Hardly Kirk-ing
Gorgeous Grampa
Black-Eyed, Please
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Cultural References

  • The Couch gag is the Simpson's version of the Harlem Shake; The Homer Shake.
  • During a flashback to one of Grandpa's fights shows him trapping an opponent wrestler in a refrigerator, similar to the episode "Cherie Lifesaver" of Punky Brewster TV series.
  • During the "Love to Loathe" song, the following villains from popular culture are mentioned and their corresponding shadows can be seen:
    • Chucky
    • Josef Stalin
    • Megatron
    • Eric Cartman
    • Donkey Kong
    • Darth Vader
    • Ralph Nader
    • Simon Legree
    • Terminators 1, 2, and 3
    • Lago
    • Joker
    • Voldemort
    • John McEnroe
    • Mr. Burns
    • Skeletor


  • In The Simpsons: Tapped Out, players could unlock Gorgeous Grandpa for a limited time.
  • When this episode reaired in syndication, The Homer Shake Couch gag is cut out and this episode opens up with Homer walking into the living room where Lisa is reading a book instead.
  • Grampa wrestling persona "Glamorous Godfrey" is a parody of legendary "heel" wrestler Gorgeous George, who would cheat to win his matches.

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