Episode - 2F01\\
First Aired - 10/2/1994\\

The Simpsons are going to Itchy and Scratchyland -- a new theme park based on the violent antics of Bart and Lisa's favorite cartoon series.
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!!!This episode contains examples of: ([[YMMV/TheSimpsonsS6E4ItchyAndScratchyLand YMMV]])
* AIIsACrapshoot
* AmusementParkOfDoom
* ChekhovsGag: The family makes a brief stop at "Five Corners", in which five different states intersect. 15 seasons later, Sideshow Bob takes Bart to the same area in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E22TheBobNextDoor "The Bob Next Door"]] to [[spoiler: exploit extraterritorial jurisdiction]], setting the stage for the episode's climax.
* CloseCallHaircut: Homer repeatedly ducks the cleaver of a mad robot while insisting that nothing is wrong, but loses the two hairs on top of his head when it gets too close ("Ah! My hair!").
* CrushKillDestroy: The Itchy and Scratchy robots have a protocol that ensures that they only attack each other; their HUD commands them to "KILL" their opposite number. Inevitably, they malfunction, and the "KILL" command is demanded of human targets.
* DescriptionCut: When the robots started attacking people, Marge said they should have gone to the bird sanctuary. Cut to the next scene showing the birds attacking the visitors.
* DrivenToSuicide: The waiters at "T.G.I. [=McScratchy=]'s" that celebrates "New Years" almost every hour.
** Becomes a BrickJoke during the scene where passes by a security station, one viewer notices "another jumper on the roof of T.G.I. [=McScratchy=]'s".
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: When the family took a vacation at Sandy Beach, Homer terrorized other tourists by pretending to be an approaching shark. Bart was doing the same thing, and he accidentally terrorized Homer, who saw him with his fake fin and screamed "Aaaah! [[SharkMan Shark boy]]!"
* GoofySuit: This episode is one of the few stories where the Goofy suit guy gets revenge Homer is locked up because "I kicked a giant mouse in the butt!", and Bart torments another Itchy-suit by kicking him in the balls and shooting smoke bombs into the mouth. Later, when the Itchy and Scratchy robots start rampaging through the park, the guy in the mouse costume makes sure that the Simpsons are kicked off the last escape helicopter.
-->"[[SeeYouInHell When you get to Hell, tell 'em Itchy sent ya!]]"
* HolodeckMalfunction
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Spoofed when Dr. Frink is informing his coworkers that the Itch and Scratchy robots will "eventually turn against their masters and run amok, in an orgy of blood and the kicking and [[OhGodWithTheVerbing the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving]]." But he adds that "According to my calculations, the robots won't go berserk for at least 24 hours." Immediately, all the robots start attacking the humans. Frink says in a slightly embarrassed tone, "Oh. I forgot to CarryTheOne."
* ItsTheBestWhateverEver[=/=] LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: How the Simpsons perceive their vacation.
* MrAltDisney: Roger Myers, the antisemitic cartoon genius, is an obvious stab at Walt Disney.
* NarratingTheObvious: {{Lampshaded}}. When the family are being attacked by the robots, Lisa pointed out to Homer that the camera flash scrambled the robots' circuits immediately after said event. Homer reacted: "What are you, the narrator?"
* NoodleIncident: Homer taking a shortcut to I&S Land, which ends with their car in shambles, a missile stuck in Marge's hair, and a chicken flying out the car window.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Most of the attractions at the park.
* OldShame: Roger Myers' controversial 1938 cartoon "Nazi Supermen are Our Superiors," a jab at Walt Disney's suspected Nazi sympathies (and a parody of two actual Disney cartoon shorts that were made around WorldWarII that had Nazi imagery and references in them: ''Education For Death''[[note]]a dramatic short about a German boy growing up in Nazi Germany and forced to conform with the fascist government[[/note]] and ''Der Fuerher's Face''[[note]]a Donald Duck short where Donald dreams that he's forced to work at an ammunition factory under Hitler's rule[[/note]]).
** It should also be noted that the park's [[SecretPolice security guards]] resembles a lot to the {{Gestapo}}.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There were two people named Bort on screen, and there were enough Borts at the park for their license plates to sell out.
* TheParody: Itchy & Scratchy Land is an extensive parody of the DisneyThemeParks, particularly Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida). When the robots run amok, the episode also spoofs ''Film/JurassicPark'' and another Creator/MichaelCrichton work, ''Film/{{Westworld}}''. Even Marge's bird sanctuary isn't as calm as she thought it might be -- ''TheBirds'' are wreaking havoc there in a cutaway!
** Also, Euro Itchy & Scratchy Land was such a failure the employee working at the ticket booth feared for his wage.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Bart says in Schwarzenegger-esque voice "Hey mouse... say cheese." followed quickly by "With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero." It's played with even further when moments later, Homer [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses emerges from a pile of defeated robots]], saying "Die, bad robots, die!... With a dry, cool wit like that, I could be an action hero."
* RobotWar
* ShoeSlap: Marge points out that violence isn't so funny what it happens to you. Bart says that it is funny watching it happen to someone else, which Lisa demonstrates by tossing her shoe at Bart. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Marge does find it funny]], before sending Lisa to her room.
* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Long before Poochie came along, there was a previous attempt to add new characters to the I&S universe with "the short-lived ''Itchy & Scratchy & Friends Hour''", as Bart explains it. Among the now-forgotten characters whose merchandise still hasn't been sold off: Disgruntled Goat (whom Bart actually liked), Uncle Ant, and Ku Klux Klam.
* ShoutOut:
** Bart and Homer chasing off beach tourists with a fake shark dorsal is a reference to ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
** The helicopter bringing The Simpsons to Itchy & Scratchy Land is very similar to ''Film/JurassicPark''
** The robots attacking reference both ''[=Westworld=]'' and ''Film/TheTerminator''.
** Two Itchy & Scratchy cartoons spoof Disney's ''"Disney/{{Pinocchio}}"'' and ''"Disney/{{Fantasia}}"''.
** The bird sanctuary references Hitchcock's ''TheBirds''
* SouvenirLand: Itchy & Scratchy Land.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: JohnTravolta had no problem with Marge thinking he was just someone who "looks like" him.
* TakeThat: To Euro Disney. Euro Itchy and Scratchy Land was so empty the employee at the ticket booth was afraid of losing his job.
* WasntThatFun: After a rather deadly roller-coaster that ended in the family jumping out of the way of a buzz saw onto mattresses, Bart and Lisa title-drop the trope.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The [[KillerRobot Itchy and Scratchy robots]] were easily subdued by [[BlindingCameraFlash flashing]] [[WeaponizedCameras cameras]].
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: The family is taking a helicopter into the park when the pilot comes over the PA: "Welcome to Itchy & Scratchy Land, where nothing can possibligh go wrong. ...Possibly go wrong. That's...the first thing that's ever gone wrong."
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Homer and Marge visit Itchy's '70s Disco ("Est. 1980") on Parents Island:
-->'''Homer''': It IS TheSeventies! Down to the smallest detail!
-->'''Marge''': Look! The bartender even looks like JohnTravolta!
-->'''Travolta''': Yeah..."Looks like".