The Simpsons

Homer Loves Flanders - S5-E16

Trivia: As Flanders drives to get away from Homer, Homer runs after him with putters in both hands. As he does, he mimics the actions of the T-1000 in Terminator 2, who was trying to get John Connor.

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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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Trivia: Sideshow Bob's passion for singing is a dimension to the character that was uniquely Kelsey Grammer's, stemming from his own personal history of singing standards on the set of Cheers.

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Trash of the Titans - S9-E22

Trivia: The musical number "The Garbageman Can" was a nod to musical number "The Candyman Can" in the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

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When You Dish Upon a Star - S10-E5

Trivia: At the end, Homer prank calls the "old lady from Titanic." This is Gloria Stuart, who tied with Kim Basinger (one of the main guest stars of the episode) for the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus - S28-E1

Trivia: At one point in this episode Homer is talking about the drink named after golf legend Arnold Palmer. This episode coincidentally aired the same day that Arnold Palmer died.

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Two Bad Neighbors - S7-E13

Trivia: When the episode was written, the show's writers were unaware there was a real George Bush, Jr (e.g. George W. Bush). The intended joke was that, in one of his usual moments of idiocy, Homer had invented a fake son.

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Orange Is the New Yellow - S27-E22

Trivia: The license plate of Chief Wiggum's police car reads, "#1DOOFUS."


Three Gays of the Condo - S14-E17

Trivia: The voice Hank Azaria uses for Grady is the same voice he used for his character in "The Birdcage."

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The Last Temptation of Homer - S5-E9

Trivia: At one point in this episode Homer is watching "Eye on Springfield" and Kent Brockman makes reference to Bill Clinton having an extramarital affair - more than 4 years before Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky became public knowledge.

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Four Great Women and a Manicure - S20-E20

Trivia: Bart does not appear at all in this episode.

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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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Trivia: The property next to the Simpson house is very versatile. It has been Flanders house (both sides), a cemetery, the parking lot to the nuclear plant and a vacant lot.

Coming to Homerica - S20-E21

Trivia: During the couch gag, the Simpsons run through different places (as spoofs of different TV shows). One of the places they run through is the bar from Cheers. When they all sit down, Sideshow Bob walks through the door. Kelsey Grammer does the voice of Sideshow Bob, and starred as Doctor Frasier Crane in Cheers.

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The Old Man and the Key - S13-E13

Trivia: When Grampa, Crazy Old Man and Jasper are about to race Snake, and his girlfriend is there, the girlfriend is Gloria from "Hunka Hunka Burns in Love."

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Behind the Laughter - S11-E22

Trivia: In this episode the Simpsons are labeled finally as a "northern Kentucky family"; this was quickly enough dismissed as a red herring for various reasons. To further mystify, however, if you turn on the English subtitles on the episode, they say "southern Missouri family".

When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Trivia: In this episode we see Mr Burns has a white cat as a pet. Never again is this cat mentioned or seen.


The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be - S29-E6

Trivia: When a man falls into the Springfield Cactus Plant after sliding down a wire to escape the panicked crowd, he yells a Wilhelm scream.

Radioactive Man - S7-E2

Trivia: In this episode, Wolfcastle says "Real acid?" and starts to have doubts about filming the scene. In The Terminator, Arnie (who Wolfcastle is a parody of) said the exact same thing when he learned that the crew were going to pour acid on his clothing for a smoke effect.

Covercraft - S26-E8

Trivia: On the wall in Apu's changing room is a picture of the Be Sharps, the barbershop quartet consisting of Homer, Apu, Seymour Skinner and Chief Wiggum that was featured in the Season 5 episode Homer's Barbershop Quartet.


Brawl in the Family - S13-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer's Vegas wife shows him the video in front of Marge, it shows Homer kissing Ned. This didn't happen when she showed it in the Vegas episode.

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

[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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