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Cultural References Edit

Wanted: Dead, Then Alive Edit

  • The title is a reference to Wanted Dead or Alive, which has a lot of meanings through popular culture.
  • Sideshow Bob mentions the Game of Thrones series when evaluating the university tests.
  • Sideshow Bob reads "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" at his class.
  • The text on the book that appears when Bob turns into a frog saying "I feel like a bad New Yorker cartoon!" are just random letters.
  • The song "Accidents Will Happen" by Elvis Costello plays during the montage showing Sideshow Bob killing Bart in different ways and reanimating him.
  • When Sideshow Bob is posting he killed Bart on "Fiendbook", Russ Cargill posted that he is hosting a 10-year Dome Reunion in 2017, a reference to The Simpsons Movie, which was published in 2007
  • The Reanimation machine is a homage to the movie Re-Animator.

Homerzilla Edit

  • Mr. Sparkle reference on bill board when grandpa was talking to the kids walking back.
  • The title and the segment itself are parodies of the movie franchise Godzilla
  • The Japanese monster Gamera also appeared in this episode.
  • Disco Stu was singing the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (the lyrics changed "ole" to "old") by Tony Orlando and Down before Homerzilla destroyed the power lines.

Telepaths of Glory Edit

  • The title is a reference to the movie Paths of Glory, as well to the season 27 episode Paths of Glory.
  • When Bart and Lisa fell into the hole to rescue Milhouse, It's possible to see a skeleton with Fred Flintstone's clothes in a "car", similar to the one in The Flintstones series, a reference to the series taking place at Stone Age.
  • This segment parodies the movie Chronicle.
  • When Milhouse summons the stone faces out of the ground, It may be a reference to the Manga and Anime Fairy Tail (Tartaros Arc).


  • The plot line of "Wanted: Dead, Then Alive" happens to be similar to that from the The Itchy & Scratchy Show's episode The Tears of a Clone, where following Scratchy's funeral, Itchy decides to regain his satisfaction by re-animaing multiple versions of Scratchy and murdering them over and over again. Similarly in the former, Bob consistently brings Bart back to life only to keep on killing him.
  • The mask that Bart wore also in the opening theme seemed much like/was huckleberry hound reference.
  • In the opening theme the gravestone of the "monster" was written Frank Grimes.
  • This is the second episode where Bart and Lisa gets superpowers from radiation. The first was Treehouse of Horror X.
  • This is the second Treehouse of Horror where Bart and Lisa have special powers, but Lisa is much more powerful than Bart because of her intelligence. The first time was in Treehouse of Horror XII.
  • This is the third episode someone in the Simpson Family lost their memory. The first was Marge in Regarding Margie, and the second was Homer Simpson in Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind.
  • The Gracie Films logo didn't have the scream, instead it was replaced by Homerzilla roaring.
  • This is the second episode to be rated TV-14 for Season 27.
  • This episode also marks exactly 25 years since the first Treehouse of Horror which aired on October 25, 1990.
  • One of the pre-release images for Telepaths of Glory have Lisa playing various instruments with her powers while Homer and Bart watch her. But in the final version, Bart is not present and Homer interrupts her, saying that "The musicians union does not allow this!", which makes her drop all the instruments.

Goofs Edit

Wanted: Dead, Then Alive Edit

  • After Bob tried the reanimator machine for the first time, there's a skull with two wires connected to it's eye holes on the background. After the second test, however, the skull and the wires disappear.
  • Sideshow Bob stated that he has tried to kill Bart for 24 years when it should really be 22, since Cape Feare, the first episode where he tried to kill Bart, aired 22 years ago.
  • During the montage, the word "Reanimate" on the machine only appears when Bob pulls the lever, but it's shown with the lever on the normal position when the family is rescuing Bart.

Homerzilla Edit

  • It's unlikely that the fishes were getting fat and ugly because of the donuts, as Homerzilla was eating all of them.

Telepaths of Glory Edit

  • Milhouse killed Dolph by throwing him on a volcano, but he reappears at the "whack-a-mole" game with the bullies.

References Edit

Season 26 Season 27 References/Trivia Season 28
Every Man's DreamCue DetectivePufflessHalloween of HorrorTreehouse of Horror XXVIFriend with BenefitLisa with an "S"Paths of GloryBarthoodThe Girl CodeTeenage Mutant Milk-caused HurdlesMuch Apu About SomethingLove Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4Gal of Constant SorrowLisa the VeterinarianThe Marge-ian ChroniclesThe Burns CageLisa Got Her Marge BackFland CanyonTo Courier with LoveSimprovisedOrange is the New Yellow

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