The Cad and the Hat
Kamp Krustier

Cultural References

  • The name of this episode is a reference to the Children's book The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
  • Homer travels into the South Park universe in the couch gag. He also travels through (and boos) the universe of The California Raisins and their song, before encountering the Nerd from Robot Chicken and stealing back the painting.
  • The song that plays when Lisa is with the hat is Wouldn't It Be Nice by The Beach Boys.
  • Bart says that he is bad to the bone, a reference to the George Thorogood song "Bad to the Bone".
  • Donald Trump appears in Lisa's fantasy and he appears to be tweeting on Twitter.
  • Rod and Todd's nosebleed after levitating the compacted car through faith is a reference to Stranger Things.  The character of Eleven in the series has a psychokinetic power which leads to a nosebleed after each use.
  • Mozart's Requiem in D Minor makes several appeareances while Homer reminisces about his past on chess.
  • Bart's conscience looks like Hugo Simpson.
  • At Springfield Bay, the banner shows the Killing Nemo name, which is a reference to a 2003 Disney Pixar movie, “Finding Nemo.”
  • Garfield appeared in this Itchy and Scratchy short, “The Garfield Assassination,” as a costume.


  • Bart's guilty conscience resembles his non-canon twin brother Hugo Simpson II.
  • A display of Bort license plates is seen in the background as Bart takes his "Bad to the Bone" tattoo, which is a reference to the episode "Itchy & Scratchy Land".
  • In the video game Bart is playing, a Wilhelm scream is heard.
  • Homer was shown to be really good at checkers.


  • The episode is framed as a story being told by Bart and Lisa, but they weren't present during most of Homer's B-plot. How did that get into the story?
  • At the bay, Dr. Hibbert’s daughter is wearing a one piece swimsuit, then when the crowd cheers, she is wearing a two piece swimsuit.

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