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.


  • Adolf Hitlarious: A Rin Tin Tin episode features the titular dog attacking Adolf Hitler.
  • 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.