The Fight Before Christmas
Donnie Fatso
Moms I'd Like to Forget

Cultural References

  • The episode title is a parody of the crime drama film Donnie Brasco.[1]
    • In fact, the story line is loosely inspired by the story of Joseph D. Pistone, aka "Donnie Brasco".
  • The ending notes and music during the credits (Sid Vicious' version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way") are a reference to the film Goodfellas.
  • On one of the days in the calendar, you can notice Nelson has the same tree Charlie Brown has in A Charlie Brown Christmas.


  • This is the second time since season 19 that a recurring character gets killed in an episode.
  • This is the first to air in 2011.


  • Moe burns down his bar to avoid the responsibility of installing a ladies room, but in The Homer They Fall he was using the ladies room as an office.


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