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When the Simpsons go to the 33¢ store, one of the products on the shelves is Skittlebrau, a drink made of Skittles and Beer that Homer supposedly dreamed and asked Apu for in "Bart Star."
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The fish that Bart kills during his job in Osaka ("Spare my life and I will grant you three wishes") is a reference to the fable "The Fisherman and His Wife". Interestingly, when Homer was talking to Ned about how he thought they were, he states that he has Marge locked up in a pigsty, which is the same place the Fisherman and his wife reside in said fairytale.
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When Marge says to Homer on the plane that she liked Rashomon (1950) by Akira Kurosawa, Homer claims he doesn't remember it that way. The underlying joke is that this famous film is about people remembering different things about the same event.
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The Katakana on the the title card for "Battling Seizure Robots" translates to "seizure".
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When the Cartoon show about 'Battle Seizure Robots' take a commercial brake, the advertisement that is starting is Mr.Sparkle.
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Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Gamera, all famous monsters from Japan and across the globe, have an appearance in this episode. The creators of "The Simpsons" are supposedly big Godzilla/Kaiju fans.
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This was banned in Japan due to a scene where Homer throws the country's Emperor out of a sumo ring.
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The "Battling Seizure Robots" cartoon was based on the banned Pokemon episode "Electric Soldier Porygon" which caused seizures to 685 viewers, hospitalizing them.
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Because of a scene in which the Emperor of Japan is thrown into a trunk filled with sumo thongs, this episode has never aired in Japan, as the scene was considered disrespectful.
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Battling Seizure Robots, the seizure-inducing television show that the Simpsons watch in their hotel room, is based on an episode of Pokémon called "Denno Senshi Porygon", which caused several hundred children to develop epileptic seizures. According to Mike Scully, the staff received "several angry letters" from people for the scene.
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During the scene where Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Gamera appear, if you listen closely you can hear the roar of the monster Gabara, who made his only appearance in 1969's "Godzilla's Revenge" (a.k.a. All Monsters Attack). This suggests the monster audio for that scene was taken from that film.
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