The Canine Mutiny
The Old Man and the Lisa
In Marge We Trust


  • Mr. Burns goes to the Simpsons' house, asking Homer for his daughter. When Homer asks if he means Maggie, Mr. Burns mumbles "The baby who shot me", while Maggie makes a pistol gesture, a reference to "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)".
  • A drum of Lil' Lisa Slurry can be seen in the water in "Bart Carny".
  • Kent Brockman refers to Mr. Burns' actions in Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) and Bart Gets Hit by a Car.
  • You can clearly see that the check that Mr. Burns sent Lisa does indeed read $12,000,000.00 and TWELVE MILLION below that. If Mr. Burns was directly showing it to Lisa and the rest of Homer, how could he have thought it was only twelve-thousand dollars?
  • The twelve million dollar check Mr. Burns hands to Lisa at the end of the episode reads "4/27/97", while the episode aired on April 20th, maybe implying that the events depicted lasted only a week.

Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to The Old Man and The Sea.
  • Mr. Burns tells a hippie to "shine on you crazy diamond", referring to the song by Pink Floyd of the same name.
  • One of the books Homer tries to throw out is titled 'Dickens'.
  • The montage in the middle with Burns begging Lisa to help him is a reference to the opening sequence of the TV show, "That Girl".
  • The wrestler who buys Mr. Burns’ house is Bret "Hit Man" Hart.

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