​Cultural References

  • Lifty and Shifty robbing houses during Christmas is a obvious reference "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!". Coincidentally, Lifty, Shifty, and The Grinch are all green in color.
  • The episode as a whole could be a reference to Home Alone, since it consists in two thiefs who steal on christmas eve, succesfully stealing the things of all the houses, but one of their victims ends up defeating them and making them fall in mortal booby traps.
  • The scene where Shifty tries to replace the candlestick on the bear trap with a bag of sand is a reference to a similar scene in the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Unlike Indiana Jones, however, Shifty manages to make the switch without triggering a trap-until his greed leads to a significantly bloodier result.
    • Also, if you listen closely, the music right when he grabs the candlestick holder sounds like the theme from Indiana Jones.
  • The candle holder that Flippy uses to bait Shifty into a trap bears some similarity to a Menorah, a key item for people who celebrate Hanukkah.
  • Flippy wearing the dead Shifty's skin to trick Lifty is a reference to the 1991 movie "The Silence of the Lambs".
  • The scene where Lifty and Shifty sneaks into Flippy's house and steals everything without waking him up might be a reference to the beginning scene of the movie "Over the Hedge".
    • Coincidentally, both the movie and this episode came out in 2006.


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