Godzilla (1954) is a Japanese sci-fi drama monster film, directed by Ishiro Honda, starring the giant monster Godzilla, whose attacks trigger fears of nuclear holocaust during post World War II Japan. He is a dinosaur awakened and mutated by nuclear radiation (origins may vary); this film spawned 28 including a flopped American remake in 1998 and an American reboot in 2014, with a sequel released in 2019, which is part of the MonsterVerse timeline, leading up to Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020, along with two cartoon series, a 2016 reboot and three anime films released in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Matt Groening is a fan of the original Japanese film series.
|Image||Season||Episode number||Episode name||Description|
|4||73||"Brother from the Same Planet"||Kent Brockman refers to Homer as a giant lizard creature on the news, it then shows a picture of a Godzilla style monster behind him.|
|4||80||"Marge in Chains"||On Kent Brockman's news show, a sick Godzilla image is used to describe the Japanese, Osaka flu.|
|6||117||"Bart's Comet"||Bart's alternate name for his Principal Skinner balloon is 'ButtZilla' a play on the name Godzilla.|
|7||134||"Treehouse of Horror VI"||In the segment "Attack of the 50 foot Eyesores", after Homer steals the Lard Lad's giant doughnut, he gets struck by lightning and comes to life. Then, he pulls his feet off the ground and stomps into the middle of the street, and emits Godzilla's trademark roar.|
|8||168||"Homer's Phobia"||A Godzilla doll is seen on the shelf in John's store.|
|8||174||"The Canine Mutiny"||Bart tries to buy comics called 'Zoidzilla' from Comic Book Guy.|
|10||202||"Mayored to the Mob"||Godzilla signs autographs at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con|
|10||226||"Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"||The Simpson family's flight home is briefly interrupted by a monster attack on Tokyo, featuring Godzilla and other Japanese film monsters: Gamera, Rodan, and Mothra.|
|11||235||"Grift of the Magi"||A blond classmate of Bart's has a Godzilla toy on his desk.|
|11||237||"Faith Off"||When Homer is thinking of a float for his college homecoming, one of his idea's is Godzilla vs. Superman. He shows a picture of it to Lisa who says "I think Godzilla is bigger than Superman".|
|12||259||"Worst Episode Ever"||Bart is selling comic books at the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop called 'Blood Zilla'.".|
|12||262||"New Kids on the Blecch"||One of the 'N Sync members claim that the NAVY help fight Godzilla".|
|12||263||"Hungry, Hungry Homer"||Radio Zilla is a radio news station.".|
|12||269||"Simpsons Tall Tales"||In the hobo's first story, Homer fights Rodan, a Japanese movie monster that has has appeared in countless Godzilla films. When he roars it's the same roar as Godzilla.|
|13||275||"She of Little Faith"||'The People VS Godzilla' is the name of a movie in the video store.|
|13||288||"I Am Furious (Yellow)"||'Zoidzilla is a name of a comic in this episode.|
|14||296||"Helter Shelter"||'Comic Book Guy has a Godzilla action figure in his house.|
|15||329||"The Wandering Juvie"||Bart's has a drawing in his bag of 'FartZilla'.|
|15||333||"The Way We Weren't"||Homer says that the girl he met at the lake looks like a Godzilla made of garbage.|
|16||338||"Sleeping with the Enemy"||Bart is reading 'Zoidzilla' a comic that has been in two other episodes before this.|
|17||360||"Treehouse of Horror XVI"||David Silverman's scary name is "Godzilla vs. Silverman".|
|20||424||"Treehouse of Horror XIX"||There is a Godzilla poster on Raphael's store wall.|
|20||435||"Wedding for Disaster"||While arguing, Homer calls Marge "Bridezilla" (combination of a bride and Godzilla) and Marge calls him "King Wrong" (combinations of King Kong and wrong). Maggie, watching their argue, imagines Marge as Margezilla and Homer as King Homer. The both then battle. Godzilla spits fire at King Kong and leaves. King Kong then starts drinking beer and reads a magazine Apes, turning back to Homer, who actually reads a magazine People.|
|25||532||"Treehouse of Horror XXIV"||During the intro Guillermo del Toro created, Godzilla's skeleton is seen under dirt. Later on you can hear Godzilla's roar in the distance.|
|27||579||"Treehouse of Horror XXVI"||Comic Book Guy watches a movie where Homer is Godzilla and he attacks Tokyo and fights Gamera.|
|29||630||"Homer Is Where the Art Isn't"||Comic Book Guy is holding a sign with Godzilla's name on it.|
|15||652||"101 Mitigations"||Guillermo del Toro mentions on a video that he was a fan of Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Godzooky and Godzilla's cousin named Sheldon.|
|22||661||"Woo-hoo Dunnit?"||Comic Book Guy has boxes of Godzilla style comics in his store.|
|2||664||"Go Big or Go Homer"||Cheezilla is the name of a delivery truck in the truck graveyard.|
Behind the Laughter
- In the 1998 American Movie Remake Godzilla, several Simpsons voice actors such as Nancy Cartwright (as a news worker), Hank Azaria (as Victor "Animal" Pilotti), and Harry Shearer (as Charles Caiman) appeared in the movie.
- Bryan Cranston who starred in the 2014 American Godzilla movie, guest starred in the episode 'The Spy Who Learned Me'.
- Speaking of which, the scene in "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" where Godzilla's skeleton is under the dirt is reminiscent to the opening scene in the 2014 film, in which miners discover the skeletal remains of Dagon, Godzilla's ancestor that was killed by the Japanese entity Jinshi-Mushi, better known as MUTO Prime.
- The episode "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" was the first time Godzilla was accurately depicted as being charcoal gray or black whereas previous and later episodes inaccurately depicted him as being green, a stereotype that started as early as the poster for Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the Americanized version of the original Godzilla film. He was never shown to be green in a Japanese film until 1999's Godzilla 2000 and 2000's Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.
- In Treehouse of Horror XXVI and Wedding for Disaster, Godzilla (played by Homer) and Margezilla spit fire, which is another misconception that Godzilla breathes fire, when in actually, the character has a much more powerful "atomic breath", which he gained due to the atomic radiation he was exposed to.