Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
Homer to the Max
I'm with Cupid

Cultural references

  • The TV show "Police Cops" is an homage to Miami Vice and is a lot like Starsky and Hutch.
  • When Homer complains that the once-heroic character sharing his name was suddenly changed, Marge argues that the character is simply comic relief now, "like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now."
  • The theme song Max composes for himself is a spoof of the Goldfinger theme song.
  • Homer mentions high school girl Debbie Pinson. She appears in a much later episode "Take My Life, Please".
  • Homer's new name being lifted from a label for a hairdryer was subtly taken from the backstory of the titular character of the series Max Headroom, Edison Carter, where his digitized copy had picked up the name from a sign just before he crashed.
  • Marge, when attempting to convince Homer that it was only coincidental that the star of Police Cops shared the same name as him, alluded to a guy with the same name as SNL star Anthony Michael Hall stealing Homer's car radio (although Bart implies that it was in fact the same person).


  • Ruth Powers is shown with a girl who is definitely not her daughter, Laura Powers. Although it could be a relative.
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