Mommie Beerest
Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
Pranksta Rap


  • Crazy Cat Lady can speak articulately and clearly when she took Reece's Pieces according to Marge.
  • We learn that Comic Book Guy's real name is Jeffery Albertson.
  • With 23.1 million viewers, this episode is one of the highest rated episodes in Simpsons history.
  • Homer is called a "jerkass" by a sports commentator. This is a possible reference to "Jerkass Homer", which is what many internet fans called Homer during seasons 12-14.
  • Ned is dressed as the Devil in his film in the same way he appeared as the Devil in "Treehouse of Horror IV".
  • Quarterback Tom Brady, who made a cameo in this episode, led the New England Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, which aired immediately before this episode.
  • Yao Ming was the only one whose coat doesn't have his second name write it on it.
  • This is the second episode where Ned directs a Biblical film. The first was "A Star is Burns."
  • The Super Bowl halftime show debacle in this episode mirrors the real NFL trying to get away from controversy surrounding Nipplegate (the halftime incident in the 2004 Super Bowl). Unlike this episode, the NFL started booking older acts like Tom Petty and Paul McCartney for many years.
  • The Capital City Stadium is almost identical to the Miami Dolphins' stadium (the Dolphins' stadium made an appearance for the Super Bowl in "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday").


  • The commercial that the Flanders' were watching contained an explicit sex reference and therefore would not be shown before 22:00.
  • The final score was 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX, not 55-6.

Cultural References

  • Legendary video game character Mario of Super Mario Bros. makes a cameo in this episode, where a disgruntled Homer fights with him due to his annoyance. The fight is a direct parody of Donkey Kong with Homer tossing garbage cans like Donkey Kong tossing Barrels at Mario.
  • Flanders' violent films are an obvious parody of The Passion of the Christ.
  • Michelle Kwan's line, "Beware the wrath of Kwan!", is a reference to the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  • A poor Homer is watching TV and the news reporter were announcing the wedding for Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. The ghosts were there, too, as they dance to the Olivia Newton-John song, "Physical."
  • Columbia Pictures appeared cameo between Mr. Burns, In Tales of the Old Testament.
  • The Looney Tunes song is actually used from this episode.
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