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Watch: ‘The Simpsons” Hilarious, Homage-Packed Ode to Stanley Kubrick

Watch: 'The Simpsons'' Hilarious, Homage-Packed Ode to Stanley Kubrick

Even if you’re not a watcher of “The Simpsons,” one of the FOX series’ great annual pleasures is the Halloween “Treehouse of Horror” special, which had its 25th edition Sunday night. 

Matt Groening and company have spoofed Stanley Kubrick before (see “Treehouse of Horror” classic “The Shinning”) but Sunday was a true homage to the great director, a hilarious, unsubtle, over-the-top meta, allusion-packed mishmash of “Barry Lyndon,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Full Metal Jacket,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange.” Along with a winking nod to the director’s supposed cover-up of the Apollo moon landing (as alleged in Rodney Ascher’s neat pomo doc “Room 237”).

Here’s a clip. Watch the full episode here. (Thanks, Vulture.)

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