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This article is about Matlock references on The Simpsons. For the character, see Ben Matlock.

Matlock is an American television legal drama. It has been referenced many times in The Simpsons.

References to Matlock in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
4 79 "Whacking Day" Grampa said he hates everything but Matlock.
5 83 "Cape Feare" After Sideshow Bob sent threatening letters to Bart, Grampa said they should call Matlock as he'll find the culprit, adding it was probably "that evil Gavin MacLeod or George "Goober" Lindsey". Bart then told him that Matlock's not real.
86 "Treehouse of Horror IV" Lionel Hutz watched Matlock in a bar, and though the sound wasn't on, he thought he got the gist of it.
Ben Matlock.png 95 "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" A group of seniors meet Matlock himself in Springfield.
102 "Lady Bouvier's Lover" Grampa and Jacqueline Bouvier leaves the Simpsons five minutes before Matlock.
6 108 "Sideshow Bob Roberts" The seniors wanted the Matlock Expressway to be built.
The Simpsons Road Rage Grampa said he needs a lift to the Retirement Castle as he is missing Matlock.


Picture Name Role in Matlock Role on The Simpsons
Jason Bateman.jpg Jason Bateman Played himself in "The Network". Voiced himself in "Home Away from Homer" and Max Davis and himself in "The Road to Cincinnati".
Bryan Cranston.jpg Bryan Cranston Played Brian Emerson in "The Gift" and "The Marriage Counselor". Voiced Stradivarius Cain in "The Spy Who Learned Me".
Chick Hearn.jpg Chick Hearn Played the Announcer in "The Annihilator". Voiced himself in "Homer Defined".
David Lander.jpg David Lander Played Eli Walsh in "The Convict". Voiced Squiggy, his character from Laverne & Shirley, in "Helter Shelter".
Sam McMurray.jpg Sam McMurray Played Bart Hess in "The Model". Voiced a Duff commercial narrator and an Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee in "Homer's Odyssey" and Gulliver Dark in "Homer's Night Out".
Rhea Perlman.jpg Rhea Perlman Played herself in "The Network". Voiced Carla Tortelli, her character from Cheers, in "Fear of Flying".
Betty White.jpg Betty White Played herself in "The Network". Voiced herself in the season 11 episode "Missionary: Impossible" and the season 18 episode "Homerazzi".

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