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Treehouse of Horror XXIII
Adventures in Baby-Getting
Gone Abie Gone

Cultural referencesEdit


  • The opening sequence is also similar to the "Treehouse of Horror XIX" opening sequence, which was about the 2008 United States presidential election.
  • In syndication re-runs, The Simpsons normal opening sequence is used instead of the one where Homer trys to vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney and winds up working in a china factory.
  • The underground water cavern looks like (and drains like) a human bladder.
  • The credits were done in cursive writing, the same writing style Lisa learned to write in this episode.
  • Marge's new car's plate number is PABF18, which is the production code of this episode.
  • This is the second episode where a sinkhole has caused part of Springfield to collapse, and the third time in the series. The first being "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)", and the second being "The Movie".
  • This is the second episode where Marge gets a new car which causes her to develop negative feelings. The first being "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"."
  • This is the second episode where a slob's dispersed sperm leads to multiple babies resembling them. The first being "Selma's Choice."
  • This is the second episode which ends with Homer with someone resembling him due to genetics. The first being "The Regina Monologues."
  • This is the third episode where Homer's sperm appear. The first two being "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" and "And Maggie Makes Three."
  • When Marge kicks Homer out of the hotel, he goes into a motel called "The Dog House", a visual pun on the phrase "in the doghouse". This was also parodied in "Brawl in the Family".
  • Moe says he's adjusted to 'runaway monorails'.
  • Homer questions Marge about an 'on-puropse' baby. This is a reference to Bart being an accident.
  • After a 1-Year Hiatus, This is the 8th episode to not have the Couch Gag, Billboard Gag and Chalkboard Gag. The last time it happened was in the season 23 episode, "The Food Wife."
  • The "giant sinkhole" is referenced in the new Springfield anthem Why Springfield, Why Not.


  • In this episode, Marge is shocked to find that Homer has a low sperm count, but in "Eight Misbehavin'," Marge already knows that Homer is sterile from working at the nuclear plant for years (which was also mentioned on season three's "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?")
  • A line of Kent Brockman's nose is missing when he is interviewing Moe. The line reappears when Barney wakes up.
  • The time the drop of water falls is exactly 20 seconds. Marge, Lisa and Bart could not get ready to school in that time.
  • In the first scene of Marge driving to school, Lisa and Bart are far apart. But in the next shot, they are close together.
  • When Marge walks out of the house to complain about the leaky faucet the second time, she's wearing boots. However, after the shot switches to Homer and back to her, she's wearing her regular shoes.
  • For some reason, neither Homer nor Marge ever considered adoption.

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