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Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
The episode's name and the storyline involving Barney's alcoholism is inspired by , a teleplay that was adapted a few years later into a critically-acclaimed Days of Wine and Roses .
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Bernice Hibbert is in attendance at the A.A. meeting. Her alcohol problem was first brought up in " Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment".
Bart and Lisa say that they can see the defunct monorail from Mt. Springfield. This references the events of the episode " Marge vs. the Monorail".
This is the second time Homer has fled to Moe's after a domestic disaster in the beginning. The first was in " Dumbbell Indemnity".
As the mail lady drops Moe's mail through the mail slot, we see that his address is 57 Walnut Street.
Su san from " Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield" is one of the attendees at the A.A. meeting.
Bart and Lisa try to take a picture of some dogs playing poker. This is a reference to the Dogs Playing Poker oil paintings.
When Barney said Homer takes 6 silver bullets for me, this could be a reference to Coors Light and their Silver Bullet marketing campaign.
This episode takes place shortly after April 20th, because Homer mentions that Barney's birthday is April 20th in Viva Ned Flanders. This episode also aired in that month.
The last time Moe used voodoo on Barney to get him to drink was in The Joy of Sect.
Cultural References Edit
This is one of eleven episodes where the Teletubbies make an appearance.
Milhouse's old blanket that Luanne Van Houten tosses into the trash appears to be a My Little Pony blanket.
When homer finds the tiki idol he says, "Get out of my dreams and get into my car", he is referencing the song by Billy Ocean that has the same tital.
The number of chairs in the bar change from four chairs (when Moe wants Homer to be the new Barney) to three (when Homer is forced to dance).
In this episode, Barney lives above Moe's Tavern, but past episodes show that Moe's Tavern doesn't have apartments above it and that Barney lives in an apartment building located near the local prison.