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Terminator is a science fiction franchise which tells the story of a human resistance against machines that have taken over the world. To date, the franchise has spawned four movies; a television series; and numerous other media such as comics, graphic novels, books and video games.

"Terminator" is also a term for the humanoid robot characters which appear throughout the series; most notably, for the characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The franchise and its characters have been referenced and parodied several times on The Simpsons.

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Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Principal Charming - Terminator reference.png 2 27 "Principal Charming" When Marge asks Homer to help find a husband for Selma, Homer evaluates the single men he knows. As he does so, facts about the men appear on-screen, similar to the Terminator's heads-up display.
Marge-Get Out.jpg 3 50 "Homer Alone" A morning of the family being increasingly demanding (and stressing out Marge) gets even worse when Bart and Lisa miss the bus and Marge has to take them to school. The kids keep bickering all through the drive. When they arrive at school, Marge glares at them and tells them to "GET! OUT!", in a manner reminiscent of the Terminator in the first movie and of the T-1000 in Terminator 2.
Hastalavista-Abey.png 4 74 "I Love Lisa" During the Presidents' Day Pageant at Springfield Elementary School, Bart plays the role of John Wilkes Booth assassinating Abraham Lincoln (played by Milhouse). Bart plays the part as the Terminator, however, and as he shoots, he says, "Hasta la vista, Abey", referencing one of the Terminator's catchphrases.
Terminator Video Game.png 5 89 "Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood" A Terminator video game is seen at the Noiseland Video Arcade.
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97 "Homer Loves Flanders" When Homer visits Ned, he morphs through the hedge, similar to the T-1000 morphing its way through the locked gate in the mental hospital scene of Terminator 2. Ned then quickly loads his family into his car and drives away. However, Homer pursues, catches up, and uses two golf clubs to latch onto the back of the car, also similar to the T-1000. Finally, the music playing as Ned gets away from Homer is similar to the music from the movie's chase scenes.
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6 107 "Itchy & Scratchy Land" As the Itchy & Scratchy robots look at park visitors and each other, information about what they see appears on a display, similar to the Terminator.
NedVideo-THOH5.jpg 109 "Treehouse of Horror V" During the "Time and Punishment" segment, when Ned Flanders addresses everyone via video, the screen rises up from the kitchen floor, similar to the T-1000's appearance in the mental hospital scene of Terminator 2.
Santa's Little Helper Car Escape.png 123 "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" Santa's Little Helper's escape from the family car (as well as the scene's music) parody the T-1000 from Terminator 2.
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7 134 "Treehouse of Horror VI" In the "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace" segment, Groundskeeper Willie morphs into several objects in quick succession as he sinks into the sand, similar to the T-1000's death scene in Terminator 2.
Richard Simmons Robot Shot.jpg 138 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" In an outtake from "Burns' Heir", Homer tries to persuade Bart to return home and Mr. Burns sics the Robotic Richard Simmons on him. The robot frightens Homer away, but then turns on Burns, Smithers and Bart. Smithers shoots the robot in the head with a shotgun, inflicting a huge wound that quickly "heals", similar to the T-1000 in the steel mill scene of Terminator 2.
Terminizor Script Page.png 10 208 "When You Dish Upon a Star" Homer tries unsuccessfully to pitch a movie script he has written, titled The Terminizor: An Erotic Thriller. The movie is about "a killer robot driving instructor who goes back in time for some reason".
NetworkExecs-Terminator.jpg 12 261 "Day of the Jackanapes" After Mr. Teeny blows up the network executives, the execs re-form into pools of liquid metal which come together and form human shapes, similar to the T-1000 in Terminator 2.
I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot - Terminator Reference.png 15 322 "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot" One of Killhammad Aieee's previous opponents (in a video that Bart and Homer watch) resembles a Terminator endoskeleton.
Marge-bot.png 16 352 "The Heartbroke Kid" Homer has a brief fantasy about a robotic Marge. The "Marge-bot", as he calls her, looks like the Terminator, and when Homer tells her he's "ready for some lovin'", she quickly opens fire on him with a machine gun.
Mary Poppins-Terminator.png 21 461 "To Surveil With Love" During the video where Nigel Bakerbutcher shows the surveillance network he previously set up in London, Mary Poppins is seen floating down to the ground. After she lands, however, she sheds her human disguise and reveals herself to really be a camera-equipped robot endoskeleton that resembles the Terminator.
Robot.PNG 23 487 "The Falcon and the D'ohman" When Wayne Slater mentions having flashbacks to a nightmarish past, Homer says he has flash-forwards to a nightmarish future. In the Homer-envisioned future, his and several other people's jobs have been taken by a Robot which resembles a Terminator endoskeleton and carries a minigun-sized raygun, similar to the Terminator who invades the humans' underground hideout in the future in The Terminator. Homer complains about the situation, and when the robot takes aim at him, Homer quickly blames other people, whom the robot blasts with the gun, disintegrating them.
The Daughter Also Rises Terminator.png 499 "The Daughter Also Rises" The stuffed bear that is shot out of a cannon on MythCrackers has the fur come off, revealing a robot skeleton that resembles the Terminator's.
Gorgeous Grampa - Terminator Reference.png 24 522 "Gorgeous Grampa" When Mr. Burns sings "High to Be Loathed", he mentions "Terminators 1, 2 and 3" (referring respectively to the Terminator, the T-1000 and the T-X) and casts their shadows, along with many other famous villain characters.
Homer Terminator.png 25 548 "Days of Future Future" After Bart's kids set fire to Homer's robot body, he resembles a Terminator skeleton from Terminator.
Brick Like Me - Terminator Gym Teachers.png 550 "Brick Like Me" When Lego Bart rebuilds Springfield Elementary School to suit his own taste, among the features he adds are Terminator gym teachers.

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No image.png Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture Comic Book Guy cites the T800 Terminator's "I'll be back" line as one of the greatest quotes of all time.

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Donkey Kong Terminator reference.png The Simpsons Game At the end of Enter the Cheatrix, Donkey Kong is knocked into green goo. As he sinks, he sticks an arm up out of the goo and gives a thumbs-up sign, similar to the Terminator's death scene in Terminator 2.

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