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The Star Wars franchise's logo, introduced in the film A New Hope.

Star Wars is a science fiction franchise originally developed from the 1977 film Star Wars written and directed by George Lucas. It has been referenced numerous times on the show.



Image Season Episode number Episode name Description
Bart talking about wars.jpg 1 5 "Bart the General" Bart's list of cool wars includes the Star Wars trilogy (the original trilogy).
Lisa in the ship.jpg 2 16 "Treehouse of Horror" As Lisa snoops around the Kang's and Kodos' ship, the ship and music bring to mind the halls of the Death Star and Luke Skywalker's theme from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Darth Vader in Springfield.jpg 2 30 "Old Money" Darth Vader is one of the people waiting in line to win Abe's money.
Homer nad Marge.png 3 47 "I Married Marge" Homer and Marge leave a film theater in 1980 after watching The Empire Strikes Back. Homer says: "Who would have known that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father?", annoying the crowd behind him, still waiting in line to see the film. He later calls Marge as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.
Sad Milhouse.jpg 3 58 "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" There is a green model of X-wing in Milhouse's bedroom.
Caricature.jpg 4 63 "Lisa the Beauty Queen" The man that makes Lisa's caricature has on display a caricature of Darth Vader in a bathing suit and surfing.
Landspeeder.png 4 65 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" A landspeeder goes past Homer and Bart in the future.
Lisa as Leia.jpg 4 63 "Lisa the Beauty Queen" Lisa tries different hair styles, including Marge's and classic Princess Leia's.
Mr. Burns Star Wars.png 4 66 "Marge Gets a Job" When Mr. Burns checks his employers, the "Imperial March", theme music of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, plays in the background.
Leonard Nimoy.jpg Darth Vader Suit.png 4 71 "Marge vs. the Monorail"
  • After Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock from Star Trek) speaks at the maiden voyage of the monorail, Mayor Quimby says "May the Force be with you", confusing Star Trek with Star Wars.
  • Homer's monorail conductor outfit looks similar to Darth Vader's suit. In a cut scene, Selma even tells Homer that he looks "like Darth Vader without the helmet".
Escape pod.jpg 5 84 "Homer Goes to College" Mr. Burns' escape pod and the way how it was fired out, remind escape pods from the movie Spaceballs that is a parody of Star Wars.
Ralph Star Wars.jpg 6 105 "Lisa's Rival" Ralph Wiggum wins a diorama contest simply because he put some packaged Star Wars action figures, including Chewbacca, Luke and Obi-Wan, in a box. Principal Skinner turns out to be a big Star Wars fan and names him the winner.
Use the ballet.jpg 6 120 "Homer vs. Patty and Selma" The ballet teacher told Bart "Use the ballet." in his vision, just like Obi-Wan told Luke in A new Hope "Use the Force."
Mr. Burns Star Wars 2.jpg 6 121 "A Star is Burns" When Mr. Burns reads a book, the "Imperial March", theme music of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, plays in the background.
Lisa - Darth Vader.jpg 6 125 "'Round Springfield" Darth Vader appears in the sky to talk with Lisa, saying his famous line "Luke, I am your father."
Star Wars Music.jpg 6 126 "The Springfield Connection" Homer and Marge are watching a concert and the played song is the Main Theme from all nine Star Wars episodes. Homer also mentions John Williams (composer of the music in Star Wars), saying that he's dead, but it's not true.
Potato bug fumigator.jpg 7 132 "Bart Sells His Soul" The potato bug fumigator guy sounds a lot like Darth Vader.
Spaceships attacking Bart.pngBacta Tank alike tubes.jpg 8 154 "Treehouse of Horror VII"
  • In the segment "The Genesis Tube", spaceships' attack on Bart is similar to the attack on the first Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope. And one spaceship entering Bart through his left ear and then blasting its way out of his right ear, parodies the Rebels blowing up the main reactor of the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi.
  • In the segment "Citizen Kang", Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are captured in the tubes that are similar to the Bacta Tank from The Empire Strikes Back.
Darth Vader Mask.jpg 8 157 "Burns, Baby Burns" A Darth Vader-like mask is seen in the Springfield Costume Shop.
Aliens - Star Wars.jpg 8 163 "The Springfield Files" Chewbacca is one of the aliens in the police line-up. He is later seen singing "Good Morning Starshine" with the rest of Springfield.
R2-D2 Whistle.png 8 164 "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" Bart whistles like R2-D2 as he walks over the fallen Investo the Robot.
Now you will die.jpg 9 182 "Treehouse of Horror VIII" In the segment "The HΩmega Man", Mr. Burns as a freak looks like Emperor Palpatine, with his black hood, white face and line "Now you will die.", similar to Palpatine's line in Return of the Jedi "Now young Skywalker, you will die."
Java hut.png 9 193 "The Last Temptation of Krust" Java the Hut is a reference to Jabba the Hutt.
Let's Make a Baby.jpgMars - Star Wars.jpg 9 196 "This Little Wiggy"
  • The sperm gun in "Let's Make a Baby" in Knowledgeum is similar to the laser cannons on the Millenium Falcon.
  • The logo on the "Mars" part of the Knowledgeum uses the same font as in the Star Wars logo.
X-Wing - Star Wars.jpg 10 206 "Bart the Mother" One of the prizes in the Arcade in the Family Fun Center available to be won in the arcade is an X-Wing toy.
Robots - Star Wars.jpgChewie costume.jpgLuke Skywalker.jpg 10 212 "Mayored to the Mob"
  • In an advertisement for the Sci-Fi convention, C-3PO and R2-D2 are described as "the gay robots from Star Wars" and shown in a tag-team wrestling match with two Cylons from Battlestar Galactica.
  • A man wearing a costume of Chewbacca appears in the convention.
  • Mark Hamill (who plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series) guest-stars as himself in the episode. He speaks at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con and later stars as Nathan Detroit in a local production of the musical Guys and Dolls. To his dismay, Hamill is forced to play the part as Luke Skywalker and sing a song called "Luke, Be a Jedi", a parody of "Luck be a Lady Tonight".
  • During Mark Hamill's presentation on long-distance savings, Database tells him "Daaah, talk about Star Wars!"
  • When Homer fights Louie, Hamill advises him to "Use the forks!", a pun on the tagline "Use the Force" from the Star Wars films.
Car - Star Wars.jpg 10 213 "Viva Ned Flanders" Comic Book Guy has a bumper sticker which says "My other car is the Millenium Falcon", given to him by a Harrison Ford look-alike.
Star Wars Poster.jpg 11 229 "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" The famous Hildebrandt Brothers Star Wars poster of Princess Leia, Luke and his outstretched lightsaber is seen at Planet Springfield.
Double-edged Light Saber.jpg 11 230 "Treehouse of Horror X" The Collector asks Xena to call him Obi-Wan. Later, he battles her using Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber after taking it out of its box.
Springfield Googolplex Theatres.jpg 11 231 "E-I-E-I-D'oh" One of films playing at the Springfield Googolplex Theatres is "My Dinner with Jar Jar", a reference to Jar Jar Binks and to the movie "My Dinner with Andre".
Patty Selma Force.jpg 11 247 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" Patty says to Lisa, "the bitterness is strong in this one", a reference to Darth Vader's line "the Force is strong in this one".
Comic Book Guy - Star Wars.jpg 12 259 "Worst Episode Ever" Martha Prince shows Comic Book Guy a box containing Star Wars memorabilia, including a handwritten script for Star Wars by George Lucas, Princess Leia's anti-jiggle breast tape, and a film reel labeled "Alternate ending: Luke's Father is Chewbacca". Comic Book Guy, exploiting the fact that Martha is ignorant of the items' worth, offers five dollars, but Bart and Milhouse warn her that he is ripping her off.
Duffman holding his boss.jpg 12 263 "Hungry, Hungry Homer" Duffman's hesitation and looking back and forth between Homer and Howard K. Duff VIII, that ends with lifting his boss over his head and throwing him over the fence, reminds the scene from Return of the Jedi where Darth Vader looks back and forth between his son Luke and his master, Emperor Palpatine, that ends with lifting Emperor over his head and throwing him into the Death Star II's chasm.
Master Yoda.jpg 13 270 "Treehouse of Horror XII" Yoda performs the Leprechaun's and Gypsy's wedding ceremony.
Star Wars Monopoly Game.jpg 13 276 "Brawl in the Family" When the family are forced to stay indoors because of acid rain, they play Monopoly, and one of the versions of the game they own is Star Wars Monopoly.
Comic Book Guy Bedroom.jpg 13 279 "Half-Decent Proposal" Comic Book Guy's bedroom is bristling with Star Wars items, including a picture of Yoda, signed portraits of Mark Hamill in both Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi outfits, Star Wars bedding, Chewbacca pajamas, and a Jar-Jar Binks doll which he clutches in bed and tells "Oh Jar Jar, everyone hates you but me."
Dr. Hibbert as Darth Vader.jpg 13 286 "Gump Roast" Julius Hibbert is arrested for wearing a Darth Vader costume, thus violating a local ordinance against impersonating movie characters. Also, the Imperial March plays when Mr. Burns is introduced on stage during the roast of Homer Simpson.
13 291 "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" Homer says: "I've trick or treated at many of your homes. Last year I was Jar Jar Binks."
Lenny Carl fight.jpg 14 306 "C.E. D'oh" While Homer tries to figure out how to take over the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, he starts marking down all the hazards as Lenny and Carl begin fighting with radioactive Plutonium rods, using them like lightsabers (complete with sound effects). Lenny proclaims, "The Phantom Menace sucked more!" while Carl argues, "Attack of the Clones sucked more!"
SendtheClones1.gif 14 292 "Treehouse of Horror XIII" The first segment Send in the Clones is a reference to Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones that was released only months before this episode aired. Movie and segment both feature big clone armies.
Lightsaber Comic Book Guy.jpg 15 314 "Treehouse of Horror XIV" When the crowd runs after Bart and Milhouse, Comic Book Guy holds a Lightsaber, signature weapon of the Jedi order.
R2-D2.png 15 317 "The Regina Monologues" In Bart's fantasy, he fantasizes about R2-D2 playing the bass.
Cosmic wars.jpgJim Jam.png 15 328 "Co-Dependent's Day"
Star Wars Characters.png 15 330 "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" The Simpsons family tries to stop Comic Book Guy's Klingon wedding (in this case a Star Trek reference) with Edna Krabappel at a Sci-Fi convention, where we can see three fans wearing Star Wars costumes: Chewbacca, C-3PO and Darth Vader. Also, R2-D2 and C-3PO figures are seen. People wearing Boba Fett and Gamorrean costumes are also seen.
15 331 "Catch 'Em if You Can" Homer wants to borrow the film Chocolate Star Wars, but Squeaky-Voiced Teen tells him that the movie doesn't exist.
2785847262 1c7614a0fe.jpg 17 360 "Treehouse of Horror XVI" Apu is dressed as R2-D2 for Halloween.
Funny Ralph.jpg 17 366 "Homer's Paternity Coot" Ralph says that he is C3-D2, referencing both C-3PO and R2-D2.
Marge as Darth Vader.jpg 17 370 "Bart Has Two Mommies" Marge makes a Darth Vader mask and claims to be "Star Wars".
Singing Stars.jpg 17 372 "Million Dollar Abie" One of singing stars in the video from LA is Jim Jam from Cosmic Wars, who is a parody of Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars.
Triangle Wars.jpgStar Wars items.jpgBart Skinner fight.jpg 18 381 "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em"
  • Bart plays the game called Triangle Wars, whose logo is similar to Star Wars logo.
  • There is a poster of Comic Wars (parody to Star Wars), scale bust statues of Yoda and Chewbacca and several spaceships from Star Wars at The Android's Dungeon.
  • Bart duels Skinner (with a Peanut on a stick and a Shrimp on a stick, respectively) in the style of a lightsaber duel. The final battle theme from The Phantom Menace, Duel of the Fates, is played as they fight through the town and both eventually fall into a vat of Peanutted Shrimp. Later in hospital the music reprises as the two throw Peanuts and Shrimp at each other. Their fall maybe reference to Darth Maul's death, if Obi-Wan Kenobi had killed Maul and fell that would look a bit same as in the episode.
Not seen list.jpg 18 385 "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)" While the family searches for Marge, Comic Book Guy tells them that she is in his "not seen" list, which also includes "a Star Wars film that's been good, since the first one. And even that's been ruined with CGI editions. Bravo George."
18 386 "The Haw-Hawed Couple" When Lisa asks Homer what happened to the Merlinical Council, he tells her that "they went to Star Wars land and fought Star Wars".
Star Wars - Characters who died.png 18 389 "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times" The episode is dedicated to everyone who died in the Star Wars films.

  • Darth Vader
  • Darth Maul (presumed, he actually survived)
  • Greedo
  • Uncle Owen
  • Storm Trooper Number 5
  • Jango Fett
  • General Grievous (DROID)
  • Storm Trooper Number 22
  • Dak
  • Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi
  • Whoever Jimmy Smits Played
  • Hutt, Jabba the
  • Sy Snoodles
  • Unfortunately, Not Jar-Jar Binks
  • Everyone On Both Death Stars When They Blew up
Springfield Multicultural Center.jpg 18 390 "Little Big Girl"
  • The Springfield Multicultural Center has a picture of Darth Vader's helmet on the wall.
  • Natalie Portman who played Padmé Amidala, also appears in the episode as Darcy.
  • A Chewbacca doll is seen at the Mylar Baggins in North Haverbrook.
Scent of a Wookiee.jpg 18 394 "Homerazzi" Homer has a cologne bottle called Scent of a Wookiee. Additionally, it says it is from the Star Wars collection. The bottle features Chewbacca on it.
Kent and R2.jpg 18 400 "You Kent Always Say What You Want" There is a picture in Kent Brockman's office, showing Kent interviewing orange and white R2 Astromech Droid.
Jabba.png 19 407 "Husbands and Knives" Milo covers angry Comic Book Guy with a statue of Jabba the Hutt.
19 418 "Any Given Sundance" Comic Book Guy tells readers of his review to see Lisa's film that was shown at the Sundance Festival, with his advice: "Landspeeder, don't Bantha, to your nearest theater."
Boba Fett.png 20 421 "Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes" In the couch gag, the Simpsons get frozen into Carbonite, and Boba Fett carries them away.
Cross Word.png 20 426 "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words" One clue in a crossword that Lisa did was "Obi-Wan Kenobi, for one".
Headless Darth Vader.jpg 20 429 "Lisa the Drama Queen" When Nelson sees Lisa playing with Juliet Hobbes, he says that girls are so lame and starts to play with his headless Darth Vader, who misses his girlfriend, armless Malibu Stacy wrapped in hockey tape. After that he makes the two of them kiss.
Vote for Homer Simpson.png 20 430 "Take My Life, Please" When Homer ran for school president in high school, he made a poster saying that he had support from Jaws and Star Wars.
Helmets.jpg 21 442 "Homer the Whopper"
  • Helmets of Darth Vader and Boba Fett are seen in the storefront window of the Mylar Baggins.
  • Comic Book Guy describes the feature film adaptation of his "Every Man" comic series as "an embarrassment of 'Jar Jar-ian' magnitude," a reference to some fans' and critics' assessment of Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace.
All space is Star Wars.jpg 21 448 "Rednecks and Broomsticks"
  • A hillbilly says to Moe that he suppose he thinks all space is Star Wars.
  • When Bart sees Lisa browsing the "Wiccapedia" website, he hugs her and happily says "You've finally come over to the Dark Side!"
Ralph as Leila.jpg 21 451 "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" Ralph Wiggum, dressed as Princess Leia for "Inspirational Woman Day" states "I'm a Star Wars".
22 427 "The Blue and the Gray" Homer tells Marge that he is a wingman, just like Wedge Antilles in Star Wars.
Broken toys.jpg 22 472 "The Fight Before Christmas" An R2-D2 figure is seen with other broken toys in the bag containing all Bart's "lame-o" toys.
Moe2.png 22 473 "Donnie Fatso" In an advent calendar couch gag, Comic Book Guy is making a gingerbread Death Star.
Parody Man.jpgFighting.jpg 22 478 "Angry Dad: The Movie"
  • The character in "The Adventures of Parody Man" has a Darth Vader helmet on.
  • Ben Stiller, dressed as Iron Man, and Jack Black, dressed as The Hulk, have a fight with lightsabers as part an act.
22 481 "Love is a Many Strangled Thing" In Homer's dream which he has a role of Precious in, the mother tells him: "I don't see many more movie roles for a girl like you, not unless George Lucas needs another Death Star." When Homer wakes up, he shouts: "No! Stop! No more Star Wars parodies!"
Triangle Wars 2.jpg 22 483 "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" The game called Triangle Wars is seen again. Its logo looks similar to Star Wars logo.
Santa's Little Helper as Darth Vader.jpg Robot Fancy.png 23 490 "Replaceable You"
Yoda and Darth Maul.jpgThe Android's Luncheon Main Page.jpg 23 491 "The Food Wife"
Empress Zimzam poster.png 23 495 "Holidays of Future Passed" Zia's Ultranet Room is full of posters of women that Zia Simpson admires, including the poster of Empress Zimzam who resembles to Padmé Amidala in The Phantom Menace.
Blocko Cosmic Wars.png 23 497 "The D'oh-cial Network" Blocko Cosmic Wars appears again. The set Chubba the Shedd's Dust Palace is a parody of Jabba the Hutt's Sand Palace.
Star Wars Wiggum.png 23 501 "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart" On the news, Chief Wiggum says that whoever vandalised Springfield has made themself into a combination of Robin Hood, Luke Skywalker and every rapper ever.
23 501 "Them, Robot" Mr. Burns says "you are so not the heartless automatons I was looking for", a reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi's line "These aren't the droids you're looking for" from the first Star Wars movie.
Sith Training.png 23 505 "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" "Sith training with certified Sith Lord" is seen on the Fun Schedule.
23 507 "Ned 'N Edna's Blend" Marge asks why Homer would believe some random person on the internet, and he says "because his avatar is Darth Maul, the second coolest Darth".
Lady Gaga Jawa.png 23 508 "Lisa Goes Gaga" During the song "Monster" that Lady Gaga sings, she looks in a mirror and looks like a Jawa from Star Wars. The word "Jawa" was said at the same time in the song.
24 510 "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" When Bart arrives to the year 1974 by Professor Frink's time machine, he says "Now to get my comic book and explore a world where no one's mad at George Lucas." There were no Original Special Edition and Prequel Trilogies in 1974. Even the first Star Wars film was released three years later.
24 511 "Adventures in Baby-Getting" Comic Book Guy describes the Sink Hole's size to Kent Brockman, comparing it to the Pit of Carkoon, "where the Sarlacc ate Boba Fett" and to "the Geonosis Battle Arena, where Mace Windu beheaded Jango Fett".
Mexico Chewie.jpg 24 515 "The Day the Earth Stood Cool" The Simpson family's new cool neighbor, Terrence, has a pet armadillo named Chewie. He explains its name's origin as "Mexico Chewie, not Star Wars Chewie". Homer then said that "Star Wars Chewie is just a man in a costume, so he's not scary."
Bart Pictures.png 24 518 "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" The man that makes Bart's caricature draws him playing tennis with heart, doing weight training and as Yoda, saying: "Leave me, why did she?"
Darth Vader shadow.png 24 522 "Gorgeous Grampa" During the song "High to Be Loathed", Mr. Burns mentions Darth Vader and makes his shadow, among lots of other villains.
24 527 "Whiskey Business"
  • Grab Asswalker (a parody of Luke Skywalker) is one of the musicians playing at the Jazz Hole when Lisa and Janey are there.
  • "That was my Star Wars." Moe says about himself not seeing movies as a kid, instead making perogies.
Robot Chicken Simpsons.png 24 528 "The Fabulous Faker Boy" The Robot Chicken couch gag ends with the Robot Chicken character and the Star Wars version of the Robot Chicken theme song.


  • In the simpsons Super Spactacular issue #6, Darth Vader and Jango Fett are seen at the comic book convention.


Image DVD name Release date Description
The Simpsons Strike Back 2.jpg Bart Wars - The Simpsons Strike Back October 1, 1999 (VHS)
September 8, 2003 (1st DVD)
May 17, 2005 (2nd DVD)
The name and cover of the VHS and DVD is a reference to the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back. There is Bart as Luke Skywalker fighting Homer as Darth Vader on the cover. Coincidentally, the same film was also notorious for the reveal that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father.

Homer as Yoda, from Star Wars.

See also