When a pigeon flies through the Simpsons' home and suffers a broken wing, Bart makes it his duty to care for the bird - whom he names Ray - and nurse it back to health. When Ray is ready to fly, Homer decides to enter him in a bird race when Danica Patrick appears to him in a dream. Things don't go according to plan, however, when Santa's Little Helper swallows Ray. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart's blues is to give away the family dog. But when the Simpsons visit the pup's new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision Written by
Did You Know?
"Itchy & Scratchy in Dogday Hellody of 1933" is a spoof of The Broadway Melody
(1929). The Itchy & Scratchy version features Edward G. Robinson
from Little Caesar
(1931) (anachronistically firing an M16, which wasn't developed until the 1960s); Will Rogers
(with lasso, paraphrasing his famous saying, "I never met a man I didn't like"); 'W.C. Fields' ("A little hair of the dog that bit me", referring to the practice of drinking alcohol as a treatment for hangover); Harpo Marx
; and Bing Crosby
. See more
In the WWII movie trailer, the Stars and Stripes changes from 48 stars (correct) to 50 stars (post 1959 pattern). See more
What do you think, Mom?
Why don't you ask your new father?
[Birthday clown honks horn
You haven't earned the right to call me that!
Spoofs The Broadway Melody
Composed by Daniel Butterfield
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
, Pamela Hayden
, and Russi Taylor See more