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The Simpsons, televisions longest running cartoon, has had its share of Bond jokes, references and spoofs. This section contains a list of Simpsons Bond references, screen-grabs from "You Only Move Twice," mp3 sound files of episodes, links to full episodes and a clip of Homer doing the famous gunbarrel intro. Much like the rest of the site, this page exists thanks to user submissions. If you have a Simpson Bond reference that is not listed here, please send it over.

  You Only Move Twice - (Simpsons Episode ID: 3F23, Season: 8, First Aired: 11/3/96)

You Only Move Twice, which first aired on November 3, 1996, is the most famous of all Bond/Simpsons spoofs. In the episode, which is in part a spoof of You Only Live Twice,
The Simpsons James Bond Connection - You Only Move Twice James Bont
James Bont escapes from Scorpio's laser table
The Simpsons move to Cypress Creek when Homer accepts a job at the GLOBEX Corporation. However, what Homer doesn't know is that GLOBEX is actually a front for for Hank Scorpio's evil organization that is bent on world domination.

A few days into his tenure at GLOBEX, Bond is at a vending machine while Scorpio has his nemesis, James Bont, strapped down to a deadly Goldfinger-esque laser table. Using a coin in his pocket, Bont splits the laser beam in four directions to free himself, fires a hidden gas cartridge from his suit jacket and begins to run away. However, after hearing Scorpio's yell, Homer takes a break from purchasing snacks to tackle Bont, at which point the guards just shoot him: something a real Bond villain would never actually do.

A few scenes later, when Homer goes to find Scorpio to submit his resignation, he finds Hank in the middle of a massive army fight between his goons and the army. The whole scene is taken straight out of the end of You Only Live Twice, though Bont does not play a part.

Finally, as the end credits roll a woman sings a classic Bondian theme song about Scorpio.


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James Bont Laser Table Scene Dialogue

Hank: Ingenious, isn't it, Mr. Bont?

Bont: Scorpio, you're totally mad.

Hank: Heh, I wouldn't point fingers, you jerk.

Bont: So, do you expect me to talk?

Hank: I don't expect anything from you except to die and be a very cheap funeral. [leaves] You're gonna die, now. [Bont escapes the laser table]

Hank: Stop him! He's supposed to die! [Homer jumps on Bont who was running past him] Nice work, Homer! Am I proud of you.

Homer: [shy] Well...

Hank: When you go home tonight, there's gonna be another story on your house. [they both walk off] Thank you.

[guards shoot Bont off-screen]


Hank Scorpio Theme Song

He'll sting you with his dreams of power and wealth.
Beware of Scorpio!
His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world
And his employees' health.
He'll welcome you into his lair,
Like the nobleman welcomes his guest.
With free dental care and a stock plan that helps you invest!
But beware of his generous pensions,
Plus three weeks paid vacation each year,
And on Fridays the lunchroom serves hot dogs and burgers and beer!
He loves German beer!

-download the Scorpio theme-


  138th Episode Spectacular - (Simpsons Episode ID: 3F31, Season: 7, First Aired: 12/3/95)

The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular was a clip show of "rare footage and deleted scenes" from previous episodes. Basically, this premice gave the writers a chance to make a bunch of things up just for this episode. Segments included a robotic Richard Simmons, an alternate ending to the Who Shot Mr. Burns episodes, and a deleted scene from the episode where Mr. Burns opens a casino in Springfield.

In this deleted scene, is a blackjack dealer at a table where Bond and a mix of Blofeld and Largo are playing cards. Standing behind them are Simpsons versions of Oddjob and Jaws. As Homer deals, the following dialogue takes place:

Troy: [voiceover] When Springfield legalized gambling, Homer became a blackjack dealer -- and comedy was in the cards.

Blofeld: 20. Your move, Mr. Bond.

Bond: I'll take a hit, dealer. [Homer gives him a card] Joker! You were supposed to take those out of the deck.

Homer: Oh, sorry. Here's another one.

Bond: What's this card? "Rules for Draw and Stud Poker"?

Blofeld: What a pity, Mr. Bond. [Odd Job and Jaws grab Bond and drag him out]

Bond: But...but it's Homer's fault! I didn't lose. I never lose! Well, at least tell me the details of your plot for world domination.

Blofeld: Ho ho ho, I'm not going to fall for that one again.


  Homer's Gunbarrel Entrance Couch Gag

The Simpsons couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits that changes from episode to episode and usually features the Simpson family's living room couch.
View the Homer Gunbarrel Sequence
A typical gag features the Simpson family running into the living room, only to find some abnormality with the couch, be it a bizarre and unexpected occupant, an odd placement of the couch, such as the ceiling, or any number of other situations.

One of these gags featured Homer walking across the living room in a spoof of the classing James Bond gunbarrel opening, complete with gun site, blood and a version of the Bond theme. The gag first appeared in And Maggie Makes Three (aired on 1/22/95) and was later reused in The Springfield Connection (aired on 5/7/95).


  Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? - (Simpsons Season: 2, First Aired: 2/21/91)

In the beginning of the episode, Grandpa Simpson is in the theater watching a McBain movie, which ends with the words "McBain will return in You Have the Right to Remain Dead." This is an obvious reference to all the pre-Living Daylights Bond films which gave the title of the next film.


  Homer Defined - (Simpsons Season: 3, First Aired: 10/17/91)

When Homer stops the nuclear meltdown, the timer stops on 007, just like in Goldfinger.


  Like Father Like Clown - (Simpsons Season: 3, First Aired: 10/24/91)

Krusty's secretary is named Lois Pennycandy.


  Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie - (Simpsons Episode ID: 9F03, Season: 4, First Aired: 11/3/92)

Lisa sees a television advert for the upcoming Itchy and Scratchy Movie, calling Bart in from the kitchen, where Bart had been melting a plastic James Bond doll in the microwave, while gently stroking Snowball II and chuckling.


  Duffless - (Simpsons Season: 4, First Aired: 2./18/93)

When Lisa is doing her science experiment 'Is a hamster more intelligent than my brother', Bart steals her report and hides it. When Lisa tries to look for it, Bart spins round in his chair stroking the hamster, a la Blofeld!


  Cape Feare - (Simpsons Season: 5, First Aired: 10/7/93)

In one episode, when Bart and Lisa are watching their favorite violent cartoon show, "Itchy And Scratchy", Itchy (the mouse) is tricked into going into a vet's office where he is strapped down to a table by the mouse, Scratchy. A laser beam is then pointed at the table where it slowly creeps upwards, just like in Goldfinger! There is even Bondish music in the background. Itchy pulls the plug out of the machine moments before it reaches him. (Unfortunately it is then turned back on and he is chopped into pieces!)


  Lisa's Wedding - (Simpsons Season: 6, First Aired: 3/19/95)

This scene takes place just after Homer has met his future British in-laws:

HOMER: You know what's the best thing about you British? Octopussy. Why, I must have seen that movie ...twice!


  Bart the Fink - (Simpsons Season: 7, First Aired: 2/11/96)

At one point, Krusty is identified by his third nipple, which can be seen as a reference to Scaramanga's character in The Man With the Golden Gun.


  22 Short Films About Springfield - (Simpsons Season: 7, First Aired: 4/14/96)

Millhouse goes to the comic store and needs to use the washroom. The clerk says the washroom is for paying customers only. Millhouse, desperate to use the washroom, points to an object. The object just so happens to be a picture of Sean Connery as James Bond, autographed by Roger Moore, and is worth $125.00.


  The Curse of the Flying Hellfish - (Simpsons Season: 7, First Aired: 4/28/96)

At one point when Mr. Burns is speeding away in a boat Grampa shots a harpoon in to the the back of it and water skis behind it, just like Bond's escape from Milton Krest's boat in Licence to Kill.


  The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson - (Simpsons Season: 8, First Aired: 5/18/97)

Bart is on firing range. He shoots five times. Four are direct hits, the fifth lands on the elementary school. His instructor says "you missed the last one" and Bart says "Did I?". This is just like the scene in Moonraker where a hit-man is in a tree, and Bond shoots him, replying "Did I?" when told he missed the target he was supposed to hit.


  The Joy of Sect - (Simpsons Season: 9, First Aired: 2/8/98)

Along with the majority of Springfield, Homer and company are lured into the Movementarian cult by a slick pamphlet and tantalizing promises. But as Marge begins to realize that the cult only has money on its mind, she must try her hand at deprogramming to rescue her family. Marge escapes from the Movementarian cult and has to pass a river full of crocodiles, which she does the way Bond does it in Live and Let Die.


  Girlie Edition - (Simpsons Season: 9, First Aired: 4/19/98)

Bart is sitting in Lisa's chair and she turns it around. Bart replies:
"So we meet again, Mr. Bond!"
Lisa tries to interrupt him but Bart replies:
"Silence! Octopussy!"


  Bart the Mother - (Simpsons Season: 10, First Aired: 9/27/98)

After Nelson tells Bart to shoot a bird with his rifle, Bart initially refuses. Nelson starts taunting Bart - implying that he's wussy. One of the insults he uses is "Octowussy," which is an obvious play on words of Octopussy.


  Homer To The Max - (Simpsons Season: 10, First Aired: 2/7/99)

After legally changing his name to Max Power, Homer sings a theme song about his name to the tune of Goldfinger.

Max Power Theme Song

Max Power
he's the man who's name you'd love to touch!
But you mustn't touch!
His name sounds good in your ear,
but when you say it,
you mustn't fear!
'Cause his name can be said by anyone!


  Beyond Blunderdome - (Simpsons Season: 11, First Aired: 9/26/99)

When the Simpsons are taking the Elec-Taurus for a road test, they drive it underwater and then up onto a beach, like in The Spy Who Loved Me.


  Treehouse of Horror XII - (Simpsons Season: 13, First Aired: 11/6/01)

In the Treehouse of Horror XII Marge decides to purchase the Ultrahouse 3000, a futuristic house (Pierce Brosnan) with homicidal tendencies that controls every aspect of the family's lives. When the House falls in love with Marge, it attempts to kill Homer and take his place. While this may not be a Bond reference, it was an ex James Bond voicing himself.


  The Regina Monologues - (Simpsons Season: 15, First Aired: 11/23/03)

When the Simpsons go to London they meet Prime Minister Blair. After he says he has to go, he uses the Thunderball jetpack to leave while a variation of the Bond theme can be heard in the background. The song plays again later in the episode when Homer and Marge use the London Eye Ferris Wheel as a spy device. Their car on the ferris wheel detaches and becomes a sub in the Thames.


  Mona Leaves-a - (Simpsons Season: 19, First Aired: 5/11/08)

In the 19th season of The Simpsons, the writers decided to kill off Homer's hippie mother, Mona. Her last wish was that Homer scatter her ashes from a mountaintop. However, her wish was a front for one last "hippie protest," as Homer says, since her ashes clogged up a super computer in a missile silo being used by Mr. Burns to send Springfield's nuclear waste into the Amazon.

The Bondian references begin right after the super computer is destroyed, with Bondian guards rushing out to investigate. The missile silo looks just like Blofeld's lair, guards come rushing out of everywhere, a-la a classic Bondian ending, and the Simpsons Bond music from You Only Move Twice is playing throughout the scenes in the silo. .



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