Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices
Goof: When about to wrestle the wolf Groundskeeper Willie rips his shirt off, but in the next scene his shirt reappears.
Marge's office number is 101.
When Grampa thinks Maggie is ill, he tries to diagnose her using the book "Guide to Infantile Distress by Dr. Washburn's Asbestos Pills."
Marge gets a job in sector 7G, the same sector as Homer.
Lisa's claim that both Pierre and Marie Curie died of radiation poisoning is only half-correct. Pierre died in an accident (he was run over by a horse-driven cart).
In Waylon Smithers' office, you see a picture of Mr. Burns with Elvis Presley on the wall. The last time this photo was seen was in "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk."
At the plant, when the workers are trying to get the donuts, the hat Homer is wearing is red. In the next scene, it is blue.
(Krusty is being attacked by some sort of giant bird.)
Animal Specialist: She must think you are after her eggs.
Krusty: I only ate one!
(Bart is sent home because he faked being sick.)
Grandpa: Good news, boy. I found a pharmacy that carries leeches! Well, it wasn't exactaly a pharmacy. More of a bait shop.
(Maggie is trying to get her bottle.) Abe: Maggie? Oh, you must be sick. Let's see, what's old Dr. Washburn prescribe? Do you have dropsy? The grippe? Scofula? The vapors? Jungle rot? Dandy fever? Poor man's gout? Housemaid's knee? Climatic poopow? The staggers? Dum-dum fever?
Mr. Burns: I want you to show this woman the time of her life.
Homer: Gotcha! Marge, we're getting some drive-thru, then we're doing it twice!
Edna: Bart, to avoid this test, you've had smallpox, the bends, and that unfortunate bout of Tourette's syndrome.
Grampa: Have you ever read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"?
Bart: I glanced at it. Boy cries wolf, has a few laughs… I forget how it ends.
Edna: Well, then, you're ready for your make-up test.
Bart: Ohhhhhh! My ovaries.
Mr. Burns: I must have her! Smithers, zoom in. Closer! Closer! Closer, dammit!
(the camera hits Marge in the head)
Mr. Burns: Too close.
Marge: What do I do?
Smithers: Heh, heh, heh. Marge, please! According to your resume, you invented this machine.
Smithers: This resume is very impressive. Let me be the first to say "Abibu gazini".
Smithers: Welcome aboard. I guess my Swahili's not as good as yours.
Marge: Maybe you'd get promoted if you worked a little harder.
Homer: Are you kidding? I work like a Japanese beaver.
Marge: Oh, really? I came to see you three times today. Twice you were sleeping and once you were kicking that ball of electrical tape around.
Homer: Well! I won't sleep in the same bed with a woman who thinks I'm lazy. I'm going to go right downstairs, unfold the couch, unroll the sleeping ba… (gets back into bed) Eh, good-night.
Marge: You can't fire me just because I'm married. I'm gonna sue the pants off you!
Mr. Burns: You don't have to sue me to get my pants off.
Homer: Now, Marge, just remember. If something goes wrong at the plant,
blame the guy who can't speak English.
Smithers: I prepared a special musical number for Jack's special night.
Smithers: There is a man.
Chorus: There is a man!
Smithers: A certain man.
Chorus: A certain man!
Smithers: A man whose grace and handsome face are known across the land. You know his name.
Chorus: You know his name!
Smithers: It's Mr. Burns.
Chorus: It's Mr. Burns!
Smithers: He loves a smoke, enjoys a joke.
Mr. Burns & Chorus: Ah ha ha ha!
Smithers: Why he's worth ten times what he earns.
Chorus: He's Mr. Burns!
Mr. Burns: I'm Mr. Burns!
Smithers: He's Monty Burns!
Mr. Burns: I'm MR. Burns!
Smithers & Chorus: To friends he's known as Monty, but to you it's Mr. Burns!
Mr. Burns: Burns!
Homer: Marge, it'll cost eighty-five hundred dollars! We only have five hundred in the bank, and that leaves... eighty-hundred we need.
Willie: Ahhh Wolfie, don't feel bad for losin'. I been wreslin' wolves since you were at your mother's teat.
In the premiere, one of Bart's excuses for getting out of a test was claiming he had Tourette's Syndrome, which Bart emphasized by blurting out, "Shove it, witch!" followed by barking and convulsions. Again, the censors got complaints, so in all of the repeats, "Tourette's Syndrome" became "Rabies" and the 'Shove it' line with barking/convulsions was cut out. The DVD version restores 'Shove it' and the barking/convulsions, but the excuse remains as "Rabies." Just before the end of the scene, after Mrs. Krabappel says, "No more excuses!" Bart can be heard muttering something about "...Tourette's syndrome..."
Blackboard Joke: I will not teach others to fly.
Couch Gag: The family have their heads switched.
Diamonds are Forever
The scene where Smithers opens a suitcase with sleeping gas is an allusion to the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Two villains, Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint, perform a similar kidnapping of James Bond and deliver a similar remark.
Hughes H-4 Hercules
The retirement party for Jack Marley was held on the wrecked remains of a rather large train nicknamed the "Spruce Caboose." This is a reference to the largest plane ever built (at the time), the Hughes H-4 Hercules, nicknamed the "Spruce Goose." The Spruce Goose was developed by aviator Howard Hughes. It was built out of wood due to the lack of materials during war time.
The Empire Strikes Back
The music from the movie plays as Burns surveys his monitors is a parody of the music from the film The Empire Strikes Back.
Krusty: Loud?! That's our secret word for today!
The "Secret Word" gag is a parody of the "Word Of The Day" joke seen in every episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
Smithers: (singing) It's Mr. Burns!
The song Smithers performs for Mr. Burns at the retirement ceremony is taken from the 1941 movie Citizen Kane.
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