Lisa calls on Homer to buy her a replacement reed for her saxophone for a talent show at school. Homer, however, is unable to bring it to her on time, because he wasted time at Moe's Tavern. He decides the best way to make her forget her anger is to buy her a pony, which he must take a second job--working at the Kwik-E-Mart--to support.
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and Mike Reiss
came up with idea for the episode while going through a list of Lisa's interests, and Jean told Reiss, "Lisa likes ponies; we [should] give her a pony." While writing down ideas for the story, they decided to explore the consequences of having a pony in a suburban house. See more
Homer tries to cash a $10,000 ticket at the Kwik-E-Mart. However, many state lotteries have limits on how much a retailer can cash. Hoosier Lottery, for example, allows retailers to cash up to $500. Further, a convenience store like Kwik-E-Mart would likely refuse a $10,000 payout because they wouldn't have the cash on hand. See more
I won't lie to you: on this job, you will be shot at.
Homer's dream sequence was accompanied by a version of the Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" when originally aired. A different song is featured in the syndicated version, although the original soundtrack plays on the Season 3 DVD set. See more
Spoofs The Godfather
Also sprach Zarathustra
Composed by Richard Strauss See more