The Simpsons

Trivia: The Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

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Trivia: The only voice artists who regularly perform as only one character are Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel. Yeardley has also voiced different versions of Lisa (Lisa Jr. and Lisabella) in at least two other episodes.

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Trivia: Many of the characters in the show are named after streets in Portland, Oregon. These include Flanders, Kearney, Lovejoy, Quimby and Terwilliger (Sideshow Bob).

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Trivia: Maggie scans as $847.63 in the supermarket at the beginning (not NRA4EVER, as Troy Maclure asserts in 3F31 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular), the price it costs to feed and care for the average American baby every month.

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Trivia: Initially, Yeardley Smith auditioned for the voice of Bart and Nancy Cartwright for the voice of Lisa. They play them the other way around.

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Trivia: The salesman character Gil, who can't catch a break, is based on Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

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Trivia: The character Professor John Frink is named after a producer of the show and based on Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor. Professor Frink alludes to being charged with copyright infringement in connection with Jerry Lewis at a convention.

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There's No Disgrace Like Home - S1-E4

Trivia: This is the first episode that Bart says his catch phrase "Don't have a cow."

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Lisa's Substitute - S2-E19

Trivia: The substitute teacher is actually voiced by Dustin Hoffman, who is credited under a pseudonym.

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Trivia: Evergreen Terrace, the street the Simpsons live on, is also the street Matt Groening grew up on in Portland, Oregon.

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Bart Gets an Elephant - S5-E17

Trivia: When Chief Wiggum is taking all the calls about the elephant and doesn't believe them, at the end of the last one he says 'Yeah right. And I'm Edward G Robinson'. Hank Azaria originally based Wiggum's voice off a bad impression of Edward G Robinson.

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Trivia: Homer's voice is based on the dramatic style Dan Castellaneta's father used when he talked.

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Trivia: The aliens Kang and Kodos are named for two "Star Trek" characters - Kang was a Klingon warrior, and Kodos was a Hitler-like mass murderer.

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Trivia: Milhouse was named after Richard Milhous Nixon.

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Trivia: A running joke throughout the series is that no one knows where Springfield is. The writers are always coming up with ways to keep the audience guessing. Some examples of this are: in 'Sunday, Cruddy Sunday' when Marge phones the egg painting company and gives her address, she says, "742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield Ohi...", then cuts out to say, "Oh hiya Maude!" to Maude Flanders, who suddenly appears in the kitchen. When Homer and Bart are off to the Edison Museum in 'The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace' they drive past a sign with exits to New Jersey, Michigan and Oregon, none of which are close to each other. When Larry Burns spots Mr. Burns on the train, he asks where the train is going. The conductor says, "Springfield." and Burns asks, "Springfield where?", but the conductor's reply is drowned out by the train's engine.

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Trivia: In several episodes, one of Maggie's stuffed toys is a stiff-limbed rabbit. This rabbit starred in a comic strip Matt Groening used to write, about a rabbit and his journey through a troubled life. Titled "life in hell" it was renamed "life is swell" in recent years before concluding.

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Trivia: Marge was in labor with Bart for 53 hours.

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Trivia: Bart's anonymous prank calls to Moe the bartender were inspired by tapes of real-life prank calls made to New Jersey bartender Louis "Red" Deutsch (the tapes were widely circulated during the 1980s). Deutsch constantly received calls requesting fictitious bar patrons (Al Coholic, Stu Pitt, etc), and always responded in a hostile manner every time he realized he'd been duped.

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Trivia: The Simpsons continually pokes fun at the Fox network because it is the only show on Fox that does not have to be checked by its executives and edited accordingly. This also means the producers of the show can get away with a lot more on prime time television.

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Trivia: The Simpsons are named after Matt Groening's own immediate family. His parents are called Margaret and Homer, and he has sisters called Maggie and Lisa. Bart is the only one not named after a Groening, although he takes Matt's place in the Simpson family.

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Trivia: In most of the establishing shots of the Power Plant, there is a crow caw heard.

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Trivia: Whenever Homer says he wants to fulfill his life -long dream, Marge tells him that he has already fulfilled it and the dream is a different one every time.

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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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Trivia: Check out the doorknocker on the Simpsons' front door. It looks a lot like Mr Burns when he puts his head down, complete with the three liver spots and the pointy nose.

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Trivia: When the cast appeared on "Inside the Actors' Studio," Hank Azaria stated that the voice of Moe was based on a bad impression of Al Pacino. Ironically, not only did Azaria and Pacino share a scene together in Michael Mann's Heat (1995), they also share the same birthday.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Trivia: Apu enrolls in Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. Anyone else find that acronym amusing?

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

Trivia: Jimi Hendrix's version of Star Spangled Banner is a recurring song in the episode. He is playing it at Woodstock and Homer kazooes it past the school.

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Trivia: Another gag that makes the location of Springfield more ambiguous. In one episode the superintendent of the Springfield school systems says "This school used to be the worst in the state of Missouri." Everyone gives him a shocked look, and then he adds "which was why it was moved brick by brick to its present location."

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Homer Badman - S6-E9

Trivia: The programme "Rock Bottom" scrolls a really quick list of apologies, one of which is meant to show Homer as innocent. The list reads: 1. "Peoples' Choice Award" is America's greatest honor. 2. Styrofoam is not made from kittens. 3. The U.F.O. was a paper plate. 4. The nerds on the internet are not geeks. 5. The word "cheese" is not funny in and of itself. 6. The older Flanders boy is Todd, not Rod. 7. Lyndon Johnson did not provide the voice of Yosemite Sam. 8. If you are reading this you have no life. 9. Roy Rogers was not buried inside his horse. 10. The other U.F.O. was an upside-down salad spinner. 11. Our universities are not "hotbeds" of anything. 12. Mr. Dershowitz did not literally have four eyes. 13. Our viewers are not pathetic, sexless food tubes. 14. Audrey Hepburn never weighed 400 pounds. 15. The "Cheers" gang is not a real gang. 16. Salt water does not "chase the thirsties away" 17. Licking an electrical outlet will not turn you into a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. 18. Cats do not eventually turn into dogs. 19. Bullets do not bounce off of fat guys. 20. Recycling does not deplete the ozone. 21. Everything is 10% fruit juice. 22. The flesh-eating virus does not hide in ice cream. 23. Janet Reno is evil. 24. V8 juice is not 1/8 gasoline. 25. Ted Koppel is a robot. 26. Women aren't from Venus, and men aren't from Mars. 27. Fleiss does floss. 28. Quayle is familiar with common bathroom procedure. 29. Bart is bad to the bone. 30. Godfry Jones' wife is cheating on him. (NB: Jones was the host of "Rock Bottom") 31. The Beatles haven't reunited to enter kick boxing contests. 32. The "Bug" on your TV screen can see into your home. 33. Everyone on TV is better than you. 34. The people who are writing this have no life.

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Stark Raving Dad - S3-E1

Trivia: When Michael Jackson did a guest spot on the show he did his speaking lines himself but when it came to singing, a Michael Jackson sound alike or impersonator stepped in and sung the lyrics to the songs. The reason was based upon his record contract, which since he is so famous probably has a lot of stipulations when he lends out his voice.

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Trivia: Mayor Quimby is based on John F. Kennedy, who had a habit of having sexual relations with many women whilst in office.

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Trivia: Matt Growning did all his animation in black and white and another animator was in charge of coloring. When she chose yellow, Matt said it worked and liked it (consequently when she chose purple for trees they rejected it.) The idea behind the yellow after that is so when you're flipping through the channels and come across yellow animated characters, you'll know right away it's The Simpsons.

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Bart the Mother - S10-E3

Trivia: This is the last episode to feature the voice of Phil Hartman, aired September 27, 1998. In it, he voices Troy McClure in a nature video about birds. Phil had been killed by his wife in a murder-suicide that May, and Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz were never replaced.

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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Trivia: In the story where Homer get transported to the 3rd dimension there is a string of hexadecimal numbers floating in space. The string reads: %46%72%69%6E%6B%20%72%75%6C%65%73%21. If you paste these into your browser address bar you can see that these convert to say 'Frink rules!'

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The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons - S9-E7

Trivia: Homer takes Apu to get his hair cut at "Hairy Shearers." Harry Shearer, of course, provides many voices for "The Simpsons."

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Krista

The Simpson's Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Trivia: In the section where the Simpson family is abducted by Kang and Kodos and are being given the tour of the ship, Bart and Lisa make a few wise-cracks, and either Kang or Kodos (Who can tell them apart?) said "Anyone here who has mastered intergalactic travel, raise your hand" and Kang and Kodos raise their hands. This is a joke by the animators, making fun of Alf Clausen, the composer of the music. To end arguments with other people working in the music department he says "Anyone who has composed a Grammy-winning record, raise your hand" and he raises his hand.

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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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Trivia: Ned's real name is Nedward.

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Trivia: Mr. Burns says "You all talk big, but which of you has the guts to stop me?" at the meeting, and everyone looks away. Only Maggie keeps staring at him.

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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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A Tale of Two Springfields - S12-E2

Trivia: Who guitarist Pete Townshend was unavailable for voice work, so his likeness was voiced by his brother, Paul.

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The Bob Next Door - S21-E22

Trivia: In "The Bob Next Door", Marge comments that a lot of people sound like Sideshow Bob, including Frasier from "Cheers" and "Frasier", and Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge in Down Periscope. Those are both characters played by Kelsey Grammer, who voices Bob.

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Fear of Flying - S6-E11

Trivia: Most of the main cast of 'Cheers' has been on the Simpsons, including Kelsey Grammer as Bart's returning nemesis, Sideshow Bob. When Homer is kicked out of Moe's Tavern, he looks for a new bar and ends up in Cheers, where the other Cheers cast members voice their old characters. However, Grammer's character of Frasier does not speak.

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Trivia: The comic book store guy's real name is Jeff Albertson.

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The Otto Show - S3-E22

Trivia: In this episode, Bart attends a Spinal Tap concert. Harry Shearer, who voices a number of characters on the show, played Tap bassist Derek Smalls in the film "This Is Spinal Tap."

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Lisa the Iconoclast - S7-E16

Trivia: In this episode Donald Sutherland plays the museum curator. In the 1975 film "The Day of the Locust" he plays a character called "Homer Simpson".

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Trivia: Marge's mother's name is Jacqueline Bouvier, which was Jackie Kennedy's maiden name.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Trivia: During the episode, Skinner reveals that his POW number was 24601. This is the same as Sideshow Bob's inmate number and takes after the prisoner number of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. That same prisoner number was also Hank Jennings' in "Twin Peaks".

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Today, I am a Klown - S15-E6

Trivia: Near the beginning of the episode, Lisa looks at a book and says that Santa's Little Helper was fixed. The book is an actual book that tells about Simpsons episodes, entitled "The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family."

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Moe Baby Blues - S14-E22

Trivia: When Fat Tony and his gang are outside of the Simpson house, he says "Tonight, I want you boys to take out the Castellaneta family". Dan Castellaneta provides the voice of Homer on the show.

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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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Homer Goes to College - S5-E3

Trivia: When homer lights his high school diploma on fire and starts singing the "I am so smart" song, when homer misspells smart, that was an actual mistake by Dan Castellaneta, who spelled it s-m-r-t instead of s-m-a-r-t, and then corrected himself.

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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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Trivia: Hank Azaria, voice for many of the characters on the Simpsons, said in an interview with Conan O'Brien that most of his voices were just bad celebrity impressions. Moe Syzlak is Al Pacino, Louie the cop is Sylvester Stalone, and Comic Book Guy is someone he went to college with who had a personality much like comic book guys. With other characters who Azaria doesn't do are also celebrity impressions. For example, Mayor Quimby is JFK.

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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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Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Trivia: At King Toot's music store, Homer is asked whether Lisa's sax is a tenor or an alto. Actually, it's a baritone.

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The Old Man and the Lisa - S8-E21

Trivia: Guest star Bret Hart is missing the four hearts that are usually on his right thigh.

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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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Bart Sells His Soul - S7-E4

Trivia: In church, Mrs. Glick plays "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" on the organ. As time passes, a caption appears that reads "Seventeen minutes later." That song actually does run seventeen minutes long.

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Trivia: In New Zealand when the show was being shown on the TV2 network, the Itchy & Scratchy cartoons over a period of time were continually edited to try and remove as much violent content from them as possible. However around 2000-2001 the network edited out every single Itchy & Scratchy cartoon making the cartoon almost non-existent in the show despite some of the cartoon's content not being as objectionable as the rest.

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Homer to the Max - S10-E13

Trivia: When Homer says to Lisa "How could they change my character from cool to stupid?" and Lisa replies "creators love to tinker with shows, they drop characters, change some and push others into the background", in the background walking past the window you can see Mr. Largo and The Capitol City Goofball: two long since backgrounded characters.

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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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Trivia: If you watch older episodes versus newer ones, Homer's voice changes noticeably. Dan Castellaneta claims that doing the original voice became too taxing on his vocal cords, so he gradually morphed into talking in the voice we now recognize.

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Tree House of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween - S3-E7

Trivia: During the opening, the tombstones the camera passes by read 'Bambi's Mom,' 'Jim Morrison,' 'Cajun Cooking,' 'Walt Disney,' and one that says 'Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How.'

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

Trivia: When the Collector places Lucy Lawless inside the plastic bag, you can see Dr Who and Matt Groening (The Simpsons' creator) in plastic bags among others. (Matt's the man with the beard and glasses.).

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Lisa's Rival - S6-E2

Trivia: When Homer's sugar melts, he says 'Melting. Melting, oh what a world.' This is exactly what the Wicked Witch of the West says when she melts in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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Missionary: Impossible - S11-E15

Trivia: At the end of the episode when Betty White is asking for donations, you can see characters from many other Fox shows manning the phone lines: Bender the robot from Futurama, Hank Hill from King of the Hill, Thurgood Stubbs from The PJ's, Mulder from X-Files, and Luke Perry from Beverly Hills 90210. The owner of Fox, Rupert Murdoch,is also answering phones. The logo from Family Guy is also on the TV Betty White turns off.

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The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - S15-E14

Trivia: The couch gag in this episode is bizarrely familiar to a science video shown in school where it shows the universe gradually panning out from two people lying in a field and then rapidly zooming in to show the cells inside the human body.

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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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Trivia: Creator Matt Groening holds the world record for the most DVD commentaries by one person. In total he has done over 100 commentaries over the first five seasons on DVD. The only episodes from seasons 1-5 he has not commented on are "Call of the Simpsons", "The Telltale Head", "The Crepes of Wrath" (all season one), "Homer and Apu" and "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" (both season five).

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Homer Goes to College - S5-E3

Trivia: The 'nerd' with the thick glasses is based on the show's creator, Matt Groening.

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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.").

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Stark Raving Dad - S3-E1

Trivia: "John Jay Smith," credited as a guest star at the end of the episode, is in fact Michael Jackson, who starred as the man who thought he was Michael Jackson under a pseudonym. Michael is a massive fan of the show and also co-wrote the Simpsons' early hit, "Do the Bartman."

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Krusty Gets Kancelled - S4-E22

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

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All's Fair in Oven War - S16-E2

Trivia: The purple dressing gown and bubble pipe that Bart has in his Playdude treehouse are the same ones that he has when he visits Hugh Hefner at the actual Playboy Mansion in "Krusty Gets Kancelled" (series 4).

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Trivia: Some Beatles references in this Beatle mirroring episode: more obviously the rooftop concert, Abbey Road-esque second album cover, the Japanese Artist (Yoko) and the song Number 8 sounding like a dumbed down version of Revolution Nine. Probably less obviously is the closing line, 'I Hope We passed the audition' is the end of the rooftop concert and "Let It Be" album. On the back of the Be Sharps album is the four members in similar poses (hand positions and with Homer with his back to camera) to the inner sleeve of "Sgt. Pepper". The greeting at the JFK airport, their managers 'Boys, you've just recorded your first number one', mimicking George Martin on hearing "Please, Please Me", the cries of "Wiggum forever, Barney Never" echo the "Pete Best Forever, Ringo Never". The list goes on.and on.and on.

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Bart of Darkness - S6-E1

Trivia: Once Bart witnesses Flanders' "murder" the show becomes a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954). Bart is spying on the neighbors while his leg is in a cast, just as Jimmy Stewart does in the film. He even sees an older man with his leg in a cast looking back at him. The man calls for "Grace" to come see the sinister kid. Grace Kelly played Lisa, Stewart's girlfriend in the film. Stewart watches as Lisa goes snooping through the neighbor's house just as Bart watches Lisa Simpson. And when the neighbors come home, they both call for "Lisa" to get out of there.

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

Trivia: People in line for the Exodus to Mars are: Bill Gates, Ron Howard, Jimmy Carter, Stephen Hawking, Mel Gibson, Paul McCartney, Michael Jordan, Stephen Jay Gould, Michelle Kwan, Mark McGwire and Professor Frink.

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Mayored to the Mob - S10-E9

Trivia: When all the nerds walk past and say Hi to Lisa, Ute walks past wearing a Futurama t-shirt.

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Bart Star - S9-E6

Trivia: In the scene where Homer is now the coach of the football team (after Flanders gives him the job). Flanders sons' football numbers are Rod (66) Tod (6), and as you know they are always standing next to each other.

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Mayored to the Mob - S10-E9

Trivia: When Willie punches Professor Frink, look at the picture of Chewbacca on his shirt. If you look carefully the eyes on it move.

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A Tale of Two Springfields - S12-E2

Trivia: When Lisa is using the laptop computer, she says she is looking at a website called www.whatbadgerseat.com. In fact this is actually a real website. Check it out.

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

Trivia: At the end of the episode, when Uptown Girl has finished playing, you can hear Homer mutter under the song, 'I buried Flanders'. This is a Beatles reference as in one song John Lennon sang Cranberry Sauce and many fans misconstrued it as 'I buried Paul', as there was a rumour at the time that Paul McCartney was dead and had been replaced by a look-a-like. It's a very slick reference.

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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.

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Lisa the Iconoclast - S7-E16

Trivia: Lisa makes a visit to the Jebediah Springfield Museum. When she's talking to the curator, there is a picture in the background of Otto riding on a cart, with school kids aboard. There is also a picture of a woman with Marge-style hair.

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Trivia: The Simpsons has a joke that has been run many times in different forms. They make a reference to the movie "Ben Hur", a movie about a Roman Gladiator. It has a famous chariot scene where one of his opponents has a chariot with spikes on the wheels. He uses it to cut up his opponents wheels and make them crash. This joke is frequently used in the show. It can be seen in the episode where they go to New York, where Bart makes a Soap Box racer, and many others.

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

Trivia: The people on the rocket to the sun are: Tom Arnold, Pauly Shore, Ross Perot, Dr. Laura, Spike Lee, Dan Quayle, Courtney Love, Tania Harding, Al Sharpton and Rosie O'Donnell.

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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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The Boys of Bummer - S18-E18

Trivia: In Season 18 Episode 18 (Boys of Bummer), the announcers at the ball game are an American from KBBL radio and a Mexican from QUE BBL radio. QUE is pronounced "K" in spanish.

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Treehouse of Horror XIII - S14-E1

Trivia: In the sketch where Homer clones himself, when he leaves the clones out in a cornfield and they learn to clone themselves, the camera pans right and amongst all the clones we see Peter Griffin, a character on the animated show Family Guy.

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Trivia: Otto the bus driver is based on Slash, ex-guitarist of Guns N' Roses and guitarist of Velvet Revolver.

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Home Away From Homer - S16-E20

Trivia: When everybody is outside Ned Flanders' house, when Ned says something about soggy bread, you can see Krusty, but without his make-up.

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Barting Over - S14-E11

Trivia: In this episode, Lisa mentions that it's the 300th time that Homer has gotten into trouble, and Marge says 'I could have sworn it was 302'. This is a reference to the fact that this episode, the one heavily publicised as the 300th episode to air on TV, was actually the 302nd due to scheduling problems. "The Strong Arms of the Ma" was the actual 300th.

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Homer the Great - S6-E12

Trivia: When Homer finds out that the seat at his workplace is sleazy, he draws out a hate list to include "Econosave" office furniture on it. Items on Homer's hate list are: Bill of Rights, Grampa, Fat Free Lard, Gravity, The Emmys, Darwin, H2Whoa!, Billy Crystal, God, Soloflex, The Boy, Stern Lecture Plumbing, EconoSave.

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Homer's Night Out - S1-E10

Trivia: When Bart smashes his piggy bank for money, you can see that there are already cracks and tape on it. This is a reference to "Homer's Odyssey" where Homer smashed Bart's piggy bank when he was desperate for beer money.

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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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Tree House of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween - S3-E7

Trivia: In the shot of the house during the opening credits, a group of trick-or-treaters walks past. This is the same group that goes trick-or-treating in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (1966).

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Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo - S10-E23

Trivia: During the flight to Japan, Marge reminds Homer that he had seen the Japanese movie "Rashomon" and had liked it, to which he responds something like "I don't remember it like that". This is a reference to that very movie, in which a number of people witnessed a murder and each gave a very different version of the events after what each "remembered".

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The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - S15-E14

Trivia: I don't remember all the films presented at the cinema, but there was Eating Nemo, The Fashion of the Christ and A Matrix Christmas. At the opening credits of Cosmic Wars, it's written FOX, a division of Orange Julius.

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Dr Wilson

Treehouse of Horror XIII - S14-E1

Trivia: One of the Homer clones in "Send in the Clones" is the Homer from the early Tracey Ullman shorts.

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Beyond Blunderdome - S11-E1

Trivia: The couch gag in this episode shows the family in the style that Matt Groening drew them on the Simpsons on the Tracy Ullman Show.

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Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Trivia: After Skinner tells the students to report to the "Butthead Auditorium", he says to himself that they "shouldn't have let the students name that." This is a reference to a School from Maryland about 10 years ago that let the students rename their school. Their top pick, "Springfield Elementary", was rejected because of the negative influence of Bart and the show itself.

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The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - S12-E6

Trivia: In this episode, Homer has made a very popular website. You can actually visit the site at this URL: http://www.thesimpsons.com/mrx/

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$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - S5-E10

Trivia: Towards the end, Mr. Burns starts becoming insane, growing long hair and long, claw-like fingernails and toenails, and becoming obsessed with germs. This just what happened to Howard Hughes, the eccentric billionaire who died in 1976. Burns also has a plane called the "Spruce Moose." Hughes' plane was the "Spruce Goose," currently displayed in Long Beach, California.

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C.E. D'oh! - S14-E15

Trivia: At the end of this episode, Homer has a barbecue with a banner that reads "Homer's 305th 'Everything is Back To Normal' Barbecue", even though this is the 306th episode. This is because everything was not back to normal at the end of Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 1, the only Simpsons cliffhanger.

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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Trivia: In the segment Homer3, you can see at one point in the background of the 3-D world a tea kettle. This is a reference by the animators to the first object ever digitally animated into 3-D, a kettle. You can also see the number 733, which if you look on a normal phone it spells out PDF, the software they used to make the sequence. There's a special on these on the 7th season DVD's.

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The Way We Was - S2-E12

Trivia: The poem that Homer attempts to read is the weird poem that Steve Martin recites in both "The Man with Two Brains" (1983) and "L.A. Story" (1991) ("Oh pointy birds, oh pointy pointy...").

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El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer (a.k.a. The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer) - S8-E9

Trivia: When Homer starts tripping on the chili pepper, he sees a distorted vision of Ms. Crabapple and she makes "wah-wah-wah" noises when she talks. These are the same noises teachers are always making in Charlie Brown cartoons.

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Bart's Comet - S6-E14

Trivia: In the first shot inside the bomb shelter after the whole town has crammed in, you can see Waldo from the "Where's Waldo?" books at the top of the screen.

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A Tale of Two Springfields - S12-E2

Trivia: Springfield is split into two area codes, 636 and 939. This would put half of Springfield in Missouri and the other half in Puerto Rico.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Trivia: The reason the name 'The B Sharps' is so funny (at least to a musician) is that in music there is a natural half step from B to C. This makes a B sharp the same as a C natural. It is almost never referred to as "B sharp", but instead as simply "C".

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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).

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The Simpson's Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Trivia: During the opening graveyard scene, notice the gravestone which says Paul McCartney. Creator Matt Groening is a big fan of the Beatles, and during the 1960's, a conspiracy theory was being spread that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash and was replaced by a lookalike.

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Beyond Blunderdome - S11-E1

Trivia: When Homer plays the 'Mr. Smith' movie at fast speed one of the politicians says 'OK, I'm corrupt'.

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Worst Episode Ever - S12-E11

Trivia: The comic book seller bans Bart and Milhouse for life. When he places their picture on the wall, there are other persons banned. The other persons are: Sideshow Bob, Nelson, and Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons.

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Dr Wilson

The Simpson's Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Trivia: The cookbook which says 'How to cook for forty Humans' parodies a 'Twilight Zone' episode called 'To Serve Man.'

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Hamster

Trivia: In the episode where the Simpsons go to Japan, Bart puts on a cartoon that causes everyone to have seizures because of flashing eyes. The same kind of thing happened to real children during an episode of Pokemon where a character's flashing eyes caused them to have real seizures.

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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.

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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."

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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).

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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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A Demon

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Hungry Hungry Homer - S12-E15

Trivia: The hair salon marge goes to is called Hairy Shearers, a reference to Harry Shearer.

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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Trivia: Bob's prison number is A113. This number is often used as by alumni of California Institute of the Arts (most famously by Brad Bird, in his Pixar films and episodes of the Simpsons he was involved in, such as this one) - it's the number of one of the classrooms.

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The Principal and the Pauper - S9-E2

Trivia: Martin Sheen was chosen to voice the "real" Seymour Skinner because the producers had admired his role in Apocalypse Now, and thought his voice would be appropriate for a Vietnam veteran.

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Lisa the Vegetarian - S7-E5

Trivia: Paul McCartney agreed to guest star on the condition that Lisa's conversion to vegetarianism remain permanent. This is one of the few points of continuity that has been strictly adhered to.

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Tree House of Horror IV: The Simpson's Halloween Special IV - S5-E5

Trivia: When Marge asks Bart to explain how scary the episode is, she mentions the "War of the Worlds" broadcast on NPR. Narrated by Orson Welles, that radio serial was so chilling, a number of listeners actually believed Earth was under attack.

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Tree House of Horror XII - S13-E1

Trivia: In "House of Whacks", the murderous house is disengaged when its British charm unit is removed; Pierce Brosnan, the personality whom the family had chosen for the house, is actually Irish.

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Trivia: One of the sliest jokes in the series' entire run is the name of talk-show host Opal's boyfriend, Straightman. Steadman Graham, the longtime beau of Oprah Winfrey (on whom Opal is based), is rumored to be gay.

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Mommie Beerest - S16-E7

Trivia: When Homer sees Moe as the little bird in the cuckoo clock, it keeps repeating "cuckold" instead of its customary cuckoo call. Homer then asks, "Whats a cuckold?" The term is generally applied to a husband whose wife is sleeping with other men. Perhaps fitting, as Homer suspects her of having an affair. (Source).

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Lummie

Trivia: Although Marge's sisters, Patty and Selma, are identical in appearance, there is an easy way to distinguish the two: Selma has an "M" in her name, and her hair is parted in the shape of that letter.

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Trivia: Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria both voice about ten regular characters, with Azaria contributing another ten recurring, and Harry Shearer voices twelve regulars.

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Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming - S7-E9

Trivia: When we are first introduced to Sideshow Bob, he is building a ship out of sticks. Look at his name tag. It says A-113 on it. A-113 is the classroom number used by character animation students at CalArts, frequently used as an inside joke by graduates, right the way up to Pixar movies.

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Trivia: In a recent episode (I saw it when it premiered on 5/17/09) the Odgenvillians move into Springfeild, then are forced out. When Lenny and Carl go on the chair attached to balloons, you can see the house for Pixar's latest film, Up, in the background.

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How I Spent My Strummer Vacation - S14-E2

Trivia: At the Rolling Stones' fantasy camp, Mick Jagger's diploma from the London School of Economics is on the wall in his office.

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Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder - S11-E6

Trivia: When Homer asks Lenny and Carl, "Are poo and ass taken?" Jacque, Marge's ex-boyfriend along with Homer's ex, Lurleen Lumpkin, pass by together in the background.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bart to the Future - S11-E17

Trivia: Adding to the list of jokes on this show that ended up becoming true in real life, this episode made reference to a Donald Trump Presidency a full 15 years before Trump first announced his candidacy for President.

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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."

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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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Day of the Jackanapes - S12-E13

Trivia: The episode title is a reference to The Day of the Jackal, but the plot more closely resembles The Manchurian Candidate.

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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.

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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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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Trivia: The gag of Sideshow Bob stepping on the rakes was only supposed to be him stepping on a single rake one time. But the episode's running time was short, so the sequence was extended as a time filler.

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Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Trivia: Smithers made his first appearance in this episode but he was mistakenly animated with the wrong colour. He was made into an African American with blue hair. This was corrected in the episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home", where he appeared in his normal yellow colour.

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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".

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