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Welcome to The Simpsons/Star Wars References Guide! We've spotted and recorded as many of the Star Wars references from both the animated series and the comics as possible. All are included below, along with some related Simpsons/Star Wars articles, multi-media releases, and even toys. Over two hundred Star Wars references come together in a comprehensive guide — oh, the Jedi are really going to feel this one!

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  Season 1  (1989-1990)   [ Next Season | Back to Top ]
[ 7G05BART THE GENERAL
Episode 005 | S01E05 | SI-105 | Air Date: Feb. 4, 1990

Among Bart’s list of cool wars is the Star Wars trilogy: “There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II and the Star Wars trilogy.”

  Season 2  (1990-1991)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 7F04TREEHOUSE OF HORROR
Episode 016 | S02E03 | SI-204 | Air Date: Oct. 25, 1990

In the second story, “Hungry are the Damned,” as Lisa snoops around, the alien ship and music bring to mind the halls and detention block of the Death Star, and “Luke Skywalker’s Theme” from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. James Earl Jones (Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies) also appears in this episode, voicing three characters: the mover in “Bad Dream House,” Serak the Preparer in “Hungry are the Damned” and the Narrator of “The Raven.”
[ 7F17OLD MONEY
Episode 030 | S02E17 | SI-217 | Air Date: March 28, 1991

Along with dozens of Springfield’s townspeople, someone dressed as Darth Vader waits in the queue of people to visit Abe after he has announced he will give away his money. {dh}
[ 7F21THREE MEN AND A COMIC BOOK
Episode 034 | S02E21 | SI-221 | Air Date: May 9, 1991

At the comic book convention’s lost and found, Martin asks, “Excuse me sir, has anyone turned in a left Vulcan ear?” The clerk checks: “Let’s see ... We got a utility belt, couple of tricorders, a lightsaber ... Sorry kid.” (Syndication Cut)

  Season 3  (1991-1992)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 8F10I MARRIED MARGE
Episode 047 | S03E12 | SI-310 | Air Date: Dec. 26, 1991

Homer and Marge go to see The Empire Strikes Back. “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” is heard as they leave the theater, while Homer passes those waiting for the next screening, spoiling the film’s plot twist: “Wow, what an ending! Who would have thought Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker’s father!”
[ 8F10I MARRIED MARGE
Episode 047 | S03E12 | SI-310 | Air Date: Dec. 26, 1991

Homer says to Marge, “Marge, you’re as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.”
[ 8F22BART’S FRIEND FALLS IN LOVE
Episode 058 | S03E23 | SI-322 | Air Date: May 7, 1992

Milhouse has an X-Wing model hanging from the ceiling in his room.
[ 8F23BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE TWO DIMES
Episode 059 | S03E24 | SI-323 | Air Date: Aug. 27, 1992

The intro sequence of Homer’s trip on the Spinemelter 3000 depicts a sort of hyper space jump, ala the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars films. {dh}

  Season 4  (1992-1993)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 9F02LISA THE BEAUTY QUEEN
Episode 063 | S04E04 | SI-402 | Air Date: Oct. 15, 1992

One of the caricatures at the school festival is of Darth Vader surfing. {dh}
[ 9F02LISA THE BEAUTY QUEEN
Episode 063 | S04E04 | SI-402 | Air Date: Oct. 15, 1992

One of Lisa’s hairstyles is Princess Leia’s as she appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. {dh}
[ 9F03ITCHY & SCRATCHY: THE MOVIE
Episode 065 | S04E06 | SI-403 | Air Date: Nov. 3, 1992

A landspeeder-type vehicle cruises past Homer and Bart in the future. {bg}
[ 9F05MARGE GETS A JOB
Episode 066 | S04E07 | SI-405 | Air Date: Nov. 5, 1992

“The Imperial March,” also called “Darth Vader’s Theme,” plays as Mr. Burns observes his monitors. This marks the first time the theme will be used to introduce Burns (others are 2F31 and DABF12), much like it accompanied some appearances of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and subsequent Star Wars films. {dh}
[ 9F09HOMER’S TRIPLE BYPASS
Episode 070 | S04E11 | SI-409 | Air Date: Dec. 17, 1992

Homer’s pose while on Dr. Hibbert’s examination table is reminiscent of Princess Leia’s in Cell 2187 in the Death Star’s Detention Block AA-23 when Luke enters to rescue her. {dh}
[ 9F10MARGE VS. THE MONORAIL
Episode 071 | S04E12 | SI-410 | Air Date: Jan. 14, 1993

At the ceremony for the opening of the Springfield Monorail, Mayor Quimby looks to curry favor with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, mistakenly saying, “May the Force be with you.” {dh}
[ 9F10MARGE VS. THE MONORAIL
Episode 071 | S04E12 | SI-410 | Air Date: Jan. 14, 1993

Homer’s monorail suit is patterned after Darth Vader’s. In fact, in an early version of the script, Selma was to tell Homer that he looks “like Darth Vader without the helmet.” {dh}

  Season 5  (1993-1994)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 1F02HOMER GOES TO COLLEGE
Episode 084 | S05E03 | SI-502 | Air Date: Oct. 14, 1993

Burns’ escape pod, along with how his departure is shown, are modeled after the pod used by C-3PO and R2-D2 and their escape the from Princess Leia’s ship Tantive IV during Darth Vader’s capture of the vessel in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
[ 1F16BURNS’ HEIR
Episode 099 | S05E18 | SI-516 | Air Date: April 14, 1994

A THX trailer is so loud it blows the audience out of their seats, shattering eyeglasses, teeth, and even causing one person’s head to explode, all to the astonishment and appreciation of a packed house of moviegoers, who whoop in response. Despite this incredible level of volume, Grampa shouts, “Turn it up! Turn it up!” This segment was later used as an official THX theatrical trailer. THX itself was developed and first applied in 1983 by Lucasfilm for use in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. {bg}

  Season 6  (1994-1995)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 1F17LISA’S RIVAL
Episode 105 | S06E02 | SI-517 | Air Date: Sept. 11, 1994

Ralph displays his original Star Wars action figures, still in their packaging and display box, including Luke, Obi-Wan, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Han Solo and others, presented as his first-prize-winning diorama entry. Later, while celebrating his victory over both Lisa and Allison, he falls on his figures, crushing them and lamenting, “I bent my Wookiee.” Earlier in the episode, Allison resolves an anagram for “Alec Guinness.”
[ 2F14HOMER VS. PATTY & SELMA
Episode 120 | S06E17 | SI-614 | Air Date: Feb. 26, 1995

Bart envisions his ballet teacher advising him, “Use the ballet!” This is a reference to how Luke heard his mentor’s instruction and assurance during the rebels’ attack on the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, when Obi-Wan told him, “Use the Force!”
[ 2F31A STAR IS BURNS
Episode 121 | S06E18 | SI-631 | Air Date: March 5, 1995

“The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” is played once again to underscore the villainy of Mr. Burns during int. shot of his office. This same allusion is used in 9F05 and DABF12. {dh}
[ 2F32’ROUND SPRINGFIELD
Episode 125 | S06E22 | SI-632 | Air Date: April 30, 1995

Darth Vader, as a cloud, appears and says, “Luke, I am your father.” Two of James Earl Jones’ (Darth Vader in the Star Wars films) other voice roles: Mufasa from Disney’s The Lion King, and the CNN tagline bumper voice (“This is CNN”) are also represented. {hl}
[ 2F21THE SPRINGFIELD CONNECTION
Episode 126 | S06E23 | SI-621 | Air Date: May 7, 1995

The Star Wars “Main Title Theme" is played by the Springfield Pops orchestra in an outdoor performance, accompanied by a visual show at which Homer expresses outrage: “Laser effects, mirrored balls ... John Williams must be rolling around in his grave.” Additionally, Williams, who has scored each of the Star Wars films to-date, is and was very much alive when this episode first aired.

  Season 7  (1995-1996)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 3F02BART SELLS HIS SOUL
Episode 132 | S07E04 | SI-702 | Air Date: Oct. 8, 1995

With his loud filtered breathing and deep voice, the potato bug fumigator guy sounds a lot like Darth Vader.

  Season 8  (1996-1997)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 4F02TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VII
Episode 154 | S08E01 | SI-802 | Air Date: Oct. 27, 1996

The mini-ships attacking Bart in the second story, “The Genesis Tub,” is similar to the Death Star attack.
[ 4F02TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VII
Episode 154 | S08E01 | SI-802 | Air Date: Oct. 27, 1996

In the third story, “Citizen Kang,” the tubes in which Dole and Clinton are held in suspended animation are very similar to the Bacta Tank from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ 4F05BURNS, BABY BURNS
Episode 157 | S08E04 | SI-805 | Air Date: Nov. 17, 1996

There’s a Darth Vader helmet displayed on the counter at the Springfield Costume Shop where Homer and Larry Burns hide in the bathroom. {nh}
[ 3G01THE SPRINGFIELD FILES
Episode 163 | S08E10 | SI-825 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 1997

Homer is asked to choose the alien he saw from those among a lineup at the FBI office, which includes Chewbacca from the Star Wars films, along with Marvin the Martian from Looney Toons, Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still, ALF (the alien Gordon Shumway from the ALF TV series), and a Rigellian (perhaps Kang or Kodos).
[ 3G01THE SPRINGFIELD FILES
Episode 163 | S08E10 | SI-825 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 1997

Chewbacca is seen again at the end of the episode, joining Mulder, Scully, Leonard Nimoy, and townspeople singing in the crowd.
[ 4F08THE TWISTED WORLD OF MARGE SIMPSON
Episode 164 | S08E11 | SI-808 | Air Date: Jan. 19, 1997

After disabling Investo the robot at the Franchise Fair Expo entrance, Bart walks past his collapsed body and whistles like R2-D2. (Syndication Cut)

  Season 9  (1997-1998)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 5F02TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VIII
Episode 182 | S09E04 | SI-902 | Air Date: Oct. 26, 1997

In the first story, “The HΩmega Man,” we see freak Mr. Burns’ black hood, white pale face, and the line, “Now you will die,” all alluding to the Emperor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, along with his words to Luke, “And now young Jedi, you will die.” {nl}
[ 5F10THE LAST TEMPTATION OF KRUST
Episode 193 | S09E15 | SI-910 | Air Date: Feb. 22, 1998

The café called “Java the Hut” is a pun on the name of the character Jabba the Hutt.
[ 5F13THIS LITTLE WIGGY
Episode 196 | S09E18 | SI-913 | Air Date: Mar. 22, 1998

The sperm gun in the “Let’s Make a Baby” Knowledgeum exhibit is patterned against the Corellian Engineering Corporation’s AG-2G quad laser cannons as installed on the top and bottom of the Millennium Falcon. {dm}
[ 5F13THIS LITTLE WIGGY
Episode 196 | S09E18 | SI-913 | Air Date: Mar. 22, 1998

The logo on the “Mars” Knowledgeum exhibit uses the same font as in the Star Wars logo.

  Season 10  (1998-1999)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ 5F22BART THE MOTHER
Episode 206 | S10E03 | SI-922 | Air Date: Sept. 27, 1998

In addition to the BB gun that Nelson selects, one of the prizes that can be earned with enough tickets at the Family Fun Center arcade is an X-Wing Fighter toy model.
[ 5F19WHEN YOU DISH UPON A STAR
Episode 208 | S10E05 | SI-919 | Air Date: Nov. 8, 1998

At the end of the episode, the famous Star Wars “Style A” movie poster, with art by Tom Jung, depicting Leia with Luke and his outstretched lightsaber against a portrait of Darth Vader and the Death Star, is seen next to a Titanic film poster behind Ron Howard as he pitches Homer’s script idea to Brian Grazer at 20th Century Fox (“A Division of Walt Disney Co,” according to a sign in front of the facility). Grazer, who also appears in KABF15, is Howard’s real-life producing partner, together comprising one of the most successful filmmaking duos in Hollywood. Though it couldn’t have been predicted at the time this episode originally aired, a unique dynamic now exists among Star Wars, 20th Century Fox and Disney: 20th Century Fox was involved in the development of the original Star Wars trilogy, was responsible for the distribution of the prequel trilogy, and, although in 2012 Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the release rights to all future Star Wars films, retains all rights to Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope  “in perpetuity,” along with rights to those five subsequent films through May 2020.
[ AABF05MAYORED TO THE MOB
Episode 212 | S10E09 | SI-1005 | Air Date: Dec. 20, 1998

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) appears in this episode (“Who put the ‘star’ in Star Wars?”). In addition to playing the role of himself, Hamill also voices Leavelle, a singing bodyguard instructor who trains Homer.
[ AABF05MAYORED TO THE MOB
Episode 212 | S10E09 | SI-1005 | Air Date: Dec. 20, 1998

A wrestling match previewed in the TV promo spot for Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con: “The mighty robots of Battlestar Galactica verses the gay robots of Star Wars,” features a duo of Cylon Centurions in a tag-team match against R2-D2 and C-3PO, with C-3PO taking punishment from his Cylon opponent while R2 is characteristically apathetic to his counterpart’s pleas for help. C-3PO’s head then later flies by in the promo spot.
[ AABF05MAYORED TO THE MOB
Episode 212 | S10E09 | SI-1005 | Air Date: Dec. 20, 1998

At the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con door, an attendee wears a Chewbacca costume, albeit with inaccuracies including running shoes and exposed wrists.
[ AABF05MAYORED TO THE MOB
Episode 212 | S10E09 | SI-1005 | Air Date: Dec. 20, 1998

Database finally speaks up during Mark Hamill’s presentation on long-distance savings: “Daaah, talk about Star Wars!”
[ AABF05MAYORED TO THE MOB
Episode 212 | S10E09 | SI-1005 | Air Date: Dec. 20, 1998

During the dramatic finale of Guys and Dolls in his dinner theater performance, Mark Hamill urges Homer to “use the forks,” though Homer initially assumes he hears, “Use the Force!”. {cf}
[ AABF06VIVA NED FLANDERS
Episode 213 | S10E10 | SI-1006 | Air Date: Jan. 10, 1999

According to Comic Book Guy, his bumper sticker that reads “My Other Car Is A Millennium Falcon” was given to him by a Harrison Ford look-alike. Ford portrayed Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon’s owner and pilot, in the Star Wars trilogy.

  Season 11  (1999-2000)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ AABF21GUESS WHO’S COMING TO CRITICIZE DINNER
Episode 229 | S11E03 | SI-1021 | Air Date: Oct. 24, 1999

The Star Wars “Style A” movie poster of Leia, Luke, and his outstretched lightsaber is seen at Planet Springfield.
[ BABF01TREEHOUSE OF HORROR X
Episode 230 | S11E04 | SI-1101 | Air Date: Oct. 31, 1999

In the second story, “Desperately Xeeking Xena,” the Collector instructs a captive Lucy Lawless, “Here is a list of names you may call me on our wedding night: Obi-Wan, Iron Man, Mr. Mxyzptlk and, of course, Big Papa Smurf.” {tr}
[ BABF01TREEHOUSE OF HORROR X
Episode 230 | S11E04 | SI-1101 | Air Date: Oct. 31, 1999

The Collector uses Darth Maul’s lightsaber against Lucy Lawless, warning, “Not even Xena is a match for the double-edged lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace!” {jk}
[ AABF19E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT)
Episode 231 | S11E05 | SI-1019 | Air Date: Nov. 7, 1999

Along with “The Poke of Zorro" and other films playing at the Googolplex Theater is “My Dinner with Jar Jar,” a pun on the name of the 1981 film My Dinner with Andre coupled with a reference to Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
[ BABF18IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD MARGE
Episode 247 | S11E21 | SSI-1118 | Air Date: May 14, 2000

Patty tells Selma, “The bitterness is strong in this one,” upon hearing Lisa’s reply to “the truth about men.” This is a reference to Darth Vader’s remark, “The Force is strong with this one,” about Luke while in the Death Star trench in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

  Season 12  (2000-2001)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ CABF08WORST EPISODE EVER
Episode 259 | S12E11 | SI-1208 | Air Date: Feb. 4, 2001

Martin Prince’s mother presents a box of items to Comic Book Guy, who inspects the contents: “a handwritten script for Star Wars by George Lucas, Princess Leia’s anti-jiggle breast tape, [and a] film reel labeled ‘Alternate Ending: Luke’s Father is Chewbacca.’” In return, he offers five dollars.
[ CABF09HUNGRY, HUNGRY HOMER
Episode 263 | S12E15 | SI-1209 | Air Date: Mar. 4, 2001

Duff Man’s hesitation and looking back and forth between Homer and Henry K. Duff VIII, finally lifting his boss over his head and throwing him over the fence recalls Darth Vader’s pensive moment in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, looking back and forth between his son Luke and his master, Emperor Palpatine, finally lifting the Emperor over his head and throwing him into the second Death Star’s chasm.

  Season 13  (2001-2002)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ CABF19TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XII
Episode 270 | S13E01 | SI-1219 | Air Date: Nov. 6, 2001

In the first story, “Hex and the City,” Yoda is the minister for the Gypsy and Leprechaun wedding ceremony, proclaiming their marital union in his usual clause-first speech pattern: “Husband and wife, I pronounce you now.”
[ DABF01BRAWL IN THE FAMILY
Episode 276 | S13E07 | SI-1301 | Air Date: Jan. 6, 2002

When the family is forced to stay indoors because of the acid rain, one of the myriad versions of special-themed Monopoly games the family owns is “Star Wars Monopoly,” with box art featuring Chewbacca.
[ DABF04HALF DECENT PROPOSAL
Episode 279 | S13E10 | SI-1304 | Air Date: Feb. 10, 2002

Comic Book Guy’s bedroom is bristling with Star Wars items, including figurines of Jabba the Hutt, Dewback and Sandtroopers; toy version of Darth Vader’s lightsaber; Death Star, Sandcrawler and R2-D2 models and a C-3PO bust on his bookshelf; Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighter ceiling-hung models; full-size Clonetrooper cardboard stand-up; Darth Vader wall clock; three framed movie posters; framed pictures of Yoda and Wicket the Ewok; signed portraits of Mark Hamill from both Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi outfits; Star Wars Landspeeder bed; Chewbacca pajamas; and a Jar-Jar Binks doll which he clutches in bed, tells, “Oh Jar Jar, everyone hates you but me,” and kisses.
[ DABF12GUMP ROAST
Episode 286 | S13E17 | SI-1312 | Air Date: April 21, 2002

After Homer was nearly arrested for impersonating Forrest Gump, a deep-voiced black man is in the paddy wagon in a Darth Vader costume with helmet in hand (not James Earl Jones, but rather Dr. Hibbert) who says to an Austin Powers-costumed Moe, “Luke, I am your father (chuckle),” in reference to Jones’ voice acting for Darth Vader.
[ DABF12GUMP ROAST
Episode 286 | S13E17 | SI-1312 | Air Date: April 21, 2002

A musical segue during Homer’s Celebrity Roast marks the third time John Williams’ “Imperial March” is used to introduce the tyrannical Mr. Burns (the other instances were in 9F05 and 2F31).
[ DABF13I AM FURIOUS (YELLOW)
Episode 287 | S13E18 | SI-1313 | Air Date: April 28, 2002

At the Internet company BetterThanTV.com, which develops “Angry Dad” as an online animated series, there is an R2-D2 figurine setting on the second computer where Bart, Lisa and the producer work on the animated material.
[ DABF17POPPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BADGE
Episode 291 | S13E22 | SI-1317 | Air Date: May 22, 2002

Homer explains, “I’ve trick or treated at many of your homes; last year I was Jar Jar Binks.”

  Season 14  (2002-2003)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ DABF19TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIII
Episode 292 | S14E01 | SI-1319 | Air Date: Nov. 3, 2002

The first story, “Send in the Clones,” features a clone army of Homers. Both the title and the idea of a clone force of Homers is a nod to Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, which was released just months before this episode aired. Attack of the Clones introduced Star Wars fans to an army of identical Clone Trooper shock troops.
[ DABF21HELTER SHELTER
Episode 296 | S14E05 | SI-1321 | Air Date: Dec. 1, 2002

When the Simpsons briefly consider moving in with Comic Book Guy, we see Star Wars items in his apartment, including an X-Wing lunch box; Sandtrooper on Dewback, Boba Fett, R2-D2 and Tusken Raider (Sandpeople) figurines; Landspeeder toy vehicle in original packaging; and TIE Fighter, Death Star and Millennium Falcon models among them.
[ DABF21HELTER SHELTER
Episode 296 | S14E05 | SI-1321 | Air Date: Dec. 1, 2002

Comic Book Guy’s assemblage of cardboard stand-ups comprising his “Galactic UN” are parodies of recognizable alien species represented in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Clockwise, from left to right are: Bith (Cantina Band), Gamorrean (Jabba’s Palace Guards), Kowakian Monkey-Lizard (Salacious B. Crumb), and Gran (Ree-Yees).
[ EABF10C. E. D’OH
Episode 306 | S14E15 | SI-1410 | Air Date: March 16, 2003

While Homer tries to figure out how to take over the SNPP, he starts marking down all the hazards as Lenny and Carl begin fighting with radioactive Plutonium rods, using them like lightsabers (complete with sound effects). Lenny proclaims, “The Phantom Menace sucked more!” while Carl argues, “Attack of the Clones sucked more!” {lc}
[ EABF11’SCUSE ME WHILE I MISS THE SKY
Episode 307 | S14E16 | SI-1411 | Air Date: March 30, 2003

The Teenage Pasteland hobby shop, where Homer buys Lisa a telescope, has a model of the Millennium Falcon among items displayed in its front window.

  Season 15  (2003-2004)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ EABF21TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIV
Episode 314 | S15E01 | SI-1421 | Air Date: Nov. 2, 2003

In the second story, “Frinkenstein,” while planning to fly to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize Ceremony, Frink Sr., reanimated using others’ body parts, notes that Comic Book Guy’s ass won’t fit in coach, to which he replies, “You may keep my posterior, just please return the ‘Jabba the Butt’ tattoo,” a reference to Jabba the Hutt, and a pun on his name.
[ EABF21TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIV
Episode 314 | S15E01 | SI-1421 | Air Date: Nov. 2, 2003

The third story, “Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off,” finds Comic Book Guy wielding a green lightsaber amongst the mob chasing the time-stopping Bart and Milhouse, and later attacking scapegoat Martin.
[ EABF22THE REGINA MONOLOGUES
Episode 317 | S15E04 | SI-1422 | Aired Nov. 23, 2003

After finding a one-thousand dollar bill, Bart envisions holding a party at his mansion on the moon, where a band plays, “It’s Bart’s Moon Party, from outer space, with R2-D2 playing the bass.” In his fantasy sequence, we see the droid playing an electric bass, using arm appendages normally hidden within his body.
[ FABF10CO-DEPENDENT’S DAY
Episode 328 | S15E15 | SI-1510 | Air Date: March 21, 2004

Many moviegoers in line to see the debut of Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow are dressed as characters from the series, including Princess Leia, Boba Fett, B-Wing Pilot, Yoda, several braided Jedi, Ishi Tibb, Podracer pilot Anakin, Jawa, two-headed version of Ketwol, plant-like version of the Dianoga monster, centaur version of C-3PO, Ralph as a sword carrying Ewok, a Darth Vader-masked dog accompanied by its owner as the Death Star, Otto in Jedi robes, and Comic Book Guy dressed like the film’s Director/Writer/Editor Randall Curtis.
[ FABF10CO-DEPENDENT’S DAY
Episode 328 | S15E15 | SI-1510 | Air Date: March 21, 2004

The film Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow is a parody of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, as well as a pun on the title, complete with: the opening Fox fanfare; the opening crawl’s mentioning of tariffs, trade policies and mercantile interest groups; interim Princess Agoomba alluding to Queen Amidala of Naboo; Senate chamber scene including Yoda and an Imperial Walker delegate; the Jedi’s aggravation over the antics of Jim Jam Bonks; and the similar public anticipation of and reaction to the film.
[ FABF10CO-DEPENDENT’S DAY
Episode 328 | S15E15 | SI-1510 | Air Date: March 21, 2004

The Director/Writer/Editor Randall Curtis represents George Lucas and his work area contains props such as Boba Fett’s helmet, Yoda and Stormtrooper statues, model AT-AT walker, film stills of the Death Star trench, Sandtrooper on Dewback, C-3PO, R2-D2, The Gathering Shadow poster, and Jim Jam Cereal.
[ FABF10CO-DEPENDENT’S DAY
Episode 328 | S15E15 | SI-1510 | Air Date: March 21, 2004

After meeting Bart and Lisa at his Cosmic Wars Ranch office (alluding to Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch campus), Randall Curtis rides off on a waiting Tauntaun, the creature used as a steed by the Rebels in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ FABF12MY BIG FAT GEEK WEDDING
Episode 330 | S15E17 | SI-1512 | Air Date: April 18, 2004

Some attendees of the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con are in Star Wars costumes, including a Gamorrean Guard, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, a lightsaber-wielding Jedi, C-3PO, R2-D2 and three dressed as Boba Fett.
[ FABF14CATCH ’EM IF YOU CAN
Episode 331 | S15E18 | SI-1514 | Air Date: April 25, 2004

Homer is angry at the video store when advised by the clerk, “I’m sorry sir, the computer says the movie Chocolate Star Wars doesn’t exist.”

  Season 16  (2004-2005)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ FABF22SHE USED TO BE MY GIRL
Episode 339 | S16E04 | SI-1522 | Air Date: Dec. 5, 2004

In the 1977 flashback, making out with Marge under the bleachers, Homer imitates Darth Vader’s breathing.
[ FABF21FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
Episode 340 | S16E05 | SI-1521 | Air Date: Dec. 12, 2004

In Act III, while Bart signs autographs during his scheduled appearance at Goose’s Gags and Gifts, a model of an Imperial Star Destroyer can be seen hanging from the ceiling behind the crowd.

  Season 17  (2005-2006)   [ Next Season | Previous Season | Back to Top ]
[ GABF17TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XVI
Episode 360 | S17E04 | SI-1617 | Air Date: Nov. 6, 2005

Episode Co-Executive Producer Don Payne (1948-2013) is listed as DARTH PAIN in the opening and closing credits. {dd}
[ GABF17TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XVI
Episode 360 | S17E04 | SI-1617 | Air Date: Nov. 6, 2005

The third story, “I’ve Grown a Costume to Your Face,” sees Apu among the spell victims, now made to take on the form of his R2-D2 Halloween costume as Apu-Detoo.
[ HABF03HOMER’S PATERNITY COOT
Episode 366 | S17E10 | SI-1703 | Air Date: Jan. 8, 2006

Ralph says, “I’m See-Three-Detoo,” while he has a tuba on his head, creating his own portmanteau by combining the names of the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
[ HABF04WE’RE ON THE ROAD TO D’OH-WHERE
Episode 367 | S17E11 | SI-1704 | Air Date: Jan. 29, 2006

Among Homer’s and Bart’s belongings offered in the yard sale conceived and conducted by Marge and Lisa, while Homer drives Bart to detention camp in Oregon, are some of Bart’s action figures, including at least one lightsaber-wielding Jedi Star Wars figure.
[ HABF07BART HAS TWO MOMMIES
Episode 370 | S17E14 | SI-1707 | Air Date: March 19, 2006

Marge shows Rod and Todd her finished Darth Vader paper plate mask, exclaiming, “Here’s my mask; I’m a Star Wars!”
[ HABF09MILLION DOLLAR ABIE
Episode 372 | S17E16 | SI-1709 | Air Date: April 2, 2006

Jim Jam Bonks is part of the ensemble celebrity line-up, which includes Opal and others, singing “Springfield Blows” (itself a parody of “We are the World”) in the Rob Reiner-hosted video submitted by Los Angeles to Pro Football in hopes of beating out Springfield in landing the new franchise.

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[ HABF20PLEASE HOMER DON’T HAMMER ’EM
Episode 381 | S18E03 | SI-1720 | Air Date: Sept. 24, 2006

During the first act of this episode, Bart plays the sometimes seen “Triangle Wars” game at the old Arcade. The logo on the game’s cabinet uses the same font as the Star Wars title, and the triangles prominent in the gameplay resemble Imperial Star Destroyers.
[ HABF20PLEASE HOMER DON’T HAMMER ’EM
Episode 381 | S18E03 | SI-1720 | Air Date: Sept. 24, 2006

Bart and Principal Skinner duel each other with weapons of a peanut and a shrimp on sticks, respectively, while the dramatic battle theme “Duel of the Fates” from the Star Wars prequels plays. Their battle parodies the lightsaber duel between Anakin Skywalker (now Darth Vader) and Obi-Wan Kenobi during the finale of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The struggle ends with a final standoff above vats of peanut shrimp, similar to the precarious situation on the lava planet Mustafar. Later, the two continue the conflict, throwing peanuts and shrimp at each other from their hospital beds while “Duel of the Fates” plays once more.
[ HABF20PLEASE HOMER DON’T HAMMER ’EM
Episode 381 | S18E03 | SI-1720 | Air Date: Sept. 24, 2006

During the third act of this episode, a Cosmic Wars poster as well as scale bust statues of Yoda and Chewbacca can be seen at The Android’s Dungeon comic book shop.
[ HABF22ICE CREAM OF MARGIE (WITH THE LIGHT BLUE HAIR)
Episode 385 | S18E07 | SI-1722 | Air Date: Nov. 26, 2006

While Homer searches for Marge, we learn that she is on Comic Book Guy’s “not seen” list, which also includes “a Star Wars film that’s been good, since the first one. And even that’s been ruined with CGI editions. Bravo George.”
[ JABF02THE HAW-HAWED COUPLE
Episode 386 | S18E08 | SI-1802 | Air Date: Dec. 10, 2006

“Ughh ... they went to Star Wars land, and fought Star Wars.” This is Homer’s response to Lisa’s question of “what happened to the Merlinical Council?”
[ JABF05REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED THREE TIMES
Episode 389 | S18E11 | SI-1805 | Air Date: Jan. 28, 2007

The episode concludes with a tribute: “This episode is dedicated to all who died in the ‘Star Wars’ films.” A rather exhaustive listing follows: “Darth Vader; Darth Maul; Greedo; Uncle Owen; Storm Trooper #5; Jango Fett; General Grievous (Droid); Storm Trooper #22; Dak; Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi; Whoever Jimmy Smits Played; Hutt, Jabba the; Sy Snoodles [sic]; Unfortunately, not Jar-Jar Binks; and everyone on both Death Stars when they blew up.”
[ JABF04LITTLE BIG GIRL
Episode 390 | S18E12 | SI-1804 | Air Date: Feb. 11, 2007

Darth Vader’s mask is among the icons displayed on the Multicultural Center’s sign. Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy) also appears in this episode, as Darcy.
[ JABF04LITTLE BIG GIRL
Episode 390 | S18E12 | SI-1804 | Air Date: Feb. 11, 2007

A Chewbacca replica is seen in the storefront window at the Mylar Baggins comic book shop in North Haverbrook.
[ JABF06HOMERAZZI
Episode 394 | S18E16 | SI-1806 | Air Date: March 27, 2007

As his choice for the one precious item he may secure in the family’s new safe, Homer selects the bottle of cologne he wore on his first date with Marge, “Scent of a Wookiee” - from the Star Wars collection.
[ JABF15YOU KENT ALWAYS SAY WHAT YOU WANT
Episode 400 | S18E22 | SI-1815 | Air Date: May 20, 2007

Kent Brockman cleans out his office, and among pictures of historical significance, including Kent dancing on the Berlin Wall, is another of Kent interviewing an orange and white R2 Astromech Droid.

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[ JABF17HUSBANDS AND KNIVES
Episode 407 | S19E07 | SI-1817 | Air Date: Nov. 18, 2007

Milo from the new Coolsville comic book store uses a Jabba the Hutt cardboard stand-up display to block Comic Book Guy in the window.
[ KABF11ANY GIVEN SUNDANCE
Episode 418 | S19E18 | SI-1911 | Air Date: May 4, 2008

In a Sundance Update on his “Ain’t I Fat News” website, Comic Book Guy urges readers of his review to see the Chalmskin Production of Lisa’s film as shown at the Sundance Festival, with his advice, “Landspeeder, don’t Bantha, to your nearest cinema ... .” This is an elaborate pun on the phrase “run, don’t walk,” as the Landspeeder is much faster than the Tatooine beast of burden.

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[ KABF17SEX, PIES AND IDIOT SCRAPES
Episode 421 | S20E01 | SI-1917 | Air Date: Sept. 28, 2008

The Couch Gag first seen with this episode finds the family frozen in a Carbonite coach as Boba Fett flies in on his jet pack.
[ KABF19HOMER AND LISA EXCHANGE CROSS WORDS
Episode 426 | S20E06 | SI-1919 | Air Date: Nov. 16, 2008

As Homer’s second planted crossword message is revealed, clue 25 across reads, “Obi-Wan Kenobi, for one,” the answer referring to Jedi. The crossword itself, titled “Sounds Like Somebody I Know,” by Merl Reagle, who guest-starred in this episode, was actually in the Sunday November 18, 2008 New York Times earlier the same day the episode first aired, and the same clue has also been used in previous puzzles.
[ KABF22LISA THE DRAMA QUEEN
Episode 429 | S20E09 | SI-1922 | Air Date: Jan. 25, 2009

Nelson plays with and talks to a headless Darth Vader action figure: “Girls are so lame. Isn’t that right headless Darth Vader? What’s that? You miss your girlfriend armless Malibu Stacy wrapped in hockey tape?”
[ LABF01TAKE MY LIFE, PLEASE
Episode 430 | S20E10 | SI-2001 | Air Date: Feb. 15, 2009

During his candidacy for class president in the Springfield High student council election, a poster in the school reads, “Homer Simpson - ‘Jaws’ and ‘Star Wars’ Agree,” and pictures Homer flanked by Jaws on his left and Darth Vader on his right.

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[ LABF13HOMER THE WHOPPER
Episode 442 | S21E01 | SI-2013 | Air Date: Sept. 27, 2009

Darth Vader and Boba Fett helmets are displayed in the storefront window of the Mylar Baggins Comic Book Shop, while an employee there wears a Jawa t-shirt.
[ LABF13HOMER THE WHOPPER
Episode 442 | S21E01 | SI-2013 | Air Date: Sept. 27, 2009

At Odin’s of Shelbyville comic shop, displayed in the storefront window are a large R2-D2 model and poster for the 2009 film Fanboys, in which Star Wars fans travel to Skywalker Ranch so a dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace before its release.
[ LABF13HOMER THE WHOPPER
Episode 442 | S21E01 | SI-2013 | Air Date: Sept. 27, 2009

Among the movie posters seen at Ginormous Pictures studios is Star Wars: Episode VII The Apology, with art featuring George Lucas riding a Tauntaun, R2-D2 and C-3PO, Jar Jar Binks, Emperor Palpatine, X-Wing Fighters, and the Death Star.
[ LABF13HOMER THE WHOPPER
Episode 442 | S21E01 | SI-2013 | Air Date: Sept. 27, 2009

In his commentary, Comic Book Guy describes the feature film adaptation of his “Every Man” comic series as “an embarrassment of ‘Jar Jar-ian’ magnitude,” a reference to some fans’ and critics’ assessment of Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
[ LABF19REDNECKS AND BROOMSTICKS
Episode 448 | S21E07 | SI-2019 | Air Date: Nov. 29, 2009

One of Cletus’s redneck friends responds to Moe’s Deliverance comments with, “I suppose you think all space is Star Wars?”
[ LABF19REDNECKS AND BROOMSTICKS
Episode 448 | S21E07 | SI-2019 | Air Date: Nov. 29, 2009

Bart reacts to seeing Lisa browsing the “Wiccapedia” website, happily saying, “You’ve finally come over to the dark side!”
[ LABF20ONCE UPON A TIME IN SPRINGFIELD
Episode 451 | S21E10 | SI-2020 | Air Date: Jan. 10, 2010

Ralph is dressed as Princess Leia from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope for the second grade class reports on “Inspirational Women” following the rise in popularity of Princess Penelope. He proudly explains to Miss Hoover, “I’m a Star Wars.”
[ MABF07STEALING FIRST BASE
Episode 456 | S21E15 | SI-2107| Air Date: March 21, 2010

Bart explains to Nikki that vampires do not look like the characters portrayed in the books she reads, drawing a picture to better demonstrate. The classic vampire he has drawn carries a tommy gun in one hand and hoists the head of his victim in the other, which closely resembles Yoda’s (especially when compared to past appearances, such as CABF19) and may be an allusion to Nosferatu.

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[ MABF22THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Episode 472 | S22E08 | SI-2122 | Air Date: Dec. 5, 2010

An R2-D2 figure is among other broken toys in the bag containing all the “lame-o” toys Bart has received over the past three Christmases rather than the dirt bike he’d asked Santa for each year.
[ MABF19DONNIE FATSO
Episode 473 | S22E09 | SI-2119 | Air Date: Dec. 12, 2010

The Couch Gag first seen with this episode, featuring the day-to-day month of December Advent calendar, includes Comic Book Guy constructing a gingerbread Death Star for the December 2nd entry.
[ NABF06THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
Episode 477 | S22E13 | SI-2206 | Air Date: Feb. 13, 2011

Homer notes Wedge Antilles among legendary wingmen: “Marge, you have nothing to worry about. I’m a wingman, a proud tradition that includes Iceman from Top Gun, Wedge Antilles from Star Wars, and me from now.”
[ NABF07ANGRY DAD: THE MOVIE
Episode 478 | S22E14 | SI-2207 | Air Date: Feb. 20, 2011

The studio that produced Bart’s “Angry Dad" series has created another series called “The Adventures of Parody Man,” featuring a character whose attire includes Spider Man’s shirt, Supergirl’s skirt and boots, Thor’s Hammer, Wolverine’s glove and claw, and Darth Vader’s helmet.
[ NABF07ANGRY DAD: THE MOVIE
Episode 478 | S22E14 | SI-2207 | Air Date: Feb. 20, 2011

In Act III, Ben Stiller and Jack Black portray a battle between Iron Man and the Hulk, dueling with plastic toy lightsabers in a performance at the awards show.
[ NABF10LOVE IS A MANY STRANGLED THING
Episode 481 | S22E17 | SI-2210 | Air Date: March 27, 2011

In Homer’s dream in which he has taken on the role of Precious, Bart, as the mother, warns: “I don’t see many more movie roles for a girl like you, not unless George Lucas needs another Death Star.” Then, on waking, Homer pleads, “No! Stop! No more Star Wars parodies!”
[ NABF12THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF FAT TONY
Episode 483 | S22E19 | SI-2212 | Air Date: May 1, 2011

During the first act of this episode, the arcade game “Triangle Wars” is seen again (was last seen in HABF20). As before, the logo on the game’s cabinet uses the same font as the Star Wars title, and the triangles prominent in the gameplay resemble Imperial Star Destroyers.

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[ NABF21REPLACEABLE YOU
Episode 490 | S23E04 | SI-2221 | Air Date: Nov. 6, 2011

Santa’s Little Helper wearing a Darth Vader helmet inspires Bart to create a robotic pet for his science project, and for Homer to offer, “Thy will be done, Lord Vader.”
[ NABF21REPLACEABLE YOU
Episode 490 | S23E04 | SI-2221 | Air Date: Nov. 6, 2011

The cover of an issue of Robot Fancy Magazine features a likeness of See-Threepio and feature article “C3PO: Single and Loving It.”
[ NABF20THE FOOD WIFE
Episode 491 | S23E05 | SI-2220 | Air Date: Nov. 13, 2011

In Act I, Blocko’s display area seen in the exhibition hall for the “E4” Gaming Convention features giant life-size versions of the branded toy block figurines of Cosmic Wars Darth Maul and Yoda.
[ NABF20THE FOOD WIFE
Episode 491 | S23E05 | SI-2220 | Air Date: Nov. 13, 2011

In Act II, Comic Book Guy’s Foodie Blog, “Android’s Luncheon,” includes an image of Comic Book Guy as Jabba the Hutt with a Rancor serving him a Gamorrean Guard on a plate. In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, it was Jabba who fed victims to the Rancor, with a Gamorrean Guard also being eaten by the creature as Luke Skywalker escaped its lair.
[ NABF18HOLIDAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
Episode 495 | S23E09 | SI-2218 | Air Date: Dec. 11, 2011

In Zia’s Ultranet room, next to a photo of mom Lisa at work, is a poster of Empress Zimzam, whose costume and makeup are modeled after Queen Amidala’s from the scene in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in which she addresses the senate concerning the invasion of Naboo, later calling for a vote of no confidence in Supreme Chancellor Valorum. The name construction Zimzam may be a further pun on the Cosmic Wars version of Jar Jar Binks, Jim Jam Bonks.
[ PABF04THE D’OH-CIAL NETWORK
Episode 497 | S23E11 | SI-2304 | Air Date: Jan. 15, 2012

At the Blocko store in the new mall, a “Chubba the Shedd’s Dust Palace” Cosmic Wars Blocko block set is examined for purchased by Lisa. The name and box graphics reference Jabba’s palace and the Hutt himself. A Cosmic Wars flying saucer spaceship is also displayed.
[ PABF09EXIT THROUGH THE KWIK-E-MART
Episode 501 | S23E15 | SI-2309 | Air Date: March 4, 2012

In a TV news story reporting the new “Mr. Fatso” graffiti around Springfield, Kent Brockman interviews Chief Wiggum, who asserts that the vandal responsible is “a combination of Robin Hood, Luke Skywalker and, well, every rapper ever.”
[ PABF12A TOTALLY FUN THING BART WILL NEVER DO AGAIN
Episode 505 | S23E19 | SI-2312 | Air Date: April 29, 2012

The luxury cruise’s activity schedule includes a thirty minute class, “Sith training with certified Sith Lord.”
[ PABF15NED ’N EDNA’S BLEND
Episode 507 | S23E21 | SI-2315 | Air Date: May 13, 2012

Homer rationalizes to Ned regarding the comments of the internet blogger using a Darth Maul avatar: “ ... because of what Darth Maul said. He’s the second coolest Darth.”
[ PABF14LISA GOES GAGA
Episode 508 | S23E22 | SI-2314 | Air Date: May 20, 2012

A Jawa is mentioned and shown in one of Lady Gaga’s mirrors during her performance of the new song “Little Monsters” upon her arrival to Springfield.

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[ PABF17TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXIII
Episode 510 | S24E02 | SI-2317 | Air Date: Oct. 7, 2012

The first story, “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” concludes with the race of aliens who have received the garbage through the black hole. These aliens are strikingly similar to the Kaminoans seen in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones — intensely graceful, slender gray-skinned beings, with crested heads, long necks and limbs, wearing high collars and blue robes.
[ PABF17TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XXIII
Episode 510 | S24E02 | SI-2317 | Air Date: Oct. 7, 2012

The third story, “Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure,” finds Bart arriving in the year 1974 via Frink’s time machine, stating the obvious next step: “Now, to get my comic book and explore a world where no one’s mad at George Lucas.” Not only is Bart in a time before any original “Special Edition" and prequel trilogies, the first Star Wars film will not see release for another three years.
[ PABF18ADVENTURES IN BABY GETTING
Episode 511 | S24E03 | SI-2318 | Air Date: Nov. 4, 2012

After Marge’s car falls into the new Springfield sinkhole, Comic Book Guy describes the hole’s size to Kent Brockman, comparing it to the Pit of Carkoon, “where the Sarlacc ate Boba Fett,” and to “the Geonosis Battle Arena, where Mace Windu beheaded Jango Fett.” Brockman notes however that both are roughly the same size anyway.Comic Book Guy may have seen this as his best chance to include the site of each Fett’s demise in conversation.
[ PABF20THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD COOL
Episode 515 | S24E07 | SI-2320 | Air Date: Dec. 9, 2012

Homer’s hip new neighbor, Terrence, has a pet armadillo named Chuey, and explains the name’s origin as “Mexico Chuey, not Star Wars Chewie.” Homer then offers a comment about Chewbacca, adding that “Star Wars Chewie is just a man in a costume, so he’s not scary.”
[ RABF07LOVE IS A MANY SPLINTERED THING
Episode 520 | S24E12 | SI-2407 | Air Date: Feb. 10, 2013

Just prior to his breakup with Mary Spuckler, Bart is portrayed in an artist’s caricature at the Springfield Squidport, drawn as Yoda with the quote, “Leave me, why did she?”
[ RABF06GORGEOUS GRAMPA
Episode 522 | S24E14 | SI-2406 | Air Date: March 3, 2013

Mr. Burns projects Darth Vader’s shadow as he names Vader among several other villainous individuals, both fictional and real, listed in the lyrics of his song “High to be Loathed.”
[ RABF13WHISKEY BUSINESS
Episode 527 | S24E19 | SI-2413 | Air Date: May 5, 2013

Grabass Walker (a pun on Luke Skywalker’s name) is one of the musicians playing at the Jazz Hole when Lisa sees Bleeding Gums Murphy’s hologram.
[ RABF13WHISKEY BUSINESS
Episode 527 | S24E19 | SI-2413 | Air Date: May 5, 2013

“That was my Star Wars.” — Moe on not seeing movies as a child, instead making perogies.
[ RABF12FABULOUS FAKER BOY
Episode 528 | S24E20 | SI-2412 | Air Date: May 12, 2013

The Robot Chicken Couch Gag sequence ends with the Robot Chicken character and the Star Wars version of the “Robot Chicken theme song.”

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[ SABF05STEAL THIS EPISODE
Episode 539 | S25E09 | SI-2505 | Air Date: Jan. 5, 2014

In Act II, the FBI agent with the movie piracy group instructs his team, “Men, set your guns on kill,” a variation of Darth Vader’s instruction of, “Set your weapons for stun,” given by Vader while preparing a party to board the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ SABF05STEAL THIS EPISODE
Episode 539 | S25E09 | SI-2505 | Air Date: Jan. 5, 2014

In Act II, during the FBI raid on Homer’s backyard screenings of illegally downloaded feature films, showing is Cosmic Wars: Episode VII A New Take (leaked by a disgruntled effects artist), complete with signature opening title crawl. This Cosmic Wars installment is a parody of the upcoming announced Star Wars: Episode VII, planned for a late 2015 theatrical release. The title A New Take is a pun on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The crawl’s explaining away of the prequels, stating that they never happened due to a rift in the space-time continuum, further plays into the literal meaning of “a new take,” and even prompts Sideshow Mel to exclaim, “My childhood has been unruined!”
[ SABF05STEAL THIS EPISODE
Episode 539 | S25E09 | SI-2505 | Air Date: Jan. 5, 2014

Ralph wears Jim Jam Bonks pajamas while in the audience at the Cosmic Wars screening.
[ SABF05STEAL THIS EPISODE
Episode 539 | S25E09 | SI-2505 | Air Date: Jan. 5, 2014

While FBI agents work to stop the Cosmic Wars screening, playing is a scene within a Star Destroyer’s hangar bay, with a partially constructed Death Star prominent in the background, featuring a battle between Yoda, who brandishes what appears to be a nunchakus version of a lightsaber, and Mandalorian warriors clad in armor of various colors. Mandalorians who wear armor similar to Boba Fett’s were featured prominently in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series story arcs. It is also of note that Yoda had already died in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act I, during the “Death of Radioactive Man”s comic issue sequence, Radioactive man appeals to Petroleous Rex to “please remember when you used to be environmental scientist Rex Bernstein,” to which the villain answers, “I have become my destiny.” This is a parody of Luke’s pleas to Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi to remember the good man, Anakin Skywalker, his father used to be, and Vader’s quote, “It is your destiny.” Rex’s arms replaced by fuel pump hoses and nozzles mirrors the cyborg limbs of Vader, now “more machine than man.”
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act I, as Homer completes his purchase of the new Radioactive Man issue along with other midnight shoppers at The Android’s Dungeon, a DL-44 blaster, similar to the pistol used by Han Solo, can be seen in Comic Book Guy’s display case at the register.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act I, just before starting his song, “Comic Book Guy’s Lament,” one of Comic Book Guy’s items displayed in the store is a life-size “Krusty in Karbonite” hanging on the wall, just as Jabba the Hutt had hung Han Solo, frozen in a block of Carbonite, from a wall in his palace in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It is also visible in Act III during the wedding at The Android’s Dungeon as well.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act I, Stan Lee visits Comic Book Guy to prepare him for his opportunity at love, but advises, “I can only watch. I cannot interfere,” just as Obi-Wan‘s spirit told Luke, “If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfere,” in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act II, Comic Book Guy visits the Simpsons’ home to ask Homer for help finding something to wear for his date with Kumiko Nakamura. He tells Homer, “The closest thing I have to a father is the Obi-Wan doll in my store, and he comes from a race of celibate knights, so ... .” In the Star Wars films, it is explained that the Jedi Knights give up all emotional attachments, including love.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act II, during “Kumiko and C.B.G.’s Super Happy Love Montage,” they listen to an Audio Books version of Cosmic Wars: The Crucifixion of Jim Jam Bonks, complete with typical Gungan monologue — “Fathah, whysa yousa forsak‘n mesa?” This is yet another reference to some fans’ disdain of the character Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act II, later during “Kumiko and C.B.G.’s Super Happy Love Montage,” entrants of the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con costume contest are dressed as Boba Fett from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and as Princess Leia from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, with the signature helmet and hairstyle of the respective character.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act II, yet later during “Kumiko and C.B.G.’s Super Happy Love Montage,” another entrant (just behind Milo and Strawberry) applauding Kumiko and Comic Book Guy at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con costume contest is dressed as Lando Calrissian disguised as one of Jabba’s skiff guards from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act III, during Comic Book Guy’s uncontrollable uttering of a series of references, his last is “I have a bad feeling about this.” Though he explains this quote is from “every action movie ever made,” it is a well-known phrase and a running gag in the Star Wars series, said twice in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and at least once in each subsequent film. The phrase is also often used in Star Wars books, comics, video games and TV series as well, and even in George Lucas’ Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
[ SABF03MARRIED TO THE BLOB
Episode 540 | S25E10 | SI-2503 | Air Date: Jan. 12, 2014

In Act III, Mr. Nakamura is dressed as C-3PO at Kumiko and Comic Book Guy’s wedding inside The Android’s Dungeon.
[ SABF13DAYS OF FUTURE FUTURE
Episode 548 | S25E18 | SI-2513 | Air Date: April 13, 2014

In Act II (during Bart’s “false memories” sequence from his treatment at Moving On), Jimbo pulls a switchblade version of a lightsaber on Lisa and Milhouse (who is suffering from Zombie-ism) during a stick-up attempt outside the Kwik-E-Mart.
[ SABF13DAYS OF FUTURE FUTURE
Episode 548 | S25E18 | SI-2513 | Air Date: April 13, 2014

In Act II (still part of Bart’s “false memories” resulting from his treatment at Moving On), Bart looks through and arranges electronic photos on his “Little Black eBook” which include an image of Empress Zimzam, who was also seen in NABF18 “Holidays of Future Passed.” This time Queen Amidala’s doppelganger appears to be wearing somewhat more film-accurate colors.
[ SABF13DAYS OF FUTURE FUTURE
Episode 548 | S25E18 | SI-2513 | Air Date: April 13, 2014

In Act III (yet still part of Bart’s “false memories” resulting from his treatment at Moving On), Bart and his sons eat Jim Jam Cereal with their breakfast. Amazingly, the Cosmic Wars franchise and Jim Jam Bonks have retained a level of popularity some thirty years in the future to still warrant such a cross-merchandising tie-in. Jim Jam Cereal was also seen in FABF10.
[ SABF14WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BART’S EXPECTING
Episode 549 | S25E19 | SI-2514 | Air Date: April 27, 2014

In Act I, one of the participants in Moe’s super hero costume pub crawl is Gil Gunderson dressed as Lando Calrissian disguised as one of Jabba’s skiff guards from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. His costume includes only the helmet, chest armor, and force pike weapon, with his usual necktie and business attire visible under the costume.
[ SABF14WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BART’S EXPECTING
Episode 549 | S25E19 | SI-2514 | Air Date: April 27, 2014

In Act I, another participant in Moe’s super hero costume pub crawl is dressed as Princess Leia as she appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
[ SABF14WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BART’S EXPECTING
Episode 549 | S25E19 | SI-2514 | Air Date: April 27, 2014

In Act I, yet another participant in Moe’s super hero costume pub crawl is dressed as a Jedi with a red lightsaber.
[ RABF21BRICK LIKE ME
Episode 550 | S25E20 | SI-2421 | Air Date: May 4, 2014

In Act III, the giant robot Bart has built to battle Comic Book Guy’s Lego playsets has, among other fantastic weapons, lightsaber barf. When Bart activates this attack, dozens of lightsabers constructed of blocks, complete with working blades and signature sound, are spewed forth from the giant’s mouth, raining down on his target.



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Issue Prefix Code Legend:
SC = Simpsons Comics BS = Bart Simpson Comics
SS = Simpsons Super Spectacular Semiannual TH = Treehouse of Horror Comics Annual
TP = Trade Paperback Reprint Collection  

[ SC004IT’S IN THE CARDS
Simpsons Comics #4 | May 1994

Mr. Burns employs Stormtrooper guards.
[ SC012SURVIVAL OF THE FATTEST
Simpsons Comics #12 | September 1995

A Stormtrooper inspects a clue, while two figures walk off through the desert sand, under twin suns — parody of a scene on Tatooine from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, with Homer and Troy McClure in the roles of R2-D2 and C-3PO.
[ SC031RADIOACTIVE HOMER
Simpsons Comics #31 | June 1997

In the issue titled “Radioactive Homer” (pg. 1), at the City’s masquerade ball fundraiser, Helen Lovejoy is dressed as Princess Leia from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, complete with hair buns, while Reverend Tim is dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi, with (an inaccurately colored) green lightsaber worn on his belt, and a button reading, “May the Force be with you.”
[ SC031RADIOACTIVE HOMER
Simpsons Comics #31 | June 1997

After Marge hears a noise in the night, Homer asks, “Did it sound as if a million voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced?” This is a parody of Obi-Wan’s statement after he “felt” Alderaan’s destruction.
[ SC034BURNSIE ON BOARD
Simpsons Comics #34 | December 1997

During the “C. Montgomery Burns International Games,” a Hoth Cold Assault Stormtrooper (Snowtrooper) can be seen (pg. 8) participating in a sled-dog race, piloting a sled carrying drums of nuclear waste, and whipping the team of Lenny, Carl and other denizens of Moe’s Tavern.
[ SC036THE GEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
Simpsons Comics #36 | April 1998

Douglas (one of the three “nerds” introduced in 1F02) makes a space adventure movie with Troy McClure. He tells McClure that they will “make Empire Strikes Back look like Return of the Jedi” (pg. 11, panel 6). This is a nod to Star Wars fans’ higher regard in general for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back than Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
[ SC039SENSE AND CENSORABILITY
Simpsons Comics #39 | October 1998

A customer wears a Star Wars tee-shirt at The Android’s Dungeon (pg. 10, panel 1) when Eddie and Lou arrive to apprehend Comic Book Guy for charges in violation of obscenity law.
[ SC039SENSE AND CENSORABILITY
Simpsons Comics #39 | October 1998

Comic Book Guy presents his opening statement, asking the jury members whether they are “without bias, as if ... shielded ... by ... Bacta Tanks, safe from ... Rancors” (pg. 17, panel 5). A Bacta Tank was an apparatus used in Luke Skywalker’s recovery in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, while the Rancor was a monster kept by Jabba the Hutt, who dropped Luke into the creature’s pit in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
[ SC039SENSE AND CENSORABILITY
Simpsons Comics #39 | October 1998

Members of the second jury, which, following Bart’s argument to the judge, is now comprised of nerds and comic geeks that can truly be deemed Comic Book Guy’s peers, are dressed as Princess Leia from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and as an X-Wing pilot (pg. 20, panel 4).
[ SC039SENSE AND CENSORABILITY
Simpsons Comics #39 | October 1998

When Homer is found innocent of all obscenity charges, Marge exclaims, “Oh, thank the maker ... er, I mean, thank goodness!” (pg. 20, panel 5). In Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, C-3PO said, “Thank the maker,” just prior to a much-needed oil bath. Since then, the phrase has become somewhat of an homage to George Lucas (the “maker” of Star Wars), and was also the title of an excellent flashback story in Dark Horse Comics Star Wars Tales #6 in December 2000, in which Vader recalls his creating C-3PO when he was a youth.
[ SC039SENSE AND CENSORABILITY
Simpsons Comics #39 | October 1998

Comic Book Guy’s ultimate sentence (pg. 21, panel 2) finds him guilty of, among other charges, “bribing the manager of the toy aisle at the Try N’ Save to buy up all of the new ‘Hip-Hop Yo! Yo! Yoda’ action figures.”
[ SC044THE PRIME OF MISS LISA SIMPSON
Simpsons Comics #44 | August 1999

When Lisa asks Ralph whether she is a bad teacher, he reassures Lisa, telling her (pg. 12, panel 7) that she is “like Yoda, only prettier.”
[ TH-TP01A YOKEL’S GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror Heebie-Jeebie Hullabaloo
Treehouse of Horror Reprint Volume 1 | September 1999

Part of this trade paperback’s new material is a faux advertisement for the book “A Yokel’s Guide to Halloween,” which includes “Horrifyin’ Costumes” such as bath mats worn as fake fur. Cletus demonstrates, wearing a Chewbacca costume fashioned using this method, adding, “Looky here! I’m Chewbacky!” (pg. 44, panel 3).
[ SC045HAMBURGER’S LITTLE HELPER
Simpsons Comics #45 | October 1999

In the story “Hamburger’s Little Helper” (pg. 9, panels 3 & 4), while shooting a commercial for Krusty Burger, flying a jet plane and saving Kent Brockman and Arnie Pie, Santa’s Little Helper wears Biggs Darklighter’s X-Wing Fighter helmet. Darklighter was Luke’s childhood friend who used the call sign “Red Three” during the assault on the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
[ BS001GRRRL-WHIRL
Bart Simpson Comics #1 | October 2000

In the second story, “Grrrl-Whirl,” after Bart’s loud outburst in The Android’s Dungeon at his comic hero Burpo’s falling for a girl, Comic Book Guy reprimands him (pg. 14, panel 5), reminding him “this is a comic book store, not the Mos Eisley cantina” and to “please keep the decibel level down.” In Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the Mos Eisley cantina was a loud establishment at which a live band played and where fights and violent incidents were common.
[ SC052WORST CHRISTMAS EVER!
Simpsons Comics #52 | November 2000

When Christmas gift shoppers at The Android’s Dungeon complain about the prices of the elsewhere-sold-out Itchy & Scratchy Interactive Playsets, Comic Book Guy justifies the mark-ups to Ned (pg. 3, panel 5), explaining that he depends on the revenue, especially with “the current comic book market as torpid as Han Solo in carbonite.” His simile compares comic sales to the hibernative state of Solo.
[ SC052WORST CHRISTMAS EVER!
Simpsons Comics #52 | November 2000

After having saved the Simpsons from Fat Tony on Christmas Eve, Comic Book Guy leaves the Simpson’s house (pg. 21, panel 3), explaining he is late for performing filk versions of Christmas carols, including “Wookiee in a Winter Wonderland.”
[ TH008THE POWERPLANT OF PAIN
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #8 | September 2002

In the fourth and final story, “The Powerplant of Pain (‘I for Invasion’ entry)” (pg. 5, panel 2), Homer floats in a tube aboard Kang & Kodos’ ship very similar to a Bacta Tank from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ SC075THE PERMANENT RECORD ROOM!
Simpsons Comics #75 | October 2002

“The Permanent Record Room!” story’s first chapter, “Pranks, but No Pranks!” (pg. 9, panel 4), ends with Willie responding, “As wee Yoda would say, ‘Empty or full. There is no almost.’,” when Milhouse complains of his lungs being almost full of chalk dust. The dialog is a parody of the conversation between Luke and Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back while Luke trains on Dagobah, saying, “I’ll try,” prompting Yoda’s correction: “Try not. Do or do not! There is no try.”
[ SC075THE PERMANENT RECORD ROOM!
Simpsons Comics #75 | October 2002

In the second chapter of the story, “And the Beatings Go On!” (pg. 13, panel 2), a group of nerds will not allow Jimbo to enter the lunchroom without first “answering a simple question.” When then asked, “Who was the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise?” he answers, “I don’t know. Luke Skywalker?”
[ SC075THE PERMANENT RECORD ROOM!
Simpsons Comics #75 | October 2002

In the third chapter of the story, “Truant or False” (pg. 20, panel 4), a fourth grade Skinner warns Homer, “Okay, but don’t blame me if you get stuck in an asteroid field with a flying saucer shooting at you and don’t know which button sends you into hyperspace,” when Homer questions whether to skip school or stay at the Noiseland Arcade playing “Space Intruders” (a reference to the asteroid chase in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back).
[ BS010BART’S BEARD
Bart Simpson Comics #10 | February 2003

In the first story “Bart’s Beard” (pg. 4, panel 5), Comic Book Guy calls Bart “young Jedi,” after Bart tries to buy an age-restricted video, “Clowns Gone Wild.”
[ SC081LISA SIMPSON’S BOOK CLUB!
Simpsons Comics #81 | April 2003

In this issue, Lisa asks each book club member to discuss a story that meant something to them. The second story, Homer’s tale of “The Little Engine that Couldn’t Care Less,” begins with “Once upon a time in a train yard in a Galaxy far, far away ... ,” (pg. 8, panel 4) echoing the famous static text, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. ... ,” from the opening crawls in the Star Wars films.
[ TH009RING AROUND THE SIMPSONS
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #9 | September 2003

In the first story, “Ring Around the Simpsons” (pg. 4, panel 3), Gandalf remarks, “I sense great evil in this one,” on his initial assessment of Bart, who answers the wizard, “Yeah, yeah. I’ve heard it all before, Yoda. Now Let’s get questing!”
[ TH009RING AROUND THE SIMPSONS
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #9 | September 2003

In the first story, “Ring Around the Simpsons” (pg. 6, panel 3), Bart irritates Gandalf by asking whether various means could be employed to destroy the One Ring. One of his suggested methods: “How about a lightsaber!”
[ SC0913000’S COMPANY
Simpsons Comics #91 | February 2004

In this issue’s only story, “3000’s Company,” a Star Wars poster hangs among others in the sanctuary Comic Book Guy creates underneath Mr. Burns’ mansion (pg. 12, panel 3).
[ SC105DR. NICK @ NIGHT
Simpsons Comics #105 | April 2005

The second chapter of the “Dr. Nick @ Night” story, called “Comic Book Guy Gets a Life,” ends with Bart welcoming back Comic Book Guy after his brain transplant (during which he received the nerd center of Professor Frink’s cloned brain), and Comic Book Guy agreeing, “Yes, much like the Jedi in the film of the same name, I have returned!” refering to Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
[ TH011TWO TICKETS TO HECK!
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #11 | September 2005

The third chapter of “Two Tickets to Heck!” (the third and final story of this issue), called “Blast From the Future Past!” finds Bart and Lisa in the year 1954, making their escape using a flying saucer that had been lost by Kodos seven years earlier in Roswell. Ending up in an asteroid field, Bart’s telling Lisa, “I’m going closer to one of those big ones,” with her response, “Closer?!?” nearly perfectly mirrors the exchange between Han Solo and the others aboard the Millennium Falcon during the asteroid chase scene in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, when Solo lands his craft within a crater on a large asteroid while fleeing TIE Fighters and Star Destroyers.
[ SC118THE “X” MEN
Simpsons Comics #118 | May 2006

When Skinner expresses his embarrassment at attending the support group meeting for the recently heartbroken, Comic Book Guy assures him the meetings are dignified, and calls him “young Padawan” (pg. 8, panel 4), since Skinner is a new attendee at the meetings, and Comic Book Guy likely a regular attendee. In the Jedi Order, Padawans were recent initiates and younger students who’d begun on-on-one instruction under a more experienced Jedi.
[ SC118THE “X” MEN
Simpsons Comics #118 | May 2006

While telling the support group about his experience during an evening of speed dating, we see Comic Book Guy posing questions to his dates, including Cookie Kwan (pg. 9, panel 6), whom he asks, “Jabba the Hutt, evil despot or misunderstood entrepreneur with a glandular problem?” As a ruthless crimelord and a Hutt of considerable bulk, the question might have served as a good conversation starter, had the date been interested in Star Wars!
[ SC118THE “X” MEN
Simpsons Comics #118 | May 2006

Serving as the punctuation to an argument between Skinner and Comic Book Guy over Skinner’s mother Agnes, the two reenact a fine parody of the scene on Bespin’s Cloud City gantry from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, when Vader reveals to Luke the horrible truth of their relationship (pg. 10, panel 4). Comic Book Guy, even recreating Vader’s pose with outstretched hand, tells Skinner one day he will say “I am your father!” Skinner answers just as Luke had, horrified and perspiring, screaming, “Nooooo!”
[ BS031SPREE FOR ALL
Bart Simpson Comics #31 | August 2006

In the first story, “Spree For All,” Comic Book Guy wears a shirt that reads, “Lucasfilm is my co-pilot,” as he is forced to leave Krusty’s Land of Misfit Toys after taking more than one entry form for the store’s grand opening shopping spree contest (pg. 1, panel 3). Lucasfilm, founded by George Lucas in 1971, is the production company behind the Star Wars and prequel trilogies.
[ BS034WILLIE AND THE WEASELS
Bart Simpson Comics #34 | February 2007

In the second story, “Willie and The Weasels,” after telling Bart and his classmates the story of how he came to live in Springfield after having enjoyed fame as a member of The Weasels (a Scottish parody of The Beatles), Willie reveals that his big disappointment came later when his “motion picture debut ended up on the cutting room floor.” A cutaway shows the editing room for Star Wars (pg. 18, panel 4), and discarded film in which Willie portays Chewbacca, battling a stormtrooper aboard the Death Star (pg. 18, panel 5) in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
[ TH013GNAWS
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #13 | September 2007

In “Gnaws” (the first of the four stories in this issue), Professor Frink tries to convince Chief Wiggum that it is a gigantic three-eyed fish, not a shark, that has eaten Seymour Skinner. To demonstrate, Frink uses a lightsaber to disembowel the shark, with Wiggum commenting, “I guess we’re about to find out if they smell worse on the inside” (pg. 13, panels 1-3), a parody of the scene in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back in which Han Solo remarks, “I thought they smelled bad on the outside,” after cutting open the belly of a Tauntaun with Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in order to provide critical warmth for his cold and exhausted comrade.
[ TH013PROP, PROP, WHIZ, WHIZ!
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #13 | September 2007

In the third story, “Prop, Prop, Whiz, Whiz!” Bart admires a bookcase full of movie and television props kept in the back room of The Android’s Dungeon, including Darth Vader’s lightsaber (pg. 39, panel 2), asking, “Is that a lightsaber? Coooool!” Comic Book Guy explains that all the props are cursed, purchased off eBuy from seller Lewis Vendredi (from TV’s Friday the 13th: The Series). Later (pg. 47, panel 2), Homer reacts similarly to the lightsaber, echoing Bart’s exact words, but ends up touching the lightsaber, triggering the curse.
[ TH013PROP, PROP, WHIZ, WHIZ!
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #13 | September 2007

After Homer touches the cursed prop of Darth Vader’s lighsaber, we are treated to the longest extended Star Wars sequence in Bongo Comics to-date. A parody of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith final duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin (now Darth Vader) on the lava planet Mustafar, with Homer transplanted into the scene in place of Vader, follows (pg. 47, panel 4 through pg. 49, panel 4). Homer identifies Obi-Wan (pg. 47, panel 6) as “the guy from Moulin Rouge” (Ewan MacGregor, who appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi throughout the prequels, was also Christian in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge), and Force-chokes Obi-Wan in a parody of his typical choking of Bart (pg. 48, panel 2), complete with Obi-Wan’s tongue modeled after Bart’s while being choked and Homer’s obligatory, “Why you little ... !” All of page 49 is dedicated to the sequence that results, with Emperor Palpatine overseeing Homer’s surgery, during which he is outfitted with the well-known Darth Vader helmet, armor and breathing apparatus.
[ TH013PROP, PROP, WHIZ, WHIZ!
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #13 | September 2007

Darth Vader’s armor now in place on a burned and thirsty Homer, he asks Palpatine for a beer. When the Emperor explains that “there’s no beer in outer space,” an agonized Homer screams out (pg. 49 panel 4), “D’OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!” This is a parody of Vader’s wailing, “Nooooo!” in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith after Palpatine lied, telling him that “in your anger, you killed [Padmé].”
[ TH013PROP, PROP, WHIZ, WHIZ!
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #13 | September 2007

Once Comic Book Guy destroys the cursed props, the victims are transported back to The Android’s Dungeon. Homer, now wearing Vader’s suit with the helmet removed, is pale and scarred, appearing very much like actor Sebastian Shaw had as an unmasked Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. He instructs Bart to start calling him “dad.” When Bart asks why, Homer answers, “Because I am your father” (pg. 51, panels 2-4), in a parody of Vader’s iconic quote in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
[ SS006INTERMINABLE CRISES: THE EXTREME ALTERNATE EDITION
Simpsons Super Spectacular #6 | January 2008

At Springfield Comic Con, in the aisle in front of The Android’s Dungeon booth, costumed attendees are dressed as Darth Vader and Jango Fett (pg. 3). Vader can also be seen again on the following page (pg. 4, panel 1).
[ SS006INTERMINABLE CRISES: THE EXTREME ALTERNATE EDITION
Simpsons Super Spectacular #6 | January 2008

As Comic Book Guy explains the variant covers produced for “Interminable Crises,” another convention attendee walks past, dressed as a Stormtrooper (pg. 4, panel 2).
[ SS006INTERMINABLE CRISES: THE EXTREME ALTERNATE EDITION
Simpsons Super Spectacular #6 | January 2008

As Comic Book Guy shows his rarest of the “Interminable Crises” variant covers to the comic writers, a convention attendee is dressed as Boba Fett and another wears a Chewbacca mask as well as the Wookiee’s bandolier, while others perform a lightsaber duel demonstration in the background (pg. 8, panel 1). Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Vader, who was also seen earlier, are seen again as well (pg. 8, panel 4).
[ SS006INTERMINABLE CRISES: THE EXTREME ALTERNATE EDITION
Simpsons Super Spectacular #6 | January 2008

At Springfield Comic Con, as Lisa and Bart argue whether attendees love comics or simply look at them as an investment, a fan dressed in Han Solo's outfit looks to increase his collection’s value (pg. 14, panel 5).
[ BS040EASY WRITER
Bart Simpson Comics #40 | February 2008

Bart and Comic Book Guy attend the Superubermegalactic Con (pg. 1, panel 1). Comic Book Guy explains to Bart that, although he would not pay the high rent to have his own booth, he loves “looking at the nerds who think their camouflage Stormtrooper costumes are soooo cool.”
[ BS040EASY WRITER
Bart Simpson Comics #40 | February 2008

At The Android’s Dungeon, a vanity license plate reading “THX-1138” hangs from the wall behind the front counter (pg. 6, panel 3; also pg.13, panel 1; pg. 14 panel 6). THX-1138 was George Lucas’ 1971 science fiction film that marked his directorial debut. The use of THX-1138 has been a running gag in many of Lucas’ other films and projects as well. License plates such as this appeared on John Milner’s ’32 deuce coupe in 1973’s American Graffiti, the Edsel in the Lucasarts game Maniac Mansion, and again, after this comic was released, on a hot rod in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Each of the original and prequel trilogy Star Wars films has contained at least one direct or easter-egg-type reference to THX-1138.
[ SC145WORST COMPETITION EVER!
Simpsons Comics #145 | August 2008

As Homer and Bart clean up the attic, dressed in Stormtrooper armor, sans helmets (pg. 1), they are bracing themselves from being crushed. This scene, with its costumes and dialog, is a parody of the sequence from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in which Luke and Han, still wearing the stolen armor of Imperial Stormtroopers, without helmets, are trapped in the Death Star’s trash compactor with the rescued Princess Leia. Homer’s words, “The walls are closing in on us, boy,” echo Luke’s, “The walls are moving,” as the compactor walls begin closing on the rebels. He then adds, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” just as Han had said, “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.” Bart’s looking down and saying, “Wait, there’s something else in here,” is similar to Luke’s, “There’s something alive in here,” just before being pulled under the garbage and water by the Dianoga creature. Homer and Bart’s dialog happens to be in the reverse order of the events in the trash compactor, with the Dianoga attacking Luke before the walls began closing in.
[ SC145WORST COMPETITION EVER!
Simpsons Comics #145 | August 2008

It is revealed (pg. 2, panel 1) that it is Marge grabbing Bart’s leg, rather than the Dianoga creature (explains the earlier dialog between Homer and Bart not corresponding to the order of events in the trash compactor in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope). Marge tells the two to take off the Stormtrooper outfits. Bart reminds her that the armor had won them first prize in a Springfield Comic-Con father/son costume contest. Homer then recalls that the prize was a Wookiee-skin rug.
[ SC145WORST COMPETITION EVER!
Simpsons Comics #145 | August 2008

Seen hanging from the wall behind the front counter (pg. 10, panel 5), is a Darth Vader helmet, one of many items for sale at Homer and Bart’s new comic shop, “The Graphic Hovel.”
[ SC145WORST COMPETITION EVER!
Simpsons Comics #145 | August 2008

As Chief Wiggum and Officer Lou remove him from “The Graphic Hovel,” Comic Book Guy warns, “You may have won this round, Simpsons, but remember, the Death Star wasn’t built in a day! I’ll be back!” This is a pun on the old French proverb, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Lou interprets the comment about the Death Star as a terrorist threat, so he is arrested. It first became apparent, in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which saw a second Death Star under construction, that building such a tremendous construct took considerable time. In fact, the first Death Star saw completed technical schematics in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, was under construction in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and was only just made operational during the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
[ TH017MARGE OF THE DEAD
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 | September 2011

In “Marge of the Dead” (the second of the three stories in this issue), our favorite family plays a game of Trivial Itch (parody of Trivial Pursuit), and Bart correctly answers that Itchy decapitates Scratchy with a lightsaber. A red lightsaber is shown on one of the game card selections (pg. 14) and, with some inspiration from Maggie, Bart decides that, since he won the game, the family must “stage an epic lightsaber battle in full costume” for his amusement (pg. 15, panels 3-4).
[ TH017MARGE OF THE DEAD
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 | September 2011

Although certainly more of a cosplay sequence than a full-on Star Wars parody, five pages of Simpsons/Star Wars ensues (pg. 16, panel 1 through pg. 20, panel 7), with Marge as Jedi Aayla Secura from the prequels, Maggie as Yoda, Lisa as Princess Leia from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Homer as Jabba the Hutt, and Bart as Darth Sidious.
[ TH017MARGE OF THE DEAD
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 | September 2011

As the family begins their climb of Mount Springfield (pg. 16, panel 4), Bart says “The Force is strong in this youngling. Size matters not!” Darth Vader remarked, “The Force is strong with this one,” when he sensed Luke’s abilities while flying through the Death Star trench in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Yoda, demonstrating the power of the Force to Luke on Dagobah, explained to him that “size matters not.” A youngling is a child undergoing Jedi training.
[ TH017MARGE OF THE DEAD
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 | September 2011

Maggie, as Yoda, performs the same type of dizzying and unexpected acrobatics first seen from the Jedi Master in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, when a newly-developed CGI version of Yoda had brought audiences their first look at his renowned dueling skills (pg. 18, panel 1).
[ TH017MARGE OF THE DEAD
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 | September 2011

Bart ridicules Homer and says, “Your powers grow weak, old man” (pg. 18, panel 4), similar to how Darth Vader had told Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Your powers are weak, old man,” during their final confrontation aboard the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
[ SC188LISA SIMPSON’S TOOT SUITE
Simpsons Comics #188 | March 2012

While Lisa works at King Toot's after school, Comic Book Guy asks whether they have various fictional musical instruments, including “a chidinkalu horn from the film Return of the Jedi” (pg. 8, panel 3). In Jabba’s palace, the chidinkalu horn was the instrument played by Droopy McCool of the Max Rebo band.
[ BS077FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Bart Simpson Comics #77 | November 2012

Comic Book Guy explains the box of damaged comic books to Bart, admitting that he “was going to dispatch them on a Jedi funeral pyre” (pg. 16, panel 3). Honorable burning and cremation were part of the funeral rites for the Jedi, as could be seen in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi when Luke burned his father’s body on Endor, in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with Qui-Gon Jinn’s funeral ceremony, and even in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope as Obi-Wan burned the bodies of the Jawas slain by Imperial Stormtroopers. This story was written by John Jackson Miller, who is best known for his Star Wars comic and novel titles and for his work surrounding comic circulation, so this particular story’s plot, as well as its containing Star Wars references, is no great surprise.
[ BS077FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Bart Simpson Comics #77 | November 2012

Among the many items in Bart’s treehouse, all amassed during his taking advantage of old comic book coupons, is a Star Wars TIE Fighter toy vehicle in its box (pg. 22, panel 1).
[ SC199THE BIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Simpsons Comics #199 | February 2013

Comic Book Guy offers Homer “a rare picture of Greedo autographed by an inattentive Brent Spiner” in exchange for his 300-year-old antique German clock crafted by Otto Von Schlichtfarber (pg. 7, panel 4). Greedo was the Rodian bounty hunter dispatched by Jabba the Hutt to collect dues owed by Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Solo killed Greedo when the bounty hunter confronted him at Chalmun’s Mos Eisley Cantina. Of course Spiner, best known as Lt. Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, did not portray Greedo in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (the role of the alien was played by British actor Paul Blake), so he had accidentally autographed the photo. In 2012, Spiner appeared in PABF10 “Them, Robot,” as the voice of the robots.
[ BS082SPRINGFIELD BABIES
Bart Simpson Comics #82 | April 2013

In “Springfield Babies” (the second of the four stories in this issue), among the photos taken by the baby photographer who can foresee his subjects’ futures is a snapshot of Comic Book Guy as an infant (pg. 14, panel 5), with the footnote mentioning “many arguments about someone named ‘Greedo’ and whether or not he shot first.” In the original 1977 release of Star Wars, Solo is the only one to fire, though the 1997 "Special Edition" (and other subsequent re-releases) added Greedo firing at Solo first, the changes made by Lucas to better portray his intended vision of Greedo shooting first. The changes to this scene became a source of much debate and protest by some Star Wars fans.



  Other Simpsons/Star Wars Tidbits    [ Back to Top ]
Some Simpsons-style Star Wars parodies have been buzzing around the Internet for some time now, and are available on various fan sites. Some of the pictures are fan art, others official.
SYNDICATION PROMO  (FALL 1993)
In a commercial to promote reruns of The Simpsons, we see actual footage of Luke’s X-wing entering the Death Star trench, with Bart animated into Luke’s uniform and firing the shot that destroys the Death Star. {bg}
BART WARS - THE SIMPSONS STRIKE BACK
A video cassette has been released in the UK called “Bart Wars.” It apparently contains all the best Star Wars moments, although looking at the above list, you can be the judge of that. As you’ve probably guessed, it does contain AABF05 (as well as 8F17, 3F07 and 4F21). In the US, the VHS was released Oct. 1, 1999 with the DVD following on Sept. 8, 2003 as part of the series “The Simpsons Classics,” and again on May 17, 2005 DVD under the title “The Simpsons - Bart Wars.”
NECA’S 25 GREATEST CELEBRITY GUEST STARS (MARK HAMILL)
In honor of 25 seasons of “The Simpsons,” NECA and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announced a Limited Edition Guest Star merchandise program for 2014. Series Two 5-inch action figures and 2-inch miniatures, released in April, feature Mark Hamill from his appearance in AABF05, styled after his “street clothes” attire following the climactic performance of “Guys and Dolls.”



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I Bent My Wookiee! Celebrating the Star Wars/Simpsons Connection
“ ... Delivered unto the world by creator Matt Groening and his fellow executive producers James L. Brooks and Sam Simon in December, 1989 (after two years of short Simpson cartoons on The Tracey Ullman Show, which Brooks and Simon also produced), The Simpsons has become almost as popular and iconic as Star Wars itself, and it seems only right that these two powerful pop cultural phenomena have joined Forces on occasion, with The Simpsons slipping in occasional, hilarious Star Wars references. ... ” [More] {dh}

Editor’s Notes: This article, by Scott Chernoff, first appeared in Star Wars Insider #38 (June/July 1998), which also featured now classic artwork on the cover. I can still fondly recall the day I found this issue on the newsstand, and am compelled to ensure the spirit of the article lives on through the updates on this page. Of course, in yet another great Star Wars/Simpsons crossover, when starwars.com reprinted the original article on July 24, 2007, in concert with the theatrical release of The Simpsons Movie, the staff updated the previously included “Bart Wars: A Simpsons/Star Wars Compendium” section to add newer references since the 1998 publication, with a link back to our site, mentioning us as a source and as “incredible archivists.” - JDM




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This section only covers more recent updates, as older updates were not documented.
March 2, 2000 Article “I Bent My Wookiee” added.
June 5, 2000 References [AABF21], [BABF01] added.
Some references re-worded.
Nov. 16, 2002 References [7F04], [4F02](2), [5F22], [BABF18], [CABF08], [CABF19], [DABF01], [DABF04], [DABF12], [DABF12](2) added.
Simpsons Comics references [SC031], [SC034], [SC036], [TH008], [SC075], [SC075](2), [SC075](3) added.
Some references re-worded.
Nov. 18, 2002 Reference [CABF09] added.
Nov. 21, 2002 References [AABF19], [DABF17] added.
Dec. 27, 2002 Reference [DABF19] added.
April 13, 2003 Reference [EABF10] added.
May 1, 2003 Simpsons Comics reference [BS010] added.
Added nomenclature for Bart Simpson Comics abbreviation to Issue Prefix Code Legend in Simpsons Comics section.
May 21, 2003 References [SC045], [SC081] added.
March 18, 2004 Reference [SC091] added.
Added hyperlinks to Simpsons Archive Comic Guide pages for all cited comic issues.
March 25, 2004 Reference [FABF10] added.
Feb. 1, 2007 References [EABF22], [HABF20], [JABF05] added.
Feb. 27, 2012 References [EABF21], [GABF17], [HABF07], [HABF20](1), [KABF17], [KABF22], [LABF13], [LABF13](2), [LABF19], [LABF19](2), [LABF20], [MABF19], [NABF06], [NABF07], [NABF07](2), [NABF10], [NABF20], [NABF20](2), [NABF21] added.
Some references [AABF05] expanded.
March 4, 2012 References [KABF11], [PABF09] added.
March 18, 2012 Reference [PABF04] added.
June 12, 2012 References [HABF03], [HABF09], [HABF20](3), [HABF22], [JABF02], [JABF04], [JABF04](2), [JABF06], [JABF15], [MABF22], [PABF14], [PABF15] added.
References [NABF20](1), [NABF20](2) expanded/re-worded.
References [MABF19], [PABF09] re-worded.
Updated hyperlinks to Simpsons Archive Comic Guide new pages for all cited comic issues.
Oct. 7, 2012 References [HABF04], [NABF12], [PABF17] added.
Reference [MABF19] detail corrected.
Reference [HABF22] quotation corrected.
References [NABF07](1), [NABF07](2) expanded.
Nov. 4, 2012 Reference [PABF18] added.
Dec. 9, 2012 Reference [PABF20] added.
May 12, 2013 References [RABF12], [RABF13](1), [RABF13](2) added.
Reference [FABF10] detail corrected.
June 9, 2013 Reference [RABF06] added.
Aug. 4, 2013 Reference [RABF07] added.
Reference [RABF06] expanded.
Aug. 18, 2013 References [DABF21], [EABF11], [FABF12], [FABF14], [FABF22], [JABF17], [LABF01], [LABF13](3) added.
Jan. 6, 2014 References [GABF17](2), [SABF05](1), [SABF05](2), [SABF05](3) added.
Jan. 12, 2014 References [SABF03](1), [SABF03](2), [SABF03](3), [SABF03](4), [SABF03](5) added.
May 4, 2014 References [7F21], [5F19], [DABF13], [DABF21](2), [EABF21](1), [FABF21], [KABF19], [LABF13](2), [MABF07], [NABF21](2), [PABF12], [PABF17](1), [SABF05](1), [SABF03](1), [SABF03](2), [SABF03](4), [SABF03](7), [SABF03](8), [SABF13](1), [SABF13](2), [SABF13](3), [SABF14](1), [SABF14](2), [SABF14](3), [RABF21] added.
Simpsons Comics references [SC031](1), [SC039](1), [SC039](2), [SC039](3), [SC039](4), [SC039](5), [SC044], [TH-TP01], [SC052], [SC052](2), [BS001], [TH009](1), [TH009](2), [SC105], [BS031], [BS034], [BS040](1), [BS040](2), [SC145](1), [SC145](2), [SC145](3) added.
References [7G05], [7F04], [8F10](1), [9F02](1), [9F02](2), [9F10](2), [1F02], [1F16], [1F17], [2F14], [2F21], [4F05], [3G01], [4F08], [5F02], [5F13], [5F13](2), [AABF19], [BABF01](1), [BABF01](2), [CABF19], [DABF04], [DABF21](1), [FABF10], [FABF12], [LABF13](1), [LABF13](3), [KABF22], [NABF06], [NABF20](2), [RABF06], [SABF05](1), [SABF05](3), [SC012], [SC045] expanded.
References [8F22], [AABF06], [AABF21], [RABF13], [SABF05](2) detail corrected.
References [DABF12](1), [SABF03](5) quotation corrected.
Some references re-worded.
“Bart Wars” VHS/DVD entry information expanded in “Tidbits” section.
NECA Mark Hamill action figure entry added in “Tidbits” section.
“I Bent My Wookiee” article entry information expanded in Articles section.
Added hyperlinks to Simpsons Archive Syndication Cuts Guide pages for all cited cut content references.
Added nomenclature for Trade Paperback Reprint Collection abbreviation to Issue Prefix Code Legend in Simpsons Comics section.
Page layout updated to include Season-by-Season navigation, episode details, thumbnails, order by original air date, and formatting per The Associated Press Stylebook 2013, 48th edition.
June 4, 2014 Simpsons Comics references [TH011], [SC118](1), [SC118](2), [SC118](3), [TH013](1), [TH013](2), [TH013](3), [TH013](4), [TH013](5), [SS006](1), [SS006](2), [SS006](3), [SS006](4), [TH017](1), [TH017](2), [TH017](3), [TH017](4), [SC188], [BS077](1), [BS077](2), [SC199], [BS082] added.
Reference [HABF20](2) expanded.
Added nomenclature for Simpsons Super Spectacular Semiannual abbreviation to Issue Prefix Code Legend in Simpsons Comics section.


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{dd} Don Del Grande
{dh} Dave Hall
{dm} D. McLeod
{jk} Joe Klemm
{lc} Larry Carroll
{nh} Niko Holz
{nl} Noah Levine
{hl} Haynes Lee
{tr} Tom Rinschler

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