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
[chasing Santa's Little Helper around the backyard
Stupid dog! Let go of that delicious bird!
References Sleeping Beauty
Summer of '42 (Main Theme)
Composed by Michel Legrand See more