The Simpsons

Season 2 Episode 7

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 1990 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Croesus and Mammon
      When Bart goes to the Burns mansion, we see that it is at the corner of Croesus and Mammon. Croesus was an ancient king of Lydia and became a symbol of great wealth to the ancient Greeks; now it is used as a term for a very rich, usually arrogant person. Mammon was an Aramaic term meaning riches, as in The New Testament: Matthew 6:24… "you cannot serve God and Mammon". Now it is used as a term for great material wealth, especially of a evil or debasing influence.