Jazzy and the Pussycats
Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
Treehouse of Horror XVII

Cultural references

  • The episode title is a parody of MC Hammer's album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.
  • The Zoominator is a parody of the Terminator.
  • On the Simpsons' mailbox, you can see the Simpsons logo and the TCF copyright info.
  • The Music "Duel of the Fates" from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace plays while Bart and Skinner are fighting across Springfield. It plays again later in the hospital scene when they throw peanuts and shrimps at each other.
  • Skinner screaming "Nooooooooo!" after Bart tells him he was El Barto parodies the scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Luke screams "NOOOOOOOOO!" after learning Darth Vader was his father.
  • Polybius is one of the arcade games in Captain Blip's Zapateria at Springfield Mall. It is shown with only one button and printed with the words "Property of U.S. Government". Polybius is a reference to a Popular urban legend about an supposed arcade game released to the public in 1981, and caused its players to go insane, causing them to suffer from intense stress, horrific nightmares and even suicidal tendencies.
  • The game Triangle Wars has the logo shaped in a clear imitation of the shaping of the letters on the Star Wars logo, with the "s" on the end of wars looking exactly like the "s" in Star Wars. In addition, Triangle Wars is a game where the player flies a spaceship, yet another reference to Star Wars in this episode. This video game also parodies the arcade games Asteroids and Qix.
  • The book "Kansas City Royals: Forever Champions" is on sale at Rock Bottom Remainders - the Royals won the 1985 World Series but lost over 100 games in four out of five seasons from 2002 to 2006.
  • The book shop Rock Bottom Remainders shares the same name as the now-defunct rock band featuring several literary figures, including Stephen King and Dave Barry.
  • Homer and Marge's carpenter clothes slightly reference Mario and Luigi's (we mean Mario Bros.) outfits, except without the hat, gloves and moustache. Also the pants are patched and stitched and their sleeves are rolled up.
  • Marge's mailbox is based on architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and Santa's Little Helper's new house is a replica of Westminster Abbey.
  • The Persian CD shown is a reference to anti-American marches in Iran, as Iran and the United States have no diplomatic ties.



  • In this episode Bart is said to only be allergic to shrimp. In Blood Feud Marge lists Bart's allergies as butterscotch, imitation butterscotch, and glow-in-the-dark monster make-up (even though Marge wanted to cook Bart butterscotch chicken on "A Milhouse Divided" as a reward for only getting three cavities at the dentist), and "Mommie Beerest" and "The Frying Game" clearly show Bart eating shrimp without any adverse reactions. It is possible for allergies to randomly appear and disappear. He could have gained a shrimp allergy and lost his other ones. Furthermore, as shown in The Heartbroke Kid, Bart is allergic to cauliflower.
  • In this episode Milhouse claims to be allergic to tears and has an allergy reaction when he cries. However in future episodes (and some past episodes), he cries and nothing happens.
  • After all of the workers leave on the roller coaster construction site, the camera points to Homer in the car. Behind him, the roller coaster looks completely repaired.
  • In the master bedroom, the floorboard broke along with the nightstand. However, there were never floorboards in the bedroom- it was green carpet.
  • When Marge fixes the second row of tracks, her hand is missing, then when Homer passes Marge, the Zoominator logo is mirrored.

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