Krusty the Clown is in a rut when his show gets cancelled and his talent agency dumps him, so the Simpsons introduce him to seasoned agent Annie (voiced by Joan Rivers), who turns out to be Krusty's first agent from many years ago.

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Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
While visiting the Television Museum, an exhibit for the show 'Star Wars' is shown.
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The Three Stooges

This Movie Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
After learning that the Television Museum will be closing, the Simpsons decide to go visit. Bart complains about having to go, saying maybe they will see something other than the skeletons of The Three Stooges that sit in the lobby of the museum.
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It refers to these television series...

ALF

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
While visiting the Television Museum, an exhibit for the show 'Alf' is shown.
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All in the Family

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred, Archie (from 'All in the Family') and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.
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Batman

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
While visiting the Television Museum, one of the exhibits features the television show 'Batman' and the old Batmobile.
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Boardwalk Empire

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
One of the guests on Krusty's new show is said to be from the show 'Boardwalk Vampire', a parody of the television series 'Boardwalk Empire'.
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Bart and Homer visit Annie, Krusty's former agent. Annie tells Homer that she can get him work, asking if he would mind being a bloated corpse on 'CSI'.
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Dallas

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
While visiting the Television Museum, one of the exhibits features the show 'Dallas', with a figure of the character J.R. Ewing from the show.
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Entourage

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Now that Krusty has moved his show to HBOWTIME, he says that his new interns are the actors from 'Entourage'. One of the interns is voiced by the 'Entourage' character Johnny Drama.
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King of the Hill

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
The Simpsons go to the Television museum and one of the exhibits is from the series 'King of the Hill'. The exhibit features the characters from the show while the show's theme music plays.
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Homer worries that his tattoo of "Daffy Duck smoking a doob" will be revealed after being shot in the rear end. He says the tattoo is meant to be seen by Marge's eyes only.
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Pee-wee's Playhouse

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
After moving his show to HBOWTime, Krusty has to turn his show, made for kids, into a show for his new adult viewers. He is told that it worked well for Pee-wee Herman when he did his television show 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'.
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The Beverly Hillbillies

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
While visiting the Television Museum, an exhibit for the show 'The Beverly Hillbillies' is shown.
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The Flintstones

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred (from 'The Flintstones'), Archie and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.
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The Honeymooners

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred, Archie and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.
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The King of Queens

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred, Archie and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.
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The Sopranos

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
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The Wire

This Television Series is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
At the end of the episode, Moe is watching Krusty's show on TV in his bar, complaining that he is paying extra for this premium channel. Moe says that there hasn't been anything good on the premium channel since 'The Wire'. He then admits that he never really watched the series 'The Wire', but just pretended to watch.
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It refers to these people...

The Beatles

This Person is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Someone mentions that people love quitters. Sarah Palin, The Beatles...
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The Notorious B.I.G.

This Person is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
Krusty has an idea for a bit about a Wrapping Mummy called the Notorious T.U.T., a parody of the rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
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It parodies these movies...

Black Swan

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This Movie is parodied by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
At the beginning of the episode, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are watching 'The Itchy & Scratchy Show'. The cartoon parodies the film 'Black Swan', causing Krusty to complain about the use of films that are over a year old in the show.
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The King's Speech

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This Movie is parodied by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
At the beginning of the episode, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are watching The Itchy & Scratchy Show. The first segment of the cartoon is a parody of the film 'The King's Speech', called instead 'The Cat's Speech'.
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It refers to these movies...

The Social Network

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This Movie is referred to by The Ten-Per-Cent Solution part of The Simpsons Season 23
One of the episodes of Itchy and Scratchy was titled "The Social Petwork", and following the basic plot of The Social Network.
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A Hard Day's Night
performed by The Beatles
part of A Hard Day's Night

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A Hard Day's Night
performed by The Beatles

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A Day In The Life
performed by The Beatles

Across the Universe
performed by The Beatles

She Loves You
performed by The Beatles

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Hypnotize
performed by The Notorious B.I.G.

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Big Poppa
performed by The Notorious B.I.G.

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Mo Money Mo Problems
performed by The Notorious B.I.G.; features Kelly Price, Ma$e, and Puff Daddy

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The Simpsons Season 23

# Title Air Date
The Simpsons
23:1 The Falcon and the D'ohman Sep 25, 2011
23:2 Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts Oct 2, 2011
23:3 Treehouse of Horror XXII Oct 30, 2011
23:4 Replaceable You Nov 6, 2011
23:5 The Food Wife Nov 13, 2011
23:6 The Book Job Nov 20, 2011
23:7 The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants Nov 27, 2011
23:8 The Ten-Per-Cent Solution Dec 4, 2011
23:9 Holidays of Future Passed Dec 11, 2011
23:10 Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson Jan 8, 2012
23:11 The D'oh-cial Network Jan 15, 2012
23:12 Moe Goes From Rags To Riches Jan 29, 2012
23:13 The Daughter Also Rises Feb 12, 2012
23:14 At Long Last Leave Feb 19, 2012
23:15 How I Wet Your Mother Feb 26, 2012
23:16 Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart Mar 11, 2012
23:17 Them, Robot Mar 18, 2012
23:18 Beware My Cheating Bart Apr 15, 2012
23:19 A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again Apr 29, 2012
23:20 The Spy Who Learned Me May 6, 2012
23:21 Ned 'N Edna's Blend May 13, 2012
23:22 Lisa Goes Gaga May 20, 2012