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Bart the Bad Guy
Playdate with Destiny

Cultural References

  • The two movies and the superheroes seen in the episode are parodies of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, with Bart saying "Endgame" at one point.
  • Bart's change of heart about revealing the spoilers follows the ending of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.
  • The display on the bomb uses the "Disney" font to show "Disarmed".
  • Bart dances like Peter Parker from Spider-Man 3.
  • Chinnos shows Bart heroes like Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost Rider.
  • The music played at the end of the episode is based on the Disney fanfare, "When You Wish Upon a Star".


  • Otto can be seen with Julio throughout the episode, possibly hinting them as a couple.
  • Lunchlady Doris and Moe are also implied to be a couple in this episode, with Doris saying her boyfriend is planning to take her to the movie two days after it opens, then Moe saying he is planning to take his girlfriend to the movie at the same time. The two of them are also seen together in line for the movies, as well as holding each other in a crowd when Bart demands everyone build him a treehouse.
  • The sign pulled out by Lunchlady Doris says "Lunch Cancelled". It does not follow American English spelling (canceled).
  • Maggie isn’t with the Simpsons when they go to see the Vindicators 2, probably Marge dropped her off at a daycare center.


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