| Geraldo Rivera
| Character Information
Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host.
In Homer's nightmare, Marge and the kids watched The Tonight Show during one of Johnny Carson's Carnac the Magnificent sketches, where he reads what is written inside an envelope. Carson as Carnac said, "Geraldo Rivera, Madonna, and a diseased yak." They never got to hear the punchline, however, as first Ed McMahon started laughing, and then Marge said that Homer had been mising for two days.
Behind the Laughter
Homer's songwriting lyric and the cookie discovery recounted by Grampa both refer to the television special The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (hosted by Rivera), where after a huge media buildup the vault was anticlimactically discovered to be empty except for dirt and debris.