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Cultural References

  • Taco Hut are parodies of both Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, both owned by Yum! Brands.
  • When the Sea Captain hangs up the phone when Bart and Lisa enter, he says "Call me back Ishmael." This is a reference to Moby Dick's famous opening line, "Call Me Ishmael."
  • The term "Krustyana" is a reference to "Disneyana", a collective term for vintage Disney merchandise.
  • The IRS Burger menu's food names are a reference to various tax-related terms:
    • Tax Burger is taxes.
    • IRS-wich is an obvious reference to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).
    • Dependent-size sodas are a reference to "Dependents", or people who rely on another person for income.
    • FICA-ccino is a reference to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax, which is the law that mandates that any and all paychecks to various employees at various jobs have a significant percentage of their wages be taken away for tax purposes.
    • Although not menu names, the names for the trash and recycling repositories are called "Gross Refuse" and "Net Refuse", respectively, alluding to the gross and net index in economics.

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