Stop or My Dog Will Shoot!
24 Minutes
You Kent Always Say What You Want


  • While the episode is based around only having 24 minutes the actual episode is about 21 minutes without commercials. Airing with only three minutes of commercial would bring it up to 24, and this would not have to matter with it not having a 30 minute length, as the next episode is intended to air after this episode.
    • However, the commentator says that the episode takes place between 2:34 and 3:04, 30 minutes.
  • Ingredients of the stink bomb: Roadkill, Burnt hair, the retainer case of Jimbo's sister, six weeks of bottled farts, possum placenta, sweat from a walk-around Goofy suit, and TCBY (That Container of Botulized Yogurt).
  • The upside-down newspaper Milhouse is holding is the Springfield Shopper. The headlines read "Mayor's Breath Still Problem", "Corn Less Popular" and "Bake Sale Today".
  • Among the professional staff at Springfield Elementary is a secretary named Mrs. Lord.
  • Martin's Ant Farm brand is from Uncle Milton. In Bart on the Road, Bart calls him 'Milton' by mistake.
  • The name of Jimbo's mother is Carol.
  • This episode won the 2008 Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production.
  • Bart's profile is a reference to The Simpsons Movie, where Bart drinks whisky. The movie actually comes out after the next episode, You Kent Always Say What You Want.
  • The opening name credits during the episode extend the longest of any episode before or after.

Cultural References

  • The entire episode is a parody of the show 24. Also can be a reference to the film 44 minutes based on the crime-themed plot as the story progresses. 24, uses the same episode structure and style. Jack Bauer, the main character of the show 24 makes a cameo in the episode.


  • Marge explaining about someone having 'tummy' trouble from eating Bart's shorts is a inside joke about Bart's common phase "Eat My Shorts!"
  • Bart being able to drive without being pulled over is because he got a licence in "Little Big Girl"

Notes on Known Profiles


  • Somehow, the lettering on Martin's sash can be read properly in the mirror's reflection.
  • Miss Hoover was unconscious most likely with Santa's Little Helper in the ventilation shaft. However, she appeared in the Bake Sale. The same thing happens to Üter - he is tangled in the spider's web in the ventilation pipe, but is seen in the Bake Sale. Both of these could be paper, as they follow the camera.
  • When the camera zooms in on Homer, his description says "Devoted father of two" when he actually has three kids. This may be a joke on how he is not devoted to Bart.

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