Bobby, It's Cold Outside/References
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"Bobby, It's Cold Outside"
- The episode title is a reference to the 1944 song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser.
- During the title screen gag and couch gag, "Deck the Halls" plays.
- During the Created By and Developed By credits, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Felix Mendelssohn plays.
- "Carol of the Bells" by Mykola Leontovych plays several times in the episode.
- The United Parcel Service (UPS) delivers parcels in Springfield.
- Sideshow Bob sings a parody of the Christmas carol "Ding Dong Merrily on High".
- Homer suggests that he and Marge can watch the 2018 film Roma, which he thinks is about the restaurant chain Tony Roma's.
- The Simpson family sings the children's song "Baby Shark" in the car.
- The Gnome-in-the-Home Dome is a parody of the ride It's a Small World.
- Sideshow Bob says he's a trained method actor, like Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread and Mike Myers in The Love Guru.
- In the Fox News Yule Log:
- The Channel 6 News headline is "The Ghost of Christmas Presents", a reference to the Ghost of Christmas Present from A Christmas Carol.
- Scott Bakula mentions NCIS: New Orleans to Wiggum, and Wiggum mentions Quantum Leap to him, two shows Scott starred in.
- Sandra Bullock puts on a blindfold, a reference to her film Bird Box.
- Bart tells the bus driver that if he wanted his life story, he would have taken an Uber.
- During Mr. Burns' flashback, "Good King Wenceslas" is sung.
- Gimbels, a department store chain that is now defunct, is shown in a flashback from Mr. Burns' childhood.
- Clifford Burns mentions his friends Bill Mattel and Fred Hasbro, neither of which are real people.
- Mr. Burns mentions #MeToo.
- "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love plays whilst Mr. Burns is handing out presents.
- Sideshow Bob watches It's a Wonderful Life on his TV.
- Sideshow Bob and Cassandra sing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" together.
- The images during the end credits reference Christmas traditions and songs:
- "Deck the halls with Bart's intestine" is a parody of "Deck the Halls", which also plays over the credits.
- "Money Roasting on an Open Fire" is a parody of "The Christmas Song" line "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire".
- "Merry Krustmas" is a reference to the saying "Merry Christmas".
- "O Tannenbob" is a parody of "O Tannenbaum".
- "This Christmas, Think of the Little Drummer Boy" is a reference to "The Little Drummer Boy".
- The "Three Wise Guys" is a reference to the Three Wise Men.
- "Do You Beer What I Beer?" is a parody of the song "Do You Hear What I Hear?".
- "Oh Hole-y Cat" is a parody of "O Holy Night".
- "Homer for the Holidays" is a parody of "Home for the Holidays".
- "2020 Happy Brew Year" is a reference to "Happy New Year".
- In Mr. Burns' flashback, his mother, Daphne Burns, died. However, she has been seen alive in the present.
- Smithers' birthday is revealed to be on Christmas.
- The website that Lenny uses to buy his Christmas gifts doesn't have a top-level domain in its URL.
- Homer's address on his Kris Kringle Union card lists him as living at Springfield Beach, the same place Sideshow Bob's card says.