5x10 $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
First Aired: Dec. 16, 1993 on FOX
Summary: When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the boardwalk. Homer is hired as a blackjack dealer despite his counting difficulties and Marge finds herself drawn to the slots, where she begins to spend all of her time. Meanwhile, cashing in on the…
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Lisa: No, Nevada makes my butt look big.
Marge: Homer, what is it? Slow down.
Homer: [Calmly and slowly] Yurgiddafurdarataara.
Marge: Think before you say each word.
- Gunter and Ernst are obvious parodies of Seigfreid and Roy. In this episode, their white tiger attacks them, predicting the real-life incident ten years later.
- The TV Guide listing for the original Fox broadcast erroneously listed Perry Como as the special guest star.
- The old, deranged version of Mr. Burns from this episode is based on Howard Hughes in his latter years. The Spruce Moose is a parody of Howard Hughes' real-life plane, the Spruce Goose.