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(Uproxx)   Well, somebody actually did take the time and identified all of the references in Guillermo Del Toro's Simpson's opening   (uproxx.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-06 07:09:02 PM
Already spotted one they missed: They identify the zombies as being from "Night of the Living Dead" but then one of them eats a brain. The brain eating thing didn't start until 1985's "Return of the Living Dead".
 
2013-10-06 07:23:13 PM
Someone has way too much time on their hands.

And thank Gawd they do. "This Island Earth" has been bugging me since I saw this.
 
2013-10-06 07:41:40 PM
There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.
 
2013-10-06 07:54:14 PM

Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.


The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

i41.tinypic.com

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.
 
2013-10-06 07:58:38 PM
Hmmm, did I miss the part where he nitpicked what they missed?

Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.


Yes, very much a Simpsons reference.  Not a TOH one though.

Kudos for all the phantoms, double for Phantom of the Paradise.
 
2013-10-06 08:00:37 PM

fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.


Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.
 
2013-10-06 08:14:32 PM

Slaxl: fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.

Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.


It's not a very happy movie.  It's beautiful and ugly and a thousand other things...  Why the hell haven't you seen it yet?
 
2013-10-06 08:14:49 PM

fusillade762: Already spotted one they missed: They identify the zombies as being from "Night of the Living Dead" but then one of them eats a brain. The brain eating thing didn't start until 1985's "Return of the Living Dead".


I was gonna say, "How can we be sure they got them ALL?"

Also, since we're beating this opening to death, they should do another one for the actual episode.
 
2013-10-06 08:22:05 PM
Simpsons doesn't have an apostrophe in it subby. Why would you put an apostrophe in "Simpsons?"
 
2013-10-06 08:25:34 PM

Irving Maimway: Someone has way too much time on their hands.

And thank Gawd they do. "This Island Earth" has been bugging me since I saw this.


Yes, a Metalunan Mu-tant.  Just like our Earth insects, much larger of course.
 
2013-10-06 09:02:41 PM

vogonity: Simpsons doesn't have an apostrophe in it subby. Why would you put an apostrophe in "Simpsons?"


Because the opening belongs to the Simpsons?

/Although it should be Simpsons'
 
2013-10-06 09:20:36 PM
I watched the episode, pretty good. The Dr. Suess one was really funny, the Bart and Lisa sewed together part had good bits (and the movie it references is so amazingly bad I need to watch it again, I forgot the name, but a black guy's head gets sewed on to a racist white guy, what IS that movie called? I've seen it probably six times too). The Freaks parody was pretty lame though.
 
2013-10-06 09:23:05 PM
Cthulu was not in 'At the Mountains of Madness'.

The first zombies are more 'Day of the Dead' than 'Night of the Living Dead' due to the soldiers.
 
2013-10-06 09:40:23 PM
Confabulat:  . . .  The Freaks parody was pretty lame though.

Agreed.  It seemed like a repeat of the Sweeney Todd segment they did a few TOHs ago.
 
2013-10-06 09:40:40 PM

Confabulat: I watched the episode, pretty good. The Dr. Suess one was really funny, the Bart and Lisa sewed together part had good bits (and the movie it references is so amazingly bad I need to watch it again, I forgot the name, but a black guy's head gets sewed on to a racist white guy, what IS that movie called? I've seen it probably six times too). The Freaks parody was pretty lame though.


The Thing With Two Heads, starring Rosey Greer.
 
2013-10-06 09:53:20 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: /Although it should be Simpsons'


Simpsons's
 
2013-10-06 09:58:17 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Confabulat: I watched the episode, pretty good. The Dr. Suess one was really funny, the Bart and Lisa sewed together part had good bits (and the movie it references is so amazingly bad I need to watch it again, I forgot the name, but a black guy's head gets sewed on to a racist white guy, what IS that movie called? I've seen it probably six times too). The Freaks parody was pretty lame though.

The Thing With Two Heads, starring Rosey Greer.


Thanks! I would never have remembered that. I saw it sometime in the last decade, before then I hadn't seen it since I was a kid and I had started to doubt it really existed. It's real though, and it's spectacular.
 
2013-10-06 10:39:59 PM
Missed several (there were at least a dozen I noticed as references but didn't feel like pausing and restarting to try to figure out what they were referencing), but the one that's most friggin' glaring to me is the Tooth Fairies from Hellboy 2 at the very end that are on screen for a very long time. And it's one of del Toro's films.
 
2013-10-06 10:54:49 PM

Abstruse: Missed several (there were at least a dozen I noticed as references but didn't feel like pausing and restarting to try to figure out what they were referencing), but the one that's most friggin' glaring to me is the Tooth Fairies from Hellboy 2 at the very end that are on screen for a very long time. And it's one of del Toro's films.


I think the video made a point of only mentioning each reference once.  Hellboy 2 was pointed out earlier.  I figure that's the only reason the end, with Pan's Labyrinth, wasn't labeled.
 
2013-10-06 11:50:47 PM

baka-san: Kudos for all the phantoms, double for Phantom of the Paradise.


Came to make that very point. Also nice to see Cthulhu out and about.
 
2013-10-07 12:08:54 AM

sno man: Slaxl: fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.

Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.

It's not a very happy movie.  It's beautiful and ugly and a thousand other things...  Why the hell haven't you seen it yet?


Pan's Labyrinth is a fantastic movie.
 
2013-10-07 12:30:44 AM

NeoCortex42: Abstruse: Missed several (there were at least a dozen I noticed as references but didn't feel like pausing and restarting to try to figure out what they were referencing), but the one that's most friggin' glaring to me is the Tooth Fairies from Hellboy 2 at the very end that are on screen for a very long time. And it's one of del Toro's films.

I think the video made a point of only mentioning each reference once.  Hellboy 2 was pointed out earlier.  I figure that's the only reason the end, with Pan's Labyrinth, wasn't labeled.


Hellboy I was pointed out earlier.  I'm assuming you're talking about the part with Groundskeeper Willie.  The wind-up guy he was fighting was from the first one, I think.


/Otherwise I must have missed where it was marked in one of the "high traffic" parts of the vid.
 
2013-10-07 02:32:46 AM
OMG, Dreamscape?!?
 
2013-10-07 03:37:32 AM

picodenico: sno man: Slaxl: fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.

Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.

It's not a very happy movie.  It's beautiful and ugly and a thousand other things...  Why the hell haven't you seen it yet?

Pan's Labyrinth is a fantastic movie.


Beautiful, ugly, fantastic and 999 other things.
 
2013-10-07 06:54:57 AM

BafflerMeal: Cthulu was not in 'At the Mountains of Madness'.

The first zombies are more 'Day of the Dead' than 'Night of the Living Dead' due to the soldiers.



The wall they are up on with the gates reminds me more of Resident Evil Apocalypse but they were mainly firing on people.
 
2013-10-07 08:03:15 AM
Not even remotely close, subby.

Was thinking shooting zombies from the wall was World War Z.

Statue head on Ralph?  Hot Fuzz?

Lots of other stuff slips right by without comment in the vid.
 
2013-10-07 08:12:44 AM

sno man: Slaxl: fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.

Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.

It's not a very happy movie.  It's beautiful and ugly and a thousand other things...  Why the hell haven't you seen it yet?


It's a good movie in a lot of ways. But the one thing that absolutely bugs me about it is that the movie only works as a "you are watching this movie through the eyes of the main character" (the little girl). But large chunks of the movie follow characters that the girl cannot follow, and the girl has no way of knowing what is happening with those characters, so it makes little sense to be following them.
 
2013-10-07 09:41:14 AM
 large chunks of the movie follow characters that the girl cannot follow, and the girl has no way of knowing what is happening with those characters, so it makes little sense to be following them.

How do you know she can't see through the eyes of the other characters? Perhaps the faun granted her that ability? Maybe she had it all along
 
2013-10-07 09:46:37 AM

Optimal_Illusion: Irving Maimway: Someone has way too much time on their hands.

And thank Gawd they do. "This Island Earth" has been bugging me since I saw this.

Yes, a Metalunan Mu-tant.  Just like our Earth insects, much larger of course.


And in pants of course.  Don't forget the pants.
 
2013-10-07 09:50:27 AM

quatchi: Came to make that very point. Also nice to see Cthulhu out and about.


Although Cthulhu was not a part of At the Mountains of Madness.

**SIGH**
 
2013-10-07 09:52:42 AM

Slaxl: fusillade762: Slaxl: There was a bit where the 3 eyed fish takes a bite out of Millhouse after Maggie in "The Car" pushes him off the bridge which I suspect is a reference to the Simpsons itself. Also at the end, after Lisa does the falling into Alice in Wonderland she's in some kind of court with the rest of the Simpsons looking smilingly, happily down on her, and no note of reference for that. What's that from? It looks obvious, but I don't know.

The stuff at the end is from Pan's Labyrinth.

[i41.tinypic.com image 638x360]

Guessing they just didn't ID it because they already noted the reference once before with the Burns/Eye-Hands thing.

Ah cool. I should watch that, one day, maybe, perhaps.




I keep thinking that but I spend so much time reading I can't be bothered reading a movie anymore.
 
2013-10-07 10:51:47 AM
So far I haven't seen anyone make a "Garfield" comment from Lenny's coffee cup which says "I hate Mondays" other than that I was impressed with all the references
 
2013-10-07 02:19:51 PM
I think that's the Bates Motel in the background when lightning strikes the donut boy.
 
2013-10-07 03:55:00 PM
Extra kudos, if any, for the Theramin player.  Providing that's a real one being played, and not just a keyboard with a "spooky sound" setting.
 
2013-10-08 03:51:27 AM

ristst: quatchi: Came to make that very point. Also nice to see Cthulhu out and about.

Although Cthulhu was not a part of At the Mountains of Madness.

**SIGH**


Be that as it may, would somebody please kick Del Toro's ass and get him working on ATMOM again?!?
 
2013-10-08 03:54:33 AM
And, btw, that was an awfully alien-looking Cthulhu. He's normally portrayed as having two or (occasionally) three eyes. Pretty impressive, though--the HPL fan club is cheering themselves hoarse over it.
 
2013-10-08 06:00:11 AM

GentlemanJ: Be that as it may, would somebody please kick Del Toro's ass and get him working on ATMOM again?!?


It's not his fault. He can't get a studio to fund it.
 
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