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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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The Simpsons was a cartoon television show on Earth in the late 20th century and early 21st century enjoyed by Humans.

At Ood Operations, there were various settings for the way Ood could speak. One of them included the catchphrase "D'oh!", a known saying of Homer Simpson, the main character of the show. (DW: Planet of the Ood)

Several specimens of the construct known as Cuddlesomes could be heard to use catchphrases like "Ay Caramba!" and "Eat my shorts", which are closely associated to that used by Bart Simpson. (BFA: Cuddlesome)

Bart Simpson (or someone resembling him) attended Bonjaxx's birthday party on Maruthea. (DWM: Party Animals)

While the Doctor was being pushed in the trolley he said "Worst. Rescue. Ever!" (DW: The End of Time)

This is a possible reference to the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons catchphrase where he will say something like "Worst. Episode. Ever." or "Worst. Convention. Ever."

Behind the Scenes

Doctor Who apparently exists in The Simpsons as well. The Comic Book Guy has mentioned it and the TARDIS console appeared in one scene. A glum-looking Simpsons-ized version of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor has also appeared in a few non-speaking cameos.

The show's creator, Matt Groening is reportedly a huge fan of Doctor Who, with the Fourth Doctor being his favourite incarnation of the Doctor

In 2009, The Simpsons celebrated its 20th anniversary on the air, and became the longest-running scripted prime time series on American television since Gunsmoke ended a 20-year run in 1975. It is expected to surpass the longevity of Gunsmoke and, barring a collapse in its ratings, stands a fighting chance of equalling Doctor Who's original 26-year run. Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons Davies confirmed a Doctor Who reference when he met Don Payne at comic con who is consulting producer on his credit it says Don "He will knock 4 times" Payne.

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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Grover and the Simpsons

The Simpsons are the stars of the long-running animated series of the same name, created by Matt Groening. The family appeared in the celebrity version of the Sesame Street song "Monster in the Mirror." The Simpsons replace two monsters on a wall painting, and at the end, Homer reprimands Bart. The show's voice cast are heard in the segment (Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, and Yeardley Smith as Lisa).

The Simpsons has also made many references to the Muppets and Sesame Street.

Contents

Visual Mentions

Pictures Episode Description

Black Widower

April, 1992
Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are watching an episode of Dinosaurs on TV. The parody clip shown of a "Simpson-ized" Earl, Robbie and Baby hints at the fact that the show was perceived in some quarters as another Simpsons-clone.
Earl: Would you turn off that rock-and-rock music?!
Robbie: Hey, don't have a stegosaurus, man.
Homer and Bart laugh
Lisa: These talking dinosaurs are more real than most real families on TV.
Baby Sinclair is seen hitting Earl on the head with a frying pan
Homer: Look, Maggie, they have a baby, too.
Bart: It's like they saw our lives and put it right up on screen.

In the DVD audio commentary on this episode, Mike Reiss comments, saying "Look, it's a parody of Dinosaurs! I'm sure none of you remember this show. It came on, I guess, this year and they were giant kind of foam-rubber dinosaurs with human beings inside. I think the Jim Henson Company made them. And it was really kind of a character-for-character knock-off of The Simpsons. And so we took a shot at them. But you see it today and you don't know what we're talking about."

The writers of Dinosaurs made a similar joke about The Simpsons being just like them in the episode "Dirty Dancin'".

Bart the Fink

January, 1996
When Krusty fakes his own death, Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder is seen in the crowd of the funeral holding a Kermit puppet.


A Fish Called Selma

March, 1996
Troy McClure (voiced by Phil Hartman) stars in a fictional Muppet movie entitled "The Muppets Go Medieval" with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. The Simpson family watches the movie on TV at the beginning on the episode, and later it is seen again on Troy and Selma's date to the drive-in.



TV Announcer: "Movie for a rained out ball game" now returns to Dyan Cannon, Troy McClure and the Muppets in the 1977 film "The Muppets Go Medieval."
Troy: Oh, princess fair, willth thou grant thy dainty hoof in marriage?
Piggy: Oh, Sir Lies-alot, I will!
Troy and Piggy start kissing.
Troy: Rrrraow...
Kermit: Unhand thee swine, you swain! Come, Piggy, back to Hamalot.
Piggy: Not now, frog. Me and Iron-Pants are just getting acquainted.
Kermit and Troy engage in a sword fight.
Lisa: Dad, what's a Muppet?
Homer: Well, it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet... but man (laughs). So to answer your question, I don't know.
Bart: Why did they make that one Muppet out of leather?
Marge: That's not a leather Muppet, that's Troy McClure. Back in the '70s he was quite the teen heartthrob.

Later at the drive-in, on the screen, Troy (as Sir Lies-alot) rides on a horse, and later, as Troy proposes to Selma, they both echo the same dialogue from the movie playing on screen...

Troy: No longer canst I conceal my love, my wimpled turtledove.
Selma and Piggy both moan arousingly.
Troy: Oh, princess fair, willth thou grant thy dainty hoof in marriage?
Piggy: Oh, Sir Lies-alot, I will!
Selma: (at the same time) Oh, Troy, I will!
Troy and Selma start kissing as the movie's kissing scene plays on screen.

Trash of the Titans

April, 1998
In the musical number "The Garbage Man Can," Oscar pops out of one of the trash cans.

Missionary: Impossible

February, 2000
When Homer scams the PBS telethon, an angry crew chases after him demanding money. Included in the PBS mob are Fred Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma, the Teletubbies, Big Bird (who angrily squawks like a real bird), Oscar and Elmo.



Oscar: Give us the money!
Elmo: Elmo knows where you live!



In the DVD audio commentary on this episode, the producers point out that the grouchy children's television character in the Simpsons' universe is "Oscar the Grump", who is vastly (and legally) different than Sesame Street's "Oscar the Grouch".

Moe Baby Blues

May, 2003
When babysitting Maggie, Moe says that "You can't tickle Elmo no more." He then pulls an Elmo doll off the shelf. When he tries to tickle it, it says "No means no for Elmo!" and slaps him.
Bart-Mangled Banner

May, 2004
When the Simpsons are in prison for being unpatriotic, Lisa points out several celebrities who are there as well including Michael Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Elmo and President Bill Clinton. Elmo admits that "Elmo went to the wrong fundraiser!" Later, when they make their escape and swim in the ocean, Homer says, "I don't wanna end up like Elmo, hanging myself in a cell."
The Girl Who Slept Too Little

September, 2005
Marge admits her dislike towards The Count and a clip of him counting coconuts in his castle is shown on the TV. When the Count laughs (in a scary, ghoulish laugh instead of his trademark laugh) Marge gets upset and yells, "Go back to your own country!"
Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot

May, 2007
Police Chief Wiggum admits that he likes to knit violent imagery, and he shows the family a blue sweatshirt he made featuring Big Bird killing Elmo in a saw mill.
Funeral For a Fiend

November, 2007
Moe accidentally breaks his plasma-screen TV after buying it at Circuit Circus, so he goes back to his old routine of watching DVDs in family vans. He runs after the Hibberts' van: "Big Bird in China? Won't Grover get lonely? ... Oh, no, wait, he's hanging out with Derek Jeter."
Dial N For Nerder

March, 2008
Maggie is seen playing poker online, but quickly switches over to an education site featuring Elmo when she realizes the family may be watching her.
Papa Don't Leech

April, 2008
On TV, country singer Lurleen Lumpkin (voice of Beverly D'Angelo) is singing to Kermit the Frog wearing a cowboy hat. Lurleen suggests bunking with Kermit that night, and before Kermit can make his decision, Miss Piggy kicks Kermit off the fence and begins choking him.
Mona Leaves-A

May, 2008
During a televised ESPY awards broadcast, Lance Armstrong (voicing himself) and Fozzie Bear co-present an award sponsored by Right Guard deodorant. After a typical corny joke from Fozzie at Armstrong's expense, he angrily throws the Fozzie puppet across the room, revealing the puppeteer's hand underneath.
Eeny Teeny Maya Moe

April 2009
During overtime of a hockey game, costume versions of Big Bird, Elmo and Count von Count are seen waiting to begin their "Sesame Street on Ice" show.
Thursdays with Abie

January, 2010
A poster for a stage adaptation of "Out of the Mouth of Abe", a parody of "Tuesdays with Morrie", says that Grandpa Simpson was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Verbal Mentions

  • Brother From The Same Planet (Febuary, 1993) - Homer walks down a street and notices a homeless guy in a dumpster to which he exclaims "Heh heh, just like Oscar the Grouch!'
  • Brawl in the Family (January, 2002) - At a meeting of the Springfield Republicans, Krusty the Clown suggests that they get rid of PBS because "those lousy Muppets" have been taking up his airtime.
  • Blame it on Lisa (March, 2002) - The Simpsons fly to Brazil in search of Lisa's pen pal Ronaldo. While staying at a hotel, Bart watches a "children's show" with scantily clad female dancers, a walkaround pineapple, a lizard and a tall flamingo. Marge shows her disgust for the sexuality saying, "Bert and Ernie left it to your imagination."
  • E Pluribus Wiggum: (January, 2008) - Springfield elects Ralph Wiggum for president. Since Ralph hasn't chosen to be either Republican or Democrat, Chief Wiggum tries to help him make up his mind, stating that the Republican party's mascot is an elephant, and the Democrats mascot is a donkey. When asking who he likes better, Ralph says that he likes Elmo. On a talk show, it is asked if Ralph can go from Sesame Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • How the Test Was Won : (March, 2009) - In Capitol City, Ralph Wiggum ends up on a garbage barge. A rat scurries all over him, which he claims to be Elmo.

References

  • In the Dinosaurs episode "Dirty Dancin'," the show's writers commented on the similarities drawn between Dinosaurs and The Simpsons. In one scene Earl observes that TV stinks because it mainly consists of shows with the same characters and premise. Baby then quotes Bart Simpson's popular catchphrase of the time, "Don't have a cow, man!"
  • On Farscape, John Crichton, always ready to display his pop-culture knowledge to uncomprehending aliens, twice referenced The Simpsons during the fourth season, in both cases in the second half of a multi-part story. In "What Was Lost: Resurrection," Crichton greets Grayza with "Bad news from Smithers?", likening Braca to the toadying assistant to Mr. Burns on The Simpsons. In an inversion of the same allusion, during the second part of the "We're So Screwed" storyline "Hot to Katratzi," Crichton shouts "Feel the love, Mr. Burns!" to Scorpius. In interviews, actor David Franklin, who played Braca, admitted to being a Simpsons fan and joking about the Smithers similarity.

Connections

Recurring Cast

  • Dan Castellaneta plays Homer Simpson, Grandpa Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Groundskeeper Willie, Itchy the Mouse, Mayor Quimby, Barney Gumble and others
  • Kelsey Grammer plays Sideshow Bob Terwilliger
  • Julie Kavner plays Marge Simpson, Patty and Selma Bouvier, and Jacqueline Bouvier
  • Jon Lovitz plays Artie Ziff, Jay Sherman, Llewelyn Sinclair, Aristotle Amadopolis, Professor Lombardo, Enrico Irritazio and others
  • Harry Shearer plays Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Otto Mann, Lenny Leonard, Rainier Wolfcastle and others
  • Yeardley Smith plays Lisa Simpson
  • Russi Taylor plays Martin Prince, Sherri and Terri, Uter and others
  • Frank Welker plays Santa's Little Helper and provides other animal and creature sounds

Crew

Guest Stars

  • Tom Arnold voiced himself in "Treehouse of Horror X"
  • Andre Agassi played himself in "Tennis the Menace"
  • Marv Albert played himself in "The Burns and the Bees"
  • Buzz Aldrin voiced himself in "Deep Space Homer"
  • Steve Allen played himself in "Separate Vocations" and "Round Springfield"
  • Ed Asner played the editor of the Springfield Shopper in "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner"
  • Alec Baldwin played himself in "When You Dish Upon a Star" and Caleb Thorn in "Bonfire of the Manatees"
  • Anne Bancroft played Dr. Zweig in "Fear of Flying"
  • Drew Barrymore played Sophie in "Insane Clown Poppy"
  • Jason Bateman played himself in "Home Away From Homer"
  • Tony Bennett played himself in "Dancin' Homer" and "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade"
  • Greg Berg played Rory the bum in "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
  • Jack Black played Milo in "Husbands and Knives"
  • Albert Brooks played Cowboy Bob in "Call of the Simpsons," Jacques in "Life in the Fast Lane", Brad Goodman in "Bart's Inner Child", Hank Scorpio in "You Only Move Twice", and Tab Spangler in "The Heartbroke Kid," and Russ Cargil in The SImpsons Movie
  • Mel Brooks played himself in "Homer vs. Patty & Selma"
  • Pierce Brosnan played the Ultrahouse 3000 and himself in "Treehouse of Horror XII"
  • Peter Buck played himself in "Homer the Moe"
  • Jack Burns played Edward Christian in "Beyond Blunderdome"
  • Johnny Carson played himself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled"
  • Johnny Cash played the Coyote in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer"
  • Kim Cattrall played herself in " Brother, Where Bart Thou?" (2009)
  • Dick Cavett played himself in "Homie the Clown"
  • Dick Clark played himself in "Treehouse of Horror X"
  • Glenn Close played Mona Simpson in four episodes
  • Stephen Colbert played Colby Kraus in "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs"
  • Shawn Colvin played Rachel Jordan in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly" and "I'm Goin' to Praiseland"
  • Tim Conway voiced himself in "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase"
  • Rodney Dangerfield played Larry Burns in "Burns, Baby Burns"
  • Ted Danson played Sam Malone in "Fear of Flying"
  • Danny DeVito played Herbert Powell in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes?"
  • The Dixie Chicks played themselves in "Papa Don't Leech"
  • Plácido Domingo played himself in "The Homer of Seville"
  • Fran Drescher played the Female Golem in "Treehouse of Horror XVII"
  • Harvey Fierstein played Karl in "Simpson and Delilah"
  • Jodie Foster played Maggie Simpson in "Four Great Women and a Manicure"
  • Dennis Franz played himself playing Homer Simpson in "Homer Badman"
  • Jennifer Garner played herself in "Treehouse of Horror XIV"
  • Ricky Gervais played Charles in "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife"
  • Mel Gibson played himself in "Beyond Blunderdome"
  • Kathie Lee Gifford played herself in "Treehouse of Horror IX"
  • Jeff Goldblum played MacArthur Parker in "A Fish Called Selma"
  • John Goodman played Meathook in "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
  • Elliott Gould played himself in "The Dad Who Knew Too Little"
  • Kathy Griffin played Francine in "Bye Bye Nerdie"
  • Melanie Griffith played herself in "The Monkey Suit"
  • Mark Hamill played himself and Leavalle in "Mayored to the Mob"
  • Tom Hanks played himself in The Simpsons Movie
  • Neil Patrick Harris played himself as the actor playing Bart Simpson in "Bart the Murderer"
  • Anne Hathaway played Jenny in "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly"
  • Tony Hawk played himself in "Barting Over"
  • Dustin Hoffman played Mr. Bergstrom in "Lisa's Substitute"
  • Bob Hope played himself in "Lisa the Beauty Queen"
  • Ron Howard played himself in "When You Dish Upon a Star", "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder"
  • Joshua Jackson played Jesse Grass in "Lisa the Tree Hugger"
  • Michael Jackson played Leon Kompowsky in "Stark Raving Dad"
  • Mick Jagger played himself in "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"
  • Penn Jillette played himself in "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder"
  • Tim Robbins played Jim Hope in "Grift of the Magi"
  • Elton John played himself in "I'm With Cupid"
  • James Earl Jones played the moving man, Serak the Preparer, and narrator in "Treehouse of Horror", Evil Maggie in "Treehouse of Horror V", and narrator in "Das Bus"
  • Larry King played himself in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" and "Sideshow Bob Roberts"
  • Cyndi Lauper played herself in "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken"
  • Cloris Leachman played Mrs. Glick in "Three Men and a Comic Book"
  • Stan Lee played himself in "I Am Furious Yellow"
  • Jay Leno played himself in "The Last Temptation of Krust"
  • Little Richard played himself in "Special Edna"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Gloria in "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
  • William H. Macy played himself in "Homer's Paternity Coot"
  • Penny Marshall played Ms. Botz in "Some Enchanted Evening"
  • Andrea Martin played Mama Nahasapeemapetilon in "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"
  • Steve Martin played Ray Patterson in "Trash of the Titans"
  • Karen Maruyama played a dancing woman in "In Marge We Trust" and a stewardess in "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"
  • Phil McGraw played himself in "Treehouse of Horror XVII"
  • Michael McKean played David St. Hubbins in "The Otto Show" and Jerry Rude in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"
  • Ed McMahon played himself in "Treehouse of Horror IX"
  • Sam McMurray played a wormer in "Homer's Odyssey" and Gulliver Dark in "Homer's Night Out"
  • Bette Midler played herself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled"
  • Mike Mills played himself in "Homer the Moe"
  • Mr. T played himself in "Today I am A Clown"
  • *NSYNC played themselves in "New Kids on the Blecch"
  • Joe Namath played himself in "Bart Star" (1997)
  • Liam Neeson played Father Sean in "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Guest Star"
  • Sam Neill played Malloy the cat burgler in "Homer the Vigilante"
  • Willie Nelson played himself in "Behind the Laughter"
  • Bob Newhart played himself in "Bark the Fink"
  • Paul Newman played himself in "The Blunder Years"
  • Leonard Nimoy played himself in "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "The Springfield Files"
  • Conan O'Brien played himself in "Bart Gets Famous"
  • Dolly Parton played herself in "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
  • Mandy Patinkin played Hugh Parkfield in "Lisa's Wedding"
  • Rhea Perlman played Carla Tortelli in "Fear of Flying"
  • Michelle Pfeiffer played Mindy Simmons in "The Last Temptation of Homer"
  • Regis Philbin played himself in "Treehouse of Horror IX"
  • Natalie Portman played a Teenaged Girl in "Little Big Girl"
  • Wolfgang Puck played himself in "The Bart Knows What It Wants"
  • Tito Puente played himself in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"
  • Dan Rather played himself in "E Pluribus Wiggum"
  • Little Richard played himself in "Special Edna"
  • Kevin Michael Richardson played the Security guard in "Homer the Whopper."
  • Ray Romano played Ray Magini in "Don't Fear the Roofer"
  • Linda Ronstadt played herself in "Mr. Plow
  • Isabella Rossellini played Astrid Weller in "Mom and Pop Art"
  • Susan Sarandon played the Ballet Teacher in "Homer vs. Patty & Selma" and herself in "Bart Has Two Mommies"
  • Martin Sheen played Sgt. Seymour Skinner in "The Principal and the Pauper"
  • Brooke Shields played herself in "The Front"
  • Dick Smothers played himself in "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" (2009)
  • Jerry Springer played himself in "Treehouse of Horror IX" (1998)
  • Ringo Starr played himself in "Brush with Greatness"
  • Jon Stewart played himself in "E Pluribus Wiggum"
  • Patrick Stewart played Number One in "Homer the Great"
  • Ben Stiller played Garth Motherloving in "Sweets and Sour Marge"
  • Michael Stipe played himself in "Homer the Moe"
  • Meryl Streep played Jessica Lovejoy in "Bart's Girlfriend"
  • George Takei played Akira the Waiter in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish," Wink the Japanese Game Show Host in "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo," and the waiter in "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love"
  • Amy Tan played herself in "Insane Clown Poppy"
  • Elizabeth Taylor played Maggie Simpson in "Lisa's First Word" and played herself in "Krusty Gets Kancelled"
  • James Taylor played himself in "Deep Space Homer"
  • Teller played himself in "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder"
  • Dave Thomas played Rex Banner in "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment"
  • Marisa Tomei played Sara Sloane in "A Star is Born-Again"
  • Lily Tomlin played Tammy in "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas"
  • Alex Trebek played himself in "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" and "When You Dish Upon a Star"
  • Dick Tufeld played the Robot in "Mayored to the Mob" and "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
  • Kathleen Turner played Stacy Lovell in "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy"
  • Steven Tyler played himself in "Flaming Moe's"
  • Tracey Ullman played Emily Winthrop in "Barts Dog Gets an F"
  • Gedde Watanabe played the Mr. Sparkle factory foreman in "In Marge We Trust" and a Japanese father in "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"
  • George Wendt played Norm Peterson in "Fear of Flying"
  • Fred Willard played Wally Kogen in "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
  • Venus Williams played herself in "Tennis the Menace"
  • Henry Winkler played Ramrod in "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic played himself in "Three Gays of the Condo" and "That 90's Show"

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