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CSI is an American crime drama franchise. The franchise originally started with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015) and went off with two spin-off series, CSI: Miami (2002-2012) and CSI: NY (2004-2013). It has been referenced on The Simpsons a few times.

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References to the CSI franchise in The SimpsonsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
CSI Treatment Can.png 16 349 "The Seven-Beer Snitch" When arresting Homer, Clancy Wiggum makes a reference to CSI. He says that they should give the can the CSI treatment with closeup shots.
23 494 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" Annie Dubinsky asks Homer if he would play a bloated corpse on CSI.

ComicsEdit

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
CSI Hollywood.png Simpsons Comics #85 The Simpson Family Circus CSI: Hollywood is a reference to the CSI franchise.
CSI Duff.png Duffman Adventures #1 Duff TV CSI: Duff is a reference to the CSI franchise.

BooksEdit

Book Reference
Chief Wiggum's Book of Crime and Punishment CSI: Springfield is a reference to the CSI franchise.

References to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in The SimpsonsEdit

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
VSI Valentine Scene Investigators.png The Simpsons Winter Wingding #2 VSI: Valentive Scene Investigators The name of the comic story is a reference to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
I. C. S. I. (Ice Cream Scene Investigators!).png The Simpsons Summer Shindig #4 I. C. S. I. (Ice Cream Scene Investigators!) The name of the comic story is a reference to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

References to CSI: Miami in The SimpsonsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
17 371 "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife" Verity Heathbar asks Homer for his synopsis to an episode of CSI: Miami.
CSI Miami.png 18 380 "Jazzy and the Pussycats" The character C.S.I. Miami is a reference to CSI: Miami.
19 415 "Smoke on the Daughter" The family watches CSI: Miami on TV.

ComicsEdit

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
CSI Monkey.png Simpsons Comics #150 How Sweet It Ain't CSI: Monkey is a reference to CSI: Miami. The ginger-haired human character is a parody of Horatio Caine.
I. C. S. I. (Ice Cream Scene Investigators!).png The Simpsons Summer Shindig #4 I. C. S. I. (Ice Cream Scene Investigators!) Throughout the story Lisa acts like Horatio Caine, a major character on CSI: Miami. Most notably, she puts on a pair of sunglasses and makes puns during the childrens' investigation.

BooksEdit

Picture Book Reference
CSI My Hammy Bacon Strips.png The Book of Moe One of the items in Moe's bachelor refrigerator is "CSI: My Hammy" Bacon Strips.

References to The Simpsons in CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationEdit

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
12 259 "Crime After Crime" When talking to Sara Sidle and Nick Stokes about two criminals that he knows of, Detective Vega describes them as "a regular Itchy and Scratchy".

Common cast and crewEdit

CastEdit

Picture Name Role in CSI Role on The Simpsons
Diedrich Bader.jpg Diedrich Bader Guest starred as Bud Parker in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Two and a Half Deaths" and as Myles Martini in the CSI: Miami episode "Dead on Arrival". Voiced the sheriff in "Kill the Alligator and Run".
Travis Barker.jpg Travis Barker Guest starred as Hi-Def in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Poppin' Tags". Voiced himself in "Barting Over".
Ed Begley, Jr..jpg Ed Begley, Jr. Had a recurring role as Scott O'Shay in CSI: Miami. Voiced himself in "Homer to the Max".
Ben Bledsoe.jpg Ben Bledsoe Guest starred as Kip Westerman in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Young Man with a Horn". Was Ralph Wiggum's singing voice in "New Kids on the Blecch".
Tim Conway.jpg Tim Conway Guest starred as Knuckles Pratt in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Take My Life, Please". Voiced himself in "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase".
Roger Daltrey.jpg Roger Daltrey Guest starred as Mickey Dunn in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Living Legend". Voiced himself in "A Tale of Two Springfields".
Ted Danson.jpg Ted Danson Stars as D.B. Russell in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Voiced Sam Malone in "Fear of Flying".
Andy Dick.jpg Andy Dick Guest starred as an armory dealer in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Blood Moon". Voiced himself in the episode "Yokel Chords"
Bobcat Goldthwait.jpg Bobcat Goldthwait Guest starred as Michael Borland in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Last Laugh". Voiced himself in "The Last Temptation of Krust".
Elliott Gould.jpg Elliott Gould Guest starred as Earnest Boozell in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Pool Shark". Voiced himself in "The Dad Who Knew Too Little". He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends, The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem, and The Simpsons: Access All Areas.
Jon Hamm.jpg Jon Hamm Guest starred as Dr. Brent Kessler in the CSI: Miami episodes "Three-Way" and "Payback". Voiced an FBI agent in "Donnie Fatso".
Tony Hawk.jpg Tony Hawk Guest starred as Jake Sullivan in the CSI: Miami episode "Game Over". Voiced himself in "Barting Over".
Jamie Hyneman.jpg Jamie Hyneman Made an uncredited cameo as a lab technician in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "The Theory of Everything". Voiced himself in "The Daughter Also Rises".
John Kassir.jpg John Kassir Guest starred as a hotel guest in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Assume Nothing" and as Farley Wheeler in the CSI: Miami episode "Crime Wave". Voiced a possum in "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"", a donkey in "Jaws Wired Shut" and Duff McShark in "Old Yeller-Belly".
Lucy Lawless.jpg Lucy Lawless Guest starred as Audrey Yates in the CSI: Miami episode "Cheating Death". Voiced herself/Xena in "Treehouse of Horror X".
Jane Lynch.jpg Jane Lynch Guest starred as a ranger in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Unbearable". Voiced Roz Davis in "Replaceable You"
Jay Mohr.jpg Jay Mohr Guest starred as Aaron Schecter in the CSI: Miami episode "The Best Defense". Voiced Christopher Walken in "Insane Clown Poppy".
Charles Napier.jpg Charles Napier Guest starred as Warren Matthews in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Still Life". Voiced The Warden in "Pokey Mom" and "The Wandering Juvie", Grant Connor in the "The Fat and the Furriest" and Officer Krackney in "The Seven-Beer Snitch".
Joe Perry.jpg Joe Perry Composer of additional music in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Dune and Gloom". Voiced himself in "Flaming Moe's".
Pamela Reed.jpg Pamela Reed Guest starred as Donna Hoppe in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Genetic Disorder". Voiced Ruth Powers in "New Kid on the Block", "Marge on the Lam" and "The Strong Arms of the Ma".
Adam Savage.jpg Adam Savage Made an uncredited cameo in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "The Theory of Everything". Voiced himself in "The Daughter Also Rises".
Jennifer Tilly.jpg Jennifer Tilly Guest starred as Terpsie Pratt in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode " Take My Life, Please". Voiced herself in "Gone Abie Gone".

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