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The Godfather

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The Godfather is a gangster novel (1969) by Mario Puzo, which was made into an epic gangster film trilogy consisting of three pictures, "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather II" (1974) and "The Godfather III" (1990), all directed by Francis-Ford Coppola.

References to The Godfather in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
1 8 "The Telltale Head" Bart waking up next to the decapitated head of Jebediah Springfield's statue spoofs the famous "horse head in the bed" scene from The Godfather.
3 43 "Lisa's Pony" When Lisa discovers a pony in her bed poofs the famous "horse head in the bed" scene from The Godfather.
4 68 "Mr. Plow" The scene where Bart is mowed down by snow balls thrown by his school friends is a reference to the death of Sonny in The Godfather.
76 "Last Exit to Springfield" When Homer imagines a life in organized crime, he looks just like Don Fanucci in The Godfather II.
6 118 "Homie the Clown" When Homer and Krusty try to do the bicycle trick in front of the mafiosi Homer's head bumps against a series of wine glasses. The melody that plays as a result is a musical quote of the "Love Theme" from The Godfather.
7 147 "A Fish Called Selma" When Fat Tony sees Troy McClure walking around alive and well he asks "Legs" that he told him McClure was dead? Legs answers: "No what I said was: "He sleeps with the fishes." This is a reference to the death of Luca Brasi in "The Godfather" who is thrown in the canal. Later his killers sent a dead fish to Sonny Corleone with the message: "He sleeps with the fishes."
10 212 "Mayored to the Mob" Homer mocks Fat Tony by asking him whether he is going to call "his godfather"?
11 229 "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" A mafiosi claims he put a horse head in Homer's bed to prevent him from being a food critic ever again. It turns out that Homer simply ate the head and wrote a negative review about it.
11 245 "Kill the Alligator and Run" Robert Evans mentions the film during an interview.
12 257 "HOMR" Homer says: "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse", which is a famous quote from the film.
12 259 "Worst Episode Ever" One of the movies in Comic Book Guy's stash of illegal videos is "Godfather III - good version".
13 288 "The Sweetest Apu" During Apu's wedding (which took place in another episode The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons, but this episode shows supposed video footage of said wedding) Homer sings the Napolitan song C'è la luna mezzo mare along with the wedding band. This is a reference to The Godfather, where an old man sings the exact same song during the wedding of Don Corleone's daughter.
Vito Corleone.png 14 300 "Moe Baby Blues" Moe tells Maggie the plot of the three Godfather films to entertain her. Moe imitates Don Corleone with an cut-up orange in his mouth, in reference to a similar scene in The Godfather. He later imagines the exact scene from the film when he goes searching for Maggie. Moe seems to know the film by heart, but mistakes Diane Keaton's character Kay Adams with her character Annie Hall from Woody Allen's film Annie Hall. At the end of the episode Fat Tony is emotional about Maggie and says: "I didn't cry so much, since I paid to see Godfather III.
313 "The Strong Arms of the Ma" Marge beating up someone with a garbage can is a parody of the scene in The Godfather where Sonny beats up his sister's husband on the streets.
16 338 "All's Fair in Oven War" The episode has James Caan as a guest star (who played Sonny in The Godfather). In the final scene he is ambushed and shot down by Cletus because he has an affair with his wife. This is a reference to Sonny's death scene in The Godfather.
18 379 "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer" Fat Tony's son, Michael D'Amico is a reference to Michael Corleone from all three Godfather films. His physical looks and the fact that he is a quiet person who initially doesn't want to enter the maffia business are similar. In the same episode mob goons try to assassinate Fat Tony through a window while flying in a helicopter, in reference to a similar scene in The Godfather III. The final scene where Michael, Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney close the door before Lisa references the final scenes of The Godfather.
22 473 "Donnie Fatso" When Homer was struggling to pronounce the word "consigliere", he states that he is Fat Tony's Robert Duvall, the actor who played Tom Hagen the Consigliere in The Godfather. Also, Fat Tony says "That's why I keep my friends close". When Homer asks him, "and your enemies closer?" he is referring to the phrase from The Godfather Part II ("Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer").
The Godfather Halo TWBB.png 28 602 "There Will Be Buds" Kirk reports watching the movie and saying it's So good to Homer on chat.


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Bart Simpson #72 Wedgie Issue Milhouse has a fantasy where in the future he has become a successful businessman a. la. Bill Gates. When Lisa compliments him on employing so many of their schoolmates, Milhouse cites Michael Corleone's catchphrase, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

Special guest stars[edit]

Picture Name Role in The Godfather Role on The Simpsons
Alex Rocco.jpg Alex Rocco Portrayed Moe Greene in The Godfather. Voiced Roger Meyers, Jr.
Joe Mantegna.jpg Joe Mantegna Portrayed Joey Zasa in The Godfather III. Voiced himself in the season 3 episode "Bart the Murderer". Is also the voice of Fat Tony and the second Fat Tony.
James Caan.jpg James Caan Portrayed Sonny Corleone in The Godfather. Voiced himself in the season 16 episode "All's Fair in Oven War".

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