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Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass/References

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Season 16 Episode References
342 "Mommie Beerest"
"Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
"Pranksta Rap" 344

Cultural references[edit]


  • We learn Comic Book Guy's real name is Jeff Albertson.
  • With 23.1 million viewers, this episode is one of the highest-rated episodes in the show's history.
  • Homer is called a "jerkass" by a sports commentator. This is a possible reference to "Jerkass Homer", which is what many internet fans called Homer during the Scully era (Seasons 9-12)
  • Ned is dressed as the Devil in his film in the same way he appeared as the Devil in "Treehouse of Horror IV".
  • Quarterback Tom Brady, who made a cameo in this episode, led the New England Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, which aired immediately before this episode.
  • Bart's treehouse is located beside the house while Homer was throwing trash cans at Mario.


  • Ned reads from the Bible at the top of the Super Bowl stadium - how could anyone hear him without a microphone?

Season 16 References
Treehouse of Horror XV All's Fair in Oven War Sleeping with the Enemy She Used to Be My Girl Fat Man and Little Boy Midnight Rx Mommie Beerest Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass Pranksta Rap There's Something About Marrying On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister Goo Goo Gai Pan Mobile Homer The Seven-Beer Snitch Future-Drama Don't Fear the Roofer The Heartbroke Kid A Star Is Torn Thank God It's Doomsday Home Away from Homer The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star