Music From This Episode
"Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore (Played while Chief Wiggum and Homer are in the car.)
Music From This Episode:
"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N Roses (played while Marge and Ruth are in the car)
Homer's power sander reads: "Property of Ned Flanders"
Springfield has their town name spelt out in giant letters on a hillside, like Hollywood.
A sign on the highway reads: ''Entering Badlands; High Speed Chases Use Diamond Line''
The neon sign outside Jittery Joe's Coffee Shop depicts a shaking hand holding a cup of coffee.
Outside the high school is a sign reading: "Tonight: Professional Ballet; Tomorrow: Closed To Fix Gas Leak"
The total amount pledged to the public television fund was $23.58.
One voluteer at the pledge drive is asleep and another is knitting.
Otto: Hey, Mrs. Simpson, you should try one of these smart drinks! (Downs his drink) Oh, wow. I've wasted my life!
Ruth: I envy you and Homer.
Marge: Thank you. Why?
Ruth: If you ever met my ex-husband, you'd understand. All he ever did was eat, sleep and drink beer.
Marge: Your point being?
Carl: Hey, Homer, you wanna get a beer on the way home?
Homer: (bitter) I can't. I gotta take my wife to the ballet.
Lenny: Heh, You're gonna go see the bear in the little car, huh?
Homer: Oh, solid waste! I could kiss you (starts kissing it) Eww-- (kisses some more)--Mmm, I think that was pizza!
Bart: You're absolutely right, Dad. We don't need a baby-sitter.
Homer: Wait a minute (Takes out card reading: "Always do opposite of what Bart Says.") You kids do need a baby-sitter!
Bart: (to himself) Blast that infernal card! (to Homer) Hey, Dad. Don't give me that card.
Homer: Here ya go--(Pulls card away)--No!
Ruth Powers: I should get home to my daughter before that naked talk show comes on.
Homer: Look Marge, I'm sorry I haven't been a better husband. I'm sorry about the time I tried to make gravy in the bathtub. I'm sorry I used your wedding dress to wax the car. And I'm sorry--Oh well, let's just say I'm sorry for the whole marriage up to this point.
Lisa: I always knew someday Mom would violently rise up and cast off the shackles of our male oppressors.
Bart: Eh, shut your yap.
Chief Wiggum: Mmm, engine-black eggs. If we can keep these down, we'll be sitting pretty.
(Marge and Ruth drive by)
Homer: That's them!
Chief Wiggum: Quiet! I can't hear the eggs.
Chief Wiggum: Ah, just get one of those inflatable women. But make sure it's a woman, though, because one time I...uh, heh...
Moe: We're phasing out the games. People drink less when they're having fun.
Marge: I'm disappointed in you. But it turns out I had a wonderful time with Ruth Powers. In fact, we're going out again tomorrow night.
Homer: Marge, that's twice, I think you're spending entirely too much time with this woman!
Homer: Hello? Can I get some help? Snack-related mishap!
Wiggum: Oh, I'm uh.. on a road, uh.. looks to be asphelt. Um, ah geez, trees, shrubs um.... I'm directly under the earths sun... nnnow!
Marge: We can't trick these guys. They are highly trained professionals!
(Ruth turns off the car lights.)
Chief Wiggum: Oh my god, it just disappeared! (Gasp) It's a ghost car! (Slams on brakes) There are ghost cars all over these highways you know.
Homer: Hold me!
Chief Wiggum: Only if you hold me!
Marge: Homer, stop that, it's just a weather station!
Homer: Come on Marge, it's fun to smash things!
(Homer negotiates a baby-sitting rate with Lionel Hutz.)
Homer: We pay 8 dollars for the night and you can take 2 popsicles outta the freezer.
Lionel Hutz: Three.
Lionel Hutz: Okay, two and I get to keep this old birdcage!
Bart: Don't worry, you'll feel better once we put your hair up in curlers and give you a makeover, Homina.
Homer: (In a feminine voice) Ooh, that would be delightfu--Quiet boy!
Homer: Where are you going?
Marge: I don't know.
Homer: When will you be home?
Marge: I'm not sure.
Homer: Where are you going?
Marge: You already asked me that!
Homer: Will you bring me back something?
(Homer is reading the magazines at the Kwik-E-Mart.)
Apu: This is not a library!
(Homer goes to the library.)
Librarian: This is not a Kwik-E-Mart!
Troy McClure: Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such telethons as "Out with Gout '88" and "Let's Save Tony Orlando's House."
Fireman with saw: Mr. Simpson there's no easy way to say this, were going to have to saw your arms off.
Homer: Awww, but they'll grow back won't they?
Fireman: Yeah, sure. They'll grow back.
Other Fireman: Are you just holding on to the can.
Homer: Yeah, why?
Bart: Hey, it's morning and Mom and Dad aren't home.
Lisa: Don't worry. Mr. Hutz is still here to take care of us. (nudges Lionel Hutz, who growls and brandishes a knife)
Lionel (defensively): Don't touch my stuff! (realizes where he is) H-Hey, this isn't the YMCA.
Marge: Dear Mrs. Simpson, while we were rescuing your husband, a lumber yard burned down.
Homer: Ohh, lumber has a million uses.
Lionel Hutz: As of this moment, Lionel Hutz no longer exists. Say hello to Miguel Sanchez!
Blackboard Joke: none
Couch Gag: The family rushes into the living room and crashes through the wall, which is painted to look like the couch and living room.
William Kennedy Smith Rape Trial
The scene with Mayor Quimby in the underground club is a reference to the William Kennedy Smith alledged rape incident.
Homer: Haven't you kids seen Home Alone? If some burglars come, it'll be a very humorous and entertaining situation?
In the movie Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin is accidentally left behind when his family takes a vacation. Some crooks try to burglarize the house and he rigs up several painful booby traps for them.
Lionel Hutz and the kids watch the TV drama L.A. Law. Lionel Hutz claims this show is highly inaccurate because real lawyers do not work in skyscrapers, have secretaries or wear belts.
Homer: Sometimes you gotta go where everybody knows your name.
This is referring to the theme song of the sitcom Cheers, as the line Homer says is similar to the first line in the song: "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name..."
The ending of this episode, which offers what happened to the show's main characters, pays tribute to the long-running police drama Dragnet.
Thelma and Louise
The scene of Ruth and Marge's car headed toward a cliff, culminating in the car driving off the chasm, is a direct spoof of the 1991 film Thelma and Louise.