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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX

The following Hitchcock references appear in this episode of The Simpsons...


Dial M for Murder (1954)

One of the episodes is titled "Dial M for Murder or press # to return to main menu"

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Strangers on a Train (1951)

Opening shot is a close up of shoes...

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Bart pursuades Lisa to swap murders ("Criss-cross!")...

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Bart establishes his alibi by mooning the spectators at a tennis match...

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To the horror of Lisa, Bart carries out his murder of Miss Hoover...


Whilst slicing some paper, Miss Krabappel drops her cigarette lighter...

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...and, when Lisa fails to kill Krabappel, Bart reminds her of their deal...

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The final showdown takes places on a roundabout...

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Vertigo (1958)

When Lisa sees the head of the murdered Miss Hover, the background zooms away from her, mimicing the famous "Vertigo" camera effect...

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Lisa chases Bart up a ladder...

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North by Northwest (1959)

We hear the famous music from "North by Northwest" as Lisa chases Bart up a ladder...

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As Bart tries to escape from Lisa, he accidentally knocks Alfred Hitchcock off the top of Mount Rushmore...

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Psycho (1960)

When Lisa sees the head of the murdered Miss Hover, we hear the "Shower Scene" strings from "Pyscho"...

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Bart runs past the Bates House...

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The Birds (1963)

Bart runs past a jungle gym...


Spellbound (1945)

Lisa chases Bart through a Dali-esque landscape and we then see Bart with the school psychologist...








Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV)

The episode ends with Hitchcock's famous profile...