Homer Is Where the Art Isn't/References
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"Homer Is Where the Art Isn't"
- The title of the episode is a reference to the song "Home Is Where the Heart Is".
- Manacek is based on the character Banacek from the detective TV series of the same name. The episode is a parody of the series , including the theme music, 70's clothing and decor, his heritage (Polish), and absurdly convoluted denoument.
- The music heard as Manacek reclines in his Eames Lounge Chair is the "Serenade for Strings" by Antonín Dvořák.
- The music heard as Homer frolics through the painting in a dream sequence is the finale of "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saëns.
- The Poetess painting is a real painting by Joan Miró.
- The shop named "Ace Shoe Leather, Ltd." is a reference for the name (Shoe Leather) for how old shows would fill air time by showing pointless scenes of characters, parking, walking into places, talking to secretaries, etc.
- Homer says that the yellow circle in the painting can represent Pac-Man at rest.
- The restaurant Poke Mon Jamaican Poke is a reference to Pokémon.
- Edward Hopper and his use of windows is mentioned by Springfield Museum of Fine Arts's audio wands.
- On the news, a variation of The Blue Boy painting by Thomas Gainsborough is seen.
- Krusty mentions Steve Martin.
- The episode was dedicated to Stephen Hawking who passed away on March 14th, four days before this episode aired.
- The name of the actor who plays Manacek, Dick Pompeii, was given by the actor who voices Manacek, Bill Hader.
- Matt Selman notes that they had to pay to use the painting in the episode.