Madman catalogs every single real-world car used in The Simpsons

Madman catalogs every single real-world car used in The Simpsons

Jason Torchinsky—the dangerous lunatic and Beetle nutter who writes for Jalopnik—has done it once again, ladies and gentlemen. He just produced another awesome post, perhaps his best ever: A Guide to Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons, just in time for its 25th anniversary. Neurons blown.

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Original post by Jason Torchinsky on Jalopnik

A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

Yesterday, someone tweeted a picture of the fantastic LeMons "Homer" from The Simpsons. They thought it ruined a "perfectly good E30." Because, I don't know, they're dead inside? Anyway, their joyless post gave us an idea here: what are all the real cars in the Simpsons?

The Simpsons has been on since DaVinci was a huge fan and Cotton Mather railed against them, so they've had plenty of time to work in a lot of actual cars into the show. This list will be for every car that can be pretty reasonably identified as a real-world car — that's why the Powell Motors Homer and the Canyonero aren't on the list.

Also, we programmed the Jalopnik Mainframe (located in the back room of the erotic bakery on the top floor of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood) only to use show episodes for this search — no video games or comics or whatever.

Even though we had all of the Jalopnik staff contributing, I'm sure we're missing some, so stick ones you find in the comments and we'll make this a living list, growing, changing, learning, like a Terminator's brain.

Also, about 1/2 way into this I realized that IMCDB has a pretty comprehensive list already. We're all pulling from the same batch of still images, really, and we came to some different conclusions about a few of them, so the more lists of Simpsons cars the merrier, I say. And I love IMCDB no matter what.

To make this fun, I'm going to leave it up to you guys to figure out what episode these cars are in; just put your answers in Kinja using the number of the car. Sound good? Does that convince you I didn't just not feel like looking up all the episodes?

Let's get to it, in no real order:

A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

1. Mr. Burns' 1912 (or so) Stutz Bearcat


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

2. 1919-1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

3. 1950 Mercury Woody Wagon


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

4. 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

5. 1957 Chevy Bel-Air Sport Coupe


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

6. The Cuban cabs: 1957 Ford Fairlane and 1956 Packard Patrician


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

7. 1960 Cadillac Eldorado (among others)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

8. 1961 Chevy Impala


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

9. 1964 Chevy Impala Convertible, Mercedes-Benz W123 (and others, coming up)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

10. 1968 Chevy Nova


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

11. 1970 Dodge Coronet


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

12. 1970-1973 Chevy Camaro Z28 with RS front(2nd gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

13. 1973 Buick Estate Wagon


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

14. 1977-1984 Sedan De Ville (5th gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

15. 1987 Buick Skylark (Johnny Carson himself told us that)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

16. 1896 Duryea (though could possibly be a 1896 Ford Quadracycle) and those tires need re-vulcanizing, post haste!


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

17. 1947 Ford Convertible


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

18. 1975-1980 AMC Pacer, 1990-1996 Chevy Caprice Wagon


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

19. 1961-1968 Amphicar. Aqua-Car? You're not fooling anyone.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

20. 1959-1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mark I


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

21. IMCDB says this is a Plymouth Barracuda. I wasn't sure at first because of the front grille, but it seems to be a 1971 Barracuda.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

22. VW Beetles! Of course there's Beetles all over the place. Most are generic '68 and up-looking ones, like the one that is the largest car that tall man could afford. Herbie there is a '63.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

23. 1971-1995 Bentley Corniche Cabriolets


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

24. Mercedes-Benzes: S-Class, SLK, W124T


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

25. Mercedes-Benz ML, Ford Focus (?), Prius, New Beetle


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

26. BMW 7 Series (E23)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

27. 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 50 (referred to as a 'Sexarossa')


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

28. Chevy C4 Corvette, Mercedes-Benz 190SL


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

29. Cadillac CTS


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

30. 1981 Chevy Camaro


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

31. 1990-1996 Chevy Caprice


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

32. Chapron Citroën DS Decapotable


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

33. Checker Marathon taxi


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

34. 2000-2006 Chevy Suburban (10th gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

35. Citroën Dayne, Triumph Spitfire (?)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

36. 1960-1964 Chevy Corvair Convertible (1st Gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

37. 1957 Chevy Corvette


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

38. 1968-1969 Dodge Charger


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

39. DeLorean DMC-12


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

40. 1999-2005 Dodge Neon


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

41. 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

42. 1928-1932 Dusenberg Model J


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

43. GM EV-1


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

44. 1987-1992 Ferrari F40


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

45. 1972 Fiat 850 Spider


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

46. 1979-1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

47. 1973-1978 Ford Country Squire


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

48. Ford E-Series/Econoline Van


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

49. 1995-2001 Ford Explorer, Toyota Prius (2nd gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

50. 1992-1996 Ford F-150 (9th gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

51. 1965-1968 Ford Galaxie (3rd gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

52. 1973-1978 Ford LTD Coupe. Maybe — possibly a Buick Riviera? This one's tricky, but the details of that grille and pointy prow/bumper are pushing me to LTD.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

53. 1998-2001 Lincoln Town Car, Ford Fusion, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus (3rd gen— not 100% on that)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

54. 1990-1994 Geo Metro


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

55. AMC Gremlin. One of the few models to be shared by unrelated characters, Marge and Hans Moleman.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

56. AC Invalid Car/Harper Invacar. I'm including an actual pic so you'll believe me. I knew this had to be based on an invalid car, and I think it looks most like the AC one. I love it because AC also made, of course, the Cobra. And I bet they shared at least a few parts. In the show, it's Eastern European something (the country no longer exists), but I still think it's based on this.

Oh, and 'H' in Cyrillic means 'N', so "Put it in H!" actually makes sense.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

57. 1998-2004 Honda Odyssey (2nd gen)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

58. AM General Hummvee


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

59. 1994-2000 Hyundai Accent (1st gen), Suzuki Swift, Saab 9000


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

60. Jaguar XJS, Saab 99


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

61. 1986-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

62. VW Karmann-Ghia Convertible (pre-1972)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

63. Lamborghini Gallardo


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

64. Renault LeCar (with nonstandard crane-magnet attachment)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

65. 1980-1989 Lincoln Town Car (coupe and sedan)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

66. 1964-1965 McLaren M1A


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

67. Ford Model T


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

68. 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible, 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 1967 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray, 1967 Pontiac GTO, 1957 Dodge Custom Royal, 1970 Plymouth Super Bee, 1932 Ford Model B


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

69. 2010 Ford Mustang GT


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

70. 2nd gen Dodge Neon, AMC Gremlin, 3rd gen Ford Taurus, Lada Samara (!), Saturn SC (3rd gen), and the Pacer from before. This one is also a good example to point out the recent additon of toon-rendered CGI cars to the Simpsons. That's part of why the cars have gotten more numerous, detailed, and based on more actual cars.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

71. 2005-2006 Mini Cooper


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

72. 2009 Nissan Cube


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

73. 1990-1999 Pontiac Trans Sport (called a 1997 Pontiac Astrowagon in the episode)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

74. 1977-1981 Pontiac Bonneville


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

75. 1968 Pontiac Firebird. This is Snake's Li'l Bandit, and it's ironic both he and his perennial robbery/gunshot victim, Apu, both drive/have driven Firebirds.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

76. 1984-1989 Porsche 911 Targa


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

77. Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

78. 1996-1999 Saturn SL


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

79. 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

80. 2000 Smart ForTwo


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

81. 1944 Studebaker Commander


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

82. 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird, 1964-1968 Ford Thunderbird


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

83. 1991-1996 Toyota XV10 Camry, 2001-2006 XV30 Camry


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

84. 1986-1991 VW Vanagon


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

85. 1982-1992 Volvos 700 series cars


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

86. 1998-2006 Volvo S80


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

87. 1999-2000 Volvo V70


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

88. 1984-1987 VW Cabriolet. Though this one is missing it's trademark "basket handle" roll bar. And turn indicators. And side marker lights.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

89. 1973 VW Thing (Type 181), Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. These two are natural brothers.


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

90. VW Type II Microbuses (1960-1967; more appear through series)


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

91. WWII-era Willys Jeep


A Guide To Every Real-World Car Used In The Simpsons

92. 1947 Ford Super De Luxe Convrtible Coupe (with Phil Silvers inside)

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