The Man Who Grew Too Much
The Winter of His Content
The War of Art

Cultural References

  • The B-story involving all the bullies gathering to hear Chester, Bart and the gang's chase on the subway, and the various bully gangs is a parody of the film "The Warriors". The electronic music is in the style of Tangerine Dream which played in The Warriors' trailer.
  • The Itchy & Scratchy episode "Downton Tabby" is a parody of the show Downton Abbey.
  • One of the toys that Homer steps on at the beginning is a doll of fictional character Shrek, who says "Donkey" in Mike Myers' voice.
  • The title is a parody of the book The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, which was also parodied in The Winter of Our Monetized Content.
  • Lou and Chief Wiggum's conversation reference two Elvis Presley songs - Suspicious Minds and Clambake, the latter being the name of one of Presley's films as well.


  • The EE is based off of an actual subway line that was discontinued in 1940, but brought back in 1967, only to be discontinued again in 1976 for good.
  • The Weasels had been transferred to Shelbyville Elementary School, which was revealed by Nelson at the Bully Summit.
  • One of the bully groups is called Krusty's Kids, which dress in clown costumes.
    • This is a reference to Jerry's Kids, a charity for sick and disabled children run by comedian Jerry Lewis. In the episode "E. Pluribus Wiggum" in a conversation between Jon Stewart and Krusty, John mentioned that Krusty's Kids missed Krusty. Krusty said that they're great, though a little clingy.
  • Homer says his grandfather is alive, which may contradict Abraham's dad being seen in heaven in Bart's coma dream in "Bart Gets Hit by a Car".
  • Despite the word "winter" in the title, this episode does not take place during the winter season.


  • The Buck-toothed boy is seen with brown skin and brown hair.
    • He is also seen without his buck-tooth.
  • In the scene where Marge is talking to Patty and Selma in the kitchen, some of the kitchen floor is undrawn.
  • Even though, the Weasels were transferred to Shelbyville Elementary, but in future episodes, they were seen attending Springfield Elementary, as shown in “Fears of a Clown,” for example.

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