Bart visits several of his previous girlfriends (Gina the juvenile delinquent from "The Wandering Juvie", Darcy the pregnant teen from "Little Big Girl", Jenny the nursing home volunteer from "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly" and Nikki the new girl who flip-flopped between loving and hating Bart from "Stealing First Base") to find out why his relationships with them never lasted, until Bart realizes that there was one girl who did love him: Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel's daughter Mary from "Apocalypse Cow", who is now living in New York, so Bart resolves to track her down.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these musicals...

Mamma Mia!
composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; written by

This Musical is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
While in New York City, the Simpsons can't afford to go to a "good" Broadway show, so Marge takes Maggie and Lisa to a show called 'Pappa Pia!'.

Seussical
composed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; written by

This Musical is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
While standing in the middle of Times Square, Marge, Lisa and Maggie see Homer on the jumbo screen, with an air conditioner stuck on his head. Above the jumbo screen is a billboard for a Broadway show titled, 'Death of a Salesman: The Seussical'.

It refers to these plays...

Death of a Salesman
written by

  • Date: February 10, 1949
  • Type: Play
This Play is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
While standing in the middle of Times Square, Marge, Lisa and Maggie see Homer on the jumbo screen, with an air conditioner stuck on his head. Above the jumbo screen is a billboard for a Broadway show titled, 'Death of a Salesman: The Seussical'.

Romeo and Juliet
written by

This Play is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Lisa finds a free event in New York City: Shakespeare in the park. The production is cancelled at the last minute, because of the actors fighting with each other. Lisa and Marge rally the audience to put on the performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' themselves.

It refers to these movies...

Sweet Smell of Success

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Homer tells Bart the story of the last time he went to New York City. Marge points out that Homer is telling the story from the film 'Smell of Success'.
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The Longest Daycare

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
The couch gag in this episode refers to this Simpsons short film.
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It refers to these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  19  / Episode:  17 
Apocalypse Cow

This Television Episode is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Bart goes looking for his old girlfriends including Mary Spuckler from this episode.

The Simpsons:
Season:  18  / Episode:  12 
Little Big Girl

This Television Episode is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Bart goes looking for his old girlfriends including Darcy from this episode.

The Simpsons:
Season:  21  / Episode:  15 
Stealing First Base

This Television Episode is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Bart goes looking for his old girlfriends including Nikki from this episode.

The Simpsons:
Season:  20  / Episode:  17 
The Good, the Sad and the Drugly

This Television Episode is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Bart goes looking for his old girlfriends including Jenny from this episode.

The Simpsons:
Season:  15  / Episode:  16 
The Wandering Juvie

This Television Episode is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Bart goes looking for his old girlfriends including Gina Vendetti from this episode.

It refers to these movie series...

An American Tail

This Movie Series is referred to by Moonshine River part of The Simpsons Season 24
Upon arriving in New York City, Homer says that the city has changed a lot since their ancestor, Fievel, was there. Lisa reminds Homer that Fievel is not their ancestor, but a cartoon mouse from a movie.
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The Simpsons Season 24

# Title Air Date
The Simpsons
24:1 Moonshine River Sep 30, 2012
24:2 Treehouse of Horror XXIII Oct 7, 2012
24:3 Adventures in Baby-Getting Nov 4, 2012
24:4 Gone Abie Gone Nov 11, 2012
24:5 Penny Wiseguys Nov 18, 2012
24:6 A Tree Grows in Springfield Nov 25, 2012
24:7 The Day the Earth Stood Cool Dec 9, 2012
24:8 To Cur With Love Dec 16, 2012
24:9 Homer Goes to Prep School Jan 6, 2013
24:10 A Test Before Trying Jan 13, 2013
24:11 The Changing of the Guardian Jan 27, 2013
24:12 Love is a Many-Splintered Thing Feb 10, 2013
24:13 Hardly Kirk-ing Feb 17, 2013
24:14 Gorgeous Grampa Mar 3, 2013
24:15 Black-Eyed, Please Mar 10, 2013
24:16 Dark Knight Court Mar 17, 2013
24:17 What Animated Women Want Apr 14, 2013
24:18 Pulpit Friction Apr 28, 2013
24:19 Whiskey Business May 5, 2013
24:20 The Fabulous Faker Boy May 12, 2013
24:21 The Saga of Carl Carlson May 19, 2013
24:22 Dangers on a Train May 19, 2013

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