Treehouse of Horror XXX
Gorillas on the Mast
Marge the Lumberjill

Cultural References

  • This episode title references a 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist.
  • Aquatraz Water Park is a reference to the island Alcatraz Island, which is San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.
  • Shame-u is a reference to the killer whale Shamu, who died on August 16, 1971.
  • A young Homer sings (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by the singer and songwriter Otis Redding.
  • The boat salesman sings "Drunken Salesman", which is parody of the song Drunken Sailor.
  • Groundskeeper Willie helping to free the whale is a reference to the family drama film Free Willy.
  • Marge states that she hoped it wasn't Johnny Depp's as he was already in so much financial trouble.
  • Lenny and Carl play Takin' Care of Business (song) a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive on stero.
  • The boat salesman tell Homer that the film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and environmentalist James Cameron might take interest in his sunken ship, a reference to the 1997 American epic romance and disaster film Titanic.
  • One of the gorilla "sanctuaries" mentions making a Planet of the Apes.
    • Another gorilla "sanctuary", UTA, mentions shaving gorillas in order to make them a double body of Bruce Wills.


  • In the episode "The Winter of Our Monetized Content", Homer stated that he will purchase a boat on the 3rd November, which he did in this, which also aired on the 3rd November.
  • Carl Carlson's sister and Lenny Leonard's sister who appeared at the beginning of the episode "The Blue and the Gray" return in this episode.
  • On the other hand however, there is a continuity error evolving Hans Moleman's age. In a previous episode he states that he is 30 years old, but in this episode he says that he is 88.

Season 30 Season 31 References/Trivia Season 32
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