The Simpsons

Season 23 Episode 11

The D'oh-cial Network

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 2012 on FOX

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  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Homer: Down in front! Dammit, why do kids have heads?
      Marge: Homer, stop watching the movie in the other peoples' car.
      Homer: Aww, but I'm invested in the characters.

    • Lisa: (About SpringFace) Wow, I created something incredibly popular!
      Homer: And I created something that created something incredibly popular!
      Grampa: And I created an alcoholic hippo.
      Homer: You never showed it to me.
      Grampa: A stupid alcoholic hippo.
      Homer: I still want to see it.
      Grampa: There is no hippo!
      Homer: Then why did you say it?
      Grampa: Because you're the hippo!
      Homer: Are you just saying that because you don't want me to see the hippo?
      Grampa: There is no hippo!

  • Notes

    • Show Title: Ned Flanders wincing in fear as he gets carried away by a gargoyle.
      Billboard Gag: Winter at Squidport: Dead Seals Wash Up Daily (with a picture of the Springfield Squidport pictured in a winter background).
      Chalkboard Gag: We do need no education.
      Couch Gag: This extended sequence shows the family in a taxicab in New York City. Short on time, Homer orders them out and they proceed to run a few blocks. Homer stops to play a card game where he gets swindled before Marge pulls him away. When the family arrives at a building, the security guard won't allow them to pass since they're not on the roster. Homer gives him a headbutt, then does the same to a female guard when they get to the stage entry. As it turns out, the Simpsons are guests at Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman is disappointedly unimpressed with the couch gag on his show and has Paul Shaffer and his Late Show band play a music version of The Simpsons theme song, to which Dave seems disappointed as well.

  • Allusions

    • The title is an allusion to the movie "The Social Network."

    • The Simpsons Show's Too Short Story is done in the style of the cartoon opening of the PBS series Mystery and similar to Edward Gorey's style of animation.

    • On one of the cards at the end of the episode explaining what happened it says "SpringTwit." This is an allusion to the popular social networking site called Twitter.

    • The blue-haired lawyer makes a reference to the search engine AskJeeves.com. The man that walks out of the court room looks like the character Jeeves used to promote the engine.

    • Sherri and Terri are getting their hair braided at a kiosk called Home of the Braid. This is an allusion to the phrase from the Star Spangled Banner where it says "home of the brave."

    • The Blocko set that Lisa wanted to buy is called "Chubba the Shedd's Dust Palace." This is an allusion to the Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt and his home called Jabba's Palace.

    • One of the Blocko toys is for Cosmic Wars. This is an allusion to the movie Star Wars.

    • Blocko store is a reference to the toy Legos.

    • There is a cookie shopped called Forgotten Amos Cookies. This is an allusion to the cookie company Famous Amos Cookies.

    • There is a store called Spiffany's. This is an allusion to the store Tiffany's.

    • When Nelson grabs Martin and slings him through the air at the other nerds he says "Angry Nerds" and then Martin flies and hits the nerds in a way that alludes to the popular mobile phone and tablet game Angry Birds.

    • One of the stores is called Creme De La Creams. This is an allusion to the french saying, and cake company Creme De La Creme.

    • The food gift card that Homer picks is called Cinnabun. This is an allusion to the pastry kiosk called Cinnabon.

    • One of the gift cards is for Burns & Noble. This is an allusion to the book store Barnes and Noble.

    • One of the gift cards is for Cropduster Video. This is an allusion to the video rental store Blockbuster Video.

    • One of the gift cards is for GAO Schwarz. This is an allusion to the toy company FAO Schwarz.

    • One of the gift cards is for a company called Marvyn's. This is an allusion to the store called Mervyn's.

    • One of the gift cards Marge tosses out the window is called Circuit Circus. This is an allusion to the company Circuit City.

    • One of the gift cards Marge tosses into the garbage is called Linens-n-Such. This is an allusion to the company Linens & Things.

    • There is a store called Puttering Barn. This is an allusion to the store Pottery Barn.

    • There is a vendor called Drippin' Dots. This is an allusion to the dessert called Dippin' Dots.

    • There is a store at the mall called Banana Dictatorship. This is an allusion to the clothing store Banana Republic.

    • One of the stores seen at the mall is called Markups & Spender. This is an allusion to the UK store called Marks & Spencer.

    • When the family first enters the town center, there is a shop called Cold Navy. This is an allusion to the clothing store Old Navy.

    • Apple Computers:


      Mapple (previously seen in the episode MyPods and Boomsticks) is seen again in this episode. Apple iPads and iPhones are parodied here, the ultra-thin laptop Homer buys is a parody of Apple's MacBook Air computer, Lisa uses a Mapple computer resembling the Apple Lisa in the Springfield Elementary computer lab, and there are also several computers resembling the iMac G3 in the same computer lab (which Nelson uses to knock down nerds.)

    • Facebook:



      Lisa creates a social network called Springface. This is a parody ofFacebook, a social network that people can befriend people, post pictures, and post what people are saying.


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