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Poll: Top 35 "Simpsons" movie-referencing quotes ...

Just as we, IMDb users, talk about movies every once in a while, so did most Simpsons' characters... and for our greatest delight. Here is a compilation of 35 quotes from the most quotable show of all-time, all of them referencing a film (well, sometimes, it's more about the book or the titular character, but I couldn't resist!).

Some are funny in a clever way, some are hilariously nonsensical, some are so obscure it can takes years to get them...from the cane of "Citizen Kane" to Lionel Hutz' suit against "The Neverending Story" for false advertizing, from Homer sending a fan-letter to "Die Hard" to Bart's friends strangely enthusiastic for sneaking into "Barton Fink", which of these quotes 'd'oh!' you think is the funniest?

Now, fasten your seatblets, this is going to be a bumpy, Godzilla-related, night!

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    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Lisa : "Oh, look, there's the cane from Citizen Kane... wait a minute... there was no cane in Citizen Kane!"
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    Rashomon (1950)

    Marge : "You liked Rashomon"

    Homer : "That's not how I remember it"

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    Lethal Weapon (1987)

    Homer : "Movies aren't stupid. They fill us with romance and hatred and revenge fantasies. Lethal Weapon taught us that suicide is funny!"

    Gibson : "That really wasn't my intention..."

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    Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

    Homer : "And before Lethal Weapon 2, I never thought there could be a bomb on my toilet and now I check every time!"

    Marge : "It's true, he does"

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    Police Academy (1984)

    Homer : "STEALING! How could you? Why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies, FOR FUN? I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE LAUGHING, DID YOU? except at that guy who made sound effects."
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    Gremlins (1984)

    Homer : "Lisa, vampires are make-believe, just like elves, Gremlins, and Eskimos."
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    The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    Hutz : "This is the most blatant case of false advertising since my suit against the movie The Neverending Story"
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    The Cable Guy (1996)

    Bart : "There's that awful script from The Cable Guy."

    Homer : "Let me see that. Stupid script! Nearly wrecked Jim Carrey's career!"

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    The Shining (1980)

    Wille : "You've got the Shinning

    Bart : "You mean Shining."

    Willie : " want to get sued?"

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    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Homer : "I'll have to read Marge's book. And I swore never to read again after To Kill a Mockingbird gave me no useful advice on killing mockingbirds. It did teach me not to judge a man based on the color of his skin, but what good does that do me?"
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Comic Book Guy : "Oh, handwritten script for Star Wars by George Lucas. Princess Leia's anti-jiggle breast tape. Film reel labeled, "Alternate ending -- Luke's father is Chewbacca." Ooh! Ooh! ... I'll give you five dollars for the box."
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    Speed (1994)

    Homer : "I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to Speed around a city, keeping its Speed over fifty, and if its Speed dropped, it would explode. I think it was called, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down"."
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    Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

    Milhouse : "It's like Speed 2, only with a bus instead of a boat!"
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    Chinatown (1974)

    Homer : "Look Marge, you don't know what it's like - I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line. And I'm not out of order. You're out of order. The whole freakin' system is out of order. You want the truth? You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth. 'Cause when you reach over and put your hand into a pile of goo that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do. Forget it, Marge, it's Chinatown"
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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    Maude : "Oh no! That's leprosy! Remember those scary lepers in Ben-Hur.

    Ned : "You saw Ben-Hur without me?

    Maude : "We were broken up then!

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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Parker : "Troy! Mac Parker. Ever hear of...Planet of the Apes?"

    Troy : "Uh... the movie or the planet?"

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    Finding Nemo (2003)

    Fat Tony : "Who wants to sleep with the fishes?.. Because I brought this Finding Nemo bedspread!"
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    Howards End (1992)

    Christian : "But this was going to be the studio's prestige picture, like Howard's End or Sophie's Choice"

    Homer : "Ugh. Those movies sucked. I only saw them to get Marge into the sack. P. S.: Mission accomplished."

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    Braveheart (1995)

    Homer : "It was your plan, from Braveheart, your army mooned the enemy until they could take no more and surrendered."

    Gibson : "No! They didn't! They attacked us in a horribly bloody battle. Remember?."

    Homer : "Actually, I didn't see it but on the poster..."

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    Superman (1978)

    Homer : "I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."
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    Shine (1996)

    Homer : "I'm.. the piano genius from the.. movie Shine!"

    Man : "Uh huh, and your name is?”

    Homer: "Uuh, Shiny McShine?”

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    Payback (1999)

    Homer : "Did Braveheart surrender? Did Payback surrender?"
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    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Homer : "I've seen Mrs. Doubtfire. This is a man in drag!"

    Marge : "Homer, if you’re going to do that to every applicant, we’re never going to find one."

    Nanny : "Hello, I’m Mrs Periwinkle."

    Homer : "Grr!"

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    Die Hard (1988)

    FBI Agent : "Most people write letters to movie stars. This Simpson guy writes to movies. "Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?"
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    The Godfather: Part III (1990)

    Bart : "Look at all these bootleg videos! "Alien Autopsy." "Illegal Alien Autopsy." "Godfather III-- Good Version.""
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    Paint Your Wagon (1969)

    Bart : "So prepare yourself for the bloody mayhem and unholy carnage of Joshua Logan's Paint Your Wagon"
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    Godzilla (1954)

    Pilot : "Uh, everyone, please strap yourselves in, as we are experiencing a little Godzilla-related turbulence. It doesn't look too bad, though. He usually lets go at about 30,000 feet, and, after that, we'll just have to worry about Moth-Ra, Ged-Ra, and Rodan."
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    Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    Milhouse : "How could this happen? We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended up in tragedy!"
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    Barton Fink (1991)

    Lewis : "Come on Bart, we're gonna go sneaking into a R-rated movie"

    Milhouse : "It's called Barton Fink."

    Bart : "I can't. I told my Dad I'd wait for him."

    Milhouse, Lewis and Richard : "Barton Fink! Barton Fink! Barton Fink!"

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    Alive (1993)

    Homer : "Now Marge, "Dear Abby" says seeing films about air travel can calm your fears. Ooh! Here are some upbeat titles: Hero, Fearless... Alive!"
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    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    Smithers : "Miss Basinger! Those red pumps you wore in LA Confidential were fabulous! Where can I get a pair for my, uh, mother? She wears a 12 Double "E"!"
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    Titanic (1997)

    Homer : "Well, I'll always have my prank calls. Hello? Old lady from Titanic? You stink!"
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    An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

    Carl : "Hey, Richard, in An Officer and a Gentleman, did you really do all those sit-ups?"

    Richard Gere : "I wish! I did one, and they just showed it a thousand times."

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    Bambi (1942)

    Brady : "Now Bambi, who started that forest fire that killed your mother? Evolution?! My my my..."
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    TRON (1982)

    Homer: "'s like...did anyone see the movie Tron."

    Hibbert: ”No.”

    Lisa: ”No.”

    Marge: ”No.”

    Wiggum: ”No.”

    Bart: ”No.”

    Patty: ”No.”

    Wiggum: ”No.”

    Ned: ”No.”

    Selma: ”No.”

    Frink: ”No.”

    Lovejoy: ”No.”

    Wiggum: ”Yes I mean... um, I mean, no.”

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