Treehouse of Horror XV
All's Fair in Oven War
Sleeping with the Enemy


  • Thomas Pynchon, an author famous for being a recluse, looks just like he did in "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife" with a paper bag over his head.
  • Homer calls Milhouse "Milton" in this episode; Bart called Martin Prince "Milton" in the episode "Bart on the Road".
  • The headline "Father of eight missing" and a picture of Apu appear on the front page of the newspaper that Marge is reading. This happens shortly after Apu "jokes" about leaving his family and changing his name. Then Homer's paper has the front page headline "Steve Barnes opens convenience store"
  • The kitchen is back to normal in the next episode.
  • When airing on Channel 4 in the UK, the final scene of the Hillbillies’ shooting was cut when Brandine got out of the car.
  • This is the second episode where Homer was set alight after walking into a device. The first was "Treehouse of Horror VIII".
  • It’s revealed that Agnes Skinner is bald and her hair is a wig.

Cultural References

  • The title is a play on the phrase "All's fair in love and war."
  • Bart and Milhouse listen to "Boplicity" by Miles Davis on a record player while reading Playdude.
  • The scene where Caan is gunned down at a tollbooth is cartoon reenactment of a scene in The Godfather in which Caan's character Sonny is killed. This scene has already been parodied in The Simpsons many times, such as when Bart is pelted with snowballs in Mr. Plow.
  • The music Bart's friends play in his treehouse is "Take Five" by Paul Desmond.
  • The music Homer asks himself to turn down is the classic 80's power ballad "Separate Ways" by Journey.

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