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King Kong

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Maggie Simpson and King Kong

King Kong (1933) is a monster movie directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack about a monstrous gorilla who is caught on an exotic island and then taken to New York where he breaks loose and creates havoc. The film has had a few sequels and remakes, including Peter Jackson's remake from 2005.

References to King Kong in The Simpsons[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Gorilla the Conqueror.png 2 14 "Bart Gets an "F"" Homer watches an old black-and-white movie on TV called Gorilla the Conqueror, a spoof of the original King Kong movie.
King Homer (Treehouse of Horror III).png 4 64 "Treehouse of Horror III" The "King Homer" segment spoofs the entire film, with Homer as King Homer, Marge as Ann Darrow and Mr. Burns as Carl Denham. The segment is in black and white, referencing the original movie, instead of the later remakes.
King Kong Monty Can't Buy Me Love.png 10 224 "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" When Mr. Burns brings the Loch Ness Monster to America to entertain the audience in his show on a platform is similar to the scene in King Kong where the gorilla is exhibited. However, instead of the monster going berserk, Mr. Burns collapses on the flashes of the photographers' cameras and causes carnage.
King Kong Simpson Safari.png 12 265 "Simpson Safari" One of the pictures in Joan Bushwell's "Serious Research" book is of King Kong.
King Kong Bart Has Two Mommies.png 17 370 "Bart Has Two Mommies" When Toot-Toot carries Bart up the church steeple, this is once again a direct reference to the scene where King Kong carries Ann Darrow up the Empire State Building.
Jazzy and the Pussycats Couch Gag.png 18 380 "Jazzy and the Pussycats" In the couch gag, Homer is once again depicted as Kong, grabbing Marge from the couch and scaling on the Empire State Building, all while fending off 1930s-style airplanes. The entire segment is in color and resembles Peter Jackson's remake from 2005.
How Munched Is that Birdie in the Window - alternate title screen.png 22 471 "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?" The UK and online title screen gag shows King Homer climbing up the Empire State Building and grabbing a crow as it flies by.
24 523 "Black-Eyed, Please" In the title screen gag, King Homer climbs up the Empire State Building and grabs a crow as it flies by (re-use of the alternate title screen gag from "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?").
King Kong Deep Deep Trouble.png Deep, Deep Trouble Homer resembles King Kong in the video.

Comics[edit]

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Mecha-Kong CBG.png The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 3 Comic Book Guy dressed up as Mecha-Kong at G-Con 2000.

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