This story is based on the short story (and later a novel) "Flowers for Algernon", in which an experiment temporarily turns a mentally retarded man into a genius. The most direct reference to the book is the white mouse that repeatedly beats Homer in a game, just like Algernon (a white mouse as well) beats Charly in the original story. See more
[Lisa is missing a crayon; Homer had a crayon removed from his brain making him smarter
Sweetheart, the missing crayon could be anywhere.
[crashes through living room window and holds up two fistfuls of tickets
Who wants lottery tickets?
Okay, it's in his brain.
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're In the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin See more