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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a children's novel written by Roald Dahl, originally published in 1964. It has been adapted into two feature films: a 1971 film titled Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005.

The story centers on a young boy named Charlie Bucket, whose bad luck turns around when he finds a golden ticket inside a chocolate bar, winning him a tour of Wonka Chocolate Factory. On the tour with four other children, Charlie meets the eccentric owner Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas who operate the factory. The other four children are ejected from the factory in unusual ways as a result of their selfish desires, leaving Charlie as the winner and heir of the factory.

The book and its film adaptations have been referenced numerous times on The Simpsons.

References to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Character name Reference
Uter Zorker.png Üter Zörker Üter is based on Augustus Gloop, the gluttonous German boy.


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Charlie Chocolate Factory Lisa's Rival.png 6 105 "Lisa's Rival" Üter creates a diorama of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for a school contest, but eats it before the judges have a chance to look at it.
Charlie Chocolate Factory Hurricane Neddy.png 8 161 "Hurricane Neddy" In the shoddily rebuilt Flanders house, a corridor becomes smaller before it leads to a tiny door. This is a reference to the scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, where Willy Wonka leads the tour through a hallway which reduces in size before it ends with a small door.
The Garbage Man.png 9 200 "Trash of the Titans" Homer's song The Garbage Man is based on The Candy Man from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Jockey Town.png 11 239 "Saddlesore Galactica" The land of the Jockeys has a chocolate waterfall and river, which is mentioned in their song We Are the Jockeys.
Sweets and Sour Marge Oompa Loompa.png 13 277 "Sweets and Sour Marge" Marge tells Homer that she saw an Oompa-Loompa at Motherloving Sugar Corp., but it was in a cage and wasn't moving. Later on, Homer sees an Oompa-Loompa smoking.
15 327 "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" Lisa tells Artie Ziff that when Homer read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to her, he thought the factory was real and has been searching for it ever since.
Goose Gladwell.png 16 340 "Fat Man and Little Boy" Goose Gladwell is based on Willy Wonka as he appears in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Oompa-Loompa.png 20 436 "Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe" When Moe is at Maya's house, he sees a group of Oompa-Loompas on the television and quickly changes the channel.
Walter Hotenhoffer.png 22 479 "The Scorpion's Tale" Walter Hotenhoffer claims that his original name was Augustus Gloop and that he won a trip to a chocolate factory where he was sucked up a tube.
26 565 "Walking Big & Tall" Homer lists the names that his friends mustn't call him. One of the names on the list is Augustus Gloop.
Highway to Heaven Chocolate Factory.png 30 642 "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" Üter imagines himself in the chocolate factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where he drowns in the chocolate river, then goes to Heaven which also has a chocolate river.
Baby You Can't Drive My Car Pure Imagination.png 644 "Baby You Can't Drive My Car" When Homer raids the cafeteria, an instrumental version of the song Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory plays in the background.
652 "I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can" One of Krusty's writers suggests holding a golden ticket contest, referencing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Shameless Ostentation.png 33 727 "Meat Is Murder" The song "Shameless Ostentation" is a parody of "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Simpsons Comics 41.jpg Simpsons Comics #41 n/a
(front cover)
The cover art is based on the theatrical release poster for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Bart Simpson and the Krusty Brand Fun Factory 2.png Bart Simpson and the Krusty Brand Fun Factory The plot is based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Beer Boys Brandyman.png Simpsons Comics #53 The Beer Boys Homer imagines himself dressed up as Willy Wonka performing a song named "The Brandyman", based on The Candy Man from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. There is also a river made of beer and Bart, Lisa and Maggie are dressed up as Oompa-Loompas.
Willy Wonka Senate Hearing.png Simpsons Comics #85 The Simpson Family Circus Bart and Homer watch a rebroadcast of a Senate hearing where Willy Wonka is being questioned about "massive corporate expenditures" involving his chocolate factory.
DWTEW Chocolate Factory.png Simpsons Comics #216 Dolls Well That Ends Well Using inspiration from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lisa convinces Marge to hide a million dollars inside a My-Size Burnsie doll, so that people would destroy them all to find the one containing the money.

Common cast and crew[edit]


Picture Name Role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Role on The Simpsons
Danny Elfman.jpg Danny Elfman Composed the music for the 2005 film adaptation. Composed the Simpsons theme song.

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