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The Wizard of Oz

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The Wizard of Oz is a novel that spawned several film adaptations.

References to The Wizard of Oz in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
3 38 "When Flanders Failed" Homer asks Ned if The Leftorium is in "the merry old land of Oz".
42 "Treehouse of Horror II" When Mr. Burns is scooping out Homer's brain, he hums "If I Only Had a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz.
4 69 "Lisa's First Word" Ned and Rod Flanders sing "We welcome you to the neighbourhood" to Homer which is from the song "Lullaby League/Lollypop Guild" ... "We welcome you to Munchkinland, Tra la la la la la la. From now on you'll be history. You'll be his, you'll be his, you'll be history.".
72 "Selma's Choice" On their way to Aunt Gladys' funeral, Bart and Lisa sing "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz.
79 "Whacking Day" Kent Brockman teases that a segment on Eye on Springfield will be about the Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz and where they are now.
Rosebud Winkie Guards.png 5 85 "Rosebud" Mr. Burns' guards are parodies of the Winkie Guards.
Flying Monkeys Last Temptation of Homer.png 90 "The Last Temptation of Homer" Mr. Burns sets his flying monkeys free. However, they just fall to the ground rather than fly.
91 "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)" Homer quotes the line "The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining sides.", only to be corrected by another man. This line was said by the Scarecrow.
Lisa's Rival - melting sugar.png 6 105 "Lisa's Rival" Homer decides he can get rich by selling the sugar door-to-door. He keeps the sugar in a pile in his backyard, where he obsessively guards it from thieves. Soon, the sugar attracts bees from a local apiary. The beekeepers track the swarm down and offer to buy the bees back from Homer for $2,000. However, before the transaction can be completed, it begins to rain, dissolving the sugar; the bees fly away, leaving Homer without any money or sugar. The sugar-melting scene is a parody of the "I'm Melting" scene where Dorothy uses a bucket of water to (accidentally) kill the Wicked Witch of the West. "My sugar is melting, melting, oh what a world!" -Homer
115 "Homer the Great" Homer says that he has to follow the "yellow drip road", a reference to the yellow brick road.
Lisa's Wedding Wizard of Oz.png 122 "Lisa's Wedding" In Lisa's future, several people dressed as Tin Men, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion are seen going to auditions for "Wizard of Oz".
11 231 "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" At the movie theater, when Homer has butter put on his Milk Duds to the point of overflow he says "Swim, my pretties," a parody of the Wicked Witch of the West's call to her flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz: "Fly, my pretties:". (This line isn't actually said in The Wizard of Oz, but Homer is relying on popular understanding.)
Wizard of Oz Simpson Safari.png 12 265 "Simpson Safari" One of the pictures in Joan Bushwell's "Serious Research" book is of The Wizard of Oz.
13 278 "Jaws Wired Shut" When Homer is twirling Maggie around by her pacifier, the music playing is the music from the tornado scene in 'The Wizard of Oz.
Catch 'Em If You Can Wizard of Oz.png 15 331 "Catch 'Em If You Can" Grampa says that his feet were the feet sticking out from under the house in The Wizard of Oz.
Thursdays With Abie - title screen.png 21 450 "Thursdays with Abie" Instead of the usual music of the choir singing "The Simpsons," the "Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West" theme from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is heard as Agnes Skinner rides her bicycle across the title.
Liberal straw man's song.png 23 496 "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson" The "Liberal straw man's song" is a parody of "If I Only Had a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz.
Moe Szyslak's grandmother.png 25 531 "Homerland" Moe Szyslak's grandmother looks like the Wicked Witch of the West. Moe mentioned she was killed by water, a reference to the Witch's death.

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