The Simpsons’ Season 29 continues, as tomorrow night, October 15th, 2017, Fox aired “Whistler’s Father”, the 3rd episode of Season 29 and the 621st episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!
Episode Details: ‘Whistler’s Father’ is the 3rd episode of Season 29 as well as the 621st episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on October 15th, 2017. It was written by Tom Gammill and Max Pross and directed by Matthew Faughnan with Al Jean as the show runner.
TITLE SCREEN!: The logo is mirrored (with the voice saying The Simpsons backwards too), till God‘s hand reverses it.
BILLBOARD TEXT!: See zombies and ghouls visit your grandparent at Springfield Retirement Castle
BLACKBOARD TEXT!: It’s unfair to judge a president on his first 300 days
The Simpson family is the furniture instead of the characters on the couch: Homer is the couch, Bart is the left lamp, Lisa is the right lamp, Maggie is the painting above the couch and Marge is the TV antenna. Couches comes in to sit on Homer and painting-Maggie tilts herself once they’re settled.
Marge is having an evening with Luann Van Houten, Bernice Hibbert and Helen Lovejoy, and asks Homer to take care of Maggie. The women critizes her sense of style is like visiting The Flintstones‘. Meanwhile, Homer discovers Maggie having a talent, being a whistling savant.
Homer starts dreaming of using her talent to become famous, while Marge thinks about her tastes, and resolves to decorating a late pick up room for Springfield Elementary unlike any seen before, with Lisa remembering her there never being one.
At Moe’s Tavern, Homer tried fooling the guys, but Grampa unveils his trick, telling the story of his whistling talent being stopped by a performance going wrong, and asks Homer to bring her to become popular like he wished he become.
They bring Maggie to the Springfield City Zoo, to teach her new whistles, and Bart is disappointed he’s the only son not to have talent, while vultures try to take Grampa, unsuccessfully. At the Springfield Post Office, Fat Tony airs Marge to redecorate it.
Get It and Regret It Hardware store a family tries a couch, imitating the family’s couch gags, and Squeaky Voice Teen tells them they’ve to buy it after trying the couch, while Marge buys stuff to redecorate the Post Office, but she descovers that Fat Tony turned it into a whorehouse.
The family, reunited to eat, is hiding secrets from each other, including Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball kissing each other. Homer brings Maggie to Channel 6, where the Hot Shot Tots Springfield Audition is held, and finds out how the biz works and tries to convince Maggie to stop but she refuses, while the women discover what the post office turned into.
Marge convinces Fat Tony to close the whorehouse down, while Maggie, in front of the public, can’t whistle anymore, due to a tooth growing in her mouth. Back at home, Homer says good night to Maggie, telling her to hide any other talent she has. When he’s gone, she pulls out a beautiful black and white painting of Homer.
In bed, Homer and Marge tells each other the secrets they held from each other, except Homer finds out Marge is letting up his pants, making him think he’s fitter.
- The episode title is a possible reference to the painting Whistler’s Mother.
- Homer mentions Michael Caine.
- Helen Lovejoy criticizes Marge’s sense of style, referring to her house like visiting The Flintstones, while Santa’s Little Helper passes by holding a giant bone in his mouth.
- Abe tells of his childhood appearance on the radio show Your Blow of Blows, a reference to Your Show of Shows, a variety show which aired on television in the early 1950s.
- Skinner (as Tin Man), Chalmers (as Cowardly Lion) and Willie (as Scarecrow) are dressed as the characters of The Wizard of Oz.
- Lisa mentions South Park.
- At the auditions, three babies behind Chazz Busby parody The Three Stooges.
- Michael D’Amico appears besides Fat Tony. (“The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer“)
- The Springfield Post Office appears. (“Blood Feud“)
- A family tries a couch at Get It and Regret It Hardware store, imitating a simple Simpson family couch gag.
Previous Episode: Springfield Splendor
Next Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
That is all from this week’s Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it.
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