The Simpsons

Season 15 Episode 16

Wandering Juvie

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 2004 on FOX



  • Allusions

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      The episode owes much of its plot to "The Definant Ones." The basic elements are identical to the classic 1958 film starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier:

      • Two inmates who absolutely despise each other break out of jail.
      • The two are chained together by a common pair of handcuffs.
      • Each of the escapees have distinctly different backgrounds and personalities.
      • The two must depend on one another while on the run from authorities.
      • The convicts come to respect one another as they continue their escape.
      • After they finally have the cuffs removed, both exclaim, "We're free!"

      "The Defiant Ones" was also the inspiration for the classic Warner Bros. film, "D' Fightin' Ones" (which starred Sylvester the Cat).