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I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh
D'oh Canada

Cultural References

  • The name of this episode is a reference to the national anthem of Canada, "O Canada" which was performed in "The Bart of War" and sung by Ralph in "Das Bus".
  • The episode references the incident where US President Donald Trump called Canadian PM Justin Trudeau "very dishonest and weak" following a G7 meeting in 2018.
  • Lisa saying "please not Ottawa" when she is granted her own hockey team is a reference to the fact that the Ottawa Senators NHL team finished last in the 2018-19 NHL season, posting a 29-47-6 record.
  • Several defunct retailers are mentioned and/or seen:
  • The following mascots are seen in the episode:
    • Otto, the Syracuse Orange mascot
    • Roni the Raccoon, the 1980 Winter Olympics (Lake Placid) mascot
    • A borscht jar. Borscht is a sour soup made with beetroots that originated in Eastern Europe. The mascot references the "Borscht Belt," which consisted of parts of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties in New York. The Borscht Belt was a popular vacation spot for Jewish families during the 1920s through the 1970s.
    • A dime
    • Opioid pill
    • A scratch-off lottery ticket

Trivia

  • The "Can you take me to Mt. Splashmore" quote from "Brush with Greatness" is mentioned by Bart and Lisa in this episode.
  • The episode's production number is the license plate number of the car which Marge gets into upon crossing into Canada. Part of the number is obscured by rust.
  • A Canadian version of Ralph Wiggum is seen in Canada.
  • Groups of people protested this episode due to the satire of upstate New York and making fun of Newfoundlanders with that Canadian Ralph Wiggum wearing a seal pup hat.

Goofs

  • Homer shouldn't be allowed in Canada as he was banned from the country in "Midnight Rx".
    • Though the ban may have been lifted.
  • In Canada, free universal healthcare is only available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. As Lisa Simpson is neither, she would not qualify for free healthcare in Canada, and will need to pay a hefty medical bill for her hospital stay.


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