The Simpsons

Season 26 Episode 22

Mathlete's Feat

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 17, 2015 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rick : Okay, I want you to take that vial of Simpsons goo and this picture to this address. They'll make us new Simpsons. You understand me, Morty?
      Morty : Me? What are you gonna do?
      Rick: I gotta clean this place up before somebody comes snooping around. Do you know how many characters there are in The Simpsons, Morty? There's like a billion characters. They did an episode where George Bush was their neighbour.

  • Notes

    • Show Title:  Groundskeeper Willie flying with help from his leaf blower.
      Billboard and Chalkboard Gags:  None.
      Couch Gag:  In this extended sequence, after the Simpsons sit on the couch, the stars of the Cartoon Network Adult Swim series Rick & Morty crash into the living room with a flying saucer, smashing the family into a liquefied mess.  Afterward, Rick sends Morty through a portal to a futuristic planet having collected the family's DNA in a vial so they can be restored.  While Rick explores the house, he steals various items and freezes Ned Flanders when he comes into the scene.  Morty, who's touring the future planet, which among the sites, has a Slurm vending machine (commonly seen in Futurama), and various alien characters (including Kang and Kodos) in the background.  He then goes to another alien, who is then able to create a few pods from the DNA.  Morty returns to the Simpson home and after Rick wakes up, he heats up the pods as they begin to grow into human form.  However, the new Simpsons all look like mutated versions of Rick, making him advise Morty never to clean vials with spit.  The two eventually leave, causing the frozen Ned to shatter and Bart griping that there should be no more guest animators.

  • Allusions

    • Homer: "This is the greatest thing since Charles Grodin accepts Beethoven for their new dog".  Homer was talking about the 1992 movie Beethoven where a father (played by Charles Grodin) reluctantly adopts a stray St. Bernard dog for their family pet, and he and the family must save him from a vet (played by Dean Jones) who uses Beethoven and many dogs for experiments.