Brake My Wife, Please/References
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"Brake My Wife, Please"
- The name of this episode refers to Henny Youngman's line, "Take my life, please". This line is also referred to in the episode titles "Take My Wife, Sleaze" and "Take My Life, Please", and mentioned in "Little Big Girl", where Bart says "Take my wife, Please. Hey, I finally get that joke!".
- At the video store, Homer watches Buttercups of Autumn, a parody of the film The Whales of August.
- Homer dances to the Mexican Hat song.
- The rap Homer does in his car before driving it off the pier comes from the Chaka Kahn song "I Feel for You".
- While walking to work, Homer runs a stick across a fence, and then across George Wilson's face. Mr. Wilson was portrayed by the late Walter Matthau in the 1993 film, Dennis the Menace.
- "I Love to Walk" contains elements of "Talk to the Animals" from the movie Doctor Dolittle.
- Homer asks if Steve Buscemi is the guy who got fed into the woodchipper in Fargo.
- When Marge is introduced to Jackson Browne, she mentions "The Pretender".
- Jackson Browne said he'd serenade Marge a song from his latest album, which was The Naked Ride Home. He then says he's kidding and sings "Marjorie", a parody of "Rosie" from the album Running on Empty.
- When Bart and Milhouse's frogs start fighting each other, the "Bart and Milhouse fight music" plays.
- Apu and Manjula go to marriage counseling for Apu's affair in "The Sweetest Apu".