Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXV honors Stanley Kubrick, nods to South Park, Archer, Adventure Time (VIDEO).

The Simpsons Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick and Gives Us Homer as Sterling Archer

The Simpsons Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick and Gives Us Homer as Sterling Archer

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Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM

The Simpsons Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick and Gives Us Homer as Sterling Archer

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Sunday night’s Treehouse of Horror XXV” episode of The Simpsons featured a section called “A Clockwork Yellow.” While the focus was, of course, on one Stanley Kubrick movie in particular, the writers worked in allusions to several of Kubrick’s films. You can watch a particularly reference-rich segment below, courtesy of Vulture.

The episode ended with a gag in which the Simpsons were redesigned as characters from other animated shows and movies: Adventure Time, South Park, Archer, The LEGO Movie, Despicable Me, and more—there’s even a callback to French animator Sylvain Chomet's Simpsons couch gag from last season. You can watch that moment in a video via Warming Glow.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.