Talk:Missionary: Impossible

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Below was unsourced material in article. Moved from article space to talk page space. Could be added back into the article at a later point in time, if sourced. Cirt (talk) 02:08, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Cultural references[edit]

  • Reference 1 is incorrect. Garrison Keillor does not appear in this episode. The author of the article must have confused this episode with another episode featuring PBS in which Garrison Keillor DOES appear (at the very beginning of the episode): "Marge On the Lam." Garrison Keillor is NOT among the PBS crowd chasing homer. I think that the author of the article has confused Garrison Keillor with Fred (Mr.) Rogers, who IS among the crowd, as referenced below.

Missionary Impossible: http://www.snpp.com/episodes/BABF11 http://www.wtso.net/movie/36-The_Simpsons_1115_Missionary_Impossibl.html Marge on the Lam: http://www.snpp.com/episodes/1F03.html http://www.wtso.net/movie/258-The_Simpsons_506_Marge_on_the_Lam.html Matt2h (talk) 22:11, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

British references[edit]

  • At the start of the episode, Bart asks Homer why he's watching PBS. Homer says that it shows many English sitcoms, and uses the British insult "Wankers".
  • Heard in the background of Do Shut Up is the Sex Pistols classic song "No Feelings".
  • Betty White mentions that Do Shut Up is the longest-running series on British Television and that PBS is running "all seven episodes", a reference to the relatively paltry number of episodes made per year (in comparison to American television) of sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers and Black Adder.
  • Briefly seen after the PBS ident on the Simpsons' TV is a representation of the famous 1968-1989 Thames Television ident, the ITV London Weekday franchise holder from 1968 to 1992.
  • Marge makes a reference to Pink Floyd's song Comfortably Numb. When Homer is licking frogs through the Ham radio Marge says "Hello? Hello? Is there anybody in there?".
  • Homer running in the church yelling "Sanctuary!" is an allusion to The Hunchback of Notre Dame.