Recap / The Simpsons S 22 E 16 A Midsummers Nice Dream

A Midsummer's Nice Dream is the 16th episode of the 22th season of The Simpsons.

1970s stoner comedians Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin decide to break up after each of them get a new comedy partner Homer pairs up with Cheech to become "Cheech and Chunk" while Principal Skinner joins Chong to become "Teach and Chong." Meanwhile, Marge stages an intervention for The Crazy Cat Lady over her hoarding.


  • Pun-Based Title: To A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Homer explains to Bart that Cheech and Chong are "the ''Beavis And Butthead of his generation." To which Bart replies: "Who are Beavis and Butt-head?"
    • Homer looks up his old Cheech and Chong records in the attic. One of the magazines lying next to Bart depicts Frank Zappa.
    • Mr. Burns attends the Cheech and Chong show and gets so high from all the marihuana smoke in the room that he mistakes Cheech and Chong for Laurel and Hardy.
    • Among the stuff Marge finds in the Crazy Cat Lady's belongings are all copies of J. D. Salinger's catalogue, "except for The Catcher in the Rye".
    • Homer imagines himself and Cheech having a great time being stoned in an Imagine Spot set to the song "Basketball Jones". The entire sequence is a shout-out to the cartoon short of the same name and the lead character from the short, Tyrone Shoelaces, can also be seen in Homer's dream sequence. During the same scene Selma's hair is changed into that of a snake, a reference to the Greek mythological character Medusa.
    • Homer plays the instrumental of the song "Low Rider" by the band War on the radio in the truck. This song is used as the theme song for the TV series George Lopez, and also appeared on famous stoner comedies Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke and Dazed and Confused.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: The title is a shout-out to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Later in the episode Bart is also dressed up like Puck.
  • Special Guest: Cheech and Chong.