The Simpsons

Season 20 Episode 16

Eeny Teeny Maya Moe

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Moe: (answers phone) Moe's rat-free tavern. Oh, uh, hey, Marge. Yeah, yeah Homer's here.
      (Homer gestures "no")
      Moe: Oh, oh you want Homer! Oh, I'm sorry I thought you meant "Himmler." Heinrich Himmler. You know, the guy who invented the "Heimlich Manure?"
      Marge: Those are two different people!
      Moe: Yeah, well, they're both here and neither one is your husband. This press conference is over. (hangs up)

    • Moe: You gotta make me shorter, Doc.
      Dr. Hibbert: (laughs) What do you mean?
      Moe: I mean take out bones, guts, whatever you gotta do to make me a micro Moe.
      Dr. Hibbert: What your asking is completely unethical. No licensed physician would preform that operation.
      (Cut to Dr. Nick about to put the anesthesia mask on Moe)
      Dr. Nick: Now close your eyes and when you wake up you will be a woman.
      Moe: No, no, no, no, no! I-I wanna be shorter, for a woman.
      Dr. Nick: Uh oh. I mixed you up with the last guy.
      (A shortened Mr. Largo walks in)
      Mr. Largo: (screams) I look nothing like Julie Newmar!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the nursery rhyme "Eeny Meeny Miny Mo".

    • The Warriors
      As the muscular baby approaches Maggie in the park, he clinks three glass baby bottles together in rhythm. This parallels a scene in the 1979 movie The Warriors in which gang leader Luther does the same movement while calling out "Warriors, come out and play."

    • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
      When Moe goes to Maya's house and turns on the TV, he sees some Oompa Loompas singing a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

    • Terminator 2
      One of the restaurants at the Springfield Squidport is called "Pasta La Vista, Baby," a reference to the Terminator's line "Hasta la vista, baby" in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

    • Moe: O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
      Moe is quoting a line from Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky," from Carroll's 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Mr. Burns previously quoted the same line in the episode "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love."

    • Hockey Announcer: Hold the Black Label, Mabel!
      Black Label is a brand of beer known for its slogan, "Hey Mabel, Black Label!"

    • Moe: The gargoyle has landed!
      This line echoes astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous words, "The Eagle has landed," said when Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon.

    • Hansel and Gretel
      The plot for the commercial featuring the old lady giving the two children chores and planning on eating them is drawn from the children's fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.