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Season 15 Episode References
331 "Catch 'Em If You Can"
"Simple Simpson"
"The Way We Weren't" 333

Cultural references[edit]

The "Golden Ticket" to visit Farmer Billy's Bacon Factory is a parody of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The scene when Pie Man and Marge kiss in the rain is a parody of the famous kissing scene in the 2002 film Spider-Man


  • All references to the Dalai Lama were edited out when it was broadcast in Asia. In some channels the Dalai Lama parts were replaced with Lisa, while other channels had the Dalai Lama parts just edited out, leaving the storyline "gaping" and "unfocused."
  • Mr. Burns normally fails to recognize Homer when he sees him, but in this episode, he recognizes him right away when unmasking him.


  • When Homer is watching the bacon commercial at the beginning, and if you look closely, you can see Ralph Wiggum riding the conveyor belt with the pigs (which he thinks its "Bovine University" from "Lisa the Vegetarian").


Season 15 References
Treehouse of Horror XIV My Mother the Carjacker The President Wore Pearls The Regina Monologues The Fat and the Furriest Today I Am a Clown 'Tis the Fifteenth Season Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot Diatribe of a Mad Housewife Margical History Tour Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore Smart and Smarter The Ziff Who Came to Dinner Co-Dependent's Day The Wandering Juvie My Big Fat Geek Wedding Catch 'Em If You Can Simple Simpson The Way We Weren't Bart-Mangled Banner Fraudcast News