The Simpsons

Season 22 Episode 8

The Fight Before Christmas

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 05, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The beginning introduction has Christmas music playing and the town decorated and Marge is pulling up Santa's Sleigh on the roof of the house. She and the sleigh fall off the roof.

    • This is a rare episode with no opening title sequence.

  • Allusions

    • Inglorious Basterds
      Toward the end of the second short, Marge carries out a plan to blow up a movie theater where Adolph Hitler and a group of Nazis are attending, similarly seen in the above-titled 2009 movie which starred Brad Pitt.

    • The Muppet Christmas Special
      The DVD that Maggie shows Homer is The Fluppet Christmas Special. This is a parody of The Muppet Christmas Special that stars The Muppets' Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy created by Jim Henson.

    • The Polar Express
      When Bart steps outside and there is a train in his front yard and Otto is the conductor and boards the train and goes to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. This is like the 2004 movie The Polar Express where a little boy boards a train in his front yard and goes to the North Pole to see Santa Claus and is welcomed by the conductor (voiced by Tom Hanks).

    • The Night Before Christmas
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1823 poem The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore.

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