Hanna-Barbera was a popular animation company (which is now a brand by Turner Broadcasting Company) that started in the late 1950s. It is most know for its wide variety of cartoon shows, including Scooby-Doo and Yogi Bear. Their wide library of sound effects is still used in many shows today. (The Simpsons has often used Hanna-Barbera's "bite" sound effect for whenever an animal bites someone or something.)


  • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" - Bart mentions watching a Christmas special of The Smurfs on TV.
  • "Homer's Night Out" - When Apu asks whether Homer is on TV, Homer responds that Apu has mistaken him for Fred Flintstone.
  • "Kamp Krusty" - The couch gag has the family running up to the couch, only to find The Flintstones occupying it.
  • "Treehouse of Horror III" - A grave for Fish Police is seen.
  • "Marge vs. the Monorail" - The opening parodies the opening of The Flinstones. Homer even sings a parody of the theme song.
  • "The Front" - Roger Meyer's Jr. notes that animators reuse backgrounds to save cost as he, Bart and Lisa pass by the same door, water cooler and cleaning lady several times. This parodies the fact that Hannah-Barbera reuses their backgrounds many times.
  • "Marge in Chains" - Bart asks for "Flintstones chewable morphine."
  • "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" - When Ralph sees Santa's Little Helper in the air ducts, Ms. Hoover claims that he also saw Snagglepuss.
  • "Lady Bouvier's Lover" - Comic Book Guy shows Bart a cell of Snagglepuss to show a cell that worth something, as apposed to the cell of Scratchy's arm Bart was trying to sell him. Later on, Mr. Burns mistakes the Simpson family for the Flintstones.
  • "Treehouse of Horror V" - During "Time and Punishment", at one point, the house turns into The Flinstones house.
  • "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" and "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" - The couch gag features the family in Hanna-Barbere poses running past the couch several times.
  • "A Star is Burns" - Bart watches "The Jestons Meet the Flintstones". Homer later makes a joke, "Scooby-Doo can do-do, but Jimmy Carter is smarter".
  • "Much Apu About Nothing" - Moe tells the mayor a bear stole his "pic-a-nic" basket.
  • "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and "HOMЯ" - A character named Ozmodiar appears that Homer can see, a parody of "The Great Gazoo" who only Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble could see.
  • "The Day the Violence Died" - When Roger Myer's Jr. states that animation is based on plagiarism, he uses the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and Top Cat as examples.
  • "Treehouse of Horror X" - The Collector says that Xena can call him "Big Papa Smurf" on their wedding night.
  • "When You Dish Upon a Star" - Homer dreams he's Yogi Bear, with Bart as "Bart-Bart" and Ned Flanders as the Park Ranger. Later he dreams that he's Magilla Gorilla.
  • "Children of a Lesser Clod" - In Homer's basketball fantasy, he is hit in the leg by George Jetson's flying saucer, to which he yells "JETSON!" in the same his boss, Mr. Spacely did. Comic book guy is also shown wearing a Muttley T-shirt to a basketball match at the YMCA.
  • "Trilogy of Error" - During his druken rambling, Homer mentions that The Blue Men Group are rip-offs of The Smurfs.
  • "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" - Homer uses Fred Flintstone's bowling technique.
  • "Missionary: Impossible" - Homer says, "Now, if The Flintstones has taught us anything, it's that pelicans can be used to mix cement."
  • "Behind the Laughter" - At the end of the episode, a promo for the next "Behind the Laughter" show which will be about Huckleberry Hound.
  • "HOMЯ" - The voice actor who copies other characters' voices and celebrity voices at the animation festival references how many early Hanna-Barbera "funny animal" characters' voices were often based off popular celebrities of the time.
  • "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington" - Homer looks at a kid's menu featuring an activity where the goal is to help Yogi Bear find Washington.
  • "A Star Is Born-Again" - Upon hearing that Ned Flanders has a date with a movie star, a mall security guard sarcastically replies "Sure, and I'm going apple-picking with Scooby Doo!"
  • "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" - Lenny dresses as George Jetson at the bi-mon-sci-fi convention.
  • "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" - Lisa says, "If Scooby Doo has taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear are crooked real estate developers."
  • "Mobile Homer" - Bart and Lisa look at a "Flintstones fun map."
  • "Don't Fear the Roofer" - In the hospital, Homer jokes that he can see Yogi Bear.
  • "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" - Homer claims that Papa Smurf is "pretty cool."
  • "Homerland" - Annie Crawford sees Papa Smurf in her mind.
  • "My Fare Lady'" - At the beginning of the episode, Homer has a dream that references the opening theme song of "The Jetsons".
  • in the Treehouse of Horror XXVI Couch Gag Bart is wearing a Huckleberry Hound mask.
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