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No Good Read Goes Unpunished
King Leer
Lisa Gets the Blues

Cultural References

  • This episode's title is a reference to and parody of William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear".
  • The classic music that plays when Moe, Marv and Minnie are fighting over their mattress stores is Requiem, Dies irae by Verdi.
  • The scene during the closing credits is a parody of behind the scenes footage from an old commercial featuring the Mattress Salesman.

Trivia

  • When Bart and Lisa ask Moe, "Is that your family's mattress store?" repeatedly, it is a reference to when Bart and Lisa repeatedly asked Homer "Will you take us to Mt. Splashmore?" in "Brush with Greatness". Also, when they repeatedly ask "Are we there yet?".


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