Awesome Tumblr Alert – ‘The Simpsons’ Pay Homage to Movies
Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it! That was the collective criticism facing 'South Park' co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in the midst of the show's sixth season. In 2002, the animated series had attained amazing success, but, much like 'Family Guy', would come under scrutiny for "copying" 'The Simpsons.' So, Trey and Matt created an entire episode poking fun at that claim.
A decade later, a Tumblr comes along that shows less cultivated 'Simpsons' diehards just how much 'The Simpsons' has "copied" (read: paid homage to) classic movies.
Knowing that 'The Simpsons' borrows from or emulates memorable movie scenes can split fans into two camps:
1. The group that thinks it's brilliant and demonstrates just how pop-culturally-sophisticated the writers are or 2. HACKS! The writers don't have original ideas!
But, as the 'South Park' episode pointed out, just about all ideas are "taken" or, at the very least, inspired by a predecessor, so viewers should just chill out and enjoy the ride. We'd say, 'Amen, brother!' but we don't want to encourage any more 'Scary Movie' spoof franchises.
Check out some GIFs of a 'Simpsons' moment along with the famous movie scene it references.
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