Talk:Whacking Day

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Good articleWhacking Day has been listed as one of the Media and drama good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Good topic starWhacking Day is part of the The Simpsons (season 4) series, a good topic. This is identified as among the best series of articles produced by the Wikipedia community. If you can update or improve it, please do so.
Article milestones
March 30, 2008Good article nomineeListed
November 27, 2008Good topic candidatePromoted
Current status: Good article


On 24 Mar 2005, this article was nominated for deletion. The result was keep. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Whacking Day for a record of the discussion. —Korath (Talk) 06:46, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)


Did the townspeople use shillelaghs to whack snakes? (Even if this name was not used in the episode, shillelaghs could be identified by comparing to these images.) If so, this should be mentioned in the article, because it's an interesting bit of Irish culture. (talk) 16:05, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

At least 33 of the Munchkins were still alive in 1989. The last one died in 2018. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:59, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

A pennyweight is actually smaller than a dram. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:23, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

2,4-desoxypropanuramine seems to be a mispronunciation of the chemical name for DMA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)


I've heard debate over whether "Whacking Day" is an innuendo for masturbation/sex (the scene with Homer and Marge, especially). Apparently Matt Groening (spelling?) has denied it numerous times. Should this be mentioned? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It's also noted in the episode capsule that the Seinfeld episode The Contest aired the same day, which seems to be some kind of cosmic coincidence. I want to mention it in the article, but there doesn't seem to be a good place for it. JuJube 11:59, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:WhackingDay.jpg[edit]

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Good article review[edit]

I am passing this article under the criteria because it is well written, factually accurate, verifiable, broad in its coverage, neutral, stable and illustrated. I copy-edited the article. In the future, do not hesistate to edit the reference titles so that they reflect Wikipedia's manual of style, i.e. not all capitals, italics and quotation marks used appropriately. I changed "20th" to "twentieth". I added the job titles of the producers, e.g. it says that Conan O'Brian pitched this scene and a reader might get confused because they do not know of his involvement with the show. –thedemonhog talkedits 19:21, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for passing! Although, at that time, none of those guys were producers, they were all just other members of the writing staff (as far as I remember). Gran2 19:29, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
According to IMDb, they were. See also Television producer#Writer as "Producer". If you are opposed to stating that, maybe you should say "staff writer Conan O'Brien"; however, feel free to leave it the way it was as you did write the article. –thedemonhog talkedits 19:32, 30 March 2008 (UTC)