Throw Grampa from the Dane
Flanders' Ladder


Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is a reference to Jacob's Ladder, the name given to a staircase described in the Book of Genesis that connects earth to heaven.
  • Bart pranks Lisa, by tricking her into playing The Scary Maze Game.
  • Bart says that Elon Musk and Angela Merkel got perfect scores on the so-galled "genius maze test".
  • The famous tune, "Charge" plays on the TV, while Homer watches the basketball game.
  • Homer has VHS recordings of Family Matters, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Saved by the Bell.
  • When Homer finds a tape for The Tracey Ullman Show, he reprises his voice and animation style in the shorts from that series.
  • It is revealed that Marge used to love the Ricola commercial as she and Homer dressed up as the people in the advertisement.
  • Olivia-Newton John's music video, "Let's Get Physical" is one of the tapes Homer watches with the kids.
  • Ned Flanders goes on a website called "IMDbible", which is a parody on IMDB.
  • One of the paintings on the left side of Bart's brain alludes to The Scream.
  • The song that played at the end is "Breathe Me" by Sia. The entire sequence was a parody of Six Feet Under's finale.
  • Smithers reads an Issue of "Peephole" magazine, a parody on People.


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