Recap / The Simpsons S 14 E 19 Old Yeller Belly
After getting branded a coward by Homer during a treehouse fire, Santa's Little Helper becomes a commercial celebrity, and the owner who abandoned Santa's Little Helper on the Christmas Episode
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" returns to retrieve his meal ticket.
- Call Back: The man who abandoned SLH way back in the first episode, returns here to reclaim him after the pooch becomes famous.
- Holding Out for a Hero: All the townspeople are too busy shaming Santa's Little Helper for not saving Homer to actually bother going in themselves.
- I Have No Dog: Homer paid dearly for saying that. As in losing the money Santa's Little Helper got as a celebrity.
- In Universe Nickname: When the family sees Bart's second treehouse on fire, Marge makes sure everyone is together:
Marge: Family head count — Pointy (Lisa), Pointy (Maggie), Spiky (Bart), Stylish (herself)...
(Marge, feeling no other head, gasps)
Marge: Where's Baldy (Homer)?
- Shout-Out: Santa's Little Helper watches an episode of Rin Tin Tin on tv.