Lisa's Wedding
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The PTA Disbands


  • Marge's reaction when Homer proclaims that it was Santa's Little Helper who buried all of their stuff implies that she herself was responsible for burying at least one of the items in the back yard—most likely, Homer's "The Best of Ray Stevens featuring the Streak" album.
  • This is the second time Bart uses a swear word, in this case 'Bitch', its proper context, but still gets told off for saying it.
  • The scene of Santa's Little Helper running after She's the Fastest was originally going to show SLH mounting She's the Fastest, but censors objected and asked that the scene be replaced with reaction shots that imply that SLH was having intercourse with She's the Fastest.
  • In 101 Dalmatians, 15 Dalmatians are born and then 99 and then with counting the parents 101, but in this episode there are 26.
  • This is the only Simpsons episode to have a greyhound being pregnant.
  • The names of the puppies are:
    • Rover
    • Fido
    • Rex
    • Spot
    • Rover II
    • Fido II
    • Rex II
    • Cleo
    • Dave
    • Jay
    • Paul
    • Branford
    • Dave II
    • Jay II
    • Paul II
    • Branford II
    • Sleepy
    • Dopey
    • Grumpy
    • Donner
    • Blitzen
    • Grumpy II
    • King
    • Queenie
    • Prince
    • The puppy formally known as Prince
  • Cleo and Queenie appeared to be the only two female puppies.
  • After this episode, She's the Fastest is never seen or mentioned again.
  • The shot of the "BURNS MANOR" sign when Bart and Lisa arrive at Burns Manor is stock footage taken from "Rosebud".
  • A reference to this episode was made in Season 15's "Today, I Am a Clown " when Lisa references Santa's Little Helper having 25 puppies and then got neutered, which actually didn't happen.


  • "The Puppy Formerly Known As Prince" is named after The artist formerly known as Prince.
  • Mr. Burns' song "See My Vest" is a parody of the song "Be Our Guest" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
    • "See My Vest" follows the same tempo as the song it is parodying.
  • The episode title and plot are based on the Disney film 101 Dalmatians; Burns' plan to kill the puppies and turn them into clothing references Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, who wants to do the same thing. In addition, the maid who briefly appears during "See My Vest" looks like Nanny from the movie.
    • Bart and Lisa's rescue of the puppies is based on the actions of Sergeant Tibbs and the Colonel from 101 Dalmatians.
    • Smithers helping Mr. Burns steal the puppies is based on Horace and Jasper.
  • The scene showing Santa's Little Helper and She's the Fastest eating spaghetti is a reference to Lady and the Tramp.
  • The clerk at the pet store performs a mind-meld on Santa's Little Helper, a reference to the Vulcan mind-meld from Star Trek.
  • Santa's Little Helper's escape from the car (as well as the scene's music) are parodies of Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • The scene where all the puppies are standing up is a parody of "I am Spartacus" from Spartacus.
  • Santa's Little Helper and She's the Fastest got together as a dog couple similar to Lady and the Tramp and had puppies just like Pongo and Perdita.
  • Homer and Marge had Santa's Little Helper and She's the Fastest like Jim and Darling, but when they saw that the puppies are born, they become like Roger and Anita Radcliff.


  • The Simpsons have 25 puppies, but there are 26 when they are eating.
  • Weirdhair

    The bottom left of Marge's hair instead looks like part of her head.

    Bart is barefoot after Lisa takes his shoes and socks off but after getting cornered by Mr. Burns and Smithers Bart is now wearing his shoes.
  • At the scene in the pet shop, the animation of Santa's Little Helper is very choppy. Several times, his head cuts from looking forward to looking to the left without any in-between frames.
  • When the Simpsons are watching the dog race, there are a few frames where the bottom left curl of Marge's hair is incorrectly drawn and colored as if it was part of her head.
  • When the puppies are eating from their bowls, they are seen in a far away shot scattered throughout the kitchen. However, when the camera pans to showcase all the dog bowls, they are in a straight line.

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Bart of DarknessLisa's RivalAnother Simpsons Clip ShowItchy & Scratchy LandSideshow Bob RobertsTreehouse of Horror VBart's GirlfriendLisa on IceHomer BadmanGrampa vs. Sexual InadequacyFear of FlyingHomer the GreatAnd Maggie Makes ThreeBart's CometHomie the ClownBart vs. AustraliaHomer vs. Patty and SelmaA Star is BurnsLisa's WeddingTwo Dozen and One GreyhoundsThe PTA Disbands'Round SpringfieldThe Springfield ConnectionLemon of TroyWho Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
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