A Star Is Born-Again
Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington
C.E. D'oh

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is an obvious parody of the film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which was also parodied in "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington". And was also 'remade' by Mel Gibson in the episode Beyond Blunderdome.
  • Fat Tony, in his cameo appearance in this episode, is revealed to like the 2002 movie The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
  • Some of the photo-shopped images of Krusty feature him as: Neil Armstrong, the soldiers at Iwo Jima, the Tank Man, and Jim Leavelle, the Dallas police detective escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of the Dallas police department when Oswald was shot and killed.
  • The bit with Krusty complaining about the FCC not allowing him to say certain words on the air is a reference to George Carlin's 7 words you can't say on TV
  • Mayor Quimby's quip about his regretting building his lover an opera house after hearing her voice for the first time was a reference to Citizen Kane in Rosebud, specifically his making a similar mistake.
  • In Krusty's campaign commercial, the voiceover saying "The man from funny" is a parody of an ad for Bill Clinton in 1992, where Clinton was a the man "From a town called Hope."


  • Marge's pearls and Lisa's dress are a light orange

    When the plane hits the living room of the Simpsons' house, it reversed by itself. Planes cannot reverse by themselves. They will need a pushback car or must turn around.
  • Regardless that it’s a joke, why didn’t Fat Tony blow his nose on his white handkerchief from his jacket pocket instead of his pizza slice he was eating (Doesn’t he even realize that one blowing his or her nose on food is unsanitary?)?
  • When Krusty says he's on Pepto and Xanex, Marge's pearls and Lisa's dress turn to a light orange.
  • Krusty's navel is visible through his tank top

    Planes can't fly so low. (unless on approach and at takeoff which is likely the situation plus with the perspective the planes are likely higher than they seem)
  • Marge says the family hasn't had a decent night's sleep in weeks, however flights aren't allowed to operate between certain times (night).
  • Krusty's navel can be seen when wearing the tank-top in his offensive sketch.
  • Krusty tells the Gun Nuts to relax he can't touch them but Republicans love the Gun Nuts
  • Krusty is not evil enough to be a Republican though he is close enough!
  • Krusty is shown to be with the Simpson family in a hotel room on the night of the election. Most political candidates, especially those running for a seat in the United States Congress, typically hold rallies on election night, where the candidate gives a victory or concession speech (depending on the outcome) to a room full of supporters

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