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28 times TV winked at its favorite films

If you've ever sat down to watch a TV show and, in the middle of a scene, felt a sense of déjà vu, you're not alone. Since the dawn of television, TV writers, directors, and cinematographers have paid respect to their favorite films in some really creative ways.

Animated shows are particularly fond of live-action movies; The Simpsons, for instance, has referenced dozens of films in its 27-year run. Watch the video above to see 28 ways television shows have referenced famous films.

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