‘The Simpsons’ Does Star Trek During Last Night’s Closing Credits

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After an interplanetary episode of The Simpsons last night, the show ended with some rather familiar closing credits played to the Star Trek The Original Series closing theme. Check out the video after the jump, and see how many references you can name!

The Simpsons do Trek
In last night’s episode of The Simpsons, “The Man Who Came to Be Dinner”, we got our first ever glimpse of Rigel 7, home to big green aliens Kang and Kodos. When the Simpson family mistakes something called “Rocket to Your Doom” for an amusement park ride, they end up on an alien world where the inhabitants try to eat them in a giant fondue. Over the closing credits, we’re treated to the a Simpsonified version of the Star Trek TOS end credits, which includes Marge as a blue orion slave girl, Homer fighting something resembling the Gorn, Lisa as the Borg Queen, Bart nervously crawling through a Jeffrey’s tube, and more. See how many references you can get. And, feel free to nitpick away… what did they get wrong? Honestly, Bart is clearly supposed to represent Scotty (he’s even holding his hands the way James Doohan would to try and cover up his missing finger), but he is wearing a blue shirt!


Simpsons Star Trek inspired closing credits by lbrasi3

 


 

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Alt-Spock

I LOL’d when they showed Lenny & Carl as the half white/half black duo from Cheron. :)

TrekMadeMeWonder

I like it! But if you noticed, it’s MOSTLY Simpson’s / Original Series styled Star Trek. With the exception of Maggie. ; (

TrekMadeMeWonder

*Doh!

I mean, Lisa.

Legate Damar

I liked the Crazy Cat Lady with the “Tribbles” and Millhouse as a Ferengi. I don’t think this episode was our first ever glimpse of Rigel VII though. I think it was in the Avatar parody in one of the Halloween episodes (looking completely different from in this episode).

cz

Anybody knows what was the sign made by the viewer at the cinema at the end?

And don’t take advantage of the question to get funny.

Cuz, everybody here will say I walked into that…and I will laugh no matter what anybody comes up with!; Even if it’s an insult…

CmdrR

Love to see the love.
It’s funny that this comes from a Fox show… for a property belonging to a mountain-logo’d company that couldn’t give a tribble’s butt about Trek. (Wherever that is…)

Alt-Spock

> Anybody knows what was the sign made by the viewer at the cinema at the end?

I believe she was doing a “shush” finger to the lips. In fact when the ending is quiet you can hear it.

Chris Roberts

Anytime Milhouse appears, I basically see JJ Abrams.

Chris Roberts

On a completely unrelated note (I’m sure) last night BBC Three screened that episode of American Dad involving the Fast and Furious script with all the hardcore gay sex.

Red Dead Ryan

I remember one time at the end of the end credits, someone in the Gracie Films crowd yelled out “SHUT UP!”.

Red Dead Ryan

#8.

Wouldn’t Database be J.J Abrams?

http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Database

ObsessiveStarTrekFan

Ah, loved it!

Bill Peters

I think Milhouse is supposed to be Quark?

CmdrR

Chris – Fox ran a Family Guy on OJ as he was awaiting sentencing for the robbery/strong arm nonsense that got his butt imprisoned. Stay classy, Fox.

Chris Roberts

#11. Hee-he.

I love how the Ferengi and Borg Queen crashed the party. They’ll have been some nerd rage that night.

Michael Hall

LOL. Cue Dom and Jonboc to decry the “Berman-Trek” elements. And in all honesty, I might have wished they’d kept it pure, myself. But I loved it anyway. :-)

TonyD

I caught this episode last night and the closing credits, complete with classic Trek theme song, were just great. My favorite pic: Mr. Burns as Balok (now that is scary).

Jonboc

…did I hear ” Berman” and ” Trek” in the same sentence?? I knew there was some reason my ears were burning! ;)

Cygnus-X1

A nice tribute. I’m going to watch this Simpsons episode now because of it.

15. Michael Hall – January 5, 2015

When I saw Lisa as the Borg Queen, I realized that she became, at some point, an iconic character. I’m not short on criticism for the TNG movies, but that scene where the Queen is lowered into her mecha suit is classic.

Michael Hall

“My favorite pic: Mr. Burns as Balok (now that is scary).”

Agreed. Montgomery “Let them have their tar-tar sauce” Burns is a natural as Scary Balok. (And who would be Friendly Balok? Maggie Simpson, of course!)

I’ll probably never watch “The Corbomite Maneuver” in quite the same way, ever again.

That was great… but, even as a fan of TNG and DS9, I thought the inclusion of the Borg queen and a Ferengi were out of place…

somethoughts

loved it!

Captain Anders

#5 CZ – It almost looks like the woman is either shushing the crowd in the theater as in, “ssshhhh, be quiet!” or she is flippingthe bird, quickly and subtly, to us of the theater crowd

J

Not just the closing credits. The epilogue (when the Simpsons are on their way back home) is a huge Star Trek reference. The bridge, the sounds and the appearance of Grandpa Simpson accompanied with the Klingon fanfare.

Scott B. here.

The best one had to be Homer with the Gamesters of Triskelion. Oh man … can’t you just hear Homer pleading his case with those brains (one of which is voiced by Harry Shearer)? I’d watch an entire parody episode of that with a big stupid smile pasted to my face (when I wasn’t busting a gut).

The Burns-Balok was great too.

Scott B. out.

French Trekker

So great !! Thanks the Simpsons !

Phil

All in fun. Comic Book Guy should have been Keenser…

Thorny

The only funny part of the whole episode was the Star Trek spoof at the end with Grandpa and the closing credits.

ironhyde

What I find interesting is that nuTrek hasn’t left a cultural footprint. There is a series of movies in production, and Simpsons are referencing TOS… That was the reason I felt Avatar failed, despite being a visually exciting and solid epic adventure…. Movies that are great leave footprints. We are seeing right here, another example of how nuTrek isn’t mattering, I think. I hope that changes with the Star Trek 2016 :D

Rhett Coates

WONDERFUL!! That’s just too good!! I hope the people at Paramount/CBS got a kick out of that — in a good way. Happy New Year, Star Trek!

dswynne

@29 (ironhyde): Silly, silly comment. By your standard, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT didn’t make much of an impact, and doesn’t matter either. In fact, the reason why NuTrek exists is because of TOS’ impact on pop culture, which is why the Simpsons did their thing here,

Stelios Arianoutsos

Did you notice how nice fits FOX’s TV anthem at the end? ;)

Phil

@29. The current franchise has created about four hours of content. While Star Wars is entertaining, I don’t think anyone considers them ‘great’ movies. Avatar sold almost 3 BILLION in tickets, is considered groundbreaking in the craft of moviemaking, and has several sequels in the planning stages – a failure, according to you. Most movies don’t matter, I’m afraid, for every Casablanca, Shawshank Redemption, or 2001 – A Space Odyssey that comes along there are hundreds of movies made that are quite successful….that don’t leave a footprint.

Jack

Nutrek’s part of TOS’s cultural footprint. And so far it’s been so busy referencing TOS and the movies that it hasn’t really had a chance to make it’s own impression.

Plus TOS has been around for nearly 50 years and has been oft-parodied since nearly the beginning.

Herb Finn

Best…Trek…Parody…Ever….

Red Dead Ryan

It’s easier to parody TOS because that show has elements of fun and light-hearted cheesiness. Whether it be the Day-Glo effects, Scotty’s witty lines, Shatner’s method of acting, or the bright, pastel colours of the sets — TOS is very much ripe for parodies and references in comedies.

No different from the old James Bond movies or the sixties “Batman” series being spoofed and referenced.

DonDonP1

#6 In actuality the “Star Trek” brand is currently owned by CBS Television Studios. Paramount Pictures holds rights for the “Star Trek” motion picture series under license fromm CBS Television Studios. http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_corporate_history

DonDonP1

*from. Darn typo!

Jonboc

#29 “Movies that are great leave footprints. We are seeing right here, another example of how nuTrek isn’t mattering, I think. I hope that changes with the Star Trek 2016 :D”

I hate to break the news to you, but for lots and lots and LOTS of young people, as far as they are concerned, the Star Trek characters from the Simpsons WERE from NuTrek. Many kids who know the new movies have never laid eyes on TOS and quite simply don’t differentiate between the two.

TrekMadeMeWonder

CBS, just put Star Trek TOS on at 8 pm again for crying out loud.

Ahmed

@39. Jonboc

“I hate to break the news to you, but for lots and lots and LOTS of young people, as far as they are concerned, the Star Trek characters from the Simpsons WERE from NuTrek.”

You do have a habit of making vast assumptions without any shred of evidence!

Keachick (Rose)

Great, really great! Good to hear the original Alexander Courage theme played with full orchestra as well. There were some TNG characters in there as well.

Keachick (Rose)

Perhaps Bart was wearing a blue shirt because he got wind of what happened to anyone wearing a red shirt.

This reminds me of a funny animated spoof that was around after ST09’s release which showed Scotty wearing his normal red shirt, then when everything starts to go wrong, the next time we see him, he is wearing a gold shirt… A case of anything but red?…:)

Really this debacle or whatever it is between Paramount and CBS is disgusting and is hindering genuine fun and creativity for Trek producers/writers and others. It has got to stop.

star trackie

#39 “CBS, just put Star Trek TOS on at 8 pm again for crying out loud.”

I’ll drink to that!

star trackie

41 Ahmed “@39. Jonboc

“I hate to break the news to you, but for lots and lots and LOTS of young people, as far as they are concerned, the Star Trek characters from the Simpsons WERE from NuTrek.”

You do have a habit of making vast assumptions without any shred of evidence!”

I think jonboc is probably right, I remember when JJ bailed due to all the licensing fuss, somebody reported something about focus groups showing customers couldn’t tell the difference between the two, thats why JJ wanted CBS to stop selling original Trek stuff. Which of course they werent about to do, it makes them too much $$!

Danpaine

45. star trackie – January 7, 2015

Sadly, I tend to agree. After all, we are talking about a generation who has no idea who Paul McCartney is….

Ahmed

@45. star trackie

“somebody reported something about focus groups showing customers couldn’t tell the difference between the two”

I find this hilarious & sad as well if it is true.

Keachick (Rose)

It is surely our generation’s (the ones old enough to have children and even grandchildren) responsibility and enjoyment to have the later generations be aware of people like Sir Paul McCartney and his wonderful melodies et al…My kids have heard the names of the Beatles and music. They have even heard the names and music of Mozart and others.

My kids clearly know the difference between the various Star Trek series and movies, but then again, they grew up around trekkies, ie me, my husband, their grandfather…My two sons now watch more of every Star Trek than we do and it has been more my older son’s push/desire to get every Star Trek series on DVD. This has been achieved. We share them between two households.

French Trekker

Je suis CHARLIE.

star trackie

Agreed keachick. My son knows TOS from the rest. He knows 2001 and the original Planet of the Apes. He knows exactly who makes up the Beatles, he knows the Three Stooges and Abbott and Costello and Monty Python. The sad commentary is, most of his friends don’t. Trying to spread the love but in this day and age of internet and 500 channels of nothing on TV, and video games so much is competing for their attention. If you don’t bring the classics to their attention they’re gonna get lost. It is the times we live in.