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A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again
The Spy Who Learned Me
Ned 'N Edna's Blend

Cultural references Edit

  • The last time a Simpson caused Springfieldians to become overweight occurred in Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?.
  • The last time Homer suffered a head injury at the power plant occurred in Helter Shelter.
  • This is the second time Declan Desmond made a documentary about Krusty Burger (which is a parody of the film Super Size Me). The first time was in 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky. Incidentally, both are named "Do You Want Lies With That?"
  • Stradivarius Cain is parody of James Bond.
  • Also, the title of this episode is a reference to the James Bond novel The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming, and the film named after it.
  • Lenny's imaginary friend is a parody of Snuffy from Sesame Street.
  • The last time a barfly had an imaginary animal friend was in My Big Fat Geek Wedding.
  • A drug lord refers to Homer as 'pork empanada'.
  • During this episode, the song of Erik Satie "Gymnopedie n°1" can be heard.
  • During the International Brotherhood of Evil conclave, the following people can be seen:
    • Sark from Tron.
    • Ming the Merciless from the 1980 film Flash Gordon.
    • Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as played by Donald Pleasence in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
    • Rosa Klebb from the James Bond film From Russia with Love. (confirmation needed - woman wearing glasses, standing to Blofeld's right at the beginning of the conclave)
  • The movie Tic Tac Toe X v O commercial can be seen in Moe's before the Stradivarius Cain movie clip.
  • Cleatus, the Fox Sports robot, makes an appearance, with the Fox Sports theme playing in the background.
  • Marge states that the date she just had with Homer was even worse than the time they saw "Date Night", a 2010 movie.
  • The floating plastic bag scene is a reference to the film 'American Beauty'.

Goofs Edit

  • In the school's playground scene, Report Card can be spotted at the top of the ladder behind the slide, but he has a yellow complexion.
  • Marge got upset when Homer applied his own one-liners to action film moments even though she applied her own one-liner in King of the Hill. Although, McBain the star of the movie delivers multiple one-liners himself.


Season 22 Season 23 References/Trivia Season 24
The Falcon and the D'ohmanBart Stops to Smell the RooseveltsTreehouse of Horror XXIIReplaceable YouThe Food WifeThe Book JobThe Man in the Blue Flannel PantsThe Ten-Per-Cent SolutionHolidays of Future PassedPolitically Inept, with Homer SimpsonThe D'oh-cial NetworkMoe Goes from Rags to RichesThe Daughter Also RisesAt Long Last LeaveExit Through the Kwik-E-MartHow I Wet Your MotherThem, RobotBeware My Cheating BartA Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do AgainThe Spy Who Learned MeNed 'N Edna's BlendLisa Goes Gaga

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