The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 15

Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Show Title: Bart climbing down a giant beanstalk carrying the harp and the goose that lays golden eggs as seen in Jack and the Beanstalk.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags: None.
      Couch Gag: This extended sequence parodies the opening theme of the HBO series Game of Thrones(utilizing the show's opening music as well) as various structures rise from the ground via rolling gears, with the family and other characters dressed in medieval clothes. The monorail is seen, passing through various locations, including Springfield Gorge, Moe's Tavern, the church and the Kwik-E-Mart. Moleman gets bowled over by the giant Lardlad Donuts statue, several three-eyed crows fly out of the nuclear plant, passing by the largest object outside of town, the couch, which remains unoccupied, before a sword cross scene switches to the TV.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title and its plot are based on the movie Exit through the Gift Shop, a story about the people behind graffiti art.

    • The store that Homer, Lisa and Bart enter in the beginning is called Swapper Jack's. This is an allusion to the food store Trader Joe's