The Springfield Files
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
Mountain of Madness


Cultural references

  • Jack Lemmon's portrayal of Frank Ormand is based on the character Shelley Levene, of whom was played by Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross. The character Gil Gunderson, who would be introduced in a later episode, was also based on Levene.
  • The speech Frank Ormand gave to Marge mimics that of Tom Joad from "The Grapes of Wrath".
  • The sequence where the Mafia eliminate the competitors of the "Pretzel Wagon" is based on a scene from the film Goodfellas.
  • Fleet-a-Pita's entrance songs are "New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle and "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac.
  • At the part where Fat Tony knocks over Hans Moleman's hot dog stand, "The Lineman" by Sam Spence is heard. It'll lated be used in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, which aired in October 1999. It's heard at the part where Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fight with SpongeBob and Patrick, huge fans of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.


  • Mindy Simmons appeared in the crowd of employees for the power plant, however Homer explained in the episode "Another Simpsons Clip Show" that she lost her job at the plant after developing a drinking problem. Either Homer made up the "Mindy had a drinking problem" story to get Marge off his back about her, Mindy got clean and sober after getting fired for her alcoholism, or the "Mindy hit the bottle and lost her job" story was a workplace rumor.

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