The Simpsons

Season 14 Episode 15


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 2003 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Itchy and Scratchy short: "Bleeder of the Pack"
      This short includes two references to classic rock-n'-roll:

      • The title is a play on the Shangra-Las' immortal "Leader of the Pack" (about a young girl who falls for a greaser from the wrong side of the tracks, and her parents strongly disapprove).
      • The ending pays tribute to Feb. 3, 1959 – the Day the Music Died. The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens are all aboard Scratchy's ill-fated flight, when it begins to lose altitude as it flies into a heavy snowstorm. The real-life flight crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing the three rock legends and the pilot.