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:
* AIIsACrapshoot
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Itchy & Scratchy Land has dangerously unsafe attractions and after a power breakdown everything gets even worse.
* 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" a dance club that celebrates "New Year" almost every hour. Becomes a BrickJoke during the scene in the security station, where one worker notices "another jumper on the roof of T.G.I. [=McScratchy=]'s".
* EyeScream: A clip from ''Pinichio'' shows Scratchy getting stabbed through the eye with Itchy/Pinichio's PinocchioNose. ("OWCH-A!")
* 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!]]"
* GreyGoo: In ''Scratchtasia'', Scratchy chops Itchy into dust, [[FromASingleCell which reforms]] into a horde of microscopic Itchies who dissolve Scratchy.
* 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.
** They also agree to never speak of the shortcut Homer took on their way to the park.
* LookBehindYou: A man tells Marge that at Itchy & Scratchy Land they're also concerned about violence and always show the consequences of such actions. Marge asks when they show the consequences giving an example where Itchy pulled out Scratchy's lungs yet was breathing fine in the next scene. The man answers "Just like in real life" before running away when he tells her to look.
* MrAltDisney: Roger Myers, the antisemitic cartoon genius, is an obvious stab at Creator/WaltDisney, who was accused of having rather xenophobic opinions about certain ethnicities, though not worse as many other people at that time.
* NarratingTheObvious: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. 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.
* NowBuyTheMerchandise: After the blatant ProductPlacement episode of ''Itchy & Scratchy":
--> '''Krusty''': Kids, you heard the cartoon rat. If you haven't already run to your parents begging to go, do it now. You won't be missing anything funny: I'll just be sitting here reading this grownup's newspaper. (laughs) (reads a racing form) Go ''now''!
* OldShame: InUniverse, Roger Myers' controversial 1938 cartoon ''"Nazi Supermen are Our Superiors"'' is a jab at Creator/WaltDisney's suspected racist and antisemitic opinions, which, in reality, were not that much worse than most of the people who lived back then. Also, the Walt Disney Company only made anti-Nazi propaganda cartoons during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Other gags reveal more about Roger Myers' racist opinions: the park's [[SecretPolice security guards]] resembles the {{Gestapo}} a lot and that one of the characters in the Itchy & Scratchy franchise is even revealed to be named Ku Klux Klam.
* 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.
* {{Parody}}: Itchy & Scratchy Land is an extensive parody of the Ride/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: The Simpsons have to fight murderous robots.
* 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.
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays: See NoodleIncident
* 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 ''Film/TheBirds''
* SouvenirLand: Itchy & Scratchy Land.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: Creator/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.
* ThreateningShark: 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]]!"
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The joke about Creator/JohnTravolta being the bartender in a disco themed club in an amusement park had a different connotation when this episode aired than now. Back then Travolta was a Hollywood hasbeen whose career had been confined to B movies ever since the ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' craze died down. Ironically enough that same year he would star in ''Film/PulpFiction'', the movie that revived his career and brought him back as a major star.
* 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 Creator/JohnTravolta!
-->'''Travolta''': Yeah..."Looks like".