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Dead Putting Society/References

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Season 2 Episode References
018 "Dancin' Homer"
"Dead Putting Society"
"Bart vs. Thanksgiving" 020

Cultural References[edit]

  • The title of the episode is a reference to the film Dead Poets Society.
  • The blackboard text is a reference to Bart's voice actor Nancy Cartwright, who was 32 when the episode was produced.
  • When Homer says, "That shot is impossible! Jack Nicholson himself couldn't make it!", he is thinking of Jack Nicklaus.
  • When Homer tells Bart that his putter's name is "Charlene", it is a reference to a scene in Full Metal Jacket where Marines in basic training are ordered to give their rifles female names. A principal character names his "Charlene".
  • While Bart is being trained in golf by Lisa, at one point he assumes a "crane stance" in the backyard, similar to Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid.


  • Debut appearance of Maude Flanders.
  • This is the first episode to feature the Flanders family prominently.
  • Even though Bart is left-handed, he putts like a right-handed golfer.
  • Krusty is seen in the pool hall with no clown makeup and wearing his prison uniform from "Krusty Gets Busted".

Season 2 References
Bart Gets an "F" Simpson and Delilah Treehouse of Horror Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish Dancin' Homer Dead Putting Society Bart vs. Thanksgiving Bart the Daredevil Itchy & Scratchy & Marge Bart Gets Hit by a Car One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish The Way We Was Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment Principal Charming Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Bart's Dog Gets an "F" Old Money Brush with Greatness Lisa's Substitute The War of the Simpsons Three Men and a Comic Book Blood Feud