Quentin Tarantino References

Created by Hari Michael Wierny
Contributions from John Cole
Maintained by Mike Powers

There have been numerous references to the movies of Quentin Tarantino over the years on The Simpsons. Being a big Tarantino fan myself, I decided to list the references. The result became larger than I imagined it would have. I'm open to suggestion, and additions are warmly recieved.

Reservoir Dogs

  • [1F21] Mr. Burns and Bart standing off with guns much like a scene in the movie.
  • [2F18] Camera angle when Mr. Burns threatens them with a gun.
  • [3F07] Lawrence Tierney, star of Reservoir Dogs, guest stars in this episode.
  • [3G03] The Itchy and Scratchy episode was "Reservoir Cats" directed by Quentin Tarantino references.
  • [3G03] The warehouse setting was a clone of that in the movie.
  • [3G03] Mr. Blonde (Itchy) tortures Marvin Nash (scratchy) with "Stuck in the Middle With You" playing.
  • [3G03] Scratchy tied up on chair with duct tape over mouth.
  • [3G03] Itchy pours gasoline on Scratchy, and as the camera pans left, cuts his ear off (identical to Reservoir Dogs).
  • [HABF18] Lisa walks down the street with rescued animals to the song "Little Green Bag" by The George Baker Selection. (Similar to the beginning introduction in Reservoir Dogs)
  • Natural Born Killers

    Tarantino wrote this movie.

  • [4F05] Rodney Dangerfield, star of this movie, guest stars.
  • [4F21] Bart says, "my killing teacher says I'm a natural."
  • [5F18] The title, "Natural Born Kissers" spoofs the movie title.
  • Pulp Fiction

  • [2F04] The music that plays as Bart and Jessica loiter.
  • [3F15] "Go Medieval" is a phrase popularized by this movie.
  • [3F18] The whole Herman kidnapping Chief Wiggum and Snake thing.
  • [3F18] The red balls in Wiggum and Snake's mouth.
  • [3F18] Snake runs down Chief Wiggum like Butch does to Marselles Wallace.
  • [3F18] The convertable crashes like Butch's car, running down a fire hydrant and a mailbox.
  • [3F18] Snake and Wiggum -- Butch and Marselles Wallace fight.
  • [3F18] Eddie, Lou and Chief Wiggum's conversation about the names of burgers, milkshakes etc. (Vincent and Jules discuss the different names of food in Europe and the US)
  • [3G03] Itchy and Scratchy are dressed like Jules and Vincent.
  • [3G03] They dance like Vincent and Mia Wallace do (in the "Jackrabbit Slim's" restuarant) at the end of the cartoon.
  • [3G03] The song playing in the opening theme, "Miserlou," Pulp Fiction's opening theme.
  • [4F18] Karen Maruyama, star of Pulp Fiction, guest stars.
  • [BABF05] The restuarant Marge and Homer go to (very camp, with cars to eat in, and the like) same as "Jackrabbit Slim's" in Pulp Fiction.
  • [BABF05] Homer and Marge dancing to win something in a wacky restuarant.
  • Kill Bill

  • [JABF01] The title, "Kill Gil, Vol 1 & 2" spoofs the movie title.

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