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

Internet Memes

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

  • 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. This was the first meme used in The Simpsons.



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

Garfield: The Movie

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

  • The Extreme Sport Punks make fun of Kumar for being Indian, calling him "Apu" and asking him when the Kwik-E-Mart will be open.

Inspector Gadget

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


  • A framed picture of Krusty the Clown, is seen on the wall. The picture shows a very depressed looking Krusty, driving a car, which is a screencap from "Homie the Clown".

The Duff

  • A flashback is shown to Bianca's mother crying and being depressed over her divorce. She is sitting in the couch watching "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". She is watching the scene where Homer is going through the five stages of grief, which inspires her to make her own motivational campaign, based off of the five stages of grief.

TV Shows

The Adventures of the Jimmy Neutron

  • In space, Jimmy's evil clone makes a prank call to the U.N. Security Council asking for Ivanna Shakemabooty (Pun: I want to shake my booty). This is a reference to Bart's prank calls to Moe's Tavern.

American Dad!

  • In the episode "100 A.D.", Roger hosts the show, at first, believing that he's hosting the Who Shot Mr. Burns? special, until he realizes that he is on American Dad.
  • In the episode "Faking Bad", Bart Simpson appears, giving Steve a fake ID. The name on the fake ID is "Mike Rotch", which Steve makes the mistake of saying, in a similar way to how Moe says it in the Bart's prank calls gag. Bart then laughs at him and runs away.
  • In the episode "The Longest Distance Relationship", Sibad and Jeff traveled through a wormhole and changed through a bunch of depictions styles. One of which, depicted them the way they would be depicted in The Simpsons.

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

  • During the scene where Murray the Monster first shows up out of the limo in the episode, "Monsters Don't Dance", a boy that greatly resembles Bart can be seen in the crowd of people cheering while waving his lucky red hat.
  • Additionally, the various quotes the Gromble says during the opening credits before each episode are Gromble Gags, which are based on the couch gags from The Simpsons.

    Bart Simpson waving his lucky red hat in "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters"


  • Bart makes a cameo appearance in the episode "Hooray For North Hollywood, Part 2", in the musical number "Shmooze", when Dot Warner sings "And for The Simpsons you suggested that they call the kid 'Bart'". Only Bart's hair was seen in the episode to avoid copyright claims.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Toph says, "We're finally leaving Ba Sing Se, Worst City Ever!", which is a reference to Comic Book Guy's catchphrase.


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

"How many fingers does Homer Simpson have?"


  • In the episode "Super Duck vs Muscle Bread", during the battle, a family of ducks, similar to The Simpsons, is shown.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Chad resembling Homer Simpson

  • In "Fishing Trip", after losing all of his hair, Chad resembles Homer Simpson and also uses his famous catchphrase after Sumo steps on his toe.

Codename Kids Next Door

  • In one episode, Numbuh 4 says "D'oh".

Comic Book Men

In one episode, the guys talk about valentines cards and Bryan tells Ming not to be the "Choo-Choo Choose me guy" reffering to Ralph's card to lisa.
In the first episode the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis can be seen in the stash.

Corner Gas

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

Drawn Together


  • In "I, Duckman", Duckman watches a number of old home movies, one of them depicting the Simpsons living room. His eldest son, Ajax, is also seen, dressed like Bart Simpson. Duckman is listening to the TV, on which the announcer lists the winning lottery numbers. When he realizes he won the lottery, Duckman shouts "Woo-hoo!" His younger sons, being only babies, then crawl over and eat the lottery ticket, to which Duckman cries "D'oh!" His wife is also seen, dressed like Marge Simpson.
  • A boy whose appearance is similar to that of Bart's is seen at the boarding school for gifted children from the episode "Ride the High School".
  • In It's the Thing of the Principal Duckman shouts "D'oh!" at the end.
  • In the halloween episode, "Duckman and Cornfed in 'Haunted Society Plumbers'", Homer is shown at the end eating donuts. He was voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
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El Tigre the Adventures of Manny Rivera

  • One episode's title is a parody of Bart's catchphrase, "Ay Carumba!"

Family Guy

Fresh off the Boat

  • In the episode "Year of the Rat", Mitch was seen putting olives on his fingers and ribbing them together, quoting Mr. Burns' catchphrase, "Excellent", until Louis told him, "No more Simpsons impressions", to which Mitch replies with a sad "D'oh".


  • 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 eat my shiny metal ass.
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Bart dolls

A Big Piece of Garbage Futurama eat my shorts


Garfield and Friends

  • In the episode "The Automated, Animated Cartoon", Garfield is briefly dressed as Bart

Teen Titans Go!

Robin With Bart's Hair

Robin with Bart's hair

  • In "Starfire the Terrible ", after Robin's hair gel is destroyed, he attempts to get it back to normal. While attempting to fix his hair, Robin is briefly shown with the hair style of Bart, as well as the hair styles of Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise, and Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. 

The Cleveland Show

  • In the episode "Brown History Month", a cutaway to Cleveland with two other black people, Randy Jackson and Carl Carlson was seen.
  • In the episode "Cleveland Live!", there was an epilogue, talking about all the famous adult animated cartoons. The Simpsons was one of them. They showed a picture of Bart saying "¡Ay, caramba!" and then showed Stewie Griffin from Family Guy, saying the exact same phrase, making a joke about how Family Guy ripped off The Simpsons.
  • In the episode "BFF's", Donna goes off on a tangent about how the nagging wives of the stupid dad in adult animated sitcoms never have any friends, listing people such as Lois Griffin, Francine Smith, Marge Simpson, and herself.
  • In the episode "Harder, Better, Faster, Browner", the music guide briefly showed a bunch of famous songs from other adult animated sitcoms, including Do the Bartman.
  • In the episode "Hot Coacoa Bang Bang!", Comic Book Guy was seen coming up to Cleveland's stand at the Comic Con, reading his comic and saying "Worst Cameo Ever!".
  • In the episode "Ain't Nothin' but a Mutton Bustin'", there were stuffed dolls in the store that were parodies of Bart Simpson called "Brat Simpson".
  • In the episode "Turkey Dot Pie", a parade float of Bart Simpson is seen in the Macy's parade.

The Critic

  • In "Dial M for Mother", Homer and Bart made a brief appearance. 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 critic Dial M for Mother

Homer and Bart in The Critic episode "Dial M For Mother"

The critic Dukerella

Garfield and Friends The Automated, Animated Cartoon

The Fairly OddParents

The Feldmans' couch gag sequence

The Feldmans' couch gag sequence style

  • In "Channel Chasers", when Timmy, Adult Timmy, Wanda and Cosmo travel inside their TV to stop Vicky from taking over the world, one TV show they travel into is a parody of The Simpsons called The Feldmans. It features a opening sequence parody (without the title screen), a theme song parody, a chalkboard gag parody (the chalkboard reads "This is the sincerest form of flattery", a pun on how the show is imitating The Simpsons), parodies of Krusty, Ned Flanders, Barney Gumble, Springfield Elementary School (entitled "Wintergreen Elementary School"), El Barto (entitled "El Vicko"), the Nuclear Power Plant, Moe's Tavern (entitled "Mike's Tavern"), Blinky (Barney transforms into Blinky while swimming under a sea of radioactive liquid), 742 Evergreen Terrace and a couch gag. The town of "Wintergreen", is a parody of Springfield.
  • In "Fairly OddBaby", when the currently-unnamed fairy baby Poof vomits, Cosmo thinks about naming his child "Barfolomew", a reference to Bart's full name. When Cosmo thinks about Barfolomew, the child he imagines is a parody of Bart Simpson.
  • In "Cheese & Crockers", Mr. Turner invents his own toilet seat, which is similar to Homer's Lazy Man Toilet Seat from "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace".
  • In "Scary GodParents", Timmy wishes that everyone's Halloween costumes were real.

The Powerpuff Girls

  • In the episode "Supper Villain/Collect Her", Lenny Baxter, a recurring character, looks almost identical to Comic Book Guy.
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The Office

  • There is a stuffed plushie doll of Homer Simpson that's seen in the office in several episodes.
  • In the episode Diwali, Michael lists the famous people from India; one of which is Apu.


Loud Kiddington as Bart

How I Met Your Mother

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

Gravity Falls

  • In episode Bottomless Pit Dipper says, "How you diddly-doing, Soos?" which is a reference to Ned Flanders
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy bride of Frankenstein

Bride with Marge's hair


King of the Hill


King of the Hill

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

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

Mad TV

  • In "Avaturd / CSI Carly", Bart Simpson appears wearing glasses.
  • In "Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End / Batman Family Feud", once the pirate saw Neverland, the Simpsons opening is parodied with the same music, and the factory to the top left.
  • In "Ko-Bee Movie / Law and Ogre", Homer Simpson appeared in a picture at the Wolfgang Bucks store.
  • In "ArThor / The Big Fang Theory", Bart Simpson appeared writing on the chalkboard.
  • In "Dances With Wolverine / Tater Tots & Tiaras", Dr. Hibbert appears as a judge in a segment titled "America's Next Top Surgeon".

Married... With Children

  • In the episode "Mr. Empty Pants", Peggy Bundy mentions Homer Simpson.


  • The entire show is a rip-off of The Simpsons.

Saturday Night Live

  • Britney Spears imitator says that her sister's show Zoey 101 is better than animated shows like The Simpsons.


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

Sesame Street

Monster in the Mirror Simpsons

"Hey, wubba, man!"

  • Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie make an appearance singing near the end of the song, "Monster in the Mirror".

Shear Genius

South Park

SpongeBob SquarePants

Tiny toons Blard

Blard Simpleton

Tiny Toon Adventures

  • 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 "Tiny Toon Spring Break", Bart Simpson makes a cameo locked in a cage along with the other animal characters Elmyra has kidnapped.


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

Uncle Grandpa

Uncle grandpa

Uncle grandpa

  • In the episode "Uncle Grandpa Land", the cast does a couch gag with Uncle Grandpa dressed as Bart.

Hey Duggee

  • In the episode "The Hair Badge", one of Duggee's hairstyles resembles Homer Simpson's hair, even saying "D'oh!" while in this style.

The Loud House

  • Flip is similar to Apu.

Little Bear

Max & Ruby

  • The episode "Ruby's Hiccups" has a similar plot to "Bart's Hiccups".


  • The episode "Franklin Has The Hiccups" has a similar plot to "Bart's Hiccups".



Percy the Park Keeper

  • The episode "The Fox's Hiccups" has a similar plot to "Bart's Hiccups".

Video Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • The Multiplayer map "Meltdown" takes place on a nuclear power plant. Inside a room near the Militia spawn, a box of pink donuts can be found on a control panel, a reference to Homer's workplace.

Club Penguin

  • In the SWF for the new Clothes Shop (2012 - present), Marge Simpson is seen in a cameo. To avoid lawsuits, they changed the color of her hair to purple and put bows in her hair.

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes

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

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

  • In Disco Stew ability is a reference Disco Stu.

Lunar: Blue Eternal

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Minecraft XBOX Edition

  • A Simpsons Skin Pack DLC was released in late Febuary 2015.


  • The pilot for the Terran Science Vessel has a voice similar to to Mr. Burns. In addition, the pilot will say "Excellent!" if the player clicks it enough times.

Team Fortress 2

  • 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."

Comics & Books

Curtis Comic Crossovers

Bart comes to Curtis' party.

  • On April 8th, 2018, Curtis invited notorious trouble makers from other media to his party. One of these troublemakers was Bart Simpson.
  • In Dilbert drawing bart ride bicycle is clever
  • Homer was seen requesting an autograph from Tiffany (who was currently dressed up as Zeye from a homemade computer game "Eyes of Zeye"), although Luann, her rival, got the last laugh by giving an autograph on Darth Vader's lightsaber at the latter's request.
Big Nate
  • In an early strip, Nate says that he will wait to study until after watching The Simpsons.
  • In another strip, Nate suggests his father dress as Homer Simpson for Halloween.
Nickelodeon Magazine
  • On the cover for the April 2001 (Kids Choice Awards 2001 editon) issue, Bart makes a cameo.
Doctor Who Magazine
  • An alien resembling Bart Simpson briefly appears in the comic story "Space Invaders!"
On The Fastrack
  • The May 23, 2015 comic by Bill Holbrook includes Rose Trellis being drawn in several cartoon character styles, include with Marge's hair. The punchline is that because she is one of the richest people in the world, she objected that the cartoonists didn't pay her for the privilege of drawing her that way.

Dork Diaries

  • In the book "Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After:, Brianna mentioned that she tried to call Princess Sugar Plum, but instead called Moe and he told her if he called her again, he will sent her to jail. This references when Bart do prank calls on Moe on several episodes of The Simpsons.


Trey Songz' reference to The Simpsons

In Trey Songz' song "Say Aah", it features the line "Tryna' get you home or would you be Marge Simpson?", which is a play on Homer's name and a reference to his wife Marge Simpson.