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Grampy Can Ya Hear Me
The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be
Singin' In The Lane

Cultural References

  • This episode's title is a reference to the lyric, "The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be" from the song, "The Old Gray Mare", which was also sung by the Old Jewish Man in "Krusty Gets Kancelled".
  • Lindsey Naegle refers to herself as Kellyanne Conway.
  • The train sheds where the Monorail trains are at, along with a turntable in front of the sheds resemble Tidmouth Sheds from the British children's television series, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
  • Marge's Election Song is a parody of the song Oh! Susanna.
  • The Wilhelm Scream is heard when a man goes in the Springfield Cactus Patch


  • The Springfield Skypark-Line project was built on top of the Springfield Monorail from "Marge vs. the Monorail," which is a callback to said episode. Several characters also chant the word "monorail" in a way that references the song from the aforementioned episode.


  • The title provided by W9 is The Mayor is Beautiful, however, the title displayed in the episode is The Mayor is Blue. This title is the most appropriate since the term blue is also used in the original title.
  • John Galt was not in The Fountainhead, he was actually in the Atlas Shrugged.


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The SerfsonsSpringfield SplendorWhistler's FatherTreehouse of Horror XXVIIIGrampy Can Ya Hear MeThe Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to BeSingin' in the LaneMr. Lisa's OpusGone BoyHaw-Haw LandFrink Gets TestyHomer Is Where the Art Isn't3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a MarriageFears of a ClownNo Good Read Goes UnpunishedKing LeerLisa Gets the BluesForgive and RegretLeft BehindThrow Grampa from the DaneFlanders' Ladder