What Animated Women Want
Pulpit Friction
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Cultural references


  • This is the first time that a couch gag continues directly into an episode.
  • In Latin America, this episode was released as the 19th episode of the season for unknown reasons.
  • The two plagues of the episode (bugs followed by frogs) are based on a real-life fact: in 1859, merchant Thomas Austin imported 24 Oryctolagus cuniculus European rabbits who were brought into Australia. In a few years, they procreated into millions and became a plague threatening to wipe off all Australian crops, then the government ordered to bring foxes in order to eat and diminish rabbit offspring, but soon the foxes also overpopulated and became another, even worse epidemic.
  • The couch gag for this episode was the winner of The Simpsons Couch Gag Contest.



  • At the beginning of the episode, at church, Jessica Lovejoy can be seen with Allison Taylor's colors.
  • Before Elijah enters Moe's Tavern, Homer is not seen in the tavern and there is an empty spot. When Elijah enters, Homer is sitting down in the space that was previously empty.
  • In one scene, two Carl Carlsons and two Agnes Skinners are seen next to each other.
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