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NSFW: Some of the best The Simpsons parodies side by side with the movies that inspired them

February 13th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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One of The Simpsons’ finest and most enduring qualities has been its ability to parody and reference some of the most famous films in subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle ways.

While some of them are obvious, it’s easy for enough for one of the references to go straight over your head without even nearly realising. But this video will help.

Vimeo user ‘cgmzz’ has carefully compiled a selection of The Simpsons‘ inexhaustible catalogue of film parodies, paired with the iconic scenes they’re paying tribute to.

What’s incredible about this video is seeing how carefully, lovingly recreated some of these moments are; mimicking camera angles, cuts, and actions. Then again, we know how closely The Simpsons writers can pay attention to detail. That’s part of their genius, write Squareeyed.

Check them out in the video below:

The video features references to the following: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Pulp Fiction(1994), Requiem for a Dream(2000), The Gold Rush (1925),Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Fugitive (1993), Terminator 2(1991), Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Birds (1963), Risky Business(1983), Citizen Kane (1941), Psycho (1960), The Silence of the Lambs(1991), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Basic Instinct (1992),An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Trainspotting(1996),Thelma and Louise (1991), The Godfather (1972), Taxi Driver(1976), The Shining (1980), Spider-Man (2002), ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Dr. Strange Love (1964).

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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