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Adventures in Baby-Getting
Gone Abie Gone
Penny-Wiseguys

Cultural references

  • The title references to the 1998 detective novel Gone, Baby, Gone and the film adaptation of the same name.
    • This episode is also the second title that makes a reference to this novel and movie; the other is "Gone Maggie Gone."
  • The chalkboard gag is a reference to Karl Rove's on-air meltdown on the night of the 2012 U.S. presidental election, in which he refused to concede that Barack Obama won Ohio when Fox News called it.
  • The couch gag is based on Wacky Races.
  • The sound effect that plays when Bart is playing online poker is from the video game Donkey Kong.
  • As the young Homer and Abe enter the airport bar, music similar to Where Everybody Knows Your Name (the theme song of Cheers) can be heard.
  • In the closeup of the November 17 calendar block, a sticker underneath reads "Blue Moon" which is a reference to The Smurfs. It also refers to the phrase 'once in a blue moon', which means 'very infrequently'.
  • The title of the book Homer reads in Abe' room, The Wander Years: A Guide to Finding the Walking Dad is a mix of The Wonder Years and The Walking Dead.
  • Chucky from Child's Play appears on the Jennifer Tilly poker tutorial video Lisa was watching. Tilly appeared in the films Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky.

Trivia

  • Maggie does not appear in this episode but was seen in a photo located on top of the chimney.
  • This is the second episode where a character draws on another with a pen but finds it painful. The first was Treehouse of Horror XV.
  • This is the second episode where Homer eats an object that just burned him. The first was The Wife Aquatic.
  • This is the second episode where a Simpson develops a gambling addiction. The first was $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling).
  • This episode takes place on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2012. The days of the week on the calendar match that of November 2012.
  • Abe is 35 years old in the beginning of the episode's flashback. Apparently, Homer was also 6 years old at the time. This indicates the events took place 33 years earlier, making Abe currently 68.

Goofs

  • At the beginning, when the Simpsons are coming to sit to their sofa they are in their trademark outfits. But in a split second, their trademark outfits becomes racing outfits.
  • It would be illegal for the bartender to give a beer to Homer when he was six years old.
  • At Gulp 'n' Blow a Laughy Meal is seen, however Laughy Meals are not served at Gulp 'n' Blow, they are a Krusty Burger menu item.


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