"The Simpsons" $pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (TV Episode 1993) Poster


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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Homer: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The episode is named as a parody of the full name of this film.
The Gong Show (1976) (TV Series)
Homer's life-long dream was to be a contestant on this show, we then see a flashback of him on it.
The People's Court (1981) (TV Series)
The Raymond Babbitt caricature who gambles at Homer's table says that he's "gotta watch Wapner."
Terms of Endearment (1983)
porn title: Sperms of Endearment
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Homer mentions the time he allowed an escaped lunatic into the house because he was dressed liked Santa Claus.
I'll Do Anything (1994)
porn title: I'll Do Anyone

Referenced in 

The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) (Video Game)
The Idaho Lisa costume is from this episode.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "The House That Gave Sucky Treats", the King of Town's knight's Halloween costume is "Idaho"

Featured in 

The Simpsons: The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular (1995) (TV Episode)
A deleted scene from this episode is played, actual footage from this episode is used at the start to put it into context.


Citizen Kane (1941)
The "News on Parade" bit at the beginning is similar to "News on the March" from Citizen Kane.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) (TV Series)
Homer trips over an ottoman the same way Dick Van Dyke does in the intro of every episode. Also, a studio audience laughs.
Rain Man (1988)
When dealing at the casino, Homer speaks to Ray and Charlie from this movie who are gambling (just like when they went to a casino in the film).

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