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

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

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  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Fox rigs the debate against Krusty's opponent.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Krusty's has bomb prints.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: When Bart tells Milhouse he can't join the campaign dinner unless he pays $100, Krusty says he'll pose for a photo for $200 and have someone killed for $1,000. Upon seeing Milhouse's and the Simpsons' reactions, he says it was a joke.
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  • 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.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: When Mr. Burns says the Republican Party will cover up his affair with a Russian prostitute by claiming it was a spionage mission, Krusty says he found out she's a man.
  • 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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