1. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Episode: Bart’s Friend Falls In Love (Season 3)
The original moment: Action adventure like only Steven Spielberg can deliver: Indiana Jones braves a cave of traps and spiders and swipes a golden idol, only to trigger the coolest trap of all time as a giant ball chases him down a tunnel and out into the open jungle.
The Simpsons moment: A stupendous, shot-for-shot, mannerism-by-mannerism remake that follows Bart as he weighs up a cookie jar before swiping it and escaping the rolling menace of a stair-tumbling Homer.
Homer shouting garbled fury as Bart hops on the schoolbus – as per the nude tribesmen – is classic.
(Sources: some of these riffs are noted on various fansites around the web, the most comprehensive of which is the Spanish language Actualidad Simpson).
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