Bart befriends a Muslim boy named Bashir, but Homer suspects Bashir and his family to be terrorists. Meanwhile, Lisa buys a Mapple [=MyPod=] and runs up a $1200 bill from downloading songs.
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!!This episode contains examples of: ([[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS20E7MypodsAndBoomsticks YMMV Examples here]])
* ActorAllusion: In Homer's fearful nightmare following his suspicions of Bashir's family, [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Genie]] appears and transforms Springfield into a stereotypical Muslim caricature. Homer's voice actor Dan Castellaneta was the replacement voice for Robin Williams' Genie in ''The Return of Jafar'', the Aladdin animated TV show, and the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video game series.
* BlandNameProduct: The "Mapple" Bar with its [=MyPods=] and [=MyPhones=].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Homer sees it in a ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' parody.
* MistakenForTerrorist: The source of conflict when Homer assumes that Bashir's father is a terrorist
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The episode's Itchy and Scratchy segment "diePod Slaylist" features Scratchy feeling guilty over having tested the atomic bomb. He goes in a time machine to stop himself but gets killed by Itchy planting a bomb in his past self's body
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Homer tries to move the bombs under the belief that Bashir's father is plotting to suicide bomb the Springfield Mall but instead ends up blowing up the bridge leading to the Duff Brewery.
* ScamReligion: Apparently Moe started one to get out of jury duty much to Kearney's disdain
* ShoutOut: The title is a reference to BedknobsAndBroomsticks
** When Bart makes it seem Steve Mobs is insulting his clients, Comic Book Guy charges and swings a sledgehammer at the screen akin to the "1984" Apple commercial.
** During the dream where Genie transforms Springfield, a music store is changed to only have aisles of [=CDs=] by Cat Stevens (though ever since his conversion to Islam, he now goes by Yusuf).
* UnfortunateNames: Bashir's last name is [[OsamaBinLaden Bin Laden]].
* WhatTheHellHero: To a point, as Homer was perfectly tolerant of Bashir and his family until Moe and his friends basically told him to be intolerant and jingoistic ''for no reason at all'' (other than the fact that what they believe about Muslims is a reflection of what most people believe about Muslims in RealLife, ''especially'' in a post-9/11 world). Homer's actions also merit this.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Lisa working to pay for her [="MyBill"=]