The popularity and impact of The Simpsons has led to the show being references in various other media.
- 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.
- For about three seconds, Bart and Lisa laughing on a couch on the yellow robot can be seen.
- Garfield flips the channel of the TV to the episode Dog of Death.
- A scene shows Sykes sleeping in front of a control panel, mirroring a TV in the background showing Homer Simpson sleeping at his workstation.
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?"
- In one episode, Brent put Marge Simpson on the list of who to not accept checks from.
- In the episode "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.
- Channel Chasers: When Timmy, Wanda and Cosmo go inside their TV, one TV show they travel into is a parody of The Simpsons called The Feldmans. It features a chalkboard gag parody, parodies of Krusty, Ned Flanders, Barney, Nuclear Power Plant, Moe's Tavern (entitled "Mike's Tavern") and Blinky (Barney transforms to Blinky, while swimming under radioactive sea), and a couch gag.
- In Dial M for Mother, Homer and Bart Simpson 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.
- See Family Guy for details.
- 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.")
- In one episode, Ted says "Let's teach Bart Simpsons how to drive!"
- Homer tells the kids how he met Marge.
- A Britney Spears imitator says that her sisters show Zoey 101 is better than animated shows like The Simpsons.
- In an episode, they make a reference to Apu.
- In Season 2, Episode 1: In The Dark, the contestants tried to make hair cuts that resemble cartoon characters, and two tried making Marge's hair do.
- In one episode, The Simpsons appear on a TV screen.
- 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."
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