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Season 16 Episode References
341 "Midnight Rx"
"Mommie Beerest"
"Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" 343

Cultural references[edit]

  • The title is a play on the 1981 movie Mommie Dearest.
  • Marge tells the kids to "Stow it!", a catchphrase used by Mel Sharples in the sitcom Alice.
  • When Moe's has closed down, Barney sings "Danny Boy" by Frederic Weatherly.
  • Due to the closure of his bar, Moe tells his patrons to get their beer from a gay bar across the street, "The League of Extra-Horny Gentlemen" (a play on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) from which "Can't Get You out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue is playing. This is a reference to Minogue's status as a gay icon.
  • The scene where there's a new computer-animated movie from DreamWorks, Cards, parodies many other computer-animated movies, specifically Disney/Pixar's Cars, in the way that DreamWorks seems to always use similar themes for their CGI films.
  • On the scene when Marge and Homer are in the Movies, there's a reference to the movie A Few Good Men on the movie trailer, when the Jack says "You can't handle the twos" (Sounding like Jack Nicholson's line "You can't handle the truth!")
  • When Homer makes a puck of his lips to kiss Marge, she goes away and Homer instead uses the puck of his lips to play the trombone where he plays "Greensleeves".
  • In the scene where Homer chases Moe and Marge's plane on the tarmac is a spoof on the Jim Carrey movie Liar, Liar.
  • The snippet of music played as the hot air balloons float above Paris is "La Vie en Rose".
  • Over the end credits, Homer and Marge sing Captain & Tennille's song "Love Will Keep Us Together"; this was actually a deleted scene from "Co-Dependent's Day".


  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of Johnny Carson, who died a week before this episode aired.
  • On the map in the aircraft, Springfield is shown in the middle of the ocean.
  • This episode actually has some of the most noises made by the rarely-speaking barflies Sam and Larry. They both unenthusiastically moan "Ugggh".
  • Homer calls himself "Jerkass Homer", a possible nod to what Simpsons fans called him during the Mike Scully Era in seasons 9-12.
  • Among the mourners seen alongside the regular barflies at the wake: Duffman, Dr. Nick, Kirk Van Houten, Surly Duff and a Leprechaun.



  • When Marge tells Homer she and Moe are going to Aruba. The alarm clock changes from digital to analog.
  • Itchy & Scratchy Land is shown to be within a few hours driving distance of Springfield. However, in Itchy & Scratchy Land, it is shown to be several thousand miles away.
    • It's possible that a new park was built closer to Springfield.
  • When Moe sees the image of Homer on the plane monitor, Sea Captain has Carl's colors.


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