Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Music From This Episode
"People Who Need People" by Barbara Streisand (plays over the closing credits, which show a montage of Moe's humanitarian efforts during his cooling-off period)
"Time For Some Action" by Redman (Tatum's theme song)
"Why Can't We Be Friends" by War (Homer's theme song)
According to this episode, Anthony D'Amico is Fat Tony's real name. It is also the name of a recording engineer who works on the show.
In a deleted scene, it is revealed that the Simpson men have always been great boxers. Some of the Simpsons to participate in the sport were: Silas Simpson (legendary boxing oaf), Gentleman Jim Simpson (went 214 rounds without getting his derby scuffed), Abe Simpson (aka - "The Piledriver" on account of a medical condition), and now of course, Homer.
In Moe's "office" on the orange poster it says Szyslak vs. Oakley who is one of the writer/producers of the show. It says also Kirkland vs. Silverman who are both directors on the show.
Homer boxes under the auspices of the Association of Semi-Pro Boxers, or ASSBOX.
Bart gets his belt from ''Miscellaneous, Etc.''
Drederick Tatum's prison number is 4F03, the production code for this episode.
Drederick Tatum first appeared in 7F13, Homer Vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment.
(During the fight, Moe gives Homer some ringside advice.)
Moe: Hang in there Homer. Only 440 more seconds. (to Grampa) He's getting a second wind.
Grampa: No, he's getting killed. He's gonna die on his feet!
Barney: Man, you'd never get me into a ring. Boxing causes brain damage. (Drinks some varnish)
Lucius: Your boy looks a little soft, Moe. You do remember our arrangement?
Moe: Yeah, don't worry, you'll get your three rounds.
Lucius: Stupendous. Because if he goes down before that bell rings, your future's going with him.
Moe: Okey-doke. Future's down the crapper. Gotcha.
Dr. Hibbert: You have an absolutely unique genetic condition known as "Homer Simpson" syndrome.
Homer: Oh, why me?
Homer: You know Lucius Sweet?! He's one of the biggest names in boxing! He's exactly as rich and as famous as Don King, and he looks just like him, too!
Homer: Son, there's only one thing punks like that understand: squealing. You've got to squeal to every teacher and every grown-up you can find. Coming to me was a good start.
Bart: (Beat up) Hey, dad.
Homer: Looking good, son. Hey! What happened to your belt?
Jimbo: Hey Simpson, wanna trade belts?
Bart: Well, not really, 'cause yours is just a piece of extension cord.
Kearney: Hey, dude, he's ragging on your cord.
Jimbo: Get him!
Comic Book Guy: Yes, finally! I would like to return your quote-unquote Ultimate Belt.
Salesman: I see. Do you have a receipt, quote-unquote, sir?
Comic Book Guy: No, I do not have a receipt. I won it as a door prize at the Star Trek Convention, although I find their choice of prize highly illogical, as the average Trekker has no use for a medium sized belt.
Salesman: Whoa, whoa! A fat, sarcastic, Star Trek fan. You must be a devil with the ladies.
Comic Book Guy: Hey, I...uh, de--oh...
Salesman: Gee, I hate to let you down, Casanova, but, uh, no receipt, no return.
Bart: I'll give you four bucks for it.
Comic Book Guy: (Sighs) Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them.
Bart: Hey, Lis! Check out this space-age toothbrush.
Lisa: That's an electric nostril groomer.
Announcer: Celebrities at ringside tonight: Star of the McBain action films, and feature player in the Hollywood prostitution scandal: Rainer Wolfcastle! (applause) TV anchorman and Springfield institution, Mr. Kent Brockman! (audience boos and throws things at him)
Kent Brockman: (laughs) This just in, go to Hell!
Lisa: Mom's right, Dad. The odds against you winning are a thousand to one.
Homer: Whoa, I don't think it's that unlikely.
Lisa: Those are the odds they're giving in Vegas.
Homer: All right, I think we've heard just about enough from Mr. Newspaper today. (Tosses the newspaper away)
Interviewer #1: Champ, do you feel remorse for your crime?
Tatum: Oh, yes. Believe me, my god, if I could turn back the clock on my mother's stair-pushing, I would certainly, reconsider it.
Interviewer #2: Drederick, ah, what do you think of Homer Simpson?
Tatum: I think he's a good man. I like him. I got nothing against him, but I'm definitely gonna make orphans of his children.
Interviewer #3: Uh, you know, they do have a mother, Champ?
Tatum: Yes, but I would imagine that she would die of grief.
Moe: Who's gonna knock you down?
Homer: No one!
Moe: When are you gonna fight back?
Moe: What are you gonna do?
Moe: That's my boy!
Moe: Okay, punching isn't your thing. But that's okay. You're not that kind of fighter. What you're gonna do is stand there while your opponent gets exhausted from over-punching.
Homer: Then I can just push him over.
Moe: That's right, and if the ref's not looking, you can kick him a couple of times.
Homer: You used to be a boxer just like me?
Moe: Yup. They called me Kid Gorgeous. Later on, it was Kid Presentable. Then Kid Gruesome. And finally, Kid Moe.
Moe: Are you man enough to test every one of your limits?
Moe: And are you man enough to throw a punch should the opportunity arise?
Moe: And are you man enough to give me a sixty percent cut?
Moe: I'll take it.
Moe: Fun's over, fellas! If you're gonna beat up my friend in my bar, there's a two-drink minimum.
Homer: Look, Marge! They opened a new high-tech gadget store! You love high-tech gadgets.
Marge: No, I don't.
Homer: Like bull you don't. Come on. [grabs Marge's arm]
Marge: Homer, please! You're hurting my arm.
Homer: No I'm not.
(Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney are about to beat up Bart.)
Bart: I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but you guys asked for it.
(Bart hits a button on his utility belt that fires a rocket with a note that says "Call Police Assistance Needed")
Bart: Can't you read?! Call the police!
(They beat him up anyway)
(Dolph's, Jimbo's, and Kearney's fathers beat up Homer.)
Jimbo's dad: That's for telling me how to raise my son. (Punches Homer)
Dolph's dad: And this is for the crummy life I had to live. (Punches Homer)
Marge: Homer, you don't know how to box, you're 38 years old, and you haven't gotten any exercise since grade school. Of all the crazy ideas you've had, this one ranks somewhere in the middle. Before you even consider this, I insist you consult a doctor.
Homer: No problemo.
(Marge pecks Homer on the cheek and walks off.)
Marge: (yelling) A competant doctor!
Homer: (off-screen) D'oh!
(Homer is getting the stuffing beat out of him in the ring.)
Marge: (Frantically) Somebody stop the fight! Where's the doctor?!
Dr. Nick: (Excitedly and Enthusiastically) Kill him! Kill him!
Starting this episode, Drederick Tatum is animated to look a lot more like Mike Tyson.
Blackboard Joke: I am not my long-lost twin.
Couch Gag: The TV room is now a Southwestern desert. The Simpsons, dressed in cowboy garb, sit on the couch and it gallops away.
During the end credits, there is a slideshow of Moe flying around and helping people with his fan.
Comic Book Guy wins the Ultimate Belt as a door-prize at a Star Trek convention.
The shape of the displays in the technology store bare a striking resemblance to the control console of the time machine in the classic British sci-fi series, Doctor Who.
The musical score, flash-photography, as well as the slow-motion effects in the black and white boxing scenes are all direct references to the 1980 Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull.
The Fan Man is a reference to James Miller, who in 1993 made national headlines by flying into a boxing match at Caesar's Palace between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson's Punchout
Homer's opponents prior to facing the invincible Dredrick Tatum are all styled like the boxers in the popular NES video game Mike Tyson's Punchout.
Heavyweight boxer Dredrick Tatum is styled after former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, and Tatum's manager, Lucious Sweet, is a direct replica of Don King; who was formerly Mike Tyson's manager during his prime.
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