"The Simpsons" The Springfield Files (TV Episode 1997) Poster

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The Thing from Another World (1951)
The line "Keep watching the skis!" spoofs "Keep watching the skies!"
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Gort appears.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The narration sequences are based on Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Psycho (1960)
An orchestra of string players are playing the screeching string music from Psycho on a bus.
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976) (TV Series)
The man who wakes from his coma asks if the show is still on the air.
In Search of... (1976) (TV Series)
The Leonard Nimoy segments are a send-up of the paranormal documentary series In Search Of..., which Nimoy hosted.
Rocky (1976)
Homer mentions Apollo Creed.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Chewbacca appears.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Kent Brockman describes Homer's video clip of the alien as a "close encounter of the blurred kind'.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Lenny's clothing and dance moves are copied from John Travolta's character.
High Anxiety (1977)
Dramatic background music turns out to be being played by an orchestra on a passing bus.
Hair (1979)
The town sings "Good Morning, Starshine."
The Shining (1980)
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" text repeats.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
There is a "Meet Donkey Kong" booth at the video arcade.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Several. One for all: "E.T. phone Homer"
A Christmas Story (1983)
Kent Brockman: "Local man, Homer Simpson shown here with is tongue stuck to a lamppost..."
ALF (1986) (TV Series)
Alf appears.
Unsolved Mysteries (1987) (TV Series)
Mulder mentions the show.
Family Matters (1989) (TV Series)
Homer says that The Alien and Steve Urkel share many characteristics.
ABC TGIF (1990) (TV Series)
Lisa says, "It's time for ABC's TGIF lineup!"
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
The blackboard joke reads "The truth is not out there."
Speed (1994)
Homer: I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."
The X-Files: Fresh Bones (1995) (TV Episode)
The voodoo priests of Haiti that Mulder mentions refer to the ones involved in this episode.

Referenced in 

Showreel: Steve (2013) (TV Episode)
The writers in the sketch accidentally plagiarise Speed (1994), titling it "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down".

Featured in 

Atop the Fourth Wall: Sonic Super Special #7 (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling Mulder and Scully appearing on this show


The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
Appearance of Mulder and Scully to investigate aliens in Springfield.
Waterworld (1995)
Milhouse plays the "Waterworld" arcade game, which requires 40 quarters for one turn.

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