Blame It on Lisa/References
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 Cultural references
- The title "Blame It on Lisa" is a reference to the movie Blame It on Rio.
- The host of Teleboobies (a play on Teletubbies), Xoxchitla, is a reference to Brazilian entertainer Xuxa.
- A sign seen on top of an all-you-can-eat meat-on-a-sword restaurant, called Churrascarias in Portuguese, mistakenly uses the plural instead of Churrascaria ("steak house").
- On the airplane Bart studies Spanish so he can understand the local people. Marge informs him that Brazilians speak Portugese. Brazil is indeed the only non-Spanish speaking country in Latin America.
- The sign Aeroporto International de Galeão is a misspelled reference to Rio's international airport, Galeão—Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (also known as Aeroporto Internacional do Galeão).
- Homer and Bart sing the Chiquita Banana song, butchering the lyrics with "I'm Chiquita Banana, and I'm here to say, I will eat this Toblerone and I will not pay!".
- The Itchy and Scratchy Show cartoon, "Par for the Corpse", that opens the show is a parody of A Trip to the Moon.
- After Itchy drives Scratchy's head into the moon, he drops several dollar bills onto Scratchy's carcass, referencing Rodney Dangerfield's character in Caddyshack.
- Marge mentions the people here in Brazil "love soccer", whereupon the hotel personnel plays soccer with luggage. Soccer is very popular in Brazil. Pelé, the internationally most famous soccer player, is Brazilian.
- At one point Homer says "Don't you know the boys from Brazil are little Hitlers? I saw it in a movie whose name I can't remember", although ironically, he says the title of the movie in that line. This is a reference to the film The Boys From Brazil, which revolves around Josef Mengele raising clones of Adolf Hitler.
- The book Lisa is reading on the plane, titled Who Wants to be a Brazilionaire?, is a reference to the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
- When the kidnappers and Homer are riding down the Amazon River, the theme song from Miami Vice plays.
- The song playing just as Homer and Bart are strolling down the beach is the 1939 tune Aquarela do Brasil (usually just known as "Brazil" around the world), previously featured prominently in the film Brazil.
- Homer's swimming pants who shrink to a shorter size are a reference to the world famous Brazilian "bikini bottoms".
- When Lisa mentions the slums have been painted so that the tourists are not offended a stream of multicoloured rats run out in front of them. Homer claims they look like Skittles.
- Homer believing that nuns can fly comes from The Flying Nun.
- The family on a lift in Brazil is possibly a reference to Moonraker.
- Ronaldo mentions that he makes as much money as Malcolm in the Middle.
- The phone company's name changes from "Comquaq" to "Zovuvazz" as the family approaches it.
- The name of the orphan charity that Lisa donates to is "L'il Writeoffs".
- Homer is seen wearing a T-Shirt with Uncle Sam trying to devour the Earth and "Try and Stop Us" printed below that.
- The taxi that Homer gets into says "Unlicensed Taxi" on the door and when it drives off, the sign on top of it changes to "Hostage".