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Movie Simpsons is a tumblr that juxtaposes Simpsons movie homages with the original.
posted by zamboni (36 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just. The concept of this is really awesome, but I am getting tired of getting all excited for an interesting tumblr that doesn't even have two pages of entries yet. SO FRUSTRATING.
posted by elizardbits at 6:55 AM on May 25, 2012 [21 favorites]


Missing the "truck on the tilting rope bridge" shot from Sorcerer in the "Mr. Plow" episode.
posted by Trurl at 6:59 AM on May 25, 2012


Missing a lot.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:00 AM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Now I can bookmark the site and visit again and again!
posted by zephyr_words at 7:01 AM on May 25, 2012


Eeeeexcellent.
posted by psoas at 7:01 AM on May 25, 2012


I double — nay, triple over with delight.
posted by Nomyte at 7:03 AM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I remember a similar site (not this one, but something similar) from years ago, which covered the same topic but much more in depth, but had still images.

Out of all the positive changes in the Internet over the last decade, it's embarrassing to admit that the rise of animated GIFs might be my favorite. At least in this example, it seems a little worthwhile.

(In fact, this google search pretty much shows just how lacking this tumblr is so far -- but I look forward to its increased content.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:07 AM on May 25, 2012


I've always had a sneaky suspicion that they just keep making season after season so they can slip in rip-off homage after homage of Citizen Kane. The final episode will be a clip show that turns out to be a shot for shot remake of the film.
posted by cmfletcher at 7:19 AM on May 25, 2012 [9 favorites]


I watched The Simpsons obsessively as a kid, so I saw most of these homages before I saw the actual movies. I can't tell you how many times I finally saw a movie and recognized a scene from The Simpsons. Like during the start of Citizen Kane, I thought "Oh hey! That's Mr. Burns' house." Or when I first watched the Godfather and I thought "OK, now I get why when Homer bought Lisa a horse she discovered it in her bed."

The fact that I hadn't seen Citizen Kane didn't mean that I didn't find the Mr. Burns/Bobo episode funny. Or the fact that I didn't really know much about The Beatles didn't make the barber shop quartet episode entertaining.

I'm guessing a lot of other people my age (early 30s) have experienced the same thing.
posted by mcmile at 7:19 AM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


FUCKING FINALLY. Now I know what it felt like when they invented the crossbow.

Also, I've been on a Hitchcock and Woody Allen binge lately and holy shit, quite more subtle, off-hand references made it into the early seasons than I ever thought.

Or when I first watched the Godfather and I thought "OK, now I get why when Homer bought Lisa a horse she discovered it in her bed."

This was exactly my experience growing up, except add on top of that Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and a good dose of 40's-era Looney Tunes with references to Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart.
posted by griphus at 7:30 AM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Please let there be more very, very soon.
posted by h00py at 7:44 AM on May 25, 2012


So basically the Simpsons are more unoriginal than ever.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:45 AM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


...all those screenshots are from season 5.
posted by griphus at 7:46 AM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Carol Burnett Show was also something that made more sense as my film education improved.
posted by Trurl at 7:51 AM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


So...Simpsons didn't do it first?
posted by mysterpigg at 7:52 AM on May 25, 2012


This tumbler barely scratches the surface of the references in those episodes let alone the entire show.
posted by DU at 7:53 AM on May 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


The number of references I've had to explain to my niece, I tellya!
posted by h00py at 7:55 AM on May 25, 2012


I remember seeing The Simpsons' take on Pulp Fiction long before I even knew what Pulp Fiction was. I had always thought that episode was weird, until that clicked.
posted by Acey at 7:56 AM on May 25, 2012


Somehow I was thinking this would be movie homages to The Simpsons... I guess I'll wait for that.
posted by DarkForest at 8:09 AM on May 25, 2012






Me and griphus are just going to have a moment, over here.
posted by The Whelk at 8:53 AM on May 25, 2012


Yeah, now I just want to do nothing but find out what was playing at the Harvard student-run film club between, say, 1985 and 1996, watch all those movies and then watch S01-S08.
posted by griphus at 9:06 AM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I didn't see any of the Godfather movies until the early 2000s, and after the first viewing I could not believe how many references I suddenly understood on the Simpsons. Ditto when my parents got a Sinatra box set of his entire career on CD in the late 90s. I listened to it all and realized how many of those songs also wound up in the Simpsons, sometimes as a parody.
posted by mathowie at 9:06 AM on May 25, 2012


Or when I first watched the Godfather and I thought "OK, now I get why when Homer bought Lisa a horse she discovered it in her bed."


When I was in college I went to a performance of The Taming of the Shrew (with Tracy Ullman and Morgan Freeman) at Shakespeare in the Park. During intermission, one of my companions and I admitted to each other with considerable shame that we had exactly the same experience, which went something like this:

"This is awesome, but there's something familiar, I can't quite put my finger on it."

...

"OK, its starting to become clear, i've seen these plot elements before - the overheard conversation that is misunderstood for comic effect, the random characters pretending to be other random characters, the pratfalls and reverse psychology."

...

"Where is it all from? Another Shakespeare play? Chaucer? Ancient Greek tragedy?"

...

"Oh. Right."

...

"That's the plot of every single episode of Three's Company."
posted by googly at 9:18 AM on May 25, 2012 [2 favorites]




I'd like to see this blog keep going for a while, adding a lot more content like this, and then it could be a great FPP. As of now, it's a good start.
posted by John Cohen at 10:01 AM on May 25, 2012


This tumbler barely scratches the surface of the references in those episodes let alone the entire show.

Etc. etc.

Damn, kids. It's only been in existence for a week. Could you give it some time?
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 10:13 AM on May 25, 2012


Damn, kids. It's only been in existence for a week. Could you give it some time?

No way! Every blog is sprung forth fully formed with all the content you'd ever want to read. "Time" ... you're funny.
posted by howling fantods at 10:16 AM on May 25, 2012


Could you give it some time?

NO! Give us immediate gratification or, uh. Give us something else immediately to distract us!
posted by elizardbits at 10:20 AM on May 25, 2012


I wish they noted which movies the homages came from. I love movies, and I get some of them, but not all of them.
posted by Calzephyr at 10:20 AM on May 25, 2012


Calzephyr, check out the tags below the pictures.
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:28 AM on May 25, 2012


Thanks Lemurrhea. I realize now that it's probably because I'm on the mobile version. I'll have to wait until I get home.
posted by Calzephyr at 12:47 PM on May 25, 2012


Isn't "wanting immediate gratification" exactly the opposite of "why not give this a while to get good and then post it"?
posted by DU at 5:53 PM on May 25, 2012


how dare you expect logic and reason from me

how dare you sir
posted by elizardbits at 7:18 PM on May 25, 2012


"I hate every ape I see. From chimpan-A to chimpanzee!"
posted by pashdown at 10:44 PM on May 25, 2012


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