The Simpsons does...

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Get_in_Gear, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    "I bent my Wookiee!"

    You can always rely on America's favourite yellow family to throw in a nod to popular culture.
    The show has always included tributes to and spoofs of sci-fi and horror favourites - Star Wars, in particular, has provided plenty of inspiration for Groening and co over the years...

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    The Cylons from Battlestar Galactica wrestling "those gay robots from the Star Wars films" is a personal favourite...

    Anyone got a favourite Simpsons/sci-fi cross-over, or spoted any in-jokes in the show that others may have missed...?
  2. MasterP Force Ghost

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    I forgot what episode it was but it was in the beginning of the episode and they showed an AT-AT sitting down reading a news paper. It was pretty funny.
  3. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I think you're referring to Cosmic Wars. You can download the clips of that here:

    http://theforce.net/holonet/story/download_simpsons_cosmic_wars_parody_84017.asp

    "The decision is final. Tabled this motion is....or is it?"
  4. Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus

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    Homer and Marge walk out of Empire Strikes Back.

    Homer: Wow, I can't believe Darth Vader is Luke's father!
    Some guy in line: Thanks for ruining it for us!
  5. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    My all-time favorite has to be when they had Planet of the Apes: The Musical. Nothing beats the song "Calling Dr. Zeus" to the tune of the 80's Falco hit "Rock me Amadeaus."
  6. Everton Chosen One

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    "Get your paws off me you...
  7. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    Dr. Zaius... Dr. Zaius!
  8. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    Even the title of the musical makes me chuckle - Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off...
  9. Everton Chosen One

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    Marge: [hearing modem noises] Ooh, what's wrong with this phone? it's making crazy noises.

    Nerd 2: [contemptuously] Those "crazy noises" are computer signals.

    Nerd 3: Yeah. Some guys at MIT are sending us reasons why Captain Picard is better than Captain Kirk.

    Nerd 1: Hah! They're outta their minds.
  10. Master_Jedi80 Jedi Master

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    This thread is great. the Simpsons is my all time favorite show. The references to pop culture, and sci-fi fantasy are
    numerous and very well done. I love a good satire, even when its making fun of things i love.
    here are a few great moments with reference to star wars...

    Homer says to Marge, "Marge, you're as pretty as Princess Leia, and as smart as Yoda."

    Mayor Quimby says to Leonord Nimoy, "May the Force be with you."

    The Empire Strikes Back music (Imperial March) plays during int. shot of Burns' office.

    Along with "The Poke of Zorro" and other films playing at the Googolplex Theater is "My Dinner with Jar Jar," A reference to Jar Jar Binks from The Phantom Menace.

    Comic Book Guy's bedroom is bristling with Star Wars items, including a picture of Yoda, signed portraits of Mark Hamill in both "Star Wars: A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi" outfits, Star Wars bedding, Chewbacca pajamas, and a Jar-Jar Binks doll which he clutches in bed and tells "Oh Jar Jar, everyone hates you but me."
  11. Everton Chosen One

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    I love this one. I think it's during the episode where Springfield has itself a Film Festival... which makes it even more juicy. :cool:
  12. Master_Jedi80 Jedi Master

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    spoken: Help the human's about to excape
    Get Your Paws Off Me You Dirty Ape
    ( gasp) He Can Talk x7
    I Can Sing!!!
    Ooo Help Me Dr. Zaius
    Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
    Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
    Oh, Dr. Zaius
    Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!
    Troy: What's wrong with me?
    Dr. Zaius: I think you're crazy
    Troy: I want a second opinion.
    Dr. Zaius: You're also lazy.
    Chorus
    Troy: Can I play the piano anymore?
    Dr. Zaius: Of course you can.
    Troy: Well I couldn't before.
    Chorus( 2x )
  13. darth-ermac Force Ghost

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    "Luke, I am your father."
    "Avenge me, Kimba. I mean, Simba."
    "This is CNN."
    "Guys, do you mind? I'm saying goodbye to Lisa."
    "Sorry."
  14. Everton Chosen One

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    Don't forget Knightboat!
  15. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    I like the reference where Lenny and Karl are engaged in a lightsaber duel that will decide if The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones sucked the most.
  16. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    "There's no need to shout, Michael - I'm all around you."
  17. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    "Every week there's a canal!"
    "Or an inlet!"
    "Or a fjord!"
  18. Everton Chosen One

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    Homer's silhouette is projected by the lighthouse, making him visible to all Springfield, including his own children, who are brushing their teeth.

    Bart: Hey look! Is that dad?

    Lisa: Either that, or Batman's really let himself go.

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  19. MasterP Force Ghost

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    I can't get enough of Ralph Wiggum:

    Me fail English? That's unpossible.

    Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers!

    Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and then the baby looked at me.

    Eww, Daddy, this tastes like Gramma!

    I bent my wookie.

    The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nose bleeds if I kept my finger outta there

    Ralph: "Daddy, I'm scared. Too scared to even wet my pants."
    Chief Wiggum: "Just relax and it'll come, son."

    I heard your dad went into a restaurant and ate everything in the restaurant and they had to close the restaurant

    And, when the doctor said I didn't have worms any more, that was the happiest day of my life

    I found a moonrock in my nose!

    That's where I saw the Leprchaun. He tells me to burn things!
  20. Everton Chosen One

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    :confused:

    This isn't just a Simpsons quote thread. Anything you post has to have a sci-fi / fantasy bent.
  21. MasterP Force Ghost

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    What I said had to do with the Simpsons, and the Simpsons are in a sci-fi thread. So technically what I said was sci-fi.

    :p
  22. Master_Jedi80 Jedi Master

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  23. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    great episode
  24. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Comic Book Guy: "Handwritten Star Wars script by George Lucas? Princess Leia's anti-jiggle breast tape! Film reel labelled, alternate ending Luke's Father is Chewbacca! Oh! Oh! Oh!"

    Comic Book Guy: Stop right there! I have the only working fazer ever built. It was fired only once to keep William Shatner from making another album

    Comic Book Guy: But Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills, you're from two different worlds.

    Comic Book Guy:I insist you take special care with my collection of valuable and humorous bumper stickers, particularly this one (he indicates a sticker which reads "My Other Car Is A Millennium Falcon") which was given to me by a Harrison Ford lookalike
  25. Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Master

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