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Love is a Many Strangled Thing
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For the 2000 Walt Disney animation film, see The Tigger Movie. For the 2014 Dreamworks Animation film, see Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

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  • When everyone is laughing at Homer tickling Bart, Apu is in Sanjay's clothes.
  • We learn Bart has a weak spot where if tickled hard enough, he wets himself without his control.
  • According to this episode, Abraham Simpson was subjected to the same strangling Homer employs on Bart.
  • In the title screen gag, the Planet Express ship flies by, as well as the Futurama theme song playing.
  • This is the fourth time somebody strangles Homer the way he strangles Bart; the last time was in the How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?
  • The last time Springfieldians hear about a Simpson peeing their pants occurred in Moe Baby Blues.
  • The aftermath of Bart peeing his pants is probably what Abe described as a serious problem in Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
  • The last time someone expressed concern after hearing that Homer often strangled Bart was in Regarding Margie.
  • This episode is the first one, besides the movie to address Homer strangling as a serious matter.
  • This episode also shows the strangling as a necessary evil.
  • Homer was previously strangled in the way he strangles Bart in Homer's Night Out.
  • This is the second episode where Homer becomes calmer but falls victim to Bart's actions. The first was I Am Furious Yellow.
  • This is the second episode where Bart inflicts a blackboard punishment on someone. The first was Skinner's Sense of Snow.
  • Bart is finally able to drive Willie's tractor after having trouble in Whacking Day.
  • This is the second episode where Bart throws shoes at someone. The first was Last Tap Dance in Springfield.
  • This is the second episode where Homer tickles another Simpson. The first was Homer the Vigilante.
  • The episode’s title is a parody of the song “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”.

Cultural references Edit

Season 21 Season 22 References/Trivia Season 23
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