Old Yeller-Belly
Brake My Wife, Please
The Bart of War


  • Apu and Manjula go to therapy for Apu's affair. (The Sweetest Apu)
  • This episode never explains how Homer is able to drive again afterwards.

Cultural references

  • The name of this episode refers to Henny Youngman's line, "Take my wife, please". This line is also referred to by the Simpsons episodes "Take My Wife, Sleaze" and "Take My Life, Please". This joke was also mentioned in Little Big Girl, where Bart says "Take my wife, Please. Hey, I finally get that joke!"
  • Homer's "I Love to Walk" song is a parody of "Talk to the Animals" from the 1967 animated film Doctor Dolittle.
  • Homer sings Grandmaster Melle Mel's lines from Chaka Khan's song, I Feel for You on the karaoke microphone.
  • In the traffic jam scene, a red Volkswagen Beetle with two women, can be seen. this is a reference to the fact that the majority of the new beetles sold in North America from its production run from 1998 to 2010 were bought by female drivers, earning its reputation in North America as a "woman's car".


  • In past episodes, Mr. Burns has been shown to walk without falling down. But in this episode, he cannot walk, so how can he get around?
  • Also, in the scene where Bart said he would bite his hand off, he looked fine. After Homer was reminiscing about himself going to the movie store, in the background you could see Bart without his handcuffs on, and he was in his bandage again.
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