Funeral for a Fiend
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
E. Pluribus Wiggum

Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • The plot and imagery are a homage to It's a Wonderful Life.
  • The chalkboard gag refers to Hannah Montana.
  • Scrat the Squirrel from Ice Age makes an appearance.
  • The closing song is a cover of Day After Day by Badfinger.
  • Homer falls off a bridge only to be saved and have a surprise party for him. Similar to "The Game" with Michael Douglas.
  • Forget me Shot is a parody of Forget me Not.
  • The bartender spitting into Homer's drink before he forgets everything is a reference to the movie "Memento".
  • Homer grows fast-forwarded is the music video Everyday by Carly Comando.
  • At the end of "Picture A Day for 39 Years" scene there's a YouTube replay parody with the exact 50 seconds listed as how long the scene lasts which is true. The bottom of the video list is a video of "Kitten Smokes on Toilet" which has an incredibly more views than the scene.
  • While falling, Homer's life flashes before his eyes. The scene is a parody on the popular YouTube video by Noah Kalina which features a fast montage of thousands of pictures of him spanning a period of six years all played sequentially.
  • When Chief Wiggum asks Homer who the Jack the Ripper is, Homer says it's the queen's private surgeon. Referencing theories about the murderer that he was connected to the royal family which was why he wasn't caught.



  • In Homer's memories, he was shown diving naked near a cliff, but he couldn't have remembered that because it was in a dream that Marge had in church. There is also another memory from Martin's dream from Treehouse of Horror VI. It is possible that Homer imagined them separately.
  • Through the first two acts, as well as during Homer's cascade, it is winter in Springfield and the snow falls in many scenes, if not it is on the ground. In the party boat scene, all of a sudden there is no precipitation and everyone is dressed lightly as if it were a warm, pleasant night (not to mention it would be weird to be partying on a ship's deck in cold weather).
  • After Homer jumped on the boat, you can see the boat is far away from the bridge.
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