complete with Simon & Garfunkel parody "The Sound of Grampa"

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

    Season 6 

Bart Of Darkness

Lisa's Rival

Another Simpsons Clip Show

Itchy & Scratchy Land

  • Many of Itchy & Scratchy Land's areas reference Walt Disney World. For example..
    • Parents Island is a reference to Pleasure Island, a former club.
    • There is a reference to the Main Street Electrical Parade.
  • The gags during the family's car ride are based on National Lampoon's Vacation.
  • The helicopter ride to the park is a reference to Jurassic Park.
  • Pinitchio and Scratchtasia are parodies of Pinocchio and Fantasia respectively.
  • Roger Myers Sr.'s film Nazi Supermen Are Our Superiors is a nod to Walt Disney's alleged antisemitism, as well as an inversion of the propaganda short Der Fuehrer's Face.
  • The robots rebelling and going on a rampage is a nod to Westworld.
  • The joke about Euro Itchy & Scratchy Land is a reference to the low attendance of Disneyland Paris in its first years of operation.

Sideshow Bob Roberts

  • Bart gets The Flintstones talking phone in kindergarten. Henry Corden even voices Fred's recording.

Treehouse of Horror V

Bart's Girlfriend

Lisa on Ice

Homer Badman

Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

Fear of Flying

Homer the Great

And Maggie Makes Three

Bart's Comet

Homie The Clown

Bart vs. Australia

Homer vs. Patty & Selma

A Star is Burns

Lisa's Wedding

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

The PTA Disbands!

'Round Springfield

The Springfield Connection

Lemon of Troy

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

    Season 7 

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)

  • Chief Wiggum falls asleep while looking over some of the evidence from shooting, and ends up dreaming of a place similar to The Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, with a backwards-talking Lisa standing in for The Man From Another Place.
  • Willie references Basic Instinct during his interview.

Radioactive Man

  • The campy 70s version of "Radioactive Man" is reminiscent of Batman.

Home Sweet Homediddly-dum-doodly

Bart Sells His Soul

Lisa the Vegetarian

Treehouse of Horror VI

King Size Homer

Mother Simpson

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular

Marge Be Not Proud

Team Homer

Two Bad Neighbors

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield

Bart the Fink

Lisa the Iconoclast

Homer the Smithers

The Day the Violence Died

A Fish Called Selma

Bart On the Road

22 Short Films about Springfield

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish

Much Apu about Nothing


Summer of 4 Ft. 2

  • Lisa says that she heard the word "crustacean" on Baywatch.

    Season 8 

Treehouse of Horror VII

You Only Move Twice

The Homer they Fall

Burns, Baby, Burns

Bart After Dark

A Milhouse Divided

Lisa's Date with Density

Hurricane Neddy

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)

The Springfield Files

The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

Mountain of Madness

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

Homer's Phobia

Brother From Another Series

  • Frasier is a hit show on the NBC Television network.

My Sister the Sitter

Homer vs. The 18th Amendment

Grade School Confidential

The Canine Mutiny

The Old Man and the Lisa

  • When Mr. Burns tells Smithers that he is going to get that girl to help him and the following scenes with Lisa are from That Girl.

In Marge We Trust

Homer's Enemy

The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase

The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

    Season 9 

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

  • After his flashback, Homer mentions that C.H.U.D.s attacked him after falling in the sewer.
  • Bart mistakes a Hasidic Jew for ZZ Top.
  • Bart sneaks into the headquarters of MAD.

The Principal and the Pauper

Lisa's Sax

  • Homer and Marge sing a version of "Those Were the Days" from All in the Family. The narrator then notes The Simpsons is filmed in front of a live studio audience.
  • The episode ends with Lisa playing "Baker Street" on her sax.

Treehouse of Horror VIII

The Cartridge Family

Bart Star

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

Lisa the Skeptic

Realty Bites

Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

  • Marge tries to get the money back on Jeopardy!.

All Singing, All Dancing

Bart Carny

The Joy of Sect

Das Bus

  • The title is a pun on Das Boot.
  • Principal Skinner banging his shoe on his desk at the Model U.N. meeting is a reference to Nikita Khrushchev's "shoe-banging incident" at the United Nations in 1960.
  • The plot about the kids on the island is based on Lord of the Flies.
  • The scene where Bart, Lisa and Milhouse swing across a ravine on a vine references Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Ralph's face paint resembles that of Peter Criss.

The Last Temptation of Krust

Dumbbell Indemnity

Lisa the Simpson

This Little Wiggy

Simpson Tide

The Trouble with Trillions

Girly Edition

Trash of the Titans

King of the Hill

Lost Our Lisa

Natural Born Kissers

    Season 10 

Lard of the Dance

The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

Bart the Mother

Treehouse of Horror IX

When You Dish Upon a Star

D'ohin' in the Wind

Lisa Gets an A

Homer Simpson In "Kidney Trouble"

Mayored to the Mob

Viva Ned Flanders

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken

Sunday Cruddy Sunday

Homer to the Max

I'm With Cupid

Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers"

Make Room For Lisa

Maximum Homerdrive

Simpsons Bible Stories

Mom & Pop Art

The Old Man and The "C" Student

Monty Can't Buy Me Love

They Saved Lisa's Brain

Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

  • "Battling Seizure Robots" is a reference to a scene with rapid lighting flashes in the Pokémon episode "Electric Soldier Porygon" that sent 685 children into seizures.
  • Godzilla, Gamera, Rodan, and Mothra all make an appearance.

    Season 11 

Beyond Blunderdome

Brother's Little Helper

Guess Who's Coming To Criticize Dinner

Treehouse of Horror X


Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

Eight Misbehavin'

Take My Wife, Sleaze

Grift of the Magi

  • The title is a parody of the short story The Gift of the Magi, but the plot is entirely unrelated.

Little Big Mom

Faith Off

The Mansion Family

Saddlesore Galactica

Alone Again, Natura-Diddly

Missionary Impossible


Bart to the Future

Days Of Wine and D'ohses

Kill the Alligator and Run

Last Tap Dance in Springfield

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

Behind the Laughter

    Season 12 

Treehouse of Horror XI

A Tale of Two Springfields

Insane Clown Poppy

Lisa the Tree Hugger

The Computer Wore Menace Shoes

The Great Money Caper

  • The plot is based on Paper Moon, and Homer and Bart attempt to scam Flanders by selling him a bible they claim Maude ordered before dying, but Ned isn't fooled because he'd seen Paper Moon.
  • The title is from The Great Muppet Caper
  • Grandpa mentions The Sting 2 when he joins Homer and Bart.
  • "Magic Palace", the magic-themed restaurant the Simpsons visit at the beginning, is based on The Magic Castle, a Hollywood nightclub.
  • Marge's line "I didn't say that for clapping" is from a speech John Wayne once gave while drunk.
  • The ending lampoons the cliche of heist films always having a twist ending.


Pokey Mom

Worst Episode Ever

Tennis the Menace

Day of the Jackanapes

New Kids on the Blech

Hungry Hungry Homer

Bye Bye Nerdie

Simpson Safari

  • The title might be a reference to The Beach Boys song "Surfing Safari".

Trilogy of Error

I'm Going to Praiseland

Children of a Lesser Clod

  • The title is a pun of Children of a Lesser God.
  • Professor Frink uses shoes padded with flubber.
  • In Homer's retelling of how he broke his knee, he was a giant in space and got hit in the knee by George Jetson's car.
  • When Homer is billed for the porno films he rented, he mentions Doctor Screwlittle.
  • The scene where Arnie Pie follows Homer in the stolen paddy-wagon is based off of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase.

Simpsons Tall Tales

    Season 13 

Treehouse XII

The Parent Rap

Homer the Moe

A Hunka Hunka Burns In Love

The Blunder Years

She Of Little Faith

Brawl In the Family

Sweets & Sour Marge

Jaws Wired Shut

Half-Decent Proposal

The Bart Wants What It Wants

The Lastest Gun In the West

The Old Man and the Key

Tales from the Public Domain

Blame it On Lisa

Weekend at Burnsie's

Gump Roast

I Am Furious (Yellow)

The Sweetest Apu

Little Girl In the Big Ten

The Frying Game

Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge

    Season 14 

Treehouse of Horror XIII

How I Spent My Strummer Vacation

Bart & Lisa vs. The 3rd Grade

Large Marge

  • The Baha Men make a cameo singing "Who Left the Milk Out?" and "Who Let Her Jugs Out?", parodies of their hit "Who Let the Dogs Out?".
  • Bart and Milhouse watch the '60's Batman show, complete with Adam West and Burt Ward.

Helter Shelter

The Great Louse Detective

Special Edna

  • After watching a video of a teacher that tries to add humor to his lessons, the judges note Dead Poets Society has ruined a generation of educators.
  • "Honey I Sprayed Goo on the Audience" is a reference to both the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and the now defunct Epcot ride "Honey I Shrunk the Audience."

The Dad Who Knew Too Little

The Strong Arms of the Ma

Pray Anything

Barting Over

I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can

A Star Is Born Again

Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington


'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky

Three Gays of the Condo

Dude, Where's My Ranch?

Old Yeller Belly

Brake My Wife, Please

The Bart Of War

Moe Baby Blues

    Season 15 

Treehouse XIV

My Mother The Car Jacker

The President Wore Pearls

The Regina Monologues

  • The title parodies that of The Vagina Monologues.
  • The scene where Homer circles the roundabout in front of Buckingham Palace parodies a similar scene in National Lampoon's European Vacation.

The Fat & The Furriest

Today I am a Clown

'Tis the 15th Season

Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples, Teens and Gays

  • Roofi is an obvious parody of Raffi.
  • The scene of the babies attending the Roofi concert greatly resembles Woodstock.
  • The kids watching in horror as the "R" in the "Toys R Us" sign is turned frontward, especially Milhouse's expression, is a reference to the famous photograph taken during the Nazi occupation of France.
  • The scene of the Itchy & Scratchy statue being taken down with a tank parodies the destruction of the statue of Saddam Hussein during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • The scene where the kids make the childless people love children by touching them parodies the ending to The War of the Worlds.
    Lisa: For all their disposable income, for all their leisure time, they had no immunity against God's lowliest creatures: children.

I D'oh-bot

Diatribe of a Mad Housewife

Margical History Tour

Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Smart & Smarter

The Ziff Who Came to Dinner

Co-Dependents Day

The Wandering Juvie

My Big Fat Geek Wedding

Catch 'Em If You Can

Simple Simpson

The Way We Weren't

Bart-Mangled Banner

Fraudcast News

    Season 16 

Treehouse XV

All's Fair in Oven War

Sleeping With the Enemy

She Used to be My Girl

  • In The Stinger, Lisa is praying to Buhda, Jesus, and SpongeBob SquarePants. When Buhda thinks that they should help, SpongeBob just says "Screw Her!" and laughs maniacly instead of doing his famous "Dyeyeyeyeyeye!!!" laugh

Fat Man & Little Boy

Midnight Rx

  • Mr. Burns' plane, the Plywood Pelican, is a parody of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
  • Ralph says "I'm cuckoo for contraband", a reference to the Cocoa Puffs tagline "I'm cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs".
  • The Canadian drug store "Dudley Do-Drugs" is a pun on Dudley Do-Right.

Mommie Bearest

Homer & Ned's Hail Mary Pass

Pranksta Rap

There's Something About Marrying

On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister

  • The title is a pun on On A Clear Day I Can See Forever.
  • Sprawl-Mart is a parody of Wal-Mart. Lampshaded with a banner saying it's not a rip-off of Wal-Mart.
    • The subplot is also a parody of Wal-Mart's controversies regard its treatment of their employees.
  • The family joins together to play "Tijuana Taxi".

Goo Goo Gai Pan

Mobile Homer

The Seven Beer Snitch


Don't Fear the Roofer

The Heartbroke Kid

A Star is Torn

Thank God It's Doomsday

Home Away from Homer

  • Bad Company's eponymous song plays during Ned's rebellion from Humbleton.
  • Humbleton figurines are a parody of Hummel figurines.
  • When Ned enters Humbleton, Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago plays.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star

  • When Lisa mentions that Latin is "the language of Plutarch", Homer confuses him with Mickey Mouse's dog.
  • The "Ministry Machine" is a parody of the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo.

    Season 17 

Bonfire of the Manatees

The Girl Who Slept Too Little

Milhouse of Sand and Fog

Treehouse XVI

Marge's Son Poisoning

See Homer Run

Last of the Red Hat Mamas

The Italian Bob

Simpsons Christmas Stories

Homer's Paternity Coot

We're on the Road to D'ohwhere

My Fair Laddy

The Seemingly Never Ending Story

Bart Has Two Mommies

Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife

Million Dollar Abie

Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore

The Wettest Stories Ever Told

Girls Just Want to Have Sums

Regarding Margie

The Monkey Suit

  • The plot is a parody of the "Monkey Trial" of 1925, as well as the play it inspired, Inherit the Wind.
  • The conservative lawyer is seen feeding a deer and makes an allusion to Bambi to demonize evolution.
  • Marge has a picture of herself with a costumed Snoopy, which also advertises MetLife.

Homer and Marge Turn a Couple Play

    Season 18 

The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer

  • Fat Tony has a Finding Nemo bedsheet for his car.
  • When Fat Tony asks Milhouse for a three-ring binder, Milhouse asks if he wants the Comic Strip/Garfield or Love Is... one. Fat Tony picks Garfield.

Jazzy & the Pussycats

Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em

Treehouse XVII

G. I. D'oh

Moe N/A Lisa

Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)

  • The title is a parody of the song "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair".
  • Opal is a parody of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Homer's method of getting dressed is based on the opening sequence to Da Ali G Show.
  • The theme to The Streets of San Francisco plays when Homer speeds to Marge's art show.
  • Homer mistakes the giant Popsicle-stick statue of himself for that of Magilla Gorilla.

The Haw-Hawed Couple

  • The title is a pun on The Odd Couple.
  • The Angelica Button books are a parody of the Harry Potter books.
  • Nelson breaks his camera in frustration and yells "Look what you made me do!", much like Annie Wilkes in Misery.
  • The scene of Angelica Button trapped in a giant hourglass resembles the climax of Aladdin.
  • In Homer's revised book ending, Wizard Greystache fights like Popeye.
  • The ending is a parody of Brokeback Mountain.

Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2

The Wife Aquatic

Revenge is A Dish Best Served Three Times

Little Big Girl

Springfield Up

Yokel Cord

Rome-old and Julie-eh


  • Marge's screenplay Mrs. Mom (which Rainer Wolfcastle later plagiarizes) is based on Mr. Mom.

Marge Gamer

The Boys of Bummer

  • The title is a pun on The Boys of Summer.
  • Bart's ordeal references the public shaming of Bill Buckner and Steve Bartman for their baseball-related mistakes. Bartman would be referenced again when Homer (complete with jersey and headphones) catches one of the balls Bart was supposed to catch.
  • Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney sing an anti-Bart rendition of "Love Stinks" by The J. Geils Band.
  • At one point, Bart gets hit by a baseball and all his clothes fly off, much like Charlie Brown from Peanuts.
  • The voice and appearance of the baseball announcer are modeled after Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • The phrase "The Isotots lose the pennant!" is based on the phrase "The Giants win the pennant!" when the New York Giants win the 1951 National League pennant.
  • The theme that plays when Bart watches the all fly through the air is based on the score from Rudy.
  • The plot about the game being replayed is based on The Best Of Times.

Crook and Ladder

  • Smothering Mother magazine is a Larry Flynt publication.
  • Napien is an obvious parody of Ambien. In fact, Lisa was about to call it that before correcting herself.
  • While sleepwalking, Homer stacks a bunch of VHS tapes like dominoes, the first one pushed being a copy of C.H.U.D..

Stop of My Dog Will Shoot

24 Minutes

  • The episode is a parody of 24.

You Kent Always Say What You Want

    Season 19 

He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs

The Homer of Seville

Midnight Towboy

I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Treehouse XVIII

Little Orphan Millie

Husbands & Knives

Funeral For A Fiend:

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind

E Pluribus Wiggum

That 90's Show

Love, Springfieldian Style

The Debarted

Dial N For Nerder

Smoke on the Daughter

Papa Don't Leech

Apocalypse Cow

Any Given Sundance

Mona Leaves-A

All About Lisa

    Season 20 

Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes

Lost Verizon

Double, Double, Boy In Trouble

Treehouse XIX

Dangerous Curves

Homer & Lisa Exchange Cross Words

My Pods & Broomsticks

The Burns & The Bees

Lisa the Drama Queen

Take My Life, Please

How the Test Was Won

No Loan Again, Naturally

Gone Maggie Gone

In the Name of the Grandfather

Wedding for Disaster

  • Maggie's Imagine Spot involves Marge being a parody of Godzilla and Homer as King Kong. Then Kong!Homer sits down and reads Apes magazine, a parody of People.
  • Patty and Selma's torture of Homer is based on the Saw series.

Eeny Meany Maya Moe

The Good, The Sad, & The Druggly

Father Knows Worst

Waverly Hills, 9021D'oh

Four Great Women & A Manicure

Coming to Homerica

    Season 21 

Homer the Whopper"

"Bart Gets a 'Z'"

"The Great Wife Hope"

"Treehouse of Horror XX"

"The Devil Wears Nada"

"Pranks and Greens"

"Rednecks and Broomsticks

"O Brother, Where Bart Thou?"

"Thursdays with Abie"

"Once Upon a Time in Springfield"

"Million Dollar Maybe"

"Boy Meets Curl"

"The Color Yellow"

"Postcards from the Wedge"

"Stealing First Base"

"The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed"

"American History X-cellent"

"Chief of Hearts"

"The Squirt and the Whale"

"To Surveil with Love"

"Moe Letter Blues"

"The Bob Next Door"

"Judge Me Tender"

    Season 22 

"Elementary School Musical"

"Loan-a Lisa"

"Money BART"

"Treehouse of Horror XXI"

"Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life"

"The Fool Monty"

"How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?"

"The Fight Before Christmas"

"Donnie Fatso"

"Moms I'd Like to Forget"

"Flaming Moe"

"Homer the Father"

"The Blue and the Gray"

"Angry Dad: The Movie"

"The Scorpion's Tale"

"A Midsummer's Nice Dream"

"Love Is a Many Strangled Thing"

"The Great Simpsina"

The Real Housewives of Fat Tony"

"Homer Scissorhands"

"500 Keys"

The Ned-Liest Catch"

    Season 23 

Holidays of Future Passed

  • Maggie rides in a broken-down plane based on the ones seen in Mad Max.

Them, Robot

Lisa Goes Gaga

  • Blink and miss - the mirror showing Lady Gaga in the Vampirella costume.

    Season 24 

Moonshine River

  • When the Simpsons are in Times Square where we first see them in New York City to find Mary Spuckler there:
    Homer: Look at this place! Things have certainly changed since our ancestor Fievel came here!

Pulpit Friction

    Season 25 

    Season 26 

Treehouse of Horror XXV

  • The many different versions of the Simpson family at the end:

Waiting for Duffman

  • In the scene just prior to Homer taking the Duffman oath, a video briefly plays of a Duff-themed Game of Thrones opening, complete with music. Homer lampshades the absurdity of the situation with "Seems awfully overproduced".