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Doctor Who is a long-running British sci-fi show. Matt Groening claims to be a fan of Doctor Who. Each time The Doctor appears he is in his fourth incarnation who was portrayed in the real show by Tom Baker.

References to Doctor Who in The Simpsons[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
5 84 "Homer Goes to College" When Homer visits his new roommates Benjamin, Doug and Gary they greet him by saying: "Intruder alert. Intruder alert. Get the humanoid", then giggling. This is a reference to the video game Berzerk, but also shares similarities with the catch phrase of the Dalek robots ("Intruder alert").
The Doctor.png 7 137 "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" A caricature-like version of the Doctor appears as a representative of television.
143 "Bart the Fink" Comic Book Guy states that he is watching a marathon of Doctor Who episodes.
Doctor Who Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con.png 10 212 "Mayored to the Mob" Tom Baker appears in costume at Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con, along with the TARDIS.
Doctor Who THOHX.png 11 230 "Treehouse of Horror X" Comic Book Guy, under the guise of The Collector, has the Doctor concealed in plastic, along with many other "geek" show characters. He introduces the Doctor as "Doctor Who", the character's common nickname.
Co-Dependents Day Daleks.png 15 328 "Co-Dependent's Day" In the Galactic Senate in Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow, two Daleks can be seen.
18 391 "Springfield Up" Homer mistakes Declan Desmond for the Doctor, when stating "Check with me in 8 years, Doctor Who, I'll be kicking your ass with a golden boot!".
Treehouse of Horror XXII Vortex.png 23 489 "Treehouse of Horror XXII" The vortex Bart traverses is similar to Doctor Who's time vortex.
Dalek Police.png 495 "Holidays of Future Passed" The robot policemen are very similar to the Daleks.
Them, Robot Doctor Who reference.png 503 "Them, Robot" The robots smash through the glass room and surround Mr. Burns and Homer in similar fashion to the Cybermen in the Doctor Who episode "Rise of the Cybermen".
Doctor Who Love Is a Many Splintered Thing.png 24 520 "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing" The TARDIS appears in the movie Love, Indubitably. Alfred Hitchcock then comes out of it.
Diggs arm cast.png 25 542 "Diggs" Two of the names on Diggs' arm cast are the TARDIS and Dalek #7.
Tell Each Doctor Who They're the Worst.png 26 556 "Treehouse of Horror XXV" During "A Clockwork Yellow", one of the "nasties" put into the hat is "Tell Each 'Doctor Who' They're the Worst".
Homer Is Where the Art Isn't Doctor Who Joke.png 29 TBA "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't" A scene for the episode was going to have Sideshow Mel say that they want a female Doctor Who, with the crowd agreeing and chanting with him. The joke is likely going to be changed in the episode though,[1] as on July 16, 2017, Jodie Whittaker was announced to be the Thirteenth Doctor.[2][3]

Comics[edit]

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Simpsons Comics 39 CBG's opening statement 2.png Simpsons Comics #39 Sense and Censorability During his opening statement, Comic Book Guy mentions the Draconian Empire.
Dr. Who.png Simpsons Comics #87 Hail to the Cat The Doctor is a member of the British invasion of Springfield.
One Flu Over Springfield Doctor Who reference.png The Simpsons Winter Wingding #5 One Flu Over Springfield Comic Book Guy says he will try to refrain from reciting dialogue from the Doctor Who he'll be watching on his airplane flight.
Composite Dr. Who Comic Book Guy.png The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 1 Comic Book Guy dresses up as The Doctor, consisting of costume parts from various Doctors at Who-Con 1993.

Books[edit]

Picture Book Reference
Flanders' Book of Faith Reverend Who is a reference to Doctor Who.
Table of Geeky Delights.jpg Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic The Doctor (Dc) and Tardis (Td) are elements in Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights. The TARDIS also appears in the background of the page.

Games[edit]

Picture Game Reference
Tapped Out Dr. Who reference.png The Simpsons: Tapped Out Database says "Gaaah! By Dr. Who's Tardis, I'm back!" once unlocked.
Tapped Out Boba Fett Silver Surfer Dr. Who.png In the Superheroes update, Comic Book Guy, dressed as The Collector, mentions his "Dr. Who" Sonic Screwdriver.

References to The Simpsons in Doctor Who[edit]

Doctor Who[edit]

Series Episode name Reference
2 "Fear Her" After figuring out a way to get an alien to stop inhabiting a young girl, the Doctor exclaims "Everything's coming up Doctor!"
4 "Planet of the Ood" One of the Ood's programming functions is 'classic comedy'. An Ood Operations worker says "Ood, you've dropped something.", to which the Ood replies "D'oh!".
4 "The Doctor's Daughter" When she encounters the alien Hath, Martha Jones says "I'm Martha Jones, who the hell are you?" referencing Bart's way of introducing himself.
2009 Specials "The End of Time" After the Doctor is rescued, he is strapped to a wheelchair. As he's pleading with his rescuers (the Vinvocci) to unstrap him, they wheel him down a flight of stairs. Halfway down, he shouts "Worst! Rescue! EVER!" very much in the manner of Comic Book Guy and his catchphrase.

The Sarah Jane Adventures[edit]

Series Episode name Reference
2 "Day of the Clown" One kid can be heard saying to this episodes villian, a clown, "Take a hike, Krusty!"

Books[edit]

Series Episode name Reference
Doctor Who magazine comedy comic strips Party Animals In a spoof comic story, Bart Simpson makes a cameo in a crowd scene.
Books Vampire Science Sam Jones says Lisa Simpson is her role model. She also says D'oh!
Novel "GodEngine" Two Martian colonies are revealed to be named Springfield and Shelbyville

Audio CD[edit]

Series Episode name Reference
Audio CD The Cuddlesome The Doctor is confronted with killer toys. Some of the toys can be heard saying "Ay Carumba!" and "Eat My Shorts!".

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