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Two Degrees of Canada (Indirect References)

  • BABF03 - Eight Misbehavin' - Apu's wife gives birth to octuplets, and they are put out for public display at a zoo. Much like the Dion quintuplets in Canada.
    Courtesy Bryan McIntosh
  • AABF12 - Watertank Girl - "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats is played on the radio. The radio announcer suggested they change their name to Men Without Jobs.
  • 1F05 - Bart's Inner Child - Bart is sitting in class and the teacher asks, "The wireless was an invention by Gugliemo Marconi, who can tell me what his first message was?.". Marconi was an Italian born physicist  celebrated for his development of wireless technology who did most of his work in Canada's East Coast. In 1901 at Signal Hill Newfoundland he received the world's first radio transmission, sent from Cornwall. This event is feature in one of those Canada Post history vignettes you see on television, "Though the air for the first time ever..."
    Courtesy Nicholas Reithmeier
  • 2F01 - Itchy and Scartchy Land - Band plays "Auld Lang Syne" in the tradition of Guy Lombardo. ("Auld Lang Syne" was not written by Guy Lombardo (who is from London, Ontario) but he started the tradition of playing it on New Year's eve.)
  • 2F02 - Sideshow Bob Roberts - Lisa plays "Man In Motion" on car radio, the theme from St. Elmo's Fire, which was written about Canadian Rick Hansen, by another Canadian, David Foster.
  • 2F14 - Homer vs. Patty & Selma - The ballet teacher sees Bart and ask if he "is a young man who thinks he can be the next Baryshnikov." Baryshnikov was a Russian dancer and choreographer who defected to the West, via Canada in 1974.
    Courtesy Nicholas Reithmeier
  • 8F05 - Like Father Like Clown - Lois Pennycandy, Krusty's assistant is named after James Bond's Miss Moneypenny and the Toronto actress Lois Maxwell who played her.
  • 9F12 - Brother From The Same Planet  - They show a Ren & Stimpy cartoon. Ren & Stimpy where created by a Canadian.
  • 8F18 - A Streetcar Named Marge - The director of the play, Llewelyn Sinclair, is based on a high School drama teacher named Lluellyn Jones at O'Niel Colligate Vocational Institute in my hometown of Oshawa, Ontario.
    Courtesy Terrance Balazo

Canadians spoofed, mentioned, or seen in the show, but that did not star.

  • William Shatner spoofed several times :
    • Lisa mentions that William Shatner is Jewish [8F05 "Like Father Like Clown" ]
    • Star Trek movie with old William Shatner in it [9F03 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" ]
    • William Shatner auditions for the role of Monty Burns [2F31 "A Star is Burns" ]
    • William Shatner's book Tek War Seen [2F19 "The PTA Disbands"]
    • Picture of William Shatner in turtle-neck and sport jacket seen in alcove. [4F14 "The Brother from Another Series" ]
    • Nerds are on the computer and they say "Some guys at MIT are sending us reasons why Captin Picard is better than Captin Kirk" other nerd responds "Hah! they're out of there minds". Of course Captin Kirk was played by William Shatner [ 1F02 "Homer Goes to College" ]
  • A very fat Scotty (who was played by Canadian James Doohan) is shown standing at the engineering control from the original Enterprise. [9F03 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" ]

    People who talked like Scotty:

    • "She won't hold. She's breaking up" Apu says to Bart when he tries to make Bart a Squishy totally out of syrup [1F06 "Boy Scoutz 'N the Hood" ]
    • "M' God Man! I've watered her down as far as she'll go! I canna water no more!" Wille complains about watering down the orange drink to Skinner [ 9F13 "I Love Lisa" ]
  • Bart uses Gordie Howe's picture when sending Mrs. Krabappel a love letter [8F16- Bart the Lover]
  • Lisa and Hugh go on a date to "40 classic films starring Jim Carrey" [2F15 "Lisa's Wedding" ]
  • Lorne Michaels mentioned by Krusty in Tuesday Night Live [9F12 "Brother From The Same Planet" ] also Homer's decides not to read an article about him in his 'Playdude' [9F01 "Homer The Heretic" ] and is seen and heard at a meeting of Springfield's players [AABF09 "Homer to the Max"]
  • Tragically Hip/Tragically Ludicrous mentioned [4F11 "Homer's Phobia" ]
  • Homers tells his mom he looks like Dan Aykroyd [3F06 "Mother Simpson"]
  • Canadian talk show host Alan Thicke is seen. [9F07 "Mr. Plow" ]
  • Homer pretends to be all of Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, and Ed Bradley, complete with ticking watch. (Morley Safer is Canadian) [2F03 "Treehouse of Horror V" ]
  • Marge says about Homer: "Here he is: Rex Harrison and Paul Anka rolled into one." [2F07 "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" ]
  • District Attorney looks like Perry Mason (who was played by late Canadian actor Raymond Burr) [7F12 "The Way We Was" ]
  • David Letterman is doing a Top Ten List on The Top Ten People I Am Currently Running Into The Ground, and Dave says "Number One, Homer Simpson" and you hear what is supposed to be Paul (who is Canadian) play the keyboard in the background. [2F06 "Homer Badman"]

Possible Character Naming and Its Canadian Connection

  • The Burns/Smither Connection. In Northern British Columbia, Canada, there is an area of the province called "Bulkley Valley-Lakes District", though it also goes under the name "Burns Lake/Smithers" (after the two neighbouring cities Burns Lake and Smithers).
    Courtesy Haynees Lee

  • Arman Tamzarian's name may have came from a Canadian sports writer of the same name
    Courtesy Haynees Lee

Punned titles with a Canadian twist

Maybe ... Maybe Not

Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon is a food not a reference to Canada. The food is a reference to Canada. In my opinion anyway.

  • AABF12 - Watertank Girl - In the watertank Lisa hallucinates and sees a sandwich with bacon, Canadian Bacon, and Mexican Bacon.


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