Music in this Episode
"Surfin' Safari" by The Beach Boys
"Barber's Adagio For Strings" by William Orbit
We see Sophie on Lisa's soccer team (Krusty's illegitimate daughter). This is her first appearance since her introduction in "Insane Clown Poppy".
Marge says that she has the same birthday as Randy Quaid (October 1st), but in the episode titled "Kiss, Kiss Bang Bangalore" it's stated that her birthday is in May.
Marge mentions that she's not familiar with what Google is, but in "Mobile Homer" she knows that Homer spends most of his work day Googling his own name.
While playing football in the backyard with Homer and the kids, Ronaldo first appears with the Brazil equipment dressed on, the next scene he is wearing a Real Madrid one.
When the camera zooms up the computer screen for the satellite image we can clearly see the URL typed in is http://www.google.com/, a few moments later though, the address is way longer.
Kearney (one of the bullies) can be seen in the background at the Parent/Teacher conference. This may be because Kearney himself has a son.
In this episode, Ronaldo wears a white colored shirt which he wore for his former club Real Madrid FC. His new club, AC Milan has a White away shirt but it is not as popular as the red and black striped home shirt that they wear.
This is the second episode in which music from "Adagio for Strings" is used. The first was "Strong Arm of the Ma" after Marge, under steroid rage, single-handedly defeated all the men (except Homer) in the bar fight at Moe's Tavern, resulting in their laying all over the place as the end of that scene panned out.
In Marge's Web browser, it shows the URL to Earthland Realms: www.earthlandrealms.com … This domain actually exists, but does not seem to connect.
The online map shown in this episode is on a live satellite, but real online maps are still only pictures.
Each Springfieldian's Earthland realms character:
Marge: Female Elf (Cleric, changes at the end of the episode into a warrior)
Bart: Shadow Knight
Apu: Shop owner
Mrs. Krabappel: Female Elf
Moe: Bartender Troll
Skinner: A chicken griffin thing
Wiggum: A pig
Milhouse: A servant
Dr. Nick: Pixie
Mr. Burns: A praying mantis
Kearney: Elf warrior
Dolph: Cyclops warrior
Nelson: A flying head monster
Sideshow Mel: Minotaur
Snake: A cobra king (king cobra with a crown)
Marge has the same birthday as Randy Quaid: October 1.
Earthland Realms has a 'Hello Kitty' expansion set.
All Springfieldians' Earthland Realms characters look like themselves in real life.
We learn that Marge has never gone on the Internet.
(While playing Earthland Realms)
Apu: That Cobra King over there is actually Snake.
Snake: The prison guards think I'm getting my online law degree. Haw haw.
(Ronaldo enters as Homer is playing soccer.)
Ronaldo: Ha ha ha ha. I have taught you well. (Thinking to himself) Too well.
Marge (reading the Earthland Realms user agreement): "For entertainment purposes only, credit card information may be sold to Korean gangsters . . ."
(After Bart's character is killed)
Everyone: The Shadow Knight shall rule no more, we spilt his blood upon the floor. With a high and a ho and a trolley-lolley-lay, it's a jolly, merry month of May.
(Moe's character, a troll, appears)
Moe: I'm Moe. I'm playing this while I'm on the can.
Marge: Wow, Moe. You're a troll.
Moe: What? No. My character's suppose to look like me. (Angrily) Why does everyone keep thinking I'm a troll? (He storms off under a bridge, stomps around and mutters angrily)
Mrs. Krabapel: This game is a great way to meet eligible men who can afford a computer.
(Skinner's character, a scaly turkey, comes up)
Skinner: Or have access to one in the school library.
Mrs. Krabapel: It's amazing how you can be a turkey in every reality.
Skinner: What's important is we're talking.
(Marge's character is stuck in front of a wall)
Marge: This is really annoying.
(Grandpa is doing the same thing)
Grandpa: You're telling me.
(After Bart brought Marge's character back to life)
Marge: Wait till I tell the other moms you gave two-thirds of your life force to save me. What a good boy.
(An angry mob busts in)
Moe: He's weak!
Comic Book Guy: Slay him and take his experience points!
Bart: Wait, stop. If you kill me, I'll egg your houses in real life!
Mrs. Krabapel: It's still worth it!
(She stabs Bart in the eye)
(After Moe gives Bart and Homer advice to make peace with Marge and Lisa)
Homer: What have you done with the real Moe?
(They all laugh, and we see in the real Moe bound and gagged in the back room)
(Marge discovers that Milhouse is a girl)
Marge: Why, Milhouse. Don't you look lovely.
Milhouse: (Angrily) It's a spell! (Sweetly) And thank you.
(After learning that Bart is the Shadow Knight)
Marge: My son is an evil knight. (Pauses) The most successful evil knight in all of Earthland Realm. Not bad.
Lisa: You can't give me a yellow card! You're my father!
Homer: When I put on these shorts, I'm not your father anymore. And judging by how tight they are, I'm never gonna be anyone else's either.
Ronaldo: Another family broken up by Ronaldo, yes!
Helen Lovejoy: (to Homer) You are so blind, even Jesus couldn't heal you.
Reverend Lovejoy: Helen please, don't drop the J-bomb.
Ned Flanders: Homer, you've met my parents.
Homer: Not naked I haven't.
Homer: Lisa, honey, I bought you something. A DVD!
Lisa: Not interested!
Homer: It's a documentary!… By the BBC!… In cooperation with Canal+!
Lisa: Ah! Gimme gimme gimme!!
Lisa: (to Marge about her Internet surfing success) I'm proud of you, Mom! You're like Christopher Columbus. You discovered something millions of people knew about before you.
Homer: (to Lisa) Hey, Lisa! Self-conscious about your shins? My day girls were worried about their boobs…
(As his game character, having only his head, is being kicked around by Marge's like a soccer ball.)
Moe: Why am I payin' $14.95 a month for this?
Bart: Mom, I'm going to give you life the way I imagined you gave me life--by pressing Alt-F5 repeatedly! (His game character places a zapping gaze into her eyes as she's brought back to life, then he groans and drops to the floor)
Marge: Bart, you brought me back to life… (Sees her character now exhibits the lower part of a pig) …as best you could.
Nelson: HA-HAAH!!! (His character is a human head with pigeon wings who flies overhead, makes fun of her, then bumps into a wall and drops into a torch, getting incinerated in the process.)
Bart: Jumpin' Johnnycakes! Those dames are cheesed!
Homer: Son, I'll never understand women if I live to be 40.
Bart: Big if!
Homer: You said it! Enjoy me while I last. (Both laugh)
Bart: Want to go slam a few beers?
Homer: Want to watch me?
Bart: You know it! (Both leave for Moe's.)
(After her game character is killed by Bart's)
Marge: I was killed--by my own son!
Homer: I don't need a soccer lecture from a hillbilly!
Cletus: That's hill-william to you, sir!
(Exhausted while refereeing Lisa's soccer game for the first time, he vomits into a pylon.)
Homer: Could someone bring me another barf cone?
Homer: I thought it went really well, until I swallowed the whistle.
Homer: Did someone say snack?
Bart: Anything I can get for you, Lady Milhouse?
Milhouse: I'm not a lady! It's a spell! A spell you said you'd reverse!
(After the Shadow Knight fries Skinner's character)
Apu: He was a good man. (He rips of Skinners leg and eats it) A good, moist man.
Lisa: And this website will tell you the weather.
Marge: Sunny? I never have to look out the window again.
Skinner: Moving on, our class trip to Italy is now spaghetti night at Papa John's. And your $1,500 deposits will not be refunded.
Homer: (excitedly) Ooh! Papa John's.
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: The Springfield Shopper headline reads: "Couch Gag Thrills Nation," featuring a front page photo of the family on their couch.
Bart: I'm going off to explore the crevices of Lagrimmar!
This is a reference to the Orc capital city in World of Warcraft; Orgrimmar. Players usually call it Lagrimmar because of the high amount of lag.
Homer ripping off his shirt after the game is a reference to the Women's soccer player Brandi Chastain, whom after 1999 Women's World Cup final after scoring with a fifth penalty kick and thus winning the game ripped off her jersey baring her sports bra.
Canal+ (aka "Canal Plus" or simply "C+") is a French premium pay television channel.
World Cup Head Butt
Homer head butts the assistant referee the way Zinedine Zidane of the French team did in the 2006 World Cup game vs. Italy.
The victory song the gamers sing after slaying Bart's character is most likely a reference to the "Lusty Month of May" from the Broadway musical Camelot.
Bend It Like Beckham:
Lisa and her friends get the inspiration to play soccer from watching Bend It Like Beckham, which is a 2003 film about two girls from different backgrounds who pressure their families to conform and let them play soccer. The movie features real-life soccer star David Beckham.
The computer Marge uses is a Macintosh Notebook (most likely an iBook or a MacBook). Its display features the familiar Mac OS interface.
The game Earthland Realms is a play on the MMORPGs, RuneScape, World of Warcraft, EverQuest, etc. Also, the throne room we see Bart's character use is copied from the throne of Lorderon in World of Warcraft.
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