The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 7

How Munched is That Birdie in the Window

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When this episode is rerun, the helicopter with the funny slogan in the opening title sequence is replaced by King Kong Homer climbing the Empire State Building and grabbing the three-eyed crow as he wards off a biplane.

  • Quotes

    • (The Simpson family is in the car, including the dog)
      Marge: (talking to Bart and Lisa) We're bringing the dog because we've found him a new home at a farm upstate, where he can run and play all day.
      Lisa: (shocked) You're gonna put him down?
      Marge: No! For once, a pet going to a farm upstate really is going to a farm upstate.
      Bart: What about all the other pets you told us went to a farm upstate?
      Homer: Hm.. backyard, backyard, toilet, ocean, don't know, backyard, Flanders' mailbox, Lenny's freezer, tirefire.

    • Skinner: Mr. and Mss. Simpson, Bart has been very sad lately.
      Marge: We know, and we're going to do something about it.
      Skinner: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, please don't do anything. Not only did his grades go up, but the enthusiasm has gone out of his pranks. I mean, take a look at this.
      (Skinner shows a paper bag: Insert Poop. Light Bag.)
      Skinner: (chuckles) If anything, I was wondering if you could make him sadder.
      Marge: (agitated) How can you say a thing like that?
      Homer: Marge, listen to the man. He pays Bart's salary.
      Marge: No he doesn't!
      Homer: Why can't you support my gibberish? I'd do it if you were stupid!
      Skinner: Marge, Homer, this marital discord is perfect, but please save it for home, where your son could see it.

  • Notes

    • Show Title: A Fox News helicopter flying overhead bearing the slogan "Unsuitable for viewers under 75".
      Billboard Gag: Springfield Kwik-E-Mart: Thoughtless gifts for people you don't like. (with Apu pictured wearing a red Santa hat)
      Chalkboard Gag: "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is as good as "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
      Couch Gag: Professor Frink is seated on the couch as the family approaches and uses a shrink ray to zap them down to ant size. After he leaves, the Simpsons have to avoid getting stepped on by Grampa. Homer takes a bite of a piece of nacho chip before they move toward the couch again. But they're stopped by Snowball II, who chases them into a mouse hole, where they find a piece of Swiss cheese that makes a worthy substitute for the couch. Unfortunately, they realize too late that it's been placed on a mouse trap that snaps shut on them after Homer says "D'oh!"

  • Allusions

    • Broadway Melody Of 1936
      The name of the Itchy And Scratchy cartoon is Broadway Hellody Of 1933 a parody of the 1930s musical Broadway Melody Of 1936 starring Jack Benny and Buddy Ebsen.