Music Featured in this Episode
"Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott (Heard when the fire is set.)
"Low Rider" by War (Used while Bart drives to North Haverbrook.)
"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets (Played after Bart's visit to the comic book store.)
"Polovetsian Dances" by Alexander Borodin opera (Heard during Bart's fantasy life in Utah.)
"Jessica" by the Allman Brothers Band (Heard as Bart drives during the opening sequence parody.)
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (Sung by Homer.)
According to this episode, Lisa wants to study at Wellesley College.
Darcy has a mole on her left cheek just like Natalie Portman who provides her voice for the role.
At the beginning of the episode it's revealed that Nelson is of German heritage and that he's proud of it. He holds a dachshund (Dackel/Teckel) and a beer jug, also he's wearing a typical hat from the region of Bayern (in Germany).
In this episode, we learn that Lenny & Carl share a mother. This would indicate that they are possibly half-brothers.
Sign upon leaving town: "Now leaving Springfield, birthplace of Nelson."
The Spuckler Family Tree shows that Cletus's wife Brandine is the child of Cletus and an alien. Also, Cletus and Brandine have twelve children, with one being a sheep and one being a walking hot dog.
It's revealed that Dolphin "Dolph" Starbeam is of Mursi heritage. He has a stone/plate in his mouth as typical for this ethnic group.
North Haverbrook has a Hispanic version of the Comic Book Guy and his Comic shop named "Mylar Baggins Comic Book Shop. Baggins is also the surname of Lord of the Rings hero Frodo.
Two of the towns Bart drives past are Ogdenville and North Haverbrook. Lyle Lanley sold monorails to these towns before coming to Springfield in the episode "Marge vs. The Monorail".
(Smithers is on fire, while Mr. Burns is washing his car.)
Smithers: Sir, help me!
Mr. Burns: Why should I? You're not helping me.
Smithers: But sir, I'm flaming!
(Mr. Burns looks at the camera with an odd expression)
Marge: Bart, you're too young to get married! You still ask me to check the closet for the boogeyman!
Bart: Well, maybe I've found somebody else to do it for me!
Darcy: Wow, you really are 10. I thought you were just stupid.
Bart: I'm 10 and stupid!
Lisa: Show's over, let's go.
Homer: What's your hurry?
Lisa: Well, some of my report, um, wasn't thoroughly fact checked.
Homer: (Laughs) My little girl's just like CBS News.
Bart: I want a license.
Mayor Quimby: To kill?
Bart: No, to drive!
Bart: You know, I thought Darcy and I would be like a real married couple. Instead, we just ended up fighting all the time.
Homer: Yeah, how 'bout that?
Homer: I need a ride. I think I'm in Chinatown. (a mouse run in the street) No, not our Chinatown.
Homer: Bart, take these volleyballs, fill them up, and throw them over the prison wall to create chaos and confusion.
Homer: (calling Bart) Bart! This is a matter of life and death! What is the difference between 'ketchup' and 'catsup'? (Bart throws the cell phone away.) They're gonna cut my head off!
Spokesman at National Tribal Conference: Wait, wait. Although she is not one of our people this young lady has shown the courage we Native Americans cherish, and who can blame her for wanting to be one of us? We have a noble heritage and cheekbones to die for.
Homer: Son, one day you're going to be a great father.
Bart: Aww, and someday you'll be one too.
Homer: Thanks boy, heh heh heh heh heh.
Darcy: I'm very religious that way.
Bart: How religious can you be if you're pregnant.
(Darcy slaps Bart)
Bart: Good answer.
Homer: You know, my great-great grandmother was an Indian. I guess I should've mentioned that before, huh?
Lisa: Yes, you should have!
Grampa: In a world of thirty-one flavors, we're the cup of water they rinse the scoops in. Grampa out.
Skinner: What monster, or pair of monsters would steal all of our fire extinguishers?
Lenny: The flames are heading straight for our flammable district!
Carl: That's where our mom works.
Lisa: Slow down! Watch out for that car. Your hands should be at 10 and 2, not 3 and nothing!
Darcy: You look kind of young.
Bart: Uh, yeah, I have that disease that makes you look like an old man, but they gave me medicine for it and I took too much.
Minister: So how many brides are you marrying today, Mr. Simpson?
Bart: Just one.
Minister: (scoffs) What are you, gay?
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: The family members are like undressed paper dolls standing in front of the couch, when a pair of large hands comes down and places their usual outfits on the bodies. After they are all dressed, the family sits down.
North Haverbrook's comic shop windows show the helmet of Magneto known from the Marvel Comics of X-Men.
Darth Vader's head is one of the symbols on the Springfield Multicultural Center, and North Haverbrook's comic shop window shows a life-size model of Chewbacca; both are characters from the Star Wars series.
Lady and the Tramp
When Darcy and Bart eat spaghetti the famous spaghetti-kiss scene from Lady and the Tramp is copied, with Darcy kissing a dog instead of Bart.
Toys 'R Us
The church in Utah has a sign showing Wives 'R Us which is a allusion to the Toys 'R Us logo, including the mirrored "R" in the middle.
Lisa's conversation with her reflection alludes to the TV show Heroes, and the character of Nikki, who speaks to her alter-ego Jessica in reflective surfaces.
Little Big Man
The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1970 film Little Big Man. This is the second time this movie's been referenced, the first being Season 11's "Little Big Mom".
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