Treehouse of Horror X
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

Cultural references


  • Inspired by the episode, Rob Baur of Lake Oswego, Oregon actually created Tomacco; both plants are members of the Nightshade family and are therefore similar enough to create a hybrid.
  • Plutonium is shown as a glowing green liquid, even though it is a dull silver metal with a melting point of 1183 degrees Fahrenheit. However, radioactive materials are often depicted as glowing green in popular culture.
  • Marge's Orange Station Wagon was made in Guatemala and Homer bought his trademark gray shoes from a hobo.
  • The scene where Homer thinks he is catching some invisible so-called plants was one of the idents on Channel 4 when the Simpsons moved from BBC Two to Channel 4 in the UK; the difference is that Homer thinks he is catching the Channel 4 logo surrounded by a flash of colored lights. See here from 0:30 to 0:50.
  • In the mid Season 20-present opening, one of the items Marge buys is a bottle of Tomacco juice.
  • Running Gag: Homer's tractor rolling over and crushing his legs.


  • Homer's house he grew up in on Rural Route 9 burned down in "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" (season 6), yet it is still there in this episode. One of the official Simpsons episode guide books, The Simpsons Beyond Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ...Still Continued, claims that either this episode must take place before "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" or the house did not burn down as badly as depicted.
  • When the Simpsons sneak Homer out of the house with the Christmas tree, the tree is gray, but when they stop at Donny's Discount Gas, the Christmas tree is now green, and when they resume driving the tree is gray again.
  • The store owner said that Abe abandoned the farm because nothing would grow, but in "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy", it was said that the bank foreclosed the farm because the cows gave sour milk due to Homer scaring them.
  • While Lisa is talking to Homer when he sells tomacco, an extra Lisa cel can be seen underneath the first Lisa when she changes her head position while talking.
    Double Lisa E-I-E-I-Doh

    Two Lisa cels

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