The Simpsons was a television programme.

At his flat, Martin and Trix MacMillan drank tea from Simpsons mugs. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows)

Several specimens of the construct known as Cuddlesomes could be heard to use catchphrases like "Ay Caramba!" and "Eat my shorts". (AUDIO: Cuddlesome)

Whilst outside the Railway Station giving away tickets for the museum, Odd Bob received an insult from one kid saying "Take a hike, Krusty!" (TV: The Day of the Clown)

Two Martian colonies established in the 23rd century, perhaps by coincidence, were named Springfield and neighboured Shelbyville. (PROSE: GodEngine)

At Ood Operations, there were various settings for the way Ood could speak, including "D'oh!" (TV: Planet of the Ood)

Sam Jones said "D'oh!" as well, in her case when confronted by a vampire. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

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"Bart Simpson" (COMIC: Party Animals)

Someone resembling Bart Simpson attended Bonjaxx's birthday party on Maruthea. (COMIC: Party Animals)

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"Bart Simpson" is eaten by the Rigellan Hyper-Kraken. (COMIC: Space Invaders!)

Another Bart Simpson look-alike was eaten by the Rigellan Hyper-Kraken on Enormous Storage Co.. (COMIC: Space Invaders!)

When asked by her teacher, Mr Selby, who her role model was, Sam Jones replied, "Lisa Simpson". (PROSE: Vampire Science)

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The Fourth Doctor, as he appeared on The Simpsons.

Over the show's long run, The Simpsons has made several references to Doctor Who and its related universe, and as such is one of the few American-produced series to include such references. Doctor Who has often been mentioned by the Comic Book Guy.

There have been several explicit references to Doctor Who within episodes of The Simpsons in the episodes;

  • In 1995's Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming, a caricature of the Fourth Doctor appears as a representative of television.
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    Tom Baker gives his autograph to a group of children.

  • In 1998's Mayored to the Mob, Tom Baker, who is in costume as the Fourth Doctor, gives his autograph to the children in Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con science-fiction convention.
  • Bart the Fink, where Comic Book Guy unambiguously refers to a "Doctor Who (episode watching) marathon".
  • In Springfield Up, Homer refers to a character voiced by Eric Idle as "Doctor Who".
  • In Treehouse of Horror X, Comic Book Guy has the Fourth Doctor concealed in a plastic bag, along with many other characters. He introduces the Doctor as "Doctor Who".
  • In Holidays of Future Passed, London is patrolled by bobby-wearing Daleks.
  • In the season 24 episode Love is a Many Splintered Thing, Alfred Hitchcock pilots the TARDIS in a British movie the kicked out men were watching.
  • In The Day the Earth Stood Cool, an outline of a Dalek can be seen in the bottom of T-Rex's drawer.

The show's creator, Matt Groening, is reportedly a huge fan of Doctor Who, with the Fourth Doctor being his favourite incarnation.[source needed] Consulting producer Don Payne is also apparently a fan – in the 2009 "Treehouse of Horror" episode, he was credited as Don "he will knock 4 times" Payne, a reference to the prophecy begun in TV: Planet of the Dead.

For one week in 1996, Doctor Who and The Simpsons shared the same network of origin, when the co-produced TV movie aired.

In 1996, writers Gary Russell & Gareth Roberts wrote together the book I Can't Believe It's an Unofficial Simpsons Guide.[1]

The Simpsons along with Doctor Who and various other franchises appear together in the 2015 video game LEGO Dimensions.

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