Recap / The Simpsons S 14 E 14 Mr Spritz Goes To Washington

Krusty runs for Congress when The Simpsons protest against airplanes flying over their house.

Tropes:

  • RMS Titanic: The congressman who died early in the episode, Horace Wilcox, is stated to have been a Titanic survivor.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title is an allusion to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Both the film and this episode feature an election to find a replacement for a senator who dies before the end of his term.
    • Mayor Quimby regrets building his shrill-voiced girlfriend an opera house, which was done in Citizen Kane.
  • Your Mom: Krusty accidentally does this when he makes a speech to Latin-American voters—he says, "I'm going to vomit on your mother's grave," without realizing what it meant. Upon being informed by a translator, Krusty understands why his maid quit on him.
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