The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 11

Margical History Tour

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2004 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Lisa: "Mom, that sounds like the movie Amadeus, which is historically inaccurate."
      Milos Forman's Amadeus was released in 1984. It was a powerful biography of the last years of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told through the eyes of a competing composer, Antonio Salieri. Although it was inaccurate in many regards (especially about the competition between Salieri and Mozart), it was a powerful film that swept the 1985 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, and Best Adapted Screenplay. This episode's Mozart skit is indeed a takeoff of Amadeus.