Over the years, The Simpsons has thrown in many references to Pixar films. However, Sunday night’s episode may have contained the lengthiest reference yet. The “Itchy & Scratchy” short within the episode parodied the famous heart-wrenching “Married Life” scene from Up. The Simpsons and Pixar share some connections as former Simpsons executive consultant Brad Bird later joined Pixar and went on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
The parody was surprisingly faithful (until the very end at least), even utilizing Michael Giacchino’s score for the scene. Click here to watch it in full-screen mode.
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