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Orange is the New Yellow
Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus
Friends and Family

Cultural References


  • Poltergiests of two characters, Maude Flanders and Edna Krabappel, appears between Ned Flanders in the stage seats.
  • The broken Springfield sign spells the word "Singed".
  • One of the jokes made reference to the Arnold Palmer drink, that uses lemonade and ice tea. Ironically, Arnold Palmer, the golfer who invented the drink died a few hours before this episode was aired.
  • Mr. Burns was a child in 1913. This would make him around 110 years old in 2016.
  • This is the second time the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant had its core rupture due to it being contaminated by food, after "Simpson Tide" (which dealt with Homer placing a contaminated donut into the reactor in order to enlarge it).


  • Maggie is swivel-eyed on the promotional image released for this episode.
  • Apu is seen with the octuplets in baby carriers in the start of the episode, but a few seconds later, he appears with Manjula when the town of Springfield are looking up at the sky without wearing the octuplets in the baby carriers.
  • At the first audition at the bowl, Lisa's headset changes sides between scenes.
  • There was no year 0 BC., as the years went from 1 BC. to 1 AD. However, Homer's ancestor probably doesn't understand that.
  • Manjula changes clothes between two scenes.
  • When Mrs. Burns was licking Burns at the pageant, a line appears through her face for a frame.
  • Krusty the Clown's makeup turns yellow for a few frames.

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