The Simpsons

Krusty Gets Kancelled - S4-E22

Trivia: When this episode aired in Mexico, the name of Luke Perry was translated as - believe it or not - Robert Redford... This was because even though Luke Perry was very popular in that country thanks to 'Beverly Hills 90210', the translator did not know him, and absurdly and stupidly assumed no one else in the country did either, so the name of another 'more popular' celebrity was used.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Trivia: At the end of the show, the person singing 'South of the Border' is actually creator Matt Groening. Confirmed on DVD Commentary.

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The Front - S4-E19

Trivia: In the episode where Bart and Lisa write Itchy and Scratchy cartoons, the book entitled "How to make millions off of cartoons" is written by James Shwartzwelder. He is the consultant for the Simpsons in real life.

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The Front - S4-E19

Trivia: You can see Matt Groening laughing at Itchy & Scratchy in the audience of the Annual Cartoon Awards.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Trivia: Lisa refers to Dustin Hoffman and Michael Jackson voicing guest characters in the "Itchy & Scratchy" movie. She says "They didn't use their real names, but you could tell it was them." This is a sly reference to Hoffman and Jackson's pseudonymous appearances in The Simpsons, in Seasons 2 and 4, respectively.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Trivia: Mr Burns' reaction - right down to his animation - to the singing of the Union towards the end is a direct spoof of the Grinch (from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas) by Dr. Seuss. His characters also spoke in rhyme, which is why some of Mr Burns' lines are nonsense.

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I Love Lisa - S4-E15

Trivia: Ralph Wiggum was named after Ralph Kramden on "The Honeymooners" because the character was intended to be a loudmouthed smaller version of Homer. He wasn't established as Chief Wiggum's son until "I Love Lisa."

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Trivia: The entire premise of this episode, where a man in turn-of-the-century garb sings and charms his way into the townspeople's hearts as part of an elaborate con, is a takeoff of the musical, "The Music Man" (1962). Even the tunes of the songs they sing are similar.

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Duffless - S4-E16

Trivia: Lisa says she is laughing at a joke from "Herman's Head." Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa, was one of the stars of "Herman's Head" (1991).

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Trivia: The line "If you should die before you wake," uttered by the clown bed is a copy of a scene from the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.

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Marge in Chains - S4-E21

Trivia: Marge is accused of shoplifting and hires Lionel Hutz, played by Phil Hartman, as her attorney. In the middle of the trial, Lionel gets an urge for whisky, so he calls his AA sponsor, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. When Crosby answers the phone he is looking at the CSNY emblem on an album, which Phil Hartman designed himself in the late '70s.

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Krusty Gets Kancelled - S4-E22

Trivia: Marge doesn't speak one line in this episode.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Trivia: James L. Brooks, the executive producer, was so enthusiastic about the episode's premise that he wanted to make it the official Simpsons movie. This idea was abandoned because the writers had problems getting the story to 23 minutes, let alone 90 minutes.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Trivia: After Homer rescues Barney, the sun shines through the clouds and melts the snow. In a quick shot, as two snowmen are melting, the one with spectacles melting is a quick nod to Raiders of the Lost Ark, when the Nazis melted after opening the Ark.

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Krusty Gets Kancelled - S4-E22

Trivia: The scene where Bette Midler sings to Krusty is an allusion to Johnny Carson's penultimate episode as host of The Tonight Show where Midler was his final guest and sang to him.

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[The Simpsons are driving down a road as fast as possible.]
Homer: Dear God, it's Homer. If you really love me you'll save my life now.
[The gas needle immediately drops to empty and the car stops.]
Homer: D'oh.

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Mistakes

This is a mistake for the introduction for the later episodes. When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage.

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