There is one animated television show that I know has multiple Hitchcock references. I have been watching The Simpsons since I was very little and I never realized how much Hitchcock culture I was being introduced to, until this year. After watching movies like Strangers on a Train, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, Spellbound, and many more of Hitchcock’s works. When watching Strangers on a Train I caught the reference from The Simpsons when the statement “criss cross” came into play. It automatically reminded me of Bart Simpson saying “Criss cross” to his sister Lisa.
Bart Simpson “Criss Cross”
There are actually references to 8 different Hitchcock works. The majority of the references are from Strangers on a Train. What I thought was cool about this episode (which I went back and watched after watching Strangers on a Train) is how they not only made references to Hitchcock’s movies, they also snuck Hitchcock in himself.
Hitchcock’s cameo in the Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror XX
Hitchcock’s real cameo from North by Northwest
Reference to Hitchcock’s silhouette from Hitchcock Presents
To see more references to Hitchcock’s films in the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XX
And to see a list of other Simpsons episodes that contain Hitchcock references and or specific films that the Simpsons reference to: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Category:Hitchcock_references_in_The_Simpsons
Another popular animated TV show that makes references to a Hitchcock film is Family Guy. There is actually an episode that is a spinoff of North by Northwest. It copies a lot of the visual shots from the film and even the title is “North by North Quahog”
Here are some of the images that match the original film:
for more about this episode: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Family_Guy:_North_by_North_Quahog
For even more homages outside of the animated TV series: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Spoofs,_Parodies_and_Homages_of_Hitchcock_Films
Bonus: I really enjoyed this Simpsons episode where Bart is stuck in a cast, like LB Jefferies in Rear Window. Bart breaks his leg at the peak of summer and is stuck in bed while everyone else plays in the new Simpson pool. To keep himself occupied he uses his sister’s telescope to take a look around Springfield. We even catch a glimpse of Jefferies himself!
All images and links thanks to The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki