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Springfield Splendor
Whistler's Father
Treehouse of Horror XXVIII

Cultural References


  • Originally, the episode was going to be the 619th episode of the series, but it got bumped up to 620 with the announcement of Springfield Splendor, which itself would later be moved to an October 8, 2017 airing after The Serfsons was chosen to be the season 29 premiere.
  • This episode uses the old Season 3 version of the theme song, which features violins playing (to make them sound like the "Ahh" choir) instead of the synthesized "Ahh" choir. This is one of the newer episodes to use the old Season 3 version of the theme.
  • This episode would’ve been rated either TV-14 or TV-MA if the middle finger scene was uncensored.


  • Oddly, in one scene, two cribs can be seen in Maggie's room. The other crib cannot be seen at any other point.
  • While Homer plays Peekaboo with Maggie, a green toy swing set can be seen in front of the window. Later, when Homer is looking around for the person who is whistling, it has disappeared.
  • Luann, Bernice, and Helen were seen at the talent show, but also appeared at the post office then back at the talent show, how did they do that?
  • Despite the flashback stating that Abe can no longer whistle, Abe is then seen whistling professionally.
    • So it must mean that his mouth got healed since that.
  • Alf Clausen is credited in the closing credits for this episode despite being fired from the series.
  • Marge calls Fat Tony Anthony D'Amico, but that was the name of his cousin, who died in Donnie Fatso.
    • It could be possible that nobody (including Marge) in Springfield apart from Homer knows that Fat Tony is dead and was replaced with his cousin.


Season 28 Season 29 References/Trivia Season 30
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