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Brick Like Me/References

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Season 25 Episode References
549 "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting"
"Brick Like Me"
"Pay Pal" 551

Cultural references[edit]

  • The episode title is a reference to the 1962 nonfiction book Black Like Me, written by John Howard Griffin.
  • Lego Homer says of Maggie, "They're so cute when they're Duplo", a reference to Lego Duplo, a line of Lego bricks which are designed for very young children and are larger than Lego bricks. Consequently, in the Lego world, Maggie is larger than all the other Simpson family members.
  • Homer looks at a Perky Patty's Princess Shop playset and Comic Book Guy says, "Always good to meet a fellow AMFOP", short for "Adult Male Fan of Princesses". This is a reference to:
  • When Bart rebuilds Springfield Elementary School to suit his own taste, among the features he adds are Terminator gym teachers.
  • Bart combines several playsets to build a giant robot and Comic Book Guy calls it a "mis-setgenation", a wordplay on "miscegenation", an old-fashioned, negative term for the mixing of racial groups.
  • Comic Book Guy turned his face to the bad guy face. This was reference to The Lego Movie where the character Bad Cop/Good Cop can switch his face between either good or evil emotions. It's also a reference to the two-sided heads in many LEGO sets.
  • The Lego Movie is referenced again when Homer wakes up he says "I dreamed I was in a world where everything was made of Lego and received lessons in fatherhood", specifically the ending. Lisa then says "Isn't that the plot of-?". Homer says "No, this is a new plot". Then life-size LEGO models of Emmet Brickowski and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie make a cameo appearance at the Brick Stock convention show in the background.
  • An orange brick separator appears in the First Church of Springfield.
  • Bart says "You are going back where you came from... Denmark." Denmark is the country where LEGO originated from.
  • The movie and book series The Survival Games is a parody of The Hunger Games.
  • Block Runner is a parody of Blade Runner.
  • Block Go Comics is a parody of Bongo Comics.
  • At the end of the episode, the box that contains the universe has 1080 pieces, a reference to the number of hydrogen atoms in the observable universe.
  • At the end of the episode, while watching the movie The Survival Games: Braving Courage, Homer says he just wanted to see kids fight to the death. 50 episodes later, in Treehouse of Horror XXVII's episode Dry Hard, another parody of The Hunger Games, that happens.



Season 25 References
Homerland Treehouse of Horror XXIV Four Regrettings and a Funeral YOLO Labor Pains The Kid Is All Right Yellow Subterfuge White Christmas Blues Steal This Episode Married to the Blob Specs and the City Diggs The Man Who Grew Too Much The Winter of His Content The War of Art You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee Luca$ Days of Future Future What to Expect When Bart's Expecting Brick Like Me Pay Pal The Yellow Badge of Cowardge