For the past 27 seasons, The Simpsons have put their own spin on politics and culture, including paying homage to the late, great filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
Perhaps that is why 19-year old French film student Candice Drouet scrolled through all of The Simpsons episodes to compile a two-minute clip of absolute genius. A fan of both Kubrick and The Simpsons, she built a video showing the scenes the show recreated with our favorite yellow family.
From Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, Paths of Glory, Eyes Wide Shut and Full Metal Jacket, The Simpsons have managed to show them all in their nearly 600 episodes so far.
The video features scenes from season five, “Homer the Vigilante” in which Homer jumps on a bomb like in Dr. Strangelove. the Bomb. There’s a clip from season three’s “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?,” Homer tests out the Spinemelter 2000 massage chair, which mirrors some scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are actually several references to 2001: A Space Odyssey since the show’s debut in 1989 including a season five episode titled, “Deep Space Homer.” Also in the season three episode “Dog of Death,” Santa’s Little Helper ends up being taken in by Mr. Burns, who does a “re-education” program to make the pup a little less playful.
The show has also made notable nods to The Right Stuff, Planet of the Apes, Avatar and even some of the old Star Trek episodes.
Check out the brilliant video below: