The Simpsons

Season 2 Episode 22

Blood Feud

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 11, 1991 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Citizen Kane
      When the camera rolls into the Burns mansion, a gate with a B over it can be seen as well as thunder and lightning. This is a parody of the opening to the 1941 film Citizen Kane. Also, the scene in which Burns is lying in his bed and Smithers is talking to Dr. Hibbert is lifted from Citizen Kane in the scene in which Kane's wife is ill. The interior in the bedroom is based directly on that scene.