The Simpsons

The Wandering Juvie - S15-E16

Trivia: In the warden's office, there is a sign that says "His judgement cometh, and that right soon." This sign also hangs in the office of Warden Norton in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption."

A Fish Called Selma - S7-E19

Trivia: Troy McClure's strange house that looks like a UFO on a pole is based on an actual house in the Hollywood Hills that looks just like that. It can be seen in Brian De Palma's film, "Body Double" (1984).


Trivia: The show was to have spawned a live-action spinoff, "Krusty the Clown", starring Dan Castellanata. Matt Groening abandoned the project in order to concentrate on "Futurama".

Bart Sells His Soul - S7-E4

Trivia: Bart changes the lyrics to Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" to "In the Garden of Eden." This was in fact the original title of the song, but because Ron Bushy had difficulty listening through a headset, he misinterpreted the title. It was not due to Doug Ingle being drunk while singing, as the popular rumor has it.


D'oh-in' in the Wind - S10-E6

Trivia: Comedian George Carlin appears in the episode as a former hippie. In "Homie the Clown", Krusty is told he's being sued by Carlin for stealing Carlin's "seven dirty words" material.

Trivia: Matt Greoning is a big fan of the band Guns N' Roses. He displays this by often making references, such as playing their music, in episodes.

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Trivia: Bart's voice is the only one that never changes. Confirmed on DVD commentary.

Brother From Another Series - S8-E16

Trivia: Sideshow Bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer, who plays the title role in the hit comedy series Frasier. The voice of Bob's brother Cecil (hence the title of the episode) is provided by David Hyde Pierce, who is Frasier's brother Niles in the show. There are many in-jokes included in the episode - the white type caption on the black background bridges scenes in Frasier, and "Maris" is Niles' wife, never seen but always talked of, for example.

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The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer - S18-E1

Trivia: When Martin Prince talks to Otto complaining that Kearney has stolen his instrument, the two pens in his shirt pocket look like "SS"-Runes. (00:01:35)

The Lastest Gun in the West - S13-E12

Trivia: The weapons that Snake and his gang use in the bank robbery are the M41A pulse rifles from Aliens.

Beyond Blunderdome - S11-E1

Trivia: The cars in the Hollywood Car museum are the Munster Mobile, The Monkee Mobile, The Bat Mobile, The Flinstones' car, Herbie the Love Bug, The Dukes of Hazzard car, and The Road Warrior from Mad Max.


The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - S8-E11

Trivia: Cletus and Brandine's children are called Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermott, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumer, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Kendal, Kaitlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kira, Ian, Lauren, Q-bert, and Phil.

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Dog of Death - S3-E19

Trivia: When the commercial is on about the lottery, the guy on the right is Lenny, just with a different color of hair. (00:01:35)

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Tree House of Horror XII - S13-E1

Trivia: When Homer is threatened by the house, lots of devices come out of the walls and move towards him. One of them is the mechanical hammer that Homer himself invented in 'The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace', when Homer visits the Edison Museum.

Kill the Alligator and Run - S11-E19

Trivia: On spring break there's a veejay named "Sepulveda" who is replaced when she gets too old by another one named "Cienega." Sepulveda and La Cienega are both the names of major streets in Los Angeles.


Trivia: The Simpson family appeared in the Tracey Ullman Show as crudely drawn cartoons. Matt Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators and assumed they would clean the figures up during production, but instead the animators just re-traced Groening's drawings.

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Hunka Hunka Burns in Love - S13-E4

Trivia: Gloria's name is never mentioned until Snake recognizes her at the bowling alley.

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Three Men and a Comic Book - S2-E21

Trivia: Bart is surprised to learn that the actor who played Fallout Boy hadn't died in Vietnam. This is a reference to when both AP and UPI erroneously reported that Jerry Mathers of 'Leave it to Beaver' had died in Vietnam.

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The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular - S7-E10

Trivia: The credits read "Written by Penny Wise" and "Directed by Pound Foolish."


Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Trivia: This is the only episode in which Homer is voiced by someone other than Dan Castellaneta; his singing voice is done by a member of the Dapper Dans.

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The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Lewis changes from black to yellow when Milhouse dares Bart to pull Santa's beard off. (00:14:10)

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The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - S1-E1

Homer: [buying a chewtoy for Maggie.] It says it's for dogs, but she can't read.

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.

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