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The popularity and impact of The Simpsons has led to the series being references in various other media.

Internet MemesEdit

All Your Base Are Belong To UsEdit

  • A popular series of photoshopped images for its use of a badly translated line from the imported European release of the Japanese video game Zero Wing, and exploded into use by the Newgrounds flash animation music videos of Invasion of the Gabber Robots by the defunct techno band Laziest Men On Mars, one edit consists of a take of the popular Chalkboard gag, with Bart writing the famous line down as punishment.



Flubber Edit

  • For about 3 seconds, Bart and Lisa laughing on a couch on the yellow robot can be seen.

Garfield: The Movie Edit

Inspector Gadget Edit

  • A scene shows Sykes sleeping in front of a control panel, mirroring a TV in the background showing Homer Simpson sleeping at his workstation.

TV ShowsEdit


  • Bart makes a cameo appearance when Dot Warner sings "And in The Simpsons they just had to name that kid "Bart". Only Bart's hair was seen in the episode to avoid copyright claims.

King of the HillEdit

Bobby Hill has a Bart Simpson doll in his bedroom.


Questions were asked that were related to The Simpsons, such as:

"How many fingers does Homer Simpson have?"

Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit

Corner Gas Edit

  • In one episode, Brent put Marge on the list of who to not accept checks from.

Drawn Together Edit

  • In "A Tale of Two Cows," a reference to the floorboard gag is made when as the camera moves up between the floorboards two skeletons that resemble Bart and Lisa Simpson can be seen.

The Fairly OddParents Edit

The Critic Edit

  • In "Dial M for Mother," Homer and Bart made a brief appearance in "Dial M for Mother". During an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Jay is asked about talking over the heads of his audience and does just that in his answer. An annoyed family watching changes the channel to The Simpsons, where Homer—after stepping on a rake—exclaims, "D'oh!" and Bart replies, "Ay caramba!" The family's father comments, "Now, this I understand."
  • In Dukerella', Jay and Alice go to a costume ball dresses up as Homer and Marge to meet Duke, Alice's sister crush.

The Office Edit

In one episode, Michael lists off famous people from India; he mentions Apu.

Family Guy Edit

Futurama Edit

  • In one episode, when Fry, Leela and Bender land on a giant ball of trash that's heading towards a collision course on Earth, Fry spots a pile of Bart Simpson dolls. Bender pulls a string behind one of them, which causes the doll to utter Bart's catchphrase "Eat my shorts", which Bender promptly follows (also uttering "Mmmmm...shorts.")

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Edit

  • In "Billy Idiot / Home of the Ancients", the bride of Frankenstein have the hair similar to Marge Simpson.

How I Met Your Mother Edit

  • In one episode, Ted says "Let's teach Bart Simpsons how to drive!"
  • Homer tells the kids how he met Marge.

Saturday Night Live Edit

  • A Britney Spears imitator says that her sisters show Zoey 101 is better than animated shows like The Simpsons.

Scrubs Edit

  • In an episode, they make a reference to Apu.

Shear Genius Edit

South Park Edit

SpongeBob SquarePants Edit

Tiny Toon Adventures Edit

  • In Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, Elmyra Duff gives a lion a Bart Simpson type haircut.
  • In the episode "Pledge Week", Babs Bunny does impressions of Marge, Bart and Maggie.
  • In "Toon TV", Babs mentions Bart in the song segment "Toon Out, Toon In".
  • In "Weekday Afternoon Live" their is a spoof character of Bart named Blard Simpleton.


  • In one episode, The Simpsons appear on a TV screen.

Video GamesEdit

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero: Deleted ScenesEdit

  • In the mission "Hankagai", a poster with 2 Mr. Sparkle's fishes, can be seen.

Team Fortress 2Edit

  • In the game, a hat is available to the Medic called "Ze Goggles" with the description stating that it does "nothing", a reference to a line from Rainier Wolfcastle in the episode Radioactive Man (which is also a popular internet meme).
  • In a blog post on the TF2 website explaining the development of the class "Demoman" (a black Scottish cyclops), the developers mentioned that they made the character black because at the time it looked too much like a "Groundskeeper in Springfield."

Marvel Super Hero Squad OnlineEdit

Comics & books
Homer in "Give Nadia a Break"

Fairy Tales of NadiaEdit

  • In "Give Nadia a Break," Homer was seen on TV eating chips with sauce, the artwork was redrawn from the Simpsons episode "Dial 'N' For Nerder" in a different artwork. Homer was also added another finger in each hand with nails, unlike the regular character in The Simpsons.

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