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Worst Episode Ever - S12-E11

Trivia: The joke about Martin having an alternate version of 'Return of the Jedi' where Chewbacca is Luke's mother is based on one of Mark Hamill's anecdotes. During the filming of ROTJ he was informed Lucas had something important to tell him in private, which he'd previously done to drop the twist that Vader was Luke's father. This caused Hamill to quip "Oh no, is Chewbacca going to turn out to be my mother?" He was relieved when the actual revelation was that Leia was Luke's sister.

The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - S12-E6

Trivia: Although Homer claims not to have a computer, he used one in the episode "King-Size Homer" when he was assigned to work at home due to his hyper-obesity. However, this was installed by (and likely remained the property of) Mr. Burns. In "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer", the "Space Coyote" instructed him to get more possessions, and reminded him that he did not even own a computer. On the other hand, during the meteor shower in "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky", Marge makes a reference to a screensaver, implying that they do own a computer ("This is even better than our screensaver. And I love our screensaver.").

Hungry Hungry Homer - S12-E15

Trivia: Although they were a fictional team when the episode aired, the Albuquerque Isotopes became a real baseball team in 2003, as a minor league affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

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Trilogy of Error - S12-E18

Trivia: The techno music that plays when Lisa runs is lifted straight from arty-German film 'Run Lola Run', which this episode directly mimics, in which we follow a race against time in the life of Lola, with three different versions of the day, with subtle differences leading to massive consequences. The music is played while Franka Potente (Lola) runs, as Lisa does.

Tree House of Horror XI - S12-E1

Trivia: There is a scene from Kent Brockman's report on the dolphins that was cut out in syndication. After the dolphins warn him not to mention their attacks, he "corrects" himself with him saying "Killer Dolphins" and says "Killer Italians" (and features a photo of Luigi the chef).

Skinner's Sense of Snow - S12-E8

Trivia: The episode is based on an event that happened to writer Tim Long in elementary school. He was trapped in Exeter Public School, in Exeter, Ontario, Canada.

Insane Clown Poppy - S12-E3

Trivia: When Homer is looking at he blueprints for the dog kennel, he says he'll finish it in 2007. In the 2007 Simpsons movie, Santa's little helper gets a new kennel to replace the one that was destroyed earlier in the film.

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The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

TV Announcer: The Continental Soccer Association is coming to Springfield. It's all here: fast kicking, low scoring. And ties? You bet.
Bart: Hey Dad, how come you've never taken us to see a soccer game?
Homer: I don't know.
TV Announcer: You'll see all your favorite soccer stars. Like Arriaga, Arriaga II, Barriaga, Aruglia, and Pizzozza.
Homer: Oh, I've never heard of those people.
TV Announcer: And they'll all be signing autographs.
Homer: Woohoo!
TV Announcer: This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth. Mexico or Portugal.

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Answer: Willy referred to an encounter he believed he had with actual aliens, while Wiggum thought he was referring to the arcade game.

Answer: The joke is that Willie was so addicted to Space Invaders that he believed it was reality: every time he played, he was actually defending the Earth from dangerous aliens. It's a surprise to him that it was actually a game.

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