Bart's Not Dead
Heartbreak Hotel
My Way or the Highway to Heaven

Cultural References

  • This episode and its song is named after and a parody of the 1956 song of the same name by Elvis Presley.
  • The Amazing Place is a parody of two CBS shows; the name is a parody of The Amazing Race, and the concept of the show features elements from The Amazing Race and Survivor.
    • Elements from The Amazing Race include:
      • Teams (or in this case, couples) competing against each other, with the last place team eliminated after completing a stage;
    • Elements from Survivor include:
      • The setting of the show is on an island
  • The show references Robert "Boston Rob" Mariano, who competed on both Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    • Boston Rob first competed in Survivor: Marquesas and reappeared on Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Redemption Island. During Survivor: All-Stars, he formed an alliance with Amber Brkich, which evolved into a romantic relationship; both made it to the Final Two during All-Stars, with Amber winning by a vote of 4-3; Boston Rob proposed to Amber prior to the final votes being revealed during the show's live finale.
    • As an engaged couple, Boston Rob and Amber competed on The Amazing Race 7, finishing in second place. They would get married soon after Amazing Race 7 aired, and reappeared as a married couple in the Amazing Race All-Stars in 2007, but were eliminated after the fourth leg.
  • Courtyard by Airport is a parody of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel chain.


  • Al Jean implied on Twitter that Heartbreak Hotel would act as the Season 29 finale, although this ultimately was changed.[1]
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