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Bart's Not Dead
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Cultural References

  • This episode's title is a reference to the film "God's Not Dead".
    • Also as in previous episode Bart was struck by lightning, this title could indicate that Bart didn't die due to that. So this episode could be a sequel.
    • The title may also be a reference to a horror internet story made Creepypasta, "Dead Bart", where Bart is killed by getting sucked out of an airborne airplane via a broken window. This supposed "lost episode" is fake, as it reuses scenes from the show (although many clips are edited), such as Bart's funeral, taken directly from Bart The General.
  • Homer tells Marge at the hospital, "as someone who has fallen off of cliffs lots of times". This could be referencing "Bart The Daredevil".
  • Rotten Communion Wafers is a parody of Rotten Tomatoes.


  • In the opening to this episode, it reuses scenes from the past 29 seasons in reverse chronological order.
  • The story may be based on the story of Alex Malarkey, a boy who, after a traumatic car crash, claimed he saw heaven. Alex later admitted that he made up the story for attention, but not before a book was published and adapted into a movie.


  • The second set of credits at the end of act 3 has only one S in the last word of "Springfield Film Commision".

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