The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be/References
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"The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be"
- The episode title is a reference to the old folk song "The Old Gray Mare" lyric, "The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be."
- The Springfield Skypark-Line is a reference New York's High Line. Kent Brockman also references it directly.
- The guy that ends up in the Springfield cactus patch does the Wilhelm Scream.
- Lisa mentioned that Wonder Woman showed that if you're a goddess with superpowers, there's no limit to what you can do.
- Homer mentions the women Ghostbusters from the 2016 Ghostbusters movie.
- Luigi asks why people think he only wants to serve spaghetti to dogs who want to make out, a reference to Lady and the Tramp. When Marge asks him what he wants to do, he says he wants to carve a little wooden boy and make him come to life, a reference to Pinocchio.
- When Lindsey Naegle says, "Just tell them [the voters] what they want to hear until you get to 51%. Then, you can govern like a right-wing nut job" she is referring to Donald Trump.
- Watching Marge's focus group ratings turn from abysmal to positive, Lindsey Naegle likens herself to Kellyanne Conway, who had been Trump's campaign manager.
- Referring to Kellyanne Conway, one of the focus group remarks it's inspiring that "now a woman can be Joseph Goebbels", who had been Hitler's Minister of Propaganda.
- Marge sings a parody of "Oh! Susanna" by Stephen Foster when her mayoral campaign is going.
- Cletus belongs to the demographic "Yokel Objectivists"
- He calls Marge "The new John Galt".
- He holds up a copy of The Fountainhead., with its 3-D lettering.
- He has a recognizable Ayn Rand scarecrow, whose visage is shown freaking out a crow.
- The train sheds and their turntable resemble Tidmouth Sheds from Thomas & Friends.
- Kent Brockman changes the name of the park from Sky-Line park to Skypark-Line.
- John Galt wasn't in The Fountainhead. He was in Atlas Shrugged