The Simpsons

Season 7 Episode 2

Radioactive Man

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1995 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Waterworld
      The scene where Radioactive Man (Rainier Wolfcastle) and Fallout Boy (Milhouse) are hanging upside down in a cage as prisoners in "Aquaworld" is a direct reference to the 1995 Kevin Costner film Waterworld, at the time the most expensive movie ever made. The film's opening was highly anticipated, but it turned out to be a complete flop, mostly due to the fact that it had an incredibly bad storyline -- with a huge budget, nonetheless. Very much like the film being made in this episode of the Simpsons, making this a rather subtle double allusion.