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Treehouse of Horror XXVII
Trust But Clarify
There Will Be Buds

Cultural References

  • The name of this episode is a reference to the saying "Trust, but verify".
  • The Itchy & Scratchy episode "Mousetrapping a Murderer" is a parody of the documentary Making a Murderer.
  • BizzFad is a parody of BuzzFeed.
  • The song (Frank Sinatra song) by Frank Sinatra plays when Homer and Marge walk inside the Springfield Mall.
  • Both Nelson and Milhouse mention that they have kissed Lisa, a reference to the episodes Lisa's Date with Density and Homer Scissorhands.
  • Krusty's Krustaceans contain Formaldehyde, a chemical that when eaten, can cause fatigue and tireness, and can cause irritations when in contact with the skin. Its use in food products was prohibited in many countries.
  • The cause of Kent Brockman's firing was based on former NBC chairman Brian Williams' firing for his false story in Iraq.

Trivia

  • Kent Brockman was already fired before during You Kent Always Say What You Want. Coincidentally, he also was replaced by Arnie Pye in the aforementioned episode.
  • Krusty's favorite number and password is the number of jokes he has written: 0000.
  • The messages on the Late Late Late Night Show during Brockman's comic gig were the following:
    • Kent Brockman has never heard of talking heads.
    • Kent has the largest forehead in the news business.
    • Kent has no interesting ancestors.
  • The dumpster that Kent Brockman disposed of his suit in during the Late Late Late Night Show was called the "Comedy Suits for Homeless People."
  • When the 98th Airborne veteran proceeded to express his displeasure at Kent Brockman lying on the air about his service, the objects he threw at the TV were a beer bottle, a Purple Heart medal, and a bullet bandoleer.
  • The awards Kent Brockman was presented with were the following:
    • Best Regional White-Haired Anchor
    • Outstanding Segue Non-Tragic
    • Dancing with the Press
    • Channel 6 Softball MVP

Goofs

  • Homer already has a suit, so there's no reason for him to buy another.
  • When Homer puts his suit in the closet, his shirts transferd from white to gray.
  • The vials inside the box Lisa stole from Krusty's factory change between scenes.


Season 27 Season 28 References/Trivia 28
Monty Burns' Fleeing CircusFriends and FamilyThe TownTreehouse of Horror XXVIITrust But ClarifyThere Will Be BudsHavana Wild WeekendDad BehaviorThe Last Traction HeroThe Nightmare After KrustmasPork and BurnsThe Great Phatsby

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