Fandom

Simpsons WIki

Grift of the Magi/References

< Grift of the Magi

18,745 articles being
edited here
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Episode
References
Gags
Appearances
Gallery
Quotes
Credits
Take My Wife, Sleaze
Grift of the Magi
Little Big Mom

Cultural references Edit

  • Milhouse sings "Sisters are doin' it for themselves!", a song by Aretha Franklin and the Eurythmics and covered on The Yellow Album by Lisa, Ann and Nancy Wilson and Patty and Selma.
  • The toy, Funzo, is a parody of the popular Furby dolls (although the Furby dolls were mentioned in the story line as an example of a popular toy).
  • Gary Coleman once worked as a security guard in real life. Coleman spoofed Arnold's (Coleman's character in Diff'rent Strokes) catchphrase, "Wha'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?", three times.
  • At the end, the narrator says Mr. Burns was visited by three ghosts in the night which showed him the error of his ways, a homage to A Christmas Carol.
  • The narrator also says that Moe, in his annual suicide attempt, was shown what the world would be like without him after sticking his head in his oven. This is a reference to the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.
  • When Bart and Lisa discovers that Funzo is programmed to destroy other toys to eliminate competition, Bart commented, "You mean, like Microsoft?", which is a reference to the corporate takeovers conducted by Microsoft in the 1990s to eliminate competition.
  • This episode's title is a pun on O. Henry's short story The Gift of the Magi.
  • Funzo's metallic frame maybe a reference to the endoskeleton of The Terminator.
  • The part where Homer steals the Funzos is a reference to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Ralph as Dr. Stupid could be a reference to Stimpy's moronic scientist alter ego from The Ren & Stimpy Show.

TriviaEdit

  • Fat Tony can hide behind a tree which is thinner than him.
  • Funzo laughs almost like Nelson does. In fact, Nelson may have been an unknown co-developer for Funzo as well as the other kids.
  • This was the final episode to be aired in the 1990s, meaning the last episode of the 1900s (century).
  • If you listen very closely, You can hear christmas bells during the 20th Century Fox logo for this episode, This has also been proved by the Alternate Credits Guide: http://www.simpsonsarchive.com/guides/altcredits.html
  • Looking at the setting and time of this episode, the episode starts around November, and end in December on Christmas day.

Goofs Edit

  • Maggie is shown with a red ribbon on her head, but after Dr. Hibbert touches Bart's butt, her red ribbon becomes blue.
  • Even though Bart said he wouldn't bring a toy to school, he is shown with a Krusty doll. He clearly changed his mind.
  • Lisa says that Homer is supposed to steal everyone's favorite toy to save Christmas. Instead, he steals all the Funzos. Funzo is everyone's favorite toy.


Season 10 Season 11 References/Trivia Season 12
Beyond BlunderdomeBrother's Little HelperGuess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?Treehouse of Horror XE-I-E-I-D'ohHello Gutter, Hello FadderEight Misbehavin'Take My Wife, SleazeGrift of the MagiLittle Big MomFaith OffThe Mansion FamilySaddlesore GalacticaAlone Again, Natura-DiddilyMissionary: ImpossiblePygmoelianBart to the FutureDays of Wine and D'oh'sesKill the Alligator and RunLast Tap Dance in SpringfieldIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad MargeBehind the Laughter

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki