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A Tree Grows in Springfield/References

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Season 24 Episode References
513 "Penny-Wiseguys"
"A Tree Grows in Springfield"
"The Day the Earth Stood Cool" 515

Cultural references[edit]

  • The episode's title is a reference to the novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as well as its film and stage adaptations.
  • The episode is a reference to Steve Jobs death in 2011.
  • Peanuts: Moe describes the expression on Homer's face as "like one of them Charlie Brown wiggle-frowns".
  • When Homer is showing Marge the myPad's apps, Homer says that Tapped Out, an obvious reference to The Simpsons game The Simpsons: Tapped Out, is one of the apps. When he taps on it though, a screen comes up and says "Unavailable", which is a reference to The Simpsons: Tapped Out's unreliable connectivity issues and a reference to the 6-month period when The Simpsons: Tapped Out was not on the iOS App Store.
  • Steve Mobbs taunts Homer that he could buy something from Hewlett Packard if he didn't submit and agree to buy all of Mapple's future products.
  • Marge refers to the Mypad as an adult Etch A Sketch.
  • The "Rosetta Crone" translator app is a parody of Rosetta Stone language software.
  • The "Churro Chaser" app Homer is using to find the freshest churros is a parody of Chubby chaser.
  • One of the mustaches Homer tries on is of Julius Pringles, mascot of Pringles.
  • When Homer shows Marge what he calls "a cool 70s mustache" on his Mypad he says "I'm Sonny Bono--watch out for that tree!", he is referring to musician and politician Sonny Bono's death by skiing into a tree.
  • Vengeful Pigs is a parody of Angry Birds.
  • The Springfield General Hospital board says "Obamacare bitterly provided".
  • The "Logomania" section is a parody of the Logorama short film.
  • The Slurm logo is seen in this segment. Slurm is a soft drink from Futurama and is again a reference to Logorama, which featured the Slurm logo in it.
  • Principal Skinner calls his hobby horse "Buttermilk", the name of Dale Evans' horse which appeared in numerous westerns.
  • In a trailer shown by Animation on Fox, in a modified scene at the zoo, Homer is playing Pokémon Go.


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Season 24 References
Moonshine River Treehouse of Horror XXIII Adventures in Baby-Getting Gone Abie Gone Penny-Wiseguys A Tree Grows in Springfield The Day the Earth Stood Cool To Cur, with Love Homer Goes to Prep School A Test Before Trying The Changing of the Guardian Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing Hardly Kirk-ing Gorgeous Grampa Black-Eyed, Please Dark Knight Court What Animated Women Want Pulpit Friction Whiskey Business The Fabulous Faker Boy The Saga of Carl Dangers on a Train