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Cultural References

  • The episode's title is reference to Homer's to the detective story theme "Whodunit", and a portmanteau of "Whodunit" and Homer's "Woo Hoo!" catchphrase.
  • Dateline: Springfield is a parody of the television newsmagazine/reality legal show Dateline NBC.
  • Marge is stated to Olive Oyl looks, with a picture of image of her from the Popeye comics.
  • The gambling machines are based the American legal and political drama television series The Good Wife and the 2018 American action-crime film Sicario: Day of the Soldado.
  • The list of suspects in the theft include:
    • Keyser Söze from the mystery thriller film The Usual Suspects.
    • Sideshow Bob.
    • Thanos from Marvel.
    • Donald Trump, Jr.
    • Marge Simpson.
    • Homer Simpson.
  • Professor Frink is said to be a finalist on "America's Got Hoyvin", a reference to the American talent show competition America's Got Talent.
  • Disco Stu calls Homer voicemail a "Slurpin' Safari", a reference to the debut album by American rock band the Beach Boys.
  • Willie list of fads include: yo-yos, pogs, Pokémon, crunking and the short stories of John Cheever.
  • The scene in the science lab with the bullies and Bart is a parody of the neo-Western crime drama television series Breaking Bad.
    • During this scene, "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" by The Peddlers plays.
  • King Toot sings the tune of "Blue Rondo à la Turk" by Dave Brubeck.
  • Lisa plays "Night Lights" by Gerry Mulligan on the saxophone.
  • Lisa mentions that Marge is reading her Harry Potter book four. The narrator then mentions that Cedric Diggory dies.
  • Homer mentions that all the biggest stars are from true crime documentaries, then mentions The Jinx, Making a Murdererand Matt Lauer on Today Show.
  • Lisa mentioned the Independent Spirit Awards.
  • The credits for Dateline: Springfield say that Moe was designed by Guillermo del Toro.
  • Homer mentions the documentary film about André the Giant.


  • The person playing Homer in the Moe recreation is the same person who played him in the movie shown in "Bart's Not Dead".
  • The Dateline: Springfield narrator's car license plate says "NAR8R", which when sounded out, sounds like "Narrator".
  • One of the pre-release images for this episode have Marge appearing on living room along with Bart. But in the final version, only Marge appears and Bart is not present.
  • This is the final episode to have Jackie Mason guest star on the Simpsons as Rabbi Krustofsky.



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