Homer the Moe
A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
The Blunder Years

Cultural references


  • George Takei previously appeared in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" and "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" as Akira and Wink, respectively.
  • Mr. Monopoly previously appeared in Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo. The character has also appeared in a number of Simpsons Comics stories.
  • This is the first episode to air after The Simpsons Road Rage.
  • Mr. Burns mistakes a gentleman's club with pole dancers for a "nude female fire station."
  • Homer's list of Mr. Burns' accomplishments: he ran his own casino in "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"; he stole the Loch Ness Monster in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"; and he got shot by a baby and blotted out the sun in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" and "(Part Two)."
  • Homer used Mr, Burns needle for the aphrodisiac which is a bad Idea since Mr. Burns has every disease known to man including a couple newly discovered in Mr. Burns
  • Snake's mailbox reads, "Snake (AKA Jailbird)," a reference to "Jailbird" being his original character name.
  • The first time we saw Snake's house in "Homer's Triple Bypass," the address was 742 Evergreen Terrace. Now, that is the Simpsons' address and Snake has a different house. 
  • Stolen items seen at Snake's hideout include:
    • Several TVs
    • The Mona Lisa
    • A soccer ball
    • A trophy
    • The Maltese Falcon
    • A surfboard
    • Numerous computers
    • A bong
    • Bubble-gum machines
    • Golf clubs
    • A toxic waste drum
    • Several computers
    • Two Oscar awards
    • A necklace on a jewelry display bust
    • A bicycle
    • A dart board
    • A wet suit
  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of George Harrison, who died on November 29, 2001. A dedication before the end credits shows Harrison with Homer as he appeared in the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet."
  • After Wiggum learns that Homer is attached to a chair Lisa states that he is a hostage. The name Homer was made the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage".


Smithers' glasses with bold rims

  • When Homer was opening his fortune cookie, the candle doesn't have its wick like in the previous scenes.
    • Although the candle wick appears when Homer was complaining about the paper but it appears off.

The sweater without the badge

  • When the restaurant manager hires Homer, the gong and stick are gone from his hands.
  • When the camera zooms out after Mr. Burns reads the paper, the broken cookie disappears from the table.
  • Before Mr. Burns enters the strip club, Smithers' glasses have bold lines for five seconds.

Jacques' name misspelled as "Jacque"

  • Mr. Burns and Smithers are passing beside Moe's Tavern. But when Mr. Burns saw Gloria put him an infraction, they are in a corner.
  • At the bowling alley, a paper is seen with the name "Jacque" on it. Presumably it is supposed to say "Jacques".
  • Gloria's eyebrows disappears when she lies on Mr. Burns' shoulder.
  • At a few points during the fire scene, the badge on Mr. Burns' blue sweater is missing.
  • When Homer shocks Mr. Burns with the defibrillator it should shock Gloria as well because they are touching.
  • When Homer lifts the syringe, the liquid on it disappears.
  • When Snake was walking in the parking lot, he passes the same cars three times.

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