Top 10 Cartoon Episodes That Are Parodies/Homages Of Movies, Books, TV Shows And/Or Other Cartoon Episodes

Let's face it; these more-often-than-not have a pretty strong tendency to become some of our favorites from these shows

The Top Ten

1 Laugh It Up, Fuzzball (Star Wars) - Family Guy

Even if you absolutely hate the show like I do, this is another extremely rare diamond in its rough that is most definitely worth seeking out if you are even remotely a fan of the film trilogy that it's based off of - xandermartin98

2 Black Friday (The Walking Dead) - South Park

Honestly enjoyed it more than the real show it was based off of, ESPECIALLY the part where the head executives of Sony and Microsoft began straight-up beating each other senseless over the never-ending "Playstation VS Xbox" dispute between them (personally, I'm rather offended that Nintendo's existence wasn't even acknowledged in the slightest by this episode, considering how RIDICULOUSLY good of games they generally make, but in the grand scheme of things, this episode is just so RIDICULOUSLY good that the complaint honestly feels like a mere minor nitpick to me) - xandermartin98

It was based on Game of Thrones, not Walking Dead. - JCHOW

3 The Guru/Crossroads Of Destiny (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Absolutely perfect finale to an already ridiculously epic season of the show, enough said - xandermartin98

4 Three Kings (Stand By Me) (The Shawshank Redemption) (Misery) - Family Guy

This episode is honestly the main reason why I actually knew when watching it that the REAL Shawshank Redemption movie actually WAS, in fact, very directly based off of a classic Stephen King novel - xandermartin98

5 Parasites Lost (The Invisible Enemy) - Futurama

For those of you who don't know what Invisible Enemy is, it's from Doctor Who

(DISCLAIMER: I totally DID, in fact, find out about it through a lucky guess on T.V. Tropes) - xandermartin98

6 Trapper Keeper (Akira) (The Terminator) - South Park

All I can really remember about this episode is the Kyle Reese parody and that one part where Cartman re-enacts the infamously horrifying "transformation" scene from the ending to Akira, but you hopefully get the idea regardless (if by any chance you don't then boy do you REALLY need to start watching more anime movies, as well as classic action movies in general) - xandermartin98

7 Tis The Fifteenth Season (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) - The Simpsons

"You're a drunk one, Mr. Homer" - xandermartin98

8 The Wizard Of Ooze (The Wizard Of Oz) - Earthworm Jim

Underrated gem of a show, even more underrated gem of an episode - xandermartin98

9 Lawnmower Dog (Inception) - Rick & Morty

Personally, my favorite part (besides the cyborg dogs) was the discount Freddy Kreuger with the ball sack chin - xandermartin98

10 Uniform Behavior (The Shining) - Rocko's Modern Life

Yes, even right down to the part where Jack (now replaced by Heffer) goes to the residence's built-in bar to drown his sorrows - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Everyone's Hearts are One! I'm the Strongest Pretty Cure!! (All the Lights in the Sky are Stars - Gurren Lagann) (Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars) - Heartcatch Precure
12 The Beagle Birthday Massacre! (The Warriors) Ducktales 2017)
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