“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Gets Simpsonized

by Joey deVilla on September 24, 2007

Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ’em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

Here are some stills from the Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad, which pays homage to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (and one still that references The Silence of the Lambs, which is alluded to in a number of episodes):

Simpsons stills referencing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Images courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

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bawanga September 24, 2007 at 8:40 pm

There’s other references to this movie in an episode where bart works at the retirement home, he takes the old people on a boat trip and in the end an indian breaks the window and escapes. And returns and breaks another window to get his hat.

mondonico September 25, 2007 at 1:45 am

Isn’t the first scene a reference to Silence of the Lambs?

Pete Hagen September 25, 2007 at 8:24 am

There was also the one where (I forget the circumstances leading up to this moment… but) Homer was in a sick bed, and Barney holds a pillow over Homer’s face, like Chief did to Jack in Cuckoo’s Nest. He holds it there for like 3 seconds and doesn’t kill Homer (obviously…) Then, Barney hoists a modern water fountain, hurls it through the window, and runs off into the horizon. It was one of the funniest Simpsons moments I’ve ever seen.

Juice September 26, 2007 at 8:44 am

The episode where Barney throws the water fountain is an April Fools episode where they showed clips from previous episodes. The situation that you’re talking about, Pete, is when Moe offers Homer a Duff and Homer cowers in fear. Barney exclaims, “I can’t stand to see him like this!” and then smothers Homer. Great episode.

Marco October 23, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Homer’s Triple Bypass, an episode in which Homer finds himself laying the hospital, waiting for bypass surgery. In one scene, Barney smoothers Homer with a pillow, wrenches free a hospital sink, throws it out the window, and runs off while eerie saw music plays in the background. One of the most blatant, and funniest, references to Cuckoo’s Nest.

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