Wild Barts Can't Be Broken/References

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Season 10 Episode References
213 "Viva Ned Flanders"
"Wild Barts Can't Be Broken"
"Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" 215

Cultural references[edit]

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  • Milhouse is seen watching the children's TV show Teletubbies (right) before switching to the movie commercial.
  • The Bloodening (the movie being shown at the drive-in) is based on the horror films Children of the Corn and Children of the Damned.
  • The scene where the kids take the different electronics through the fence parodies scenes from The Little Rascals, including Milhouse dressed as Alfalfa.
  • The scene where people are running out of the movie theater is a clear reference to a scene from The Blob.
  • The song near the end of the episode parodies the song "Kids" from Bye Bye Birdie.
  • Grampa's line, "We're gonna gonna teach you rugrats a lesson", may be a reference to the long-running Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats, but it's also possible that Grampa is using the word in its slang sense, as a pejorative term for children.
  • The last scene with the elderly playing in the street is a reference to the Twilight Zone episode Kick the Can.


  • The order the kids are sitting in at the drive-in changes.
  • When the kids plan their revenge at the billboard, Lewis' and Sherri or Terri's voices can be heard, even though they were not present.
  • In two shots at Moe's, Lenny's shirt is lime-green.


  • When the Gracie Films logo is shown in the closing sequence, when the woman says "Shh!", Increase shouts, "Don't tell me to shush, you stupid lady!"


Season 10 References
Lard of the Dance The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace Bart the Mother Treehouse of Horror IX When You Dish Upon a Star D'oh-in' in the Wind Lisa Gets an "A" Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" Mayored to the Mob Viva Ned Flanders Wild Barts Can't Be Broken Sunday, Cruddy Sunday Homer to the Max I'm with Cupid Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" Make Room for Lisa Maximum Homerdrive Simpsons Bible Stories Mom and Pop Art The Old Man and the "C" Student Monty Can't Buy Me Love They Saved Lisa's Brain Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo