The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
Jazzy and the Pussycats
Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em


  • One of the musicians in Krusty the Clown's list of performers near the end of the episode is Richard Sakai. Sakai has been one of The Simpsons producers since the beginning of the series. He is shown playing a xylophone.
  • The last time a male Simpson stole a female Simpson's creative ambition occurred in Mom and Pop Art. Both are questioned with role-switched analogies.

Cultural references

  • The title of the episode is a reference to Josie and the Pussycats, a fictional cartoon rock band.
  • The White Stripes sequence is identical in style to their music video for "The Hardest Button to Button". The two are also wearing the same outfits they were in the video. The guitar Jack is playing in the episode is his famous JB Hutto Montgomery Airline.
  • Other songs heard include "Little Green Bag" by George Baker Selection, "Take Five", by Dave Brubeck and "Killer Joe", by Benny Golson.
  • At Jazzy Goodtimes, Ralph plays with a Fisher-Price Corn Popper.
  • The Jazzy Goodtimes club is a facsimile of the House of Blues nightclub on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Ca.
  • Moe calls the 1997 film Titanic unsinkable in the box office.
  • The couch gag references the King Homer segment from Treehouse of Horror III which in turn spoofs King Kong.
  • A mentioned jazz musician shares the name CSI: Miami.
  • At the beginning of the jazz benefit "Caravan" by Duke Ellington is played.

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