In the Simpsons episode "The Crepes of Wrath" (1990) Bart Simpsons gets sent to France as an "exchange student". Upon his return he brings the following souvenirs: an Eiffel tower T-shirt and a bottle...

Bart Simpson’s Red Balloon

In the Simpsons episode “The Crepes of Wrath” (1990) Bart Simpsons gets sent to France as an “exchange student”. Upon his return he brings the following souvenirs: an Eiffel tower T-shirt and a bottle of wine for Homer, a nice couture dress for Marge, a toy guillotine for Lisa, and a red balloon for Maggie.

The Crepes of Wrath © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
The Crepes of Wrath © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

It’s just a little Matt Groening in-joke, but enough to be caught by IMDB.com where it’s mentioned as a Red Balloon reference.

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THE SIMPSONS EPISODE #7613
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