47. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Episode: Marge Vs. The Monorail (Season 4)
The original moment: Serial killer and psychopath Dr Hannibal Lecter is muzzled, straight-jacketed and placed on a trolley for safe transport in the serial killer classic.
The Simpsons moment: In prison for illegally dumping nuclear waste in the city park, Mr Burns is wheeled into court to testify wearing the full Lecter get-up.
46. Steamboat Willie (1928)
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy The Movie (Season 4)
The original moment: Super early Mickey Mouse cartoon – the first ever to feature sound – features the world-famous rodent battling mean Captain Pete on a steamer. The film was itself a reference to Buster Keaton’s SteamBoat Bill Jr (1928).
The Simpsons moment: A glimpse at the first ever Itchy & Scratchy cartoon reveals it was called Steamboat Itchy, with a similar black-and-white style to the Disney classic. The episode also includes a reference to Star Trek XII with the original – and ancient – crew still going.
45. Risky Business (1983)
Episode: Homer The Heretic (Season 4)
The original moment: In a sequence which confirmed Tom Cruise’s star status, his cocky high schooler Joel Goodsen dances through his empty house to Bob Seger’s ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ in his pants and shirt.
The Simpsons moment: Thrilled to be at home on Sunday having rejected church, Homer begins his day of freedom by dancing through his house in pants and shirt, only this time to ‘Short Shorts’ by The Royal Teens.